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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?
    Jon Stalnaker
    Karel Staple Chapter SDC

  • #2
    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.
    sigpic1966 Daytona (The First One)
    1950 Champion Convertible
    1950 Champion 4Dr
    1955 President 2 Dr Hardtop
    1957 Thunderbird

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    • #3
      Either way that is still a sharp looking truck.
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      "In the heart of Arkansas."
      Searcy, Arkansas
      1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
      1952 2R pickup

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      • #4
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ID:	1721612I 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?
        Lou Van Anne
        62 Champ
        64 R2 GT Hawk
        79 Avanti II

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        • #5
          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.
          PackardV8

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          • #6
            Hi Guys, I have just retired too. More time to drive my Studes, Ha Ha.
            Allan Tyler Melbourne Australia

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            • #7
              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!
              Diesel loving, autocrossing, Coupe express loving, Grandpa Architect.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by 52-fan View Post
                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
                Jon Stalnaker
                Karel Staple Chapter SDC

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                • #9
                  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?
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                  "In the heart of Arkansas."
                  Searcy, Arkansas
                  1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
                  1952 2R pickup

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by 52-fan View Post
                    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.
                    Jon Stalnaker
                    Karel Staple Chapter SDC

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                      "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

                      Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
                      Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
                      '33 Rockne 10,
                      '51 Commander Starlight,
                      '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée",
                      '56 Sky Hawk

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                      • #12
                        That's a cool ad! Thanks for posting.

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