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Tires and Wheels set up

Hi guys,
I need your help as I’ve been looking to purchase new wheels and tires for my 1941 Chev Pickup.
I was hoping to buy;
F:skinnier 2"whitewall on 15” steelie(or Chrome Smoothie?) on 215 60 ? and
R: 3”whitewall on 255 70 on the rear.
Would that give me a nice stance? How do I figure that out? Do you guys have any suggestions at all? My truck was slightly lowered by previous owner…How do I figure that one out as well? How would I know how much it was actually lowered?

Any help would be greatly appreciated

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If that's your truck in the pic then it was more than "SLIGHTLY" lowered.
What you got on it for tires now?
What rims?
Are you changing the rims?
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Yeah, when I've purchased the car I made a deal with the seller and I gave him back the rims, (he had some black not very pretty 80s rims on) they were 15s as well(in my profile picture)
For now I have a set I picked up at the junk yard( 1971 corvette ralley steelies ) Purchased 4 rims and tires for 90$!! f225 60 r245 60
i have some funds to buy new set before spring so I am really contemplating on what I should get so my truck looks decent
I know truck had been lowered…but I think I can live w that.
In the last 3 days I gutted the cab and I am restoring the interior then grills and finally wheel/tire package.

My possible choices so far:


1. Front: 2 14” Cragar Smoothies 14 in. x 6 in., 5 x 4.75 in. with BF 225 65 (2 1/2" White Wall)
Rear: 2 15” Cragar Smoothies 15 in. x 7 in., 5 x 4.75 in. with BF 255 70 (3" White wall)

2. Front: 2 15"” Cragar Smoothies 15 in. x 6 in., 5 x 4.75 in. with BF 225 65 (2 1/2" White Wall)
Rear: 2 15” Cragar Smoothies 15 in. x 7 in., 5 x 4.75 in. with BF 255 70 (3" White wall)
3. ? Suggestions welcome

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Get out your tape measure - going off what you have now, use a site like this: Custom rims, wheel tire packages for your ride - RIMSnTIRES.com to compare the sizes you have now to those you propose. Use the tire diameters (radius actually) to see what effect a different size will do to your ride height. Remember if you change the rake a lot, you should have the alignment (castor) checked.
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Thank you Bob, that actually makes sense and your link is A+!
By the way I have used this site to compare the height/w/.Tire size calculator
its really a great link I always have in my bookmarks!
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if you bolted on vette rallies..
the trucks total set up is non truck..
you have a wide choice of wheels,, as all g.m. rear drive cars used that bolt pattern, except full sized cars.. that had the 5 on 5 pattern..
mid to lat 90's s-10 rims might look good, tons of options, from oem to aftermarket..
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Thats correct E.Furgal. My truck front is Mustang 2 Susp.
Original are 6 bolt, I have discs and 5 on 4 3/4 all around.
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Be aware most 14" wheels won't fit the calipers. And some non-disc 15's too.
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ah, I never thought about that…
BTW I see you are from N,BC? I am actually in Vancouver!
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Sorta neighbours then!
Where in the vast land of the lower main do you hang your hat?
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1941M - Thanks for that link. I used to have that in my favorites, but lost it. (used to autocross a Miata). Another good source for tire-specific sizes is Tire Rack. There are some minor differences in center section width of the same size tire from different manufacturers. I like your truck - anxious to see what you do with it!
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I actually live in Richmond BC and work in Vancouver.
Yea definitely close !

Sedan ,wow interesting I used to have 1990Miata, and was a part of Sea to Sky West coast Miata Club. hmmm those were the days… about 15 years ago..I still cant comprehend the fact that Miata is almost eligible here in Vancouver for Classic Collector Plates!!! (1990! in 2.x years!)
Thank you for compliments on my Truck!.. I just started cab resto. and I hope to get lots of work done over the winter with least amount of $ spent on labor ;P. Blood, sweat and tears right?

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