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Wheels and tires on a 36 coupe... This look OK

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by lonestarentertainment, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. well im in a toss up on what im going to run wheel and tire size on my coupe....i do know im going to run chrome steelies but no tire idea yet. So today while fooling around i decided to pull the front wheel and tire off my buddies pickup and have a looksee what it looked like on the front of the coupe........ it is a wheel vintique 15x4.5 with a 155/80/15..... the car is sitting on stock mustang II spindles, that im changing out to dropped spindles and there is no motor or trans... so it is gonna come down a bunch

    im planning on running 15x6's and possibly the same tire in a diamond back wide white

    so what do ya think ? does it look ok or what ?

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  2. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 26,639

    Jalopy Joker

    looks pretty good, but if you lower it too much you might end up with tires rubbing fenders
  3. LameExcuse
    Joined: Jan 5, 2009
    Posts: 57

    from Renton, WA

    I have always liked the really wide white walls. The whites are too small.
  4. yeah definatley whites are too small.... i think they are inch and sevan eights..... the diamond backs are 2 1/2 or 2 3/34

  5. gkgeiger
    Joined: Nov 28, 2007
    Posts: 767


    Wide 5's on my '36.


    With original hubcaps.

  6. hellonwheels
    Joined: Jan 16, 2007
    Posts: 674


    The wheels and tires I originally bought for my 36 project but changed my mind about, unfortunately no pics with fenders.

    Fronts: 560 15 bias-ply Firestones and 15" x 5" chrome reverse with Merc centers and tapered rims

    Rears: 670 15 bias-ply Firestones and 15" x 5 1/2" chrome reverse, same

    Hope that helps.

    BTW, (shameless plug), they're for sale. :rolleyes:


  7. SUHRsc
    Joined: Sep 27, 2005
    Posts: 5,078


    I think you need a bigger tire... they're pretty darn small... might look funny once you get the rest of the front end on... like a roller skate?

    By the way.... its a '35.....
  8. from reading the acticle in Rod & Custom..... jawdrpn36 is running either 155's or 165's (i cant remember for sure) on the front of his car and the blue one that was featured in the same article is running the same

    my final plan for my car is to be a happy medium between what the red one and the blue is

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  9. 32coupedeville
    Joined: Dec 10, 2006
    Posts: 1,253

    from cincy

    what do you what for the wheels n tires? will you ship? will you sell just the rims only? pm sent
  10. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,612

    from SUGAR CITY

    If you are running Chrome Steelies then I would run 5.60's and 8.20 bias ply tires. The diamondbacks look like shit (no need for a thread on bias vs radial). If you going to point the nose down on your '36 then I would say the 5.60's with the 8.20's will look perfect. 5" wide wheels up front and 6-7" (MAX) out back. You could even get away with a cool set of skinny cheater slicks out back....that'd be rad.

    For me I like 16" wheels. My car is running 3.5" V8-60 wheels up front and 4" out back with 5.50's and 7.50's respectively.

  11. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 18,059

    from California

    seems like every other day someone can't figure out what tires they like on thier own car.

    I don't get it.
  12. rick finch
    Joined: May 26, 2008
    Posts: 2,003

    rick finch

    Me either.......

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