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Old 12-19-2010, 10:00 AM
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Size wheels and tires?

I have a '32 Ford Tudor , full fendered on a TCI frame with independent suspension and wonder as to the size of wheels/tires to run? I would like to run 15", but this is not etched in stone. Any help or info. would be greatly appreciated.

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I am running 15" a 275/60 r15 rear and a 205/60 r15 front but then that is my choice..But then I do not have the fenders to clear..that may be a starting point..if you can find a rod friendly tire store so you can mount some various sizes for trial fit it would be a good thing.

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Thanks for the feedback. The reason that I ask this question is that, as I was led to believe, because of the independent suspension and the fenders you can only run a certain size tire/rim in the front. In other words, I suppose I need the overall tire/rim diameter. Not an easy question to answer without actually trying different sizes.
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The size tire will be greatly affected by the offset of the rim. I ALWAYS use a 165/80 15R on the front and a 235/75 15R on the rear.







I use the same size on my 32 Ford roadster also.



The sizes I use fill up the fenders without being TOO large ( IMHO )





Another factor to think about is the larger and wider the tire ... the heavier it is. Heavy tires increase the unsprung weight and can hurt the ride. Getting a 32 to ride real nice is difficult to pull off. That's why I use aluminum center sections and a aluminum driveshaft ... along with a coil spring 4 bar rear suspension.



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I've got a TCI.... IFS chassis, 195/65/15 and 255/70/16. As noted prior, you will find all kind of sizes used.
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205 Front 255 Rear is a very popular combo regardless of wheel diameter
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