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Tires
#1302505 Sun Mar 10 2019 08:09 PM
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Have a 49-3100 with 1954 235, 16" rims--Best tire is 215-85-R16 correct? Thanks Bill

Re: Tires
49 3100 #1302524 Sun Mar 10 2019 11:07 PM
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I think it depends on what look you're going for, and whether you're trying to be original. Here's a picture of mine with Goodyear Wrangler HT LT215/85R-16 tires on 16" wheels with 3-3/4" backspacing.

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Re: Tires
49 3100 #1302581 Mon Mar 11 2019 02:47 AM
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Originally Posted by 49 3100
Have a 49-3100 with 1954 235, 16" rims--Best tire is 215-85-R16 correct? Thanks Bill

That works for me.
(on original 1954 rims/wheels)


Tim
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1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE [1954advance-design.com] - now part of Dave's family
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: Tires
Greg Brown #1302596 Mon Mar 11 2019 06:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Greg Brown
I think it depends on what look you're going for, and whether you're trying to be original. Here's a picture of mine with Goodyear Wrangler HT LT215/85R-16 tires on 16" wheels with 3-3/4" backspacing.


Wow, that's a beautiful truck. Perfect level of "oldness."


1951 Chevy Panel Truck
Re: Tires
49 3100 #1302659 Mon Mar 11 2019 07:18 PM
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I just went through the tire size thing with my '51 GMC 1/2 ton. 215/85/16 are perfect in my opinion.

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Re: Tires
e9coupe #1307216 Mon Apr 15 2019 09:16 PM
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Originally Posted by e9coupe
I just went through the tire size thing with my '51 GMC 1/2 ton. 215/85/16 are perfect in my opinion.


e9coupe ......what rims are those? I'm looking for 16" x 6 rims and caps for my stock 1954 chev 3100.


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