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Sdude
08-02-2018, 04:36 PM
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I re-tired my truck. I took off the 235/70R16s and replaced them with 225/75R16s.

Did I do a good thing and should I expect any changes in handling or milage?

Your thoughts?

thunderations
08-02-2018, 06:23 PM
Your tires will turn 8 less times per mile and with .4" less width, you should see a little better mileage.
Now, when you enter into a road race course, you may lose a little side bite, but I wouldn't worry about it too much.

52-fan
08-02-2018, 07:03 PM
Either way that is still a sharp looking truck. :)

Lou Van Anne
08-02-2018, 08:13 PM
74248I just re-tired my Champ also....all four still showed good tread but the fronts were 17 years old and the rears were over 30....do you think it was time?

PackardV8
08-02-2018, 08:14 PM
My thoughts are you went in the right direction. Narrower, taller tires on Stude trucks look better to my eyes than lower profile car-type tires. Which brand did you choose?


FWIW, I've run the 215/85-16" Michelins on my E12 for more than thirty years now. Haven't found anything which looks better or works better.

alpayed
08-03-2018, 03:36 AM
Hi Guys, I have just retired too. More time to drive my Studes, Ha Ha.

t walgamuth
08-03-2018, 05:24 AM
Narrower will ride and steer better. You are not likely to see the difference in such a subtle change though except for the newness which is always a revelation!

Sdude
08-03-2018, 01:13 PM
Either way that is still a sharp looking truck. :)

I always liked the way my truck looked when it had the stock suspension. I was a little bit disappointed when it got upgraded. The front track is narrower than it was stock and it's a little bit lower, but it sure rides better. Big improvement and a small sacrifice. Great picture BTW. taken the same time as my 2008 inside front cover Turning Wheels picture. The lighting was perfect that morning. Thanks

52-fan
08-03-2018, 05:50 PM
I save pictures of Studes I like. I have been running the 2R pictures as my screen saver now that I have a 52.
BTW What wheels and caps are you using?

Sdude
08-04-2018, 12:18 AM
I save pictures of Studes I like. I have been running the 2R pictures as my screen saver now that I have a 52.
BTW What wheels and caps are you using?

The steelie wheels were made by Stockton Wheel Company. Under different management now. They provided the beauty rings and caps. They have a universal hub that fit most applications.

rockne10
08-04-2018, 10:37 PM
74293 Sorry, I couldn't help myself.

tsenecal
08-04-2018, 11:05 PM
That's a cool ad! Thanks for posting.