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Tire Recommendation
#1380438 Mon Oct 12 2020 03:09 PM
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Truck is a 1956 6100 2-ton dump truck, picture attached.

I am about to pull the trigger on 6 new rims from Wheels Now (WN28157T [wheelsnowinc.com]), they quoted $250 each plus shipping. They recommend a 9.00R22.5 tubeless tire which is what is currently on the front.

Which brand tire or specific model tire would you recommend? I want something that is aggressive looking for the rear, similar to what is on there currently and "regular" tires for the front, again similar to what is currently installed. Basically I want to keep the same look, as it come to tires.

The truck will not be driven much, maybe a few times a month, all locally.

Also is there a metric equivalent to 9.00R22.5 that I could look for? A quick google search of the 9.00R22.5 does not come up with much.

Thanks for time.

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Re: Tire Recommendation
DougH6100 #1380471 Mon Oct 12 2020 07:24 PM
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I just purchased Toyo m608z for the rear and Toyo m170 for the fronts on my 67 c50. Not many options in 9r22.5 and the m608z was the most aggressive looking radial I could find that small.

I bought them through simple tire on ebay, free shipping and had them at my door in less than 4 days.

https://simpletire.com/brands/toyo-tires/m608z


https://simpletire.com/brands/toyo-tires/m170#anchor=SiteProductSpecs

Re: Tire Recommendation
DougH6100 #1380534 Tue Oct 13 2020 03:18 AM
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Are you are currently running 9.00-20 tires on the front? If so, do your tires rub the fenders on hard turns? The 9.00-20's are the same size as 10.00-22.5 which are to big for the '56 wheel openings...which was changed in '57.

The 1956 6000 Series trucks were designed for max front tires of 8.25-20 or 9.00-22.5 (which are the same size tires).

For the rear you could step up to a 10.00-22.5 Traction...might be easier to find.

Mike B smile

Re: Tire Recommendation
DougH6100 #1380545 Tue Oct 13 2020 04:08 AM
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9R22.5 is a pretty common tire size. I have a national fleet account with Michelin for my fleet, but I have bought tires for tractors, bumper pull trailers and forklifts, etc from Simple Tire. They are a little cheaper on their website because they don't have to pay eBay fees. I looked at their website and I would recommend the Bridgestone Escopia. It is in the same class as Michelin. Toyo are a few bucks cheaper, but they are considered a lower tier tire. They are usually listed as 9R22.5 instead of 900R22.5. If you are looking for more traction on the drive Toyo will probably be the best deal. Unless you are expecting to be driving in snow you probably don't need a traction tire on the rear. I run Michelin XDA Energy on all of my drive axles. If you take a look at the tread on them, they are not very aggressive. The Michelin metric equivilent is 235/80R22.5, but I would stay away from the low profile metrics on an old vehicle. The 9R22.5 will stand up as tall as a 8.25x20.

Re: Tire Recommendation
DougH6100 #1380641 Tue Oct 13 2020 07:54 PM
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Thanks for the replies, currently it has 8.25-20 tube type on the rear and 9-22.5 on the front. Not sure if they rub, I have never driven it and the inner fenders are rusted out.

I'll keep looking for 9R22.5

Re: Tire Recommendation
DougH6100 #1380679 Wed Oct 14 2020 12:42 AM
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Your front and rear tires the same diameter...you could step up to 10R22.5 for the rear if that helps get the tread pattern you're looking for. Do you plan on working the truck or just using it as a toy? The taller rear tires will make it run a little faster, but you give up a little low end grunt.

Mike B smile

Re: Tire Recommendation
DougH6100 #1380709 Wed Oct 14 2020 03:48 AM
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I have 9.00x22.5 on the front of mine and the drivers side rubs the pitman arm on a hard slow turn, it might not give you any trouble because of the difference in our trucks, mine is a Low Cab Forward so the steering components are not the same as the conventional cab. I have 8.00x22.5's on the rear and if you want to test them on your front end we could experiment with them. All six of mine are 22.5 Budd six lug. We are only a few miles apart, I'm south of Stockbridge east of M52.


1957 Chevrolet 5700 LCF 283 SM420 single speed rear, 1955 IH 300U T/A, 1978 Corvette 350 auto
Re: Tire Recommendation
Mike B #1380842 Thu Oct 15 2020 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Mike B
Your front and rear tires the same diameter...you could step up to 10R22.5 for the rear if that helps get the tread pattern you're looking for. Do you plan on working the truck or just using it as a toy? The taller rear tires will make it run a little faster, but you give up a little low end grunt.

Mike B smile

Thanks for that suggestion on the 10R22.5, I'll look into that. I don't plan on seriously using the truck for heavy duty work so the loss of a little low end won't be noticed.


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