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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by box50, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. box50
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    I am trying to decide what tires to run on my model-a I know what size already and they will be black wall and had figured on the bias ply but I keep seeing these tires that some of ya'll are running and they look like a radial but still have the look I'm after and I guess they ride and drive good I am also running fenders if that matters any info or pictures would be great.
     
  2. Bias ply would be my choice. HRP
     
  3. el Scotto
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    I like round ones.
     
  4. Bias ply. Nice and traditional
     

  5. MATACONCEPTS
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    They're 235/85/16 Light Truck tires. I found mine new on CL for $80. I run them without tube on 1935 wires. They grab the road alot better and they're taller
     
  6. 3wLarry
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    Mata, what brand are the front and rear tires...and what size are the front tires?
     
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  7. wicarnut
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    Depends on how much are going to drive the car and/Or how you want it to look. Just a sugestion, try to find cars like yours, suspension type and ask owners advice and a possible ride?, buy the guy a soda or beer or? Theres a Huge reason why radials are better and you can get some that look pretty good. But if you are going for looks only traditional style bias ply wins. Remember, free advice is usually worth price paid. Good Luck! John
     
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  8. mechanic58
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    I like those 235/85R16s on the back there - but what would be a good choice for the front in a 16? I was kinda planning on running some 7.50 x 16s on the rear of my roadster and probably some 6.50 x 16s on the front - but damn those reproduction nylon tires are expensive as hell!
     
  9. Jalopy Joker
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    how about posting pics of your ride first - then ask for others to do likewise
     
  10. MATACONCEPTS
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    Uniroyal "Larados" 235/85/16 & $40 decent used 6.00-16 Allstates from L.B. Swapmeet
     
  11. 235/85/16 is A LOT of tire for a model A. They are load range E....For example, I run them on my 1979 Ford F250 supercab camper special,,,you know 23 ft long 5,800 pounds truck.

    I'm betting it doesn't help the ride quality of a buggy sprung vehicle at all.
     
  12. MATACONCEPTS
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    On the contrary, It helps better. With the rim, it's a Heavy ass wheel, they stay on the ground & grab good.

    Funny: I've have a screw in one with a slow leak, but you cant tell until it drops under 15psi
     
  13. bgaro
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    look at excelsior.
     
  14. motoandy
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    I ran these from Coker. They are excelsiors. 5.00-16 and 7.50 -16. Soft compund and nice ride. Needs tubes though.
     

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  15. sota
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    Mita tires look good
     
  16. Interesting, I can see how that might work well. Regardless it looks like a good size for the car..

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  17. Flat-Foot
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    Here is Chris's (box50) sedan. Its currently sitting on borrowed wheels and tires. I think they are 750 rear and 600 fronts.

    I am going to slap him in the face for even asking if he should run radials on this car. ;)
     

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  18. ratrod0
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    I'm running 16x4 wheels. Tires are 215x85x16 rear, 175x75x16r front
     

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  19. Flat-Foot
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    Are those excelsiors ratrod0?

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  20. ratrod0
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    No there Michelin on back cant remeber on fornt I buffed all the letters off
     
  21. woodypecker
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    If you want to drive in a straight line use radial. I have 500x16 and 750x16 bias plys and they are paving our road one lane at a time and it jumps around on the irregularitysbetween lanes.
     
  22. AHotRod
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    You have a killer HotRod, and the tires look spot-on !

    Glenn
     
  23. ratrod0
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  24. MATACONCEPTS
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    last night while taking my boys for a walk, I grabbed 2 used tires from my neighbor, 265/70/16s & 2 screwdrivers & threw it on a 1935 wire wheel, LOOKS Bitchen. For a used tire with a tad over an 1/8" thread, it sat at 30" tall, so new probally 31" tall. And wide, looks tough.[​IMG]
     

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  25. box50
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    I agree dude it does.
     

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