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Old 08-07-2009, 10:29 PM   #15
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Good illustrations for tire measurements.
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Old 08-08-2009, 05:51 AM   #16
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Thanks. stumbled onto them a while back and thought they would be appropriate here.
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Old 08-10-2009, 09:14 PM   #17
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I do believe i will need a 7.00 x 16. I will drop by a tire dealer to make sure.
Looked on Coker and they want an arm and a leg for a tire that size. Aren't there any other options???
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Old 08-11-2009, 03:05 PM   #18
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I thinking about these tires:

Bias Ply Trailer Tire Size 7.50-16E
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Old 08-11-2009, 05:04 PM   #19
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I have no problem running bias ply tires on our 53 Victoria, after all that's what the suspension was designed around.


A modern quaility bias-ply, e rated trailer tire, mounted on steel wheels should do fine.

Ran them on our 63 Safari for 12 seasons with no problems. Just pay attention to them and use the best wheels.
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Old 08-11-2009, 05:22 PM   #20
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Looks like I'll be using a tube on my setup. Do you run a tube or tubeless?
Some feedback on that issue would be great!
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I currently have bias ply tires with tubes on my '56 and they hold air like nothing else. My tubes are real rubber and not butyl and leak very little air over time. I will have to replace the tires though and been thinking of new aluminum wheels with tubeless radials...easier replacement available on the road if there is a problem.
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"easier replacement available on the road if there is a problem" the thought has crossed my mind more than once. What size wheel/tire are working with?
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Tubed tires, not just bias type, run quite hot compared to radials.

Yokohama RY-215's are available in 7R-15 (7.00 x 15) in a Load Range D radial; I used them on my trailer. Do not know if they are too heavy for yours (2,040-lbs per tire at 65psi).

I would be careful about tire height and section width, not just load capacity. The wheel should also be load-rated. Were it me I would be replacing all studs and lug nuts, too.
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Here is how you measure a wheel:

Great diagram of Wheel Backspacing and Other Measurements - Chevy Truck Forum - GMTruckClub.com

This gives you the definition of off set and back set with a picture.
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