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Hot Rods 1931 Ford wheel and tire combo?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by SMH, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. SMH
    Joined: Oct 22, 2012
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    Looking to change up my wheel and tire combo on the coupe. Show pics and sizes of what you have.
    Thanks
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  2. SMH: I think the wheels you have go perfectly with the style of your coupe. Tim
     
  3. SMH
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    Thanks. Maybe I should just save my money. Put in somewhere else.
     
  4. daddio211
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    I could see you going with a narrower front tire, maybe a 165R15 if the wheel is 5". If you can find a 4" wheel run a 145R15. It'd fit "the look" a little better in my opinion. Wheels and rear tires are perfect.

    This is my Tudor with a 15x5 and said 165R15 if it helps.

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  5. SMH
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    Good idea. Maybe stay with same rims and get smaller front tires.
     
  6. pinkynoegg
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    agreed about the front tires needing to be a bit skinnier
     
  7. WB69
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    Like the smaller front tire also.
     
  8. SMH
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    Looks like my front rims are 7" and tires are 205/75r15.
    Not sure how small I can go on these.
     
  9. daddio211
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    Go with narrower wheels, 5" at a minimum, preferrably 4". There are pairs for sale on here, 4" are usually more expensive because they're more desirable, but they won't break the bank.

    For 165R15's plan on about $85 each mounted and balanced, 145's are more and they're tougher to get.

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  11. falcongeorge
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    I really dont see anything to change. Skinnier front tire? Why? Fashion statement? Certainly not function...
    The ching for a new set of 4 tires and wheels could probably be enough to cover a 6-71, if you shopped around for used stuff. Might not get you as much approval, but it would sure be a hell of a lot more fun...
     
  12. SMH
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    Now I am getting talked out of it.LOL
    I do need those nasty looking headers coated could put some money toward that.
     
  13. daddio211
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    Why? Because narrow front tires are traditional. Silly, huh?

    SMH, please follow YOUR heart. If you ask ANYTHING on this board you'll get a million different answers and it typically only confuses the original poster more.

    I think the car would have a more sinister look with narrower tires. However it has a late 60's early 70's vibe going on, and if that's what you're shooting for keep the wider tires. Black button tuft interior and a wooden steering wheel would seal the deal!

    Ultimately, do what makes YOU happy but seems most guys here would prefer to see a narrow tire up front.

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  14. falcongeorge
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    Actually, 4" TQ front runners are not really "traditional", thats a modern thing. If you go back and look at pics from the sixties, almost all street-driven hot rods that ran torquethrusts on the front ran 6" front rims with 5.60 or 6.00x15s stretched over them.
     

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