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Hot Rods '40 Tire Sizes

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Buzoom, Apr 2, 2017.

  1. Buzoom
    Joined: May 31, 2009
    Posts: 133

    from Florida

    So I'm working on a '40 convert project. I have 16x6 front and 16x7 wheels. I'm looking for suggestions for tire combinations, probably a 27" tall rear and 24" tall front.
    Everyone seems to be running 15's. Guess I've got to be different.
    Thanks in advance for your input.
    The wheels pictured are just rollers


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  2. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 7,982

    from Mesa, Az

    Wow, that's a cool 40
  3. V8 Bob
    Joined: Feb 6, 2007
    Posts: 2,462

    V8 Bob

    IMHO, your 27" rear and 24" front OD sizes are way too small for a '40. More like 26"-27" for the fronts and 28"-29" for the rears. Add the proper tire width for 6" and 7" wheels along with small OD tires and that's plain wrong for many vehicles, especially fat fender cars like a '40, again IMO. :)
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  4. okiedokie
    Joined: Jul 5, 2005
    Posts: 3,635

    from Ok

    My coupe has 24 1/2 on the front and 27 on the rear. 25,000 miles of great driving.
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  5. metalman
    Joined: Dec 30, 2006
    Posts: 3,273


    I'm with okie on this one. About the same size as his I ran on the 40 and 39 Tudors as well as my 40 PU.
  6. metalman
    Joined: Dec 30, 2006
    Posts: 3,273


    Oh, better to err on the too tall then too short side as long as it will steer and not rub. Nothing worse then too short on a hot rod. 16" might limit your choices a bit.
  7. 38 mopar_fan
    Joined: Sep 10, 2006
    Posts: 223

    38 mopar_fan

    Mate you are on the money
    I'm planning run a similar combination on my 38 dodge coupe in my opinion those big guards and wheel archers need a 16 inch rim
    Just trying to get new hoops to fit my dodge centres

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