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Post by Wallyuph on Sat Mar 14, 2015 10:07 am

Limey SE wrote:
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Limey SE wrote:And Wally I'm old school big rubber small rim kind of guy. I just don't dig those tall rims and what I call bike tire look.

Me either so you will like what is coming LOL

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So after the 6.0 install I lost some rake to the car as font end is lighter and now sits up about 1&1/2 inches. I need new rear tires this spring and I currently have 275/60/R15 on rear 225/70/R15 front. I want to go taller and OR wider is not a problem for rears to get back up a little more but do not want to go any smaller or narrower. What a recommendation for a white letter tire. Currently running BF Goodrich and don't like them they have a lot of road noise. I like the cooper brand I had on my 56 better.
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Post by dynchel on Sat Mar 14, 2015 10:52 am

Choices I know of are, bf Goodrich's, cooper cobra's, mastercraft avenger g/t's, hankook ventus, or primewell's.
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Post by Limey SE on Sat Mar 14, 2015 7:36 pm

Wally you could get the Impala drop 1" drop springs ?? They are supposed to fit, I have a set here but waiting to see if my new tires will fit before dropping it the 1"
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Post by Roadcaptain S3 on Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:19 am

I've got the Coopers. I've only put a few hundred miles on 'em so far but they were a good price and one of the very few choices available in 15.
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Post by Wallyuph on Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:44 am

Limey SE wrote:Wally you could get the Impala drop 1" drop springs ?? They are supposed to fit, I have a set here but waiting to see if my new tires will fit before dropping it the 1"

Let me know how those work out for you if you put them on. I'm in no hurry here to do any thing yet just checking out options. I see that copper Cobra Radial G/T has P255/70R15 that said diameter is 28.94 and the 275/60R15 I currently run says Diameter is 28.07. I have found two charts that counter-edit each other as to witch one is tallest tire.
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Post by ant7377 on Sun Mar 15, 2015 9:16 am

Wally a 255 70 is really tall on a 7 inch rim (dont know what size rim you have) it will be taller than a 275 60 at least.
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Post by Wallyuph on Sun Mar 15, 2015 9:44 am

ant7377 wrote:Wally a 255 70 is really tall on a 7 inch rim (dont know what size rim you have) it will be taller than a 275 60 at least.

I'm running 8" (I don't remember if I went with the 10" wide the car is not here to check on for rears but 8" for sure wide) Keystone Klassic wheels
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Post by ant7377 on Sun Mar 15, 2015 9:49 am

Its not going to be as wide as the 275 either.
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Post by dynchel on Sun Mar 15, 2015 11:18 pm

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This are my tires.  295/50/15, & 215/70/15 Avenger G/t's. They are both the same side wall height, and per manufacturer spec's will work with my 15/7 & 15/8.5 aluminum slot mags.
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Post by Limey SE on Mon Mar 16, 2015 12:15 am

Wallyuph wrote:
ant7377 wrote:Wally a 255 70 is really tall on a 7 inch rim (dont know what size rim you have) it will be taller than a 275 60 at least.

I'm running 8"  (I don't remember if I went with the 10" wide the car is not here to check on for rears but 8" for sure wide) Keystone Klassic wheels

Wally just so you can get an Idea the backs I have on car now are 255/70/15 if you want to compare ? front is a 235/70/15 and they are only my spares till Tuesday LOL


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Post by bracketchev1221 on Mon Mar 16, 2015 6:47 am

dynchel wrote:Wallys Tire choice IMG_20150313_161534469_HDR_zpsh4lkzqmh
This are my tires.  295/50/15, & 215/70/15 Avenger G/t's. They are both the same side wall height, and per manufacturer spec's will work with my 15/7 & 15/8.5 aluminum slot mags.

I am planning 215/70-15 and 275/60-15 for mine.
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Post by alowerlevel on Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:34 am

bracketchev1221 wrote:
I am planning 215/70-15 and 275/60-15 for mine.  

Those are the sizes I run on my '67
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Post by Wallyuph on Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:47 am

I'm currently running 225/70R15 on front and 275/60R15 on rear. It looks good but after installing the LS engine setup it sits higher in front about 1&1/2"s now. Also makes fueling slower as it backs up the fill pipe when fueling. I like my Keystone rims and was hoping they made a taller tire as wide as I have now in white lettering but it maybe a no go. I'm so glad I reused my stock springs instead of going to new ones last fall when I put all new bushings in front end as I was looking at new springs at one point. I'm curious to see if it settled at all over winter. Hope to get it out of storage in a week or two. Then I'll shoot a photo for you to see the stance.

thanks for the help guys
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Post by Joe73 on Fri Mar 20, 2015 3:07 pm

Just found this in my favorites. Its a tire charts with sizes, diameters and widths. And its broken down into diameters. So if your interested in 18" wheels you can easily see what size to go with to upsize or downsize.

Thought it might be useful for anyone considering tire choices. Might be worth a "sticky".

http://ejelta.com/tiresize/index.html?ws15=1&ws18=1
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Post by Dinomyte on Fri Mar 20, 2015 3:53 pm

I like this one, it lets you compare two tires.

http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html

Just doesn't let you pick sizes that don't exist.
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Post by alowerlevel on Sat Mar 21, 2015 6:31 am

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Post by 77mali on Sat Mar 21, 2015 8:49 am

I'm kinda late to the party here but I have had BFG's, Hankooks, Pirelli, Firestone and Michelin over the years.

I've got to say IMHO, Pirelli's are the best tires I've ever had. Hankook & Michelin would be my next choices.
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Post by dynchel on Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:09 am

Bfg's are overrated IMHO.
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Post by alowerlevel on Mon Mar 23, 2015 12:04 pm

dynchel wrote:Bfg's are overrated IMHO.

I agree, I have them on my 67 and cant wait until its time to replace them
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