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  1. cabriolethiboy
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    I am wanting to put new wheels and tires on my hiboy. I now have 285-70x15 on the rear now. I would like to run something a little narrower and 16" diameter. I have looked at the Excellesior 16 tires, kinda pricey. I also have 8" wide rims. I have looked at light trucks, most the tread looks pretty aggressive. Anybody have any ideas? P1370116.jpg
     
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  3. A Boner
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    Welcome to the " looking for some reasonably priced, round, relatively narrow, but tall and with a nice looking sidewall with a non directional normal looking tread, 16" tires for my hot rod" club.
    Will be watching this thread.
     
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  4. 19Eddy30
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    The rear tire are for/from a electric (suv thing ) Toyota 16 tire
    I payed like $92 new name brand tire, I'm out of town for few days so I can not give size , i think 30-31 inch tall
    That why purchased , not scared of the electric only on tires , i have been 100mph on them .
    On front are Excellesior to much $$
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  6. krylon32
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    I built a couple deuce highboys with 235/85/R16 Michelin light truck tires, they have a mild tread and don't look like snow tires. They are the same size as a 750/16 and are affordable. I ran about 25 lbs of air.
     
  7. 0NE BAD 51 MERC
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    I have 285 70 15s on my 55 Chevy, it is a 90's mini tub ride I built 25 years ago. My daily has 265 70 16 Michelins. they are a little shorter and I would say a good 2 inches narrower than the 285's. the thread pattern is very similar to the T/A's. Around here they are about 185.00 a pop. But Firestone and Cooper offer similar tires in the 130.00 range. And my truck runs an 8 inch rim. Larry
     
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  9. Bandit Billy
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    Towel City, 16" tall, 9" wide, 29" tall.
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  10. the-rodster
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    It doesn't seem like too much to ask, does it :)

    Rich
     
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  11. A Boner
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    Might even change to, "somewhat reasonable"!
     
  12. Hamtown Al
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    I put 165/80 r15 on front that are 25.4 tall and 6.5 wide on my 32 cabriolet
    I put 235/75 r16 on rear that are 29.9 tall and 9.3 wide.
    5 inch wheels on front, 6" wheels on rear.
    Works for me.
    Use tiresize.com tire comparison subsection. Includes avail tires and prices for second tire.
    Good luck,
    Al
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    $534 for all tires, mounted and balanced.
     
  13. Wow, AL, great price! What brand did you use? Did you order off that site?
     
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  14. 2019 dr pepper delivery.jpg 2017 5 winder Dr Pepper 002.jpg 235/85/16 = 31" tall got em on my 5 winder and my sedan delivery
     
  15. Hamtown Al
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    The tires are made by Nenex and I got them from my regular Cooper tire shop and they mounted and balanced them. I actually took them home and installed them.
    I believe the company comes up on the tiresize site.

    Cooper didn't make both sizes so I decided to try another company but still from regular tire man.
     
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  16. Steve,
    You might try Diamondback Classics. Ask for Rusty.
    I believe they have some new 16" tires that are radials but look like bias ply. If memory serves me they are relatively skinny as well.

    Try here: https://dbtires.com/product-category/tires/

    Look at the Auburn series and Cadillac Series tires first.

    They did the red lines on the 32 sedan and I was very happy with them.
     
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  17. A Boner
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  18. Fireston transforcer.
     
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  19. A Boner
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    These? If so, looks like they are all load range "E"! How stiff do they ride?
     
  20. Black roadster @ LARS.jpg
    I run 18/20 lbs in em and they ride great. Have had them on the last 8 32's I've had. The 5 window and this roadster have been driven x country a few times with no issues
     
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  21. 265/70/16 BFG's
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  22. Beautiful Iron
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    I have yokohama ry215 15's on my sedan. Pretty sure they make them in 16's too. Not badly priced and by far the best looking radial for a hot rod in my opinion.
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  23. gowagn
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    Love the rear tires, what size rims are you using,thanks
     
  24. 16 x 7
     
  25. terry k
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    Da34guy.... what are the fronts? Same brand, what size.
     
  26. 145's on a 15 x 5
     
  27. gowagn
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    from benton,la

  28. cabriolethiboy
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    Are these the 235/85x16's, if so I like the looks of them. Michelin's or some other brand?
     
  29. Yep 235/85/16's Firestone Transforcer.
     

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