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Old 12-28-2005, 11:52 AM
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15 inch tires

I'm trying to find a wide 15 inch street tire to get that old school look.
I need a tire around 28 inches tall and 12 inches wide, this relates to a 315 50 or 275 60.
Mickey Thompson has some new radials that come close, but they jump from 26 inches tall to 31 inches tall.
The only tires can find in the size I'm looking for are drag radials.
The car is street machine built for low end torque and gas mileage.
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I'm trying to find a wide 15 inch street tire to get that old school look.
I need a tire around 28 inches tall and 12 inches wide,


I am fairly old school and there were not any 12 inch wide tires for the street back in the times I call 'old school'

Even the early 1970's were limited to a 8 to 10 inch wide tire.
A L60 was 10 inches and considered a Large tire...

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Old 12-31-2005, 03:41 PM
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You can buy L-60's from Coker Tire Company www.coker.com They are 10 inches wide, they are Old School ( I know because I was there when Old School was New School) You can get them in 4 inch wide whites for a true old school look. They are Bias Ply , just like the original old school tires. They are about a Hundred bucks apiece. Take a look at the ones in my Avatar.
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Just another old fart throwing his 2 cents in. Back in the day (god I sound like my grandfather did) the L60s were HUGE and G 60's were cosidered to be fairly good sized too.

The really wide tires did not start showing until the Pro Street thing became popular late 70's/early 80s.

If looks is the PRIMARY consideration figure out what looks best to YOU (the 26" or 31") then compensate with a gear change.
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Old 12-31-2005, 07:00 PM
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it 's gone to be hard to get low end torque and gas mileage at the same time with a fast car, a gear change will cost you to, i would not worry about gas in a hotrod
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Wide Tires

I had a 66 Merc Comet with a 390 in the late 60's, I had N 50s Mickey Thompson tires, they rub on the fenders so I found a mustang rear end in a junk that was 2 inchs narrower and then the tires fit.
I'm now theying to find a radial tire with the same dimensions.
Thanks Jim
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