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700x16 or 750x16 black 'stones? TELL ME

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by nailheadroadster, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. nailheadroadster
    Joined: Jun 7, 2006
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    Feel free to voice yer opinions, post yer pics and let me know what you think would look best. Actually, PLEASE post some pics as I really can't decide on this one. I have searched the forum, but I see a lot of "Here's mine" without any sizes listed with the pics.

    The car is a 26 "T" Tudor (not chopped), no fenders, "T" radiator shell and headlights, "A" frame Z'd, 50 Merc flatty running two 94's, T5 with a .73 5th gear, dropped & drilled front with split bones and the spring behind the axle, 34 banjo rear has 4.11 gears and 16" Ford wire wheels on each corner. The front tires are gonna be Firestone 4.50 / 4.75 blackwalls but I just can't decide on the rears... 700 or 750? Step up and be heard. Thanks!!!
     
  2. Jeff Norwell
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    I have the 750x16 blackwalls on both my rides......love 'em.
     
  3. Mike
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    You know what they say, "Big rear tires, big rear gears".
     
  4. buschandbusch
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    with 4.75's front I would definitely go with 7.00's. This is with 7.50x16 and 6.00x16, and the rears still look a little big to me. Rides and gears out nicely, but maybe I should have gone 7.00 on the front? NAH!
     

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  5. haring
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    I have 750 for the rear, but I haven't built my truck yet. ;) I'll be running 600 in the front.

    450s are really tiny, so I think 750s would goofy.

    I made my decision by going to Universal Tire in Hershey, PA and looking at tires side by side. Before that, I looked through The Rodder's Journal because they always feature profile shots of the cars and give detailed specs about the wheel sizes.
     
  6. yblock292
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    I 'm running the 475's on the front of my 29AV8 and the 700's on the back, only negitive the fronts were hard to balance had them done twice and lowered the air pressure to 26 both front and back, love'um now!
     
  7. the-rodster
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    They'll both look good, but I went with 750s.

    Rich
     
  8. Kevin Lee
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    Pretty big size difference between 475's and 750's. Definitely bigs and littles. Traditional purists will tell you to use a smaller back tire, but I say all bets are off with an unchopped Tudor... so the 750's get my vote.

    I'm using 750's with ribbed fronts and right now I wouldn't change the combination if I had the opportunity. Pics are around here someplace.
     
  9. Chris Casny
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  10. Skirv
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    This may not help much because my front tires are 5.50X16, but the rears are 7.50X16.

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  11. scootermcrad
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    I love black on black! 7.50x16's
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    Tall and skinny, just the way I like 'em!

    Keep us posted!
     
  12. On my 3W I had 4.75 x 7.00 and on my roadster Ive got 4.75 x 7.50. I never really liked the 7.00, theyre wider and shorter, with a 4.5" wheel they looked square like a racing slick. The 7.50 has one less tread-groove in the footprint and is about 1/2" taller, they look much better. As for the difference between the front-to-rear aspect...its hard to beat 'bitchenass'.
     
  13. HOTRODRUBBER
    Joined: Aug 27, 2005
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    Howdy!
    Just thought I would remind you guys of our Tallest, Skinny, 16"
    "904"28.75x6.50x16 capped on brand new Coker
    I know, I know it aint no 7.50 in height, but within a close to have sold quite a few recently.Good old Squeak Bell has a couple model "A's" that will be gettin new shoes and I cant wait to see them "SMOKIN"
    Even at $600.00 pair retail, Alliance gets you 15% off of that.
    Anyways we are currently in early R&D on a 31" tall possibly in 6" wide, maybe 7" 16" tire.
    Gonna be a while but we are stairing at the wall touch'n our manhood thinking about it.
    Here is a pic of the "904"
    Adios
    Cody
     

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  14. 392_hemi
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    Hey scootermcrad, is that what you'd call an "open" differential?
     
  15. TimDavis
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    Here's a good profile shot - 5.50's & 7.50's.
     

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  16. hemifarris
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    I run 750X16 on the rear and 450/475 on the front. The 750X16 Firestone is 31.48" tall. The 700X16 Firestone is 30.94" tall....Mike
     

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  17. nailheadroadster
    Joined: Jun 7, 2006
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    Thanks!!! Lots of sweet rides you guys have! I was leanin towards the 750 but of course I was worried they'd look to tall... but at the same time I really wanted to accent the tallness of the Tudor. (kinda like a Weesner drawing)

    Scooter, I guess I missed you when I was in Vegas a few months ago. Tredboy was a trip to hang with!!! If you see him, buy him a beer for me and I'll getcha back. lol And uhhh... by yer quote above yer pic... ummm, you must be into that ebony porn eh? LOL

    Thanks again everyone!
     
  18. TV
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    I think you should have gone 7:50 on the rear, to much wheel well showing. IMHO--TV
     
  19. The 31x6x16 is exactlty what I've been waiting for! Where do I sign up at?
     
  20. I love/run 7.50s....

    But it is in the eye of the beholder. I like the extra height to fill out the wheel arches more effectively, making the car look more balanced.

    Rat
     
  21. 50Fraud
    Joined: May 6, 2001
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    I had 450/475s and 700s on both of these, but I recently changed the truck fronts to 500/525 and I like the change. The load rating is almost twice as high, and the ride seems a little less harsh.

    On a fenderless T sedan, the tires are competing with the huge visual mass of the body, and I'd think the 750s would be a good choice. If it were me, though, I'd step up one size on the fronts.
     

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  22. scootermcrad
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    Yeah!! :D You like the "stealthy" gears I have in there too? ;) It's the latest and greatest performance item! It's sure to get me nowhere REAL FAST! :D
     
  23. buschandbusch
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    from Reno, NV

    true- it could be lower in the rear, but that pics IS the 7.50! To me it looks a little big comapred to the front is what I meant :D
     
  24. TV
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    I don't think that is a problem,if the back was lower the 7:50's would look fine with the small fronts. Imho.--TV
     
  25. Flat Ernie
    Joined: Jun 5, 2002
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    I believe the 7.00 is slightly wider tread width than the 7.50...

    I ran 7.50x16 & 5.50x16 on my '34 - my '40 is getting 7.00 & 6.00....
     
  26. hemifarris
    Joined: Sep 30, 2005
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    The 750X16 has a wider tread width...Tread width on the 700X16 is 5.38" and the 750X16 is 5.50.
     

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