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What's a tall/skinny radial?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Groucho, Nov 21, 2006.

  1. I know, i know, everybody here favors bias tires. BUT, i hate the fucked up ride. So, what's a tall/skinny radial tire that might resemble a 6.70 x 15? It's for the front of a 64 442 that i'm doing the "nose up" thing to. Cheaters/chromies on rear, and skinny Americans up front.
  2. tjm73
    Joined: Feb 17, 2006
    Posts: 3,400


    Accoding to Coker's website, 6.70x15's are about 27.5" tall and 7" wide overall with 4.5" tread width.

    Something in the 185-195 range for width and 75 series might be close if anyone makes that size.

    Mickey Thompson just came out with a tall skinny tire it's like a 26x6-15 an dit's a radial but the tread pattern might not look right if you care about such things.
  3. AHotRod
    Joined: Jul 27, 2001
    Posts: 11,418


    Just so you know .....'my-brother-from-another-mother'.....your not alone in wanting radial tires, there are alot of us on here, trust me :)
  4. I like the 27.5. I think 26 is too short. I'm trying to get some of the nose up with tire. The rest with spacers. Yes on the tread. If i can get a radial with the look, it'd be best

  5. AnimalAin
    Joined: Jul 20, 2002
    Posts: 3,417


    A 165R-15 makes a good front runner. Available at practically any tire store. Fits on 3.5-5 inch wide wheels well. Not very wide, about 24 inches tall. Most tires that you get taller will also be fatter, although you may find some specialty tires that will fill the bill.
  6. light truck radials are available in 85 series , so they would be a little taller

    this car has 215/85-R16's on the rear
  7. kustombuilder
    Joined: Sep 18, 2002
    Posts: 7,754

    from Novi, MI

    a tire.
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  8. I agree, i have those on 2 of my cars. Been using them for YEARS. This deal needs a taller tire though.
  9. RJP
    Joined: Oct 5, 2005
    Posts: 1,960

    from PNW

    185-75/15 4.8 tread, 25.9 diameter
  10. Bishop Welding
    Joined: Sep 10, 2005
    Posts: 473

    Bishop Welding
    from USA

    C'mon...It's not the bias ply's that make the fucked up ride, It's the fucked up cars we drive.
  11. True that! But why make it worse? I figure i can get away w/radials on the front of a 1964 car.
  12. I tried to get a good answer to this once and got flamed for asking it the wrong way. I drove a car with bias plys once and I wouldn't do it again, once I had radials on it could have been a completely different car -
  13. AnimalAin
    Joined: Jul 20, 2002
    Posts: 3,417


  14. Used some Diamondbacks on a car that were 165/80. Brand was Lexington I think. Good Chinese name! (Yes, made in China)
  15. 50Fraud
    Joined: May 6, 2001
    Posts: 9,891


    P205/75R15 is the usually quoted exchange for a 6.70-15. That's not an uncommon size. Are you looking for something different from that?
  16. metalshapes
    Joined: Nov 18, 2002
    Posts: 10,716

    Tech Editor

    Those are the ones I use on the front of my Truck. ( 185 wide )

    Drive great and a nice match to the 235/75/15 Michelin SUV rear tires.

    But on a nosehigh Car you'd be able to see the thread, and that would look a little too modern.

    In that case I'd go for the earlyer Michelin X tire.

    Looks nothing like a bias ply, but they were around when the tall gassers were being raced...
  17. Tell me more on the Michelin "X"
  18. AHotRod
    Joined: Jul 27, 2001
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  19. seymour
    Joined: Jan 22, 2004
    Posts: 5,125

    from PNW

    fucked up ride? maybe 30K in 10 months isn't enough miles to notice it yet
  20. hillbillyhellcat
    Joined: Aug 26, 2002
    Posts: 595


    Several manufacturers make a 195/75R15 tire for late 70s and early 80s Mopars. This is probably as close as you could get.
  21. ratstar
    Joined: Feb 22, 2005
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    Go HERE and cross reference the bias size to the radial size.

    Go HERE to see how tall and wide they will be.

    Take a look at the Firestone FR380. It doesn't have all the markings and crap on the outside that most radials have.

    And they're cheap.
  23. Our best selling radial for a front runner is the Michelin. As stated above the cross referance for a 670-15 is a 205/75R15 but you could also run a 195R15 or as we have the 185R15 would be your best bet. If you need any help at all let me know, I can be reached through e-mail, PM or at the number bellow.

  24. metalshapes
    Joined: Nov 18, 2002
    Posts: 10,716

    Tech Editor

  25. rasputin
    Joined: Aug 10, 2005
    Posts: 179

    from Chicago

  26. Ghostrdr
    Joined: Oct 24, 2006
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    from Missouri

    Joined: Aug 27, 2005
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    I would just like to add to this post our offering to this matter.
    HURST Super Cushion 26"x4 1/2"x15" Radial
    capped on brand new 165R15 casing $350.00 retail pair
    This tire is also available in 5 1/2" wide
    capped on new casing $380.00 pair
    We also have been building a tire for Sycamoore Speedway in Chicago for some time, it measures 29"x7"x15" used casing $200.00 pair
    Here are some pics for you to look at.

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    Here is a pic of the 26"x 5 1/2"x15"

    On the width size it is the tread width not cross section on my tires. Cross section depends on wheel width.

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  29. TV
    Joined: Aug 28, 2002
    Posts: 1,451


    Let me just say a few words about Bias-plys and Radials. First the type of suspention we run was never designed for radials. If you buy a good bias ply and have it trued and balanced it will ride better than a radial. And the look is much better than trying to make a radial look right. Those that say radials ride better than Bias plys on our old cars, have never set their car up right. --TV
  30. Front:
    4 ½" tread width
    25" tall
    5" x 15" wheel

    6" tread width
    28" tall
    6" x 15" wheel

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