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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
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    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. cactus1
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    Wow! Great looking truck!
     
  7. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
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    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!

    SPark
     
  8. Mark in Japan
    Joined: Jun 19, 2007
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    Throw in some full moon discs for a few weeks just to break the boredom.

    Sent from my Pixel using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
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  9. spurgeonforge
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  10. Id throw some radials on it.
     
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  11. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
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    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
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    No change necessary. Don’t fix it if it ain’t broke.
     
  15. 392
    Joined: Feb 27, 2007
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    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
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    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
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    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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  19. EC421A3C-1728-48FC-A41B-7BE7D707E38F.jpeg F3139BF9-4AC7-4B39-BF8D-730335EF11C4.jpeg
     
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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
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    - Ha!, now time for "radial tire pushers need not apply"
     
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