Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

16" radial tires

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • 16" radial tires

    Looking at new radials to run on 16" wheels..coming up with 195 70r 16,which is close to the original diameter yet has a tread width of 7 1/2'' or so...a whole lot of footprint next to stock,should I be concerned?

  • #2
    Concerned, no, but make sure your steering is in tip top shape as you will start to develop more different arm muscles turning corners, even while rolling. I run P205 70r 16 and have learned about a few muscles I forgot I had.
    You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

    Comment


    • DaWizard
      DaWizard commented
      Editing a comment
      Let me add a comment here.

      I am running KH wheels that I had powder coated and run without tubes. I have a very slight seepage from one wheel and I know about it and check it weekly.

    • CM2
      CM2 commented
      Editing a comment
      Thats one of the reasons Im not running the set of kelseys I have.The other is I got them cheap

    • DaWizard
      DaWizard commented
      Editing a comment
      Oh, I think you took that wrong and I didn't explain it clearly. The leak is NOT from the wheel, it is from the tire to rim seal! We, pumped it up to enough to show the leak and the wheel is solid.

  • #3
    Running an F100 steering box,teflon cups in the tie rod and drag link,king pins tight and the load is on the bearings..figure Ill end up with a better ride and better braking..

    Comment


    • DaWizard
      DaWizard commented
      Editing a comment
      Indeed, the ride is a bit....different, and if you expect to skid the wheels, ya need to grow some healthy leg muscles. I can't do it. but I tell ya, I stop!

  • #4
    Originally posted by CM2 View Post
    Looking at new radials to run on 16" wheels..coming up with 195 70r 16,which is close to the original diameter yet has a tread width of 7 1/2'' or so...a whole lot of footprint next to stock,should I be concerned?
    Check for tire rubbing the front brake rods! You could fabricate some steering stops

    Comment


    • #5
      I have coker 6.00-16 Classic Rdial tires on 35 rims on my Tudor. I never notice much increase in steering effort. They ride soft and handle well. The only downside to the cokers is price and you have to run tubes.

      I need to replace the 10year old cokers and I am considering 195/80/r16 Bridgstone ecopia tires. They are for electric cars but a lot of A guys use them and like them. A lot cheaper than Coker especially with added cost for radial tubes. 4.8 inch tread width.

      Does anyone on the forum use these tires ?

      https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...omCompare1=yes

      John
      Last edited by john in illinois; 02-11-2018, 12:55 PM.

      Comment


      • #6
        That is interesting John,the tread width is spot on..

        Comment


        • #7
          Switched from 16” Excelsior bias to radials on my roadster. Not fair to compare steering as I’m running a Schroeder sprint car box. I am running tubes. Will switch to these on my ‘29 CCPU from the generic Firestone bias tires next year .

          Comment


          • #8
            I coat the beads on tubeless tires with Vaseline, and that sure helps to cut down on slow leaks. I do the same with valve stems.

            Comment

            Related Topics

            Collapse

            • KenCoupe
              Radial Tires
              by KenCoupe
              Do any of you use modern tubeless 16" tires on 1935 Ford wire wheels? If you do, what tires are you using and what has been your experience with fit of the tires on the wheels, ride quality, etc? I have a nice set of 16 wheels and have been thinking about going this direction for longer touring. Thanks for any info.

              Ken
              02-12-2018, 10:49 AM
            • BNCHIEF
              Do radial tires improve the steering and ride of a model a
              by BNCHIEF
              I was wondering about radial tires do they make a big difference on your car steer easier ride etc . I will use the orignal size wheels....
              05-26-2017, 05:57 PM
            • BNCHIEF
              Radial Tire Information
              by BNCHIEF
              I was wondering about radial tires do they make a big difference on your car steer easier ride etc . I will use the orignal size wheels....
              05-26-2017, 05:57 PM
            • carolinamudwalker
              Mixing radial and bias ply tires
              by carolinamudwalker
              I am running the 19 " Radial tires but the spare in the wheel well is an older belted tire. In the event of a flat would you put the belted tire on the front or rear? I am inclined to put it on the front and slow down until I can get the radial fixed....
              04-04-2018, 01:58 PM
            • 2manycars
              Tires
              by 2manycars
              The 600-16 bias firestone wide white tires on my 40 are getting old, and I want to replace them with coker radials. What is the opinion on 600-16 vs 650-16? Are radial tubes necessary?...
              06-21-2018, 06:30 AM
            • Bobm90
              Toe-in Adjustment.
              by Bobm90
              I am having problems with my 30 Model A drifting around the road at speeds over 25 MPH, I find no slop in the king pins, I have adjusted the steering box and have little to no play there, I replaced tie rod end and drag link ends with easy steer kit Teflon components. The tires are old and may be stiff but have good tread, I moved them from side to side , no difference, I may move front to back next....
              06-25-2018, 08:31 AM
            • Chevmn56
              Tires
              by Chevmn56
              Hello All, I would like your opinions on tires for my 31 Tudor it has Goodyear All Weather 5.00x19. They are cracked weathered andsplitting between the tread and just old.

              Are there any tires that are better than others????? i see some with aggressive treads and some that look like road tires...i would prefer road tires and white walls.

              Are the 5.00x19 the Stock size??...
              05-20-2018, 04:53 PM
            • sphanna
              Toe-in with Radial Tires?
              by sphanna
              Recently I have heard that 0* toe-in should be used for rial tires. Is this true? If someone with Radial experience could verify or explain this to me, I would greatly appreciate it. I halve presently set my toe-in at 1/16" because of the very expensive Radials.

              Thank You
              Steve Hanna...
              03-29-2018, 03:29 PM
            • john in illinois
              How to save money on Coker tires
              by john in illinois
              I am writing this as an addition to the recent best tire thread.

              Summit Racing has all Coker tires and offers free shipping on all orders over 100$ all the time.

              They are a little hard to find on website. Best way is to look up Coker sku number and enter it on Summit site.

              Radial tires. https://www.summitracing.com/search?...Coker%20741771

              Firestone....
              03-29-2018, 09:22 AM
            • Bobm90
              More tire info requested
              by Bobm90
              In response to my "wandering" and tow in questions, several people have suggested switching to Radial tires, here's my question, what size, should I go for wider than stock? What brand? Does anyone make a white wall, I like the look and just hate to switch to Black but the car must be safe and drivable. Were whites were available as a option back in 1930?
              06-30-2018, 09:07 AM
            Working...
            X