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What tires are you running on your "traditional looking" 32's?

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Just wondering what brand and size tires are you guys running on the rear of your "traditional styled" deuce hot rods. Seems like the sizes needed (somewhat tall for the rear) are getting hard to find. Tall meaning at least 29", 30", 31"or even 32" diameter and for 15" or 16" wheels. All the major tire manufacturers are going....make that "have gone", to low profile "o ring" tires in sizes for 17", 18", 19", and even 20" wheels. How do the 215-85R16E tires ride? As it seems like they are only available in load range E! What about 31-10.5R15's? Are there any other sizes that aren't too wide, but somewhat tall, that are still available, and don't have a bunch of ugly crap on the sidewall? Anyone having luck with the Coker Firestone 7.50-16's lately? Are they round and balancing ok? I'm not talking about the tires you bought last year or earlier.....as things are changing fast. There is a good chance the radials you bough only a few years ago, are no longer being made, or for sure not being offered in load range C or even D! If your tires are getting worn, you might want to start looking for some replacements soon!
If you run O-ring tires on your deuce, you should have no tire problems.....I guess.
 
#2
Excelsior Stahl Sport Radials 700-18 Diameter: 31.60 rears x 500 16 Diameter: 25.00 front,
They run down the road pretty nice, but I wish they offered something a bit wider for the rears.
 

Tom

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Great question and I’m glad you put ‘traditional looking’ in quotes as that term is abused at best. I like the looks of the Excelsior Stahl sport radials myself but would like to know what else is available.
 
#7
Great question and I’m glad you put ‘traditional looking’ in quotes as that term is abused at best. I like the looks of the Excelsior Stahl sport radials myself but would like to know what else is available.
Tom,
I searched high and low for tire options, the 18x7” rears really made things difficult.
Really don’t know what style our roadster would be considered.
 

Tom

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Tom,
I searched high and low for tire options, the 18x7” rears really made things difficult.
Really don’t know what style our roadster would be considered.
Dean, your roadster is great ! I am hoping my ‘34 coupe turns out so well.
 
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In 2002 I got a set of bfg 3.15x70x15 that were supposed to be the last set in Canada. Whether they were or not I know they are not made anymore so I look after them. When they need to be replaced I'll look at Mickey Thompson. Radir and some others but so far they seem irreplaceable.
 
#18
I was running Coker's Firestone 450/475-16 bias ply fronts and Firestone 7.50 bias ply rears on my 3-window but need to have a front
shaved as I was getting some wheel hop at about 60-65 mph.
I bought some Firestone 500-15 ribbed fronts & 8.20-15 Firestone dirt tracks for the rear. I bought 15" so I could use my Eric Vaughn wheels.
The 15" dirt track/ribbed Firestone's are a vast improvement over the 16"s with no problems at any speed. I understand they wear faster, but haven't put a bunch of miles on them yet.

Mick

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Tom

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I was running Coker's Firestone 450/475-16 bias ply fronts and Firestone 7.50 bias ply rears on my 3-window but need to have a front
shaved as I was getting some wheel hop at about 60-65 mph.
I bought some Firestone 500-15 ribbed fronts & 8.20-15 Firestone dirt tracks for the rear. I bought 15" so I could use my Eric Vaughn wheels.
The 15" dirt track/ribbed Firestone's are a vast improvement over the 16"s with no problems at any speed. I understand they wear faster, but haven't put a bunch of miles on them yet.

Mick

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Those look real good, Mick
 
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