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TIRE SIZING
#10912 Mon Dec 09 2002 06:21 PM
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I have a "54 chevy 3600. The rear has been converted to a sprung under 10 bolt. lowering the rear about 5 " all together. Does anyone have an idea on how wide of a tire you can fit in the wheel well without mini tubbing the truck? This truck is being restored to a 50's vintage rod.

Re: TIRE SIZING
#10913 Tue Dec 10 2002 10:28 PM
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This is an article worth reading:
http://www.rodandcustommagazine.com/editorial/article.jsp?viewtype=text&id=90138
Ignoring "section width" is one of the most common mistakes when measuring for tires. treadwidth is easy enough but section width is the measurement at the bulge of the tire which can often extend past the rim edge by 1.5" on EACH side.
With the cost of wheels and tires these days you need to double check you measurements about 10 x's and then have someone else measure 10 x's and then if you're lucky find someone with something close that you can "test fit"...

my .02/my experience- I "ate" a pair of rear wheels for my race car because of incorrect backspace ordering....


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