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#621942 - Sat Feb 20 2010 05:28 PM REPLACING TIRES 1947 CHEVY 3600 BIAS PLY VS RADIAL
CLASSIC CHEVY Offline
New Guy
Registered: Wed Nov 25 2009 07:10 PM
Posts: 5
Loc: NJ
ANY SUGGESTIONS ABOUT EITHER STAYING WITH BIAS PLY TIRES OR UPGRADING RIMS AT www.wheelvintique.com AND GOING WITH RADIAL TIRES?

CURRENTLY RUNNING:7.00 x 15 6-ply standard bias-ply Goodyears

IT SAYS ON TIRE CHART 3/4 TON 3600 7.50-17 8 LUG 6.5" CIRCLE
ON A 1 TON 3800 7.00-18 OR 7.50-18 8 LUG 4.56" CENTER

SHOULD I STAY WITH CURRENT TIRE SIZE OR GET LARGER?

THANKS!

Mike iggerd@msn.com 609-698-8706
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#622832 - Tue Feb 23 2010 01:54 PM Re: REPLACING TIRES 1947 CHEVY 3600 BIAS PLY VS RADIAL [Re: CLASSIC CHEVY]
gearhead695456 Offline
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Registered: Sun Feb 21 2010 08:25 AM
Posts: 20
Loc: Jacksonville
Radial tires make a world of difference in drivablity, no doubt about that. Bias make it feel like your steering has more play in it than it actually does ( I dont need more than I have already!) My two cents worth.
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#623003 - Wed Feb 24 2010 12:01 AM Re: REPLACING TIRES 1947 CHEVY 3600 BIAS PLY VS RADIAL [Re: gearhead695456]
Dusty Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 20 2001 12:00 PM
Posts: 1542
Loc: Canterbury , NewZealand
I have been delighted with the change in driveability in my '40 since the change to radials.

I had 700x15 and went to 750R16 on Landcruiser rims on the back and 700R15 on the original rims on the front.

The rears are mud terrains , cause I need them where I go.

The truck steers easier and tracks straighter and has less rolling resistance (better mpg) smile
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#623035 - Wed Feb 24 2010 06:33 AM Re: REPLACING TIRES 1947 CHEVY 3600 BIAS PLY VS RADIAL [Re: Dusty]
Cosmo Offline
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Registered: Sat Jan 20 2001 12:00 PM
Posts: 2114
Loc: C'ville,VA,USA,Earth
Get some popcorn as there are strong feelings on both sides... I'm a daily driver only vehicle, original rims with rubber as noted in signature, 45 K miles, no problems, highway speeds every day.
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