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50starlite
12-02-2005, 09:44 AM
I want change out my 6:40 x 15 bias tires to belted radials using my existing rims. I'm thinking, maybe, P195/75R15 or P205/75R15. Yes, I've heard that radials may not be a good idea on these old rims but the way I drive I don't think it's an issue.
The new tires will go on my 1950 Champion Starlight.
Will they fit? Clearance, etc?

gecoe
12-02-2005, 10:32 AM
I put 205/75R15's on the original rims of my 50 Champion and have had no problems at all.

You'll thank yourself for making the change when you experience the change in handling.

Gerry

50starlite
12-02-2005, 10:47 AM
quote:Originally posted by gecoe

I put 205/75R15's on the original rims of my 50 Champion and have had no problems at all.

You'll thank yourself for making the change when you experience the change in handling.

Gerry

50starlite
12-02-2005, 10:50 AM
Thanks Gerry.

Do you know if I can get wide white walls (radial) in that size for under $100 each?

Dick

63Avanti
12-02-2005, 10:58 AM
check out http://sterkel.org/avanti, click on tire.

CHAMP
12-02-2005, 04:40 PM
LAST PRICE I HEARD WAS ABOUT 130.00 DOLLARS EACH FOR COKER WIDE WHITES

CHAMP:D

Roscomacaw
12-02-2005, 04:59 PM
If you can find a reputable source of wide whitewall radials for under a $100 each, I wanna know about it!;)

Miscreant at large.

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS

gecoe
12-02-2005, 08:38 PM
I don't know of anything under $100 either. I found the best deal and the easiest people to work with at Diamond Back. In the neighborhood of $125 ea. IIRC.

Gerry