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Hot Rods Bored with my F1s tire combo Ideas welcome (radial tire pushers need not apply)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by THR1LL3R, Mar 10, 2018.

  1. So my F1 has a flipped/dropped axle in front and flipped axle (helper bags) in the rear. Ive been running a 15x5 rim on the front with G78 cokers and 15x7 with L78 covers in rear.
    Because I was dumb/broke when I built the truck I just used what I has for tires. The fronts rub at full turn and the rears are near impossible to take off. Now Im ready to move on and do a size shorter in both front and rear and Ive even thought of doing 16" or a reversed set just wanna really change it up. I don't have any pics yet put I swapped a G78 to the rear and I have 6.70 on one side of the truck and it looks terrible and the G78 is still a pain to get on the rear... Inspiration anyone?
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  2. sawbuck
    Joined: Oct 14, 2006
    Posts: 1,752

    from 06492 ct

    looks killer !
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  3. I have no solution but I did want to tell you the truck is a beauty. HRP
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  4. Thanks fellas.... maybe I need to rethink the look and stick with what works.... IMG_6807.JPG IMG_3101.JPG WYSN1950.jpg
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  5. IMG_0004.JPG IMG_7968.JPG IMG_9549.JPG IMG_4777.JPG [​IMG] IMG_0509.JPG Its still very much a work truck
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  6. Wow! Great looking truck!
  7. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,177

    from Iowa

    How about a G78 on back and an F78 on front? Pretty much anything is going to be hard to change with it sitting low.

    Love the truck, what color is that? Almost looks black in low light but a nice blue the rest of the time. Looks great!

  8. Mark in Japan
    Joined: Jun 19, 2007
    Posts: 1,461

    Mark in Japan

    Throw in some full moon discs for a few weeks just to break the boredom.

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  9. spurgeonforge
    Joined: Oct 18, 2013
    Posts: 406


  10. Id throw some radials on it.
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  11. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
    Posts: 2,637

    from Berry, AL

    Raise it back up a little. Trucks should sit a little higher if you're gonna use them as a truck. Not 4x4 high, or even stock height, but maybe 2" above where it's at now. Then you shouldn't have tire fitment problems anymore.
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  12. F-78s are 14”
    Not sure on the color, it was on it when I picked it up.

    The truck has bags in the back, fully aired they still don’t help.
  13. A3A62817-F20C-4B06-992D-6D8CC2C7EAB0.jpeg 6.70 on front g78 on rear.

    Anyone have pics of a 7.10-15 on a wide rim?
  14. wutnxt
    Joined: Aug 2, 2009
    Posts: 304


    No change necessary. Don’t fix it if it ain’t broke.
  15. 392
    Joined: Feb 27, 2007
    Posts: 825


    Born and raised in St Louis the pics are killer, and so is your truck.
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  16. Personal opinion here, how about raising the rear an inch or so and running 4 bar Lancers. Maybe even 56 Car full covers?
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  17. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 9,197

    Blue One
    from Alberta

    Get rid of the air bags and put some decent radial tires on it. :p :D:D:D:D
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  18. porknbeaner
    Joined: Sep 12, 2003
    Posts: 40,743


    My go to combo when I was a broke kid was 8.00 or 9.00x15 and 5.00 or 6.00 x 15. Granted I was always more of a go fast guy but it is a good combo and the skinnier fronts have less tendency to rub.
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  20. Repeat after me “helper bags”

    The truck has leafs springs at all 4 corners.
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  21. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 21,311

    Jalopy Joker

    - Ha!, now time for "radial tire pushers need not apply"
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  22. Guess I coulda updated this?

    Lyon 15" caps

  23. barrnone50
    Joined: Oct 24, 2010
    Posts: 461

    from texas

    Man Don't change a thing.. I know it can be a pain with rubbing front tires, but your truck is perfect in the eyes of
    of the beholder.. Maybe some tire guy might help you.. I hope my F1 turns out half as Great as yours did..
    And on top of the hood what is that hood ormament? Not stock ?? Olds or Pontiac ?
  24. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
    Posts: 4,567

    Bandit Billy

  25. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
    Posts: 18,321


    Anything you did would be going backwards.
  26. oldsman41
    Joined: Jun 25, 2010
    Posts: 1,059


    Man i love the look. Could you go with a different backspace wheel up front? Maybe that would help the rubbing.

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