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Tires #1267301
Mon May 28 2018 11:49 AM
Mon May 28 2018 11:49 AM
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Digga1111  Offline OP
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Posts: 13
Australia
Is there such a tire as a 225/70/22.5? I can find chains for them but I cant find a supplier for the actual tire.
Id like to try and find some if they do actually exists as they are the same diameter as a 7.00 x20
Any help is appreciated

Re: Tires [Re: Digga1111] #1267321
Mon May 28 2018 03:18 PM
Mon May 28 2018 03:18 PM
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Grigg  Online
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Lexington, VA
The wheel is different though, do you have 22.5” wheels for the truck?
Depending on the truck you may do fine with a little taller tire, for example 9r22.5 tires fill up the fenders and look ok on a 48-54 two ton, on 22.5” wheels.


1951 GMC 250 in the Project Journals
1948 Chevrolet 6400 - Detroit Diesel 4-53T - Roadranger 10 speed overdrive - 4 wheel disc brakes
1952 Chevrolet 3800 pickup
---All pictures---
"First, get a clear notion of what you desire to accomplish, and then in all probability you will succeed in doing it..." -Henry Maudslay-
Re: Tires [Re: Digga1111] #1267418
Tue May 29 2018 08:30 AM
Tue May 29 2018 08:30 AM
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Digga1111  Offline OP
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Australia
Hey Grigg,
Iam looking at a set of 22.5 alcoas part no 873607. they are a 7.5 x 22.5. was going to get a set of adaptors made. My initial investigations found a 225/70/22.5 which is perfect to replace the 7.00x 20 on the front and 255/70/22.5 on the rear which would be a good replacement for the 7.50x20 rears. the 255/70/22.5 rears are no problem but I went searching for the 225/70/22.5 for the front and now I cant seem to find any suppliers. I was under the impression it was a tyre that was used a lot in RVs. Now iam not sure if they ever existed

Re: Tires [Re: Digga1111] #1267421
Tue May 29 2018 11:36 AM
Tue May 29 2018 11:36 AM
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Grigg  Online
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Lexington, VA
What year and model truck?
You can probably use same size front and rear, and probably fit larger than stock. Although a 7.5” wheel is getting a little wide for these old trucks, 6” rim and tires that fit a 6” rim might fit under the fenders better.
Won’t be original anyhow, so as long as the tires and wheels fit you’re good to go.


1951 GMC 250 in the Project Journals
1948 Chevrolet 6400 - Detroit Diesel 4-53T - Roadranger 10 speed overdrive - 4 wheel disc brakes
1952 Chevrolet 3800 pickup
---All pictures---
"First, get a clear notion of what you desire to accomplish, and then in all probability you will succeed in doing it..." -Henry Maudslay-
Re: Tires [Re: Digga1111] #1267485
Wed May 30 2018 12:51 AM
Wed May 30 2018 12:51 AM
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BaconFarms  Offline
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Posts: 12
WI
I just put 255/70R22.5's on the back of my '58. I can measure them if you would like.

BaconFarms

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1940 Chevrolet 3600
1948 GMC 2 Ton
1951 Chevrolet 1/2 ton
1958 GMC 370-8
1970 Chevrolet C50
Re: Tires [Re: Digga1111] #1267492
Wed May 30 2018 01:36 AM
Wed May 30 2018 01:36 AM
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BaconFarms  Offline
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Posts: 12
WI
I too was having a hard time for fronts, but finally went with a 235/80R22.5 front runners, they are a little taller than the backs, but fill the fender and look good.

Very good tires, but expensive. I bought used, like new, for $410 for the pair at an equipment auction.

I can measure both the fronts and the rears tomorrow or the next day an get back.

BaconFarms

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1940 Chevrolet 3600
1948 GMC 2 Ton
1951 Chevrolet 1/2 ton
1958 GMC 370-8
1970 Chevrolet C50
Re: Tires [Re: Digga1111] #1268081
Mon Jun 04 2018 12:13 PM
Mon Jun 04 2018 12:13 PM
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Digga1111  Offline OP
New Guy
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Posts: 13
Australia
They look good. are there any clearance issues with the 235 on the front at full lock?
I will be fitting to a 43 chev truck

Re: Tires [Re: Digga1111] #1268082
Mon Jun 04 2018 12:37 PM
Mon Jun 04 2018 12:37 PM
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Grigg  Online
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Posts: 9,429
Lexington, VA
A 43 model truck will fit tires differently than the later models, not a good comparison.


1951 GMC 250 in the Project Journals
1948 Chevrolet 6400 - Detroit Diesel 4-53T - Roadranger 10 speed overdrive - 4 wheel disc brakes
1952 Chevrolet 3800 pickup
---All pictures---
"First, get a clear notion of what you desire to accomplish, and then in all probability you will succeed in doing it..." -Henry Maudslay-
Re: Tires [Re: Digga1111] #1269045
Thu Jun 14 2018 01:01 PM
Thu Jun 14 2018 01:01 PM
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Digga1111  Offline OP
New Guy
Joined: Aug 2017
Posts: 13
Australia
Hey Grigg,
I've been looking around a few forums at a few things and this Grigg fella comes up a fair bit. Was looking at a Diesel engine swap site last night and was looking through Griggs photo album of an old chev truck. Hold with a 6v53 Detroit. Any one you know?


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