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#1411599 Thu May 27 2021 05:30 PM
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I have a 1941 half ton pickup with 235/65/R16 tires. It takes two men and a boy to steer it at low speed. What advantage would I get if I went to an 600r16? The truck drives great on the on the road. The steering box in front and are in good condition. I do not want to put power steering on the truck. With the smaller waist tires help the low speed steering?

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ronsway #1411601 Thu May 27 2021 05:37 PM
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yes


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ronsway #1411619 Thu May 27 2021 08:20 PM
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Those 235/65R16's are the stock size for my 99 F250. I would say they're WAY TOO BIG for a '41 with armstrong power steering. If they're on stock width rims on the '41, then they're out of spec for the rim width. The recommended rim width for the 235's is 7" versus 4" width for stock '41 rims.


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ronsway #1411672 Fri May 28 2021 01:44 AM
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When you put skinny tires on in place of those fatties, it will feel like you added power steering to the truck. Been there, done that.

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ronsway #1411724 Fri May 28 2021 02:34 PM
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Tacking on.. I have 8r19.5's on 6" rims, will they be equally as difficult?


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ronsway #1411744 Fri May 28 2021 04:13 PM
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THanks. Any comments on using Dyna Beads ?

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38_1.5Ton #1411747 Fri May 28 2021 05:03 PM
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Originally Posted by 38_1.5Ton
Tacking on.. I have 8r19.5's on 6" rims, will they be equally as difficult?

Yes, you'll hasve some problems steering at low speed, or parking. The tires are way too wude for the rims, which will make the tread footprint a little oddball, also.
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