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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Roothawg, May 13, 2019.

  1. Roothawg
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    i think I may need to step up a size on my next build.

    On the Produce truck I ran a small VW tire, just because that’s what I always do. I think I probably sacrifice some ride for the big n littles feel. I have played with tire pressures etc, but it is what it is.

    So, I’ll open this up to every make, but the 35-40 Ford’s are the main focus I am interested in.
     
  2. I use to run 135 x 15's on the front of my '40 Fords, they rode fine. HRP
     
  3. Roothawg
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    I have 165 -15’s now.
     
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  6. 135's 2017 5 winder Dr Pepper 002.jpg 2019 32 delivery side shot.jpg
     
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  7. 165/80/15 as they are called these days.
     
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  8. 1:45 SR 15's. Rides as good as a buggy spring Model A is going to ride.

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  9. 1:45 15's on this one too. No problem at nearly 145 at Riverside.

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  10. BamaMav
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    215/60/15, fat fender, fat tire. Just what I had mounted at the time. Probably go to a 70 series when I buy tires again.
     
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  11. deathrowdave
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    165/75-15 on the 32
     
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  12. gene-koning
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    225R 75 15 all around on the coupe.
    225R 60 15 all around on the pickup.
     

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  13. Roothawg
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    and probably speed rated for 85 mph.... :)
     
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  14. mcmopar
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    All the tires I find for a 4.5 inch wheel are speed rated for 93mph, unless I look at drag race tires. Are you looking for a skinny tire?
    Tony
     
  15. Roothawg
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    I actually am running a 5" wheel. It sits pretty low now. I am running the 165/80/15's. It's pretty much my go to tire, but I was wondering if I could get a little more ground clearance and soften the ride. I am scraping up all the Possums in Canadian County.
     
  16. Roothawg
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    That's sort of what my grille does... ha ha
     
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  17. Fred A
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    Reads like a race to the bottom. How low can you go? The title of this thread begs for such boasts. I'm rolling on 550-18. Good luck in the corners! Fred A
     
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  18. 5.60-15's have to catch the driveway at angle tho.
    IMG_20180923_180109 (Medium).jpg
     
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  19. Dooley
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    205/70/15 20180521_191327 (3).jpg
     
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  20. prpmmp
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    0426191301.jpg 0426191301b.jpg 0426191301a.jpg 6.70 front and 8.20 back. Pete
     
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  21. 19Fordy
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    5:60 x 15 front. 7:60 x 15 rear.
     

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  22. PHIL COOPY
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    550-16 on the left......
     
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  23. Chris, the coupe has the 165/80r15's, and I just put some 205/75r15's on the truck.
     
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  24. Yes. But every major gasser team in the 60's used exactly the same tire. Speed rating, what's that?? ;)
     
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  25. 47ragtop
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    I have 205/70 by 15 on my coupe now. 225/75 by 15 on the rear. I like larger tires on the front, I think they steer ( handle ) better with larger rear tires. 195/65 by 15 are also a good choice and 1" smaller diameter. Later Bill
     

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  26. olscrounger
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    195/65/15 on last 5 40's-235/75 /15 on rear.. Just did 39 woody with the same setup
     
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  27. 125 x 15 Michelin

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  28. Fronts are 5.90x15 on the A cabriolet, and 6.70x15 all around on the 51
     
  29. nunattax
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    215/60? x15 7 inch rim .
     

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