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Old 01-30-2005, 09:35 PM
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Looking for the right tire size

I have a 1979 Chevy 1/2 ton, 2WD pickup. I'm wanting to run 15x10 wheels in the back, and 15x8 (or 8.5) in the front. The truck has not been lowered at all. If I run a 275/60/15 on the back, what would look the best on the front? Should I run a tire with the same outer diameter as the rear, or one that's smaller in diameter? I'm not really worried about giving the truck a noticeable rake... so maybe something in the same diameter? Let me know what you think. Thanks.

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Old 01-30-2005, 09:49 PM
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I suggest a smaller diameter on the front.......and possibly a little more narrow tire.

The smaller diameter is so that the tire cannot rub the fender.

And the narrower tire.....will be a LOT easier to drive........especially in the wet.

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A 255/60 would look fine and give you a little "rubber rake".
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Old 01-31-2005, 08:14 PM
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So far, what I've found for the front is a 235/70/15, and then use an 8 inch wheel with it. Both it and the 275/60/15 have pretty much the same diameter. The truck seems to have a "slight" rake naturally, but not very much. Just enough to say it's not level...LOL. Not sure how the 235/70 will fit on an 8 inch wheel.
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what tire?

I would recommend running tires of nearly the same diameter on all 4 corners, even if they are different series tires, and a spare of that diameter. Driving a vehicle and having tire trouble when running two different diameter tires can be a pain, requiring either carrying 2 different spares or running a car with a lot of stagger from one side to the other, which can cause some handling problems when driving, particularly a strong tendency to pull to one side or the other.
Tire sizes of less than an 1 1/2 inch in circumference (approximately 1/2 inch in diameter), wont be much of a problem.
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Old 02-01-2005, 07:55 PM
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Thanks to all for the information, I think I have the right combination now for when I get everything changed over.
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