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Old 11-14-2017, 10:33 AM   #1
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AD Tire Size

Current I'm running a 255/35r20 on my 1950 AD but want to swap them out for some 15" wheels. Am leaning towards the 205/75r15. Truck has a MII and ford 8.8 rearend with air ride. Also guys who are running white walls what size white wall did you go with 2 3/8" or 3" white wall
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Old 11-14-2017, 11:08 PM   #2
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I went with 15x7 205/70-15 (26-1/2" diameter) on the front and 15x8 225/70-15 (28" diameter) rear. The decision was dictated largely by practicality and economics: as soon as you go to the larger diameters and lower profiles the cost goes up exponentially.

The big whitewalls always look better, imo.

Curious: why do you want to go to the smaller wheel - going retro?
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Old 11-15-2017, 01:03 AM   #3
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Curious: why do you want to go to the smaller wheel - going retro?
I tried a set of 6.70 bias plys for fun and liked the look. I am trying to go a little retro with it but now that you say it I may go with a 215/70r15 which is a little smaller than what I have now with 20's. My next issue is finding wheels with the right backspacing
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I tried a set of 6.70 bias plys for fun and liked the look. I am trying to go a little retro with it but now that you say it I may go with a 215/70r15 which is a little smaller than what I have now with 20's. My next issue is finding wheels with the right backspacing
I currently have two new Wheel Vintique 15x7 OE steelies I'd sell with 4-1/4" BS if that would help. 5 on 4-3/4 BC. They accept the original-style dog dish hub caps. I had them on a MII front end with the small brakes; not sure if they'd clear 11" brakes. LOL, this is marginally close to an unauthorized classified ad no doubt, but since it's just between you and me... ;-)
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Old 11-15-2017, 02:13 PM   #5
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Re: AD Tire Size

Definitely need to check on your caliper/disc size. I have 11" brakes and cannot fit 15 inch rims.
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Old 11-15-2017, 09:10 PM   #6
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I may go with a 215/70r15 which is a little smaller than what I have now with 20's. My next issue is finding wheels with the right backspacing
i run P235/70R15 on wheel vintiques steelies
for wheels if you want steelies with caps look at wheelvintiques.com
you can get any size or backspace
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Old 11-15-2017, 09:29 PM   #7
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Laid out what kind of wheels do you have now ? ill be in the Market son and might go bigger still haven't decided
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Old 11-15-2017, 09:44 PM   #8
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Laid out what kind of wheels do you have now ? ill be in the Market son and might go bigger still haven't decided
Currently I'm running 20" Dodge Steel wheels on a 255/35-r20 and aired out the running boards sit about an inch off the ground. I didn't want them to touch the ground in case an airbag pops I can still drive even if in straight line
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