You mean the same outside tire diameter? That surprises me. Radials are
usually lower in profile for a given wheel size than bias plys, aren't they?
So how can 15 in. radials have the same outside diameter as 16 in. bias
I have a fairly fresh set of 6.50 x 16s on my 54. I think they handle ok,
but things could always be better, so I'm very interested in what you're
I also like the look of the tall skinny original wheels/tires, and would
like to preserve that. I've been reluctant to consider radials because I
thought it would change the original appearance too much, but maybe if the
outside diameter were the same...
How wide are your 15 in. wheels?
----- Original Message -----
From: Grant Galbraith <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Ronald Tofani <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, November 05, 1999 4:54 AM
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] wheel and tire change
> What size 15's are you taking off. My 7.50Rx15 tires are the same dia as
> 16's. For me nothing improved the handling of the truck as much as putting
> radials on. (except the 1 and 1/8 inch sway bar)
> Grant 50 3100
> Ronald Tofani wrote:
> > Hello all!
> > more questions
> > I am about to take off the 15" radials and chrome wheels and replace
> > with 600x16 original tires. How will this affect the perfomance of my
> > 3100? Will it handle well and will I get more top end out of it? Now
> > good for about 55mph and it feels over reved..
> > Does anyone know what to use for beauty rings and does anyone have a set
> > sale?
> > Thanks
> > Ron from Vt
> > oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
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