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    Has anyone seen an Avanti with red line tires? Impressions?

    Jim

    _________1966 Avanti II RQA 0088______________Rabid Snail Racing
    Jim
    Often in error, never in doubt
    http://rabidsnailracing.blogspot.com/

    ____1966 Avanti II RQA 0088_______________1963 Avanti R2 63R3152____________http://rabidsnailracing.blogspot.com/

  • #2
    I've never seen an Avanti with them, but I REALLY like the look of them...especially with painted wheels and dog dish hub caps or American Torque Thrusts.

    The color of the car might make a difference also. Red, black, white cars fit them well (IMHO). I think they'd look good on your '66...maybe not so good on the 63.

    IMHO, the '63 needs period correct white walls...and needs to come down a couple of inches in the back .

    Dick Steinkamp
    Bellingham, WA



    Dick Steinkamp
    Bellingham, WA

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    • #3
      Ditto what Dick said, both cars would be greatly improved by those suggestions! [^]

      StudeRich
      Studebakers Northwest
      Ferndale, WA
      StudeRich
      Second Generation Stude Driver,
      Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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      • #4
        Goldline tires came out in '65. Redlines were introduced in '66. Not saying you can't retro fit these on older cars, just giving you an idea when they came out.

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        Tom - Mulberry, FL

        1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2125.60)

        Tom - Bradenton, FL

        1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2514.10)
        1964 Studebaker Commander - 170 1V, 3-Speed w/OD

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        • #5
          Wasn't redline tires (Tiger Paws) part of the original GTO in 1964?

          60 Lark convertible
          61 Champ
          62 Daytona convertible
          63 G.T. R-2,4 speed
          63 Avanti (2)
          66 Daytona Sport Sedan
          59 Lark wagon, now V-8, H.D. auto!
          60 Lark convertible V-8 auto
          61 Champ 1/2 ton 4 speed
          62 Champ 3/4 ton 5 speed o/drive
          62 Champ 3/4 ton auto
          62 Daytona convertible V-8 4 speed & 62 Cruiser, auto.
          63 G.T. Hawk R-2,4 speed
          63 Avanti (2) R-1 auto
          64 Zip Van
          66 Daytona Sport Sedan(327)V-8 4 speed
          66 Cruiser V-8 auto

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          • #6
            quote:Originally posted by Warren Webb

            Wasn't redline tires (Tiger Paws) part of the original GTO in 1964?
            Not until the '66 model year. Goldlines were used on the '65 GTO and Chevelle SS. There were bluelines and blue dots as well and I believe these were '64/'65.

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            Tom - Mulberry, FL

            1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2125.60)

            Tom - Bradenton, FL

            1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2514.10)
            1964 Studebaker Commander - 170 1V, 3-Speed w/OD

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            • #7
              That's the kind of input I was looking for. Thanks guys. The 63's front tires are a little too low a profile with the rear being a higher profile tire. In addition, the back of the car seems to me a little artificially high, but I haven't dug into it yet to see why. Maybe too much offset in the rear wheels as well?

              Jim

              _________1966 Avanti II RQA 0088______________Rabid Snail Racing
              Jim
              Often in error, never in doubt
              http://rabidsnailracing.blogspot.com/

              ____1966 Avanti II RQA 0088_______________1963 Avanti R2 63R3152____________http://rabidsnailracing.blogspot.com/

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              • #8
                quote:Originally posted by jlmccuan

                That's the kind of input I was looking for. Thanks guys. The 63's front tires are a little too low a profile with the rear being a higher profile tire. In addition, the back of the car seems to me a little artificially high, but I haven't dug into it yet to see why. Maybe too much offset in the rear wheels as well?

                Maybe the rear of the 63 was raised to fit the bigger wheels and tires? It looks like the tires might hit the wheel well if it was at stock ride height. Look for some longer than normal spring shackles back there.

                Dick Steinkamp
                Bellingham, WA



                Dick Steinkamp
                Bellingham, WA

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                • #9
                  Sorry Swifster, but if you googled "gto tiger paws", you will find many referances to the red line tiger paw tires being standard equipment on 64 GTO's.

                  60 Lark convertible
                  61 Champ
                  62 Daytona convertible
                  63 G.T. R-2,4 speed
                  63 Avanti (2)
                  66 Daytona Sport Sedan
                  59 Lark wagon, now V-8, H.D. auto!
                  60 Lark convertible V-8 auto
                  61 Champ 1/2 ton 4 speed
                  62 Champ 3/4 ton 5 speed o/drive
                  62 Champ 3/4 ton auto
                  62 Daytona convertible V-8 4 speed & 62 Cruiser, auto.
                  63 G.T. Hawk R-2,4 speed
                  63 Avanti (2) R-1 auto
                  64 Zip Van
                  66 Daytona Sport Sedan(327)V-8 4 speed
                  66 Cruiser V-8 auto

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                  • #10
                    Michael Float has Red Lines with Halibrands on his '63 Avanti R4. I like the look. [^]

                    Pictures here:

                    http://community.webshots.com/album/428837724vqgxEW

                    and here:

                    http://community.webshots.com/album/473424475uueRXg

                    Matthew Burnette
                    Hazlehurst, GA

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                    • #11
                      I would go with proper size blackwall tires on the 1963. On the Avanti II, go with whatever you like, for example the red lines.

                      Gary L.
                      Wappinger, NY

                      SDC member since 1968
                      Studebaker enthusiast much longer
                      Gary L.
                      Wappinger, NY

                      SDC member since 1968
                      Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                      • #12
                        Me, I like whitewalls when using stock wheel and bubcap. I run Pirelli P215/75X15 on modern Ford wheels. I think the car needs more "brightness" when looking at it from the side. The bigger wheels on your other Avanti accomplish that nicely.






                        ERnieR

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                        • #13
                          The wheel top to fender lip clearance on your car looks pretty good to me. The car looks to be a dead ringer for my car, color, blackwalls and all. I think most Avantis sit too low (weak springs). The Stude specification reported to the AMA indicates the bottom of the bumpers to ground to be - front (H102)@18" and rear (H104)@19 5/8". The spec is dated 8-1963. My car is 1/4" to 3/8" higher than the spec. due primarily to a large no. of body shims required for the early #404 body. I'm not a fan of whitewalls but the redlines may be nice.

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                          • #14
                            Just a touch of red can add that just right look to a non-red car. Our 69' Baraacuda, which is Sunfire Yellow ( a very soft yellow), came from the factory with them and a newer set was on it when we bought it and looked nice. IMHO your Turquoise car would benefit from correct tall sidewall redlines. I know some of the other guys feel there is too much rake to the T-car but I kinda like it. That's how I remember them back in the day. Oh yeh, and the cool rumbly exhaust note[8D].

                            Dean Croft
                            Roseburg,OR

                            CLEM DESEE
                            Dean




                            CLEM

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                            • #15
                              I have found great success utilizing MoPar Cordoba wheels with Pirelli P400 205X75X15. I attempted to use P215X70X15...these claim to be exact replacement for the 205s.....but are too wide.


                              quote:Originally posted by bige

                              Me, I like whitewalls when using stock wheel and bubcap. I run Pirelli P215/75X15 on modern Ford wheels. I think the car needs more "brightness" when looking at it from the side. The bigger wheels on your other Avanti accomplish that nicely.






                              ERnieR

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