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    What is the narrowest bias ply tire size that can be bought for a 15" rim 6" wide?
    Need to find something with the above rim that can be squeezed into a 7 1/2" wheel well, if possible.
    Thanks.
    Paul

  • #2
    Try this link ... Just look up current radial tire size that is recommended for your rim and come back across to pre 64 tire sizes for bias size

    http://www.studebaker-info.org/Vinttire/tire-specs.html

    John


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    • #3
      Thanks John.
      The problem is that I am trying to find a tire that fits a Lincoln 15" X 6" rim with the narroest and smallest possible tire
      that will fit a 7 1/2" wide wheel well on a 37 coupe express for a spare.
      For this application there are no recomendations.
      Looking for bias ply because I tought they are narrower than
      radial.
      I am not realy sure if my assuptions are correct.
      That is why I hope to find some help.
      Thanks again.
      Paul

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      • #4
        Most of the narrow tires would have been less on rims less than 6" in width. The Avanti stock rim was 15" X 5" (4-1/2" from bead sealing surface to bead sealing surface) and originally came with 6.70 X 15 bias tires and closest radial is 205/75/15 in diameter. Ask a tire shop what the most narrow bias tire can fit on a 6" rim if all else fails, If you would like my stock Avanti rims let me know as I'll be replacing them with some custom wheels.

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        • #5
          One other quick thought ... Contact Deepnhock (forum member) he has a 37 Coupe Express and he may have some ideas about rims and tires.

          John


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