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What wheels/tires for 58 country sedan?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by IRMB, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. IRMB
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    I need to order wheels and tires for my wagon, asap. Mine are totally shot.

    What do you guys reccomend for a classy look - maybe a little wider than stock? The spacing in back is pretty darn tight - so I want to make sure I get it right.

    I'm currently running 215/75/14. Thinking of going with 15's. Not sure how wide I can get away with.

    I'm planning on leaving the ride height stock for now and getting Vintique smoothie steel wheels...
     
  2. 57ford/60thunderbird
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    id go with chrome reverse that's without seeing the car a pic would help
     
  3. IRMB
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  4. 57ford/60thunderbird
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    id run 15x8 in the back and 15x7 in front either 215 or 225 70 15's those wheels will give the same basic look you have now
     
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  5. IRMB
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    Thnx! Ordering today. Going with your suggestion- 8's in back, 7's in front.
     
  6. arkiehotrods
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    That car would look great in my driveway.
     
  7. IRMB
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    Not sure my neighbors are digging it right now. On jack stands, wheels off, etc. But once I get my Cokers and Steelies it'll be pimpin!
     
  8. traffic61
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    Some neighbors lack vision. I think you have a great ride going on there.
     
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  9. Gman0046
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    I hope your ordering the Vintiques through Summit not Vintique.
     
  10. 1951Streamliner
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    A wider whitewall would do wonders.
     
  11. IRMB
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    What's wrong w vintique?

    Re: whitewalls- Coker classic 2.75"
     
  12. IRMB
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    How about rallyamerica instead of vintiques?
     
  13. Hotrodmyk
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    Check the wheels for runout before you paint or mount the tires. Sometimes they are out of spec.
     
  14. IRMB
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    Last question. If I go 7's in front and 8's in back, do I run different tire sizes on each?
     
  15. Flootiebuell
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    Bump.....come on people.....I know there are a lot more opinions on here....
     
  16. mattrod68
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    since your asking.... i wouldn't do 7's and 8's 6's and 7's would give you an older look. and yes i would run a slightly bigger tire on the back. whatever size you run on the front, up it one for the back.

    maybe a 205/75 and a 225/75 2 3/8 whitewall on the front and 2 3/4 on the back

    bias would look better but im under the impression you want radials

    matt
     
  17. cody1958
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    chrome reverses or astros. thin line whitewall.
     
  18. SAM123
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    Since the OP is changing rims I would go with fifteens .... better selection of tires in 15 and mucho cheaper.
     
  19. IRMB
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    Thanks y'all! I will post up the results once done. Appreciate the feedback and ideas.
     

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