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n50 radials

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 63wickedduce, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. 63wickedduce
    Joined: Jul 25, 2009
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    from atwater mn

    does any one know if there are any n50 radials still being made
     
  2. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
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    Those would be 80's stuff and not really traditional in any respect. I sure could do some good donuts in the middle of the road when the 48 hit puddles with N-50's on the back though. They hydroplane real well.

    Any tire listed as an N tire should be bias ply rather than radial as far as I know.
     
  3. RJP
    Joined: Oct 5, 2005
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    yes there are....... there's 295/50/15's. They are very popular with the GN Buick crowd. Running five lbs of air gets bite better than any slick.
     
  4. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
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    here are two that are N50-15, not radials. There are gobs of 295/50R15 tires being made.
     

  5. bfink55
    Joined: May 31, 2007
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    295's just dont have the look of the N-50's , i dont think anyone makes radials , ive look but have not been able to find any . i have an old pair of 305/50/15 on the back of my truck but even those look right
     
  6. bfink55
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    *the 305's DONT look right
     
  7. squirrel
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    295 = N

    so it's not the fact that it's metric that makes it look wrong, it's the fact that it's a radial.
     
  8. bfink55
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    im sure thats a big part of it , the metrics just dont LOOK as tall , the sidewall just looks so much cooler on the N-50's
     
  9. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
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    It's the sharp corner at the edge of the tread. Radials don't have it. Also the bulge on a bias ply is more round, the radials are more droopy
     

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