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Tire size / 1950 Starlight Champion

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  • Tire size / 1950 Starlight Champion

    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?

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    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

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    • #3
      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

      Dick
      Mountain Home, AR
      http://www.livingintheozarks.com/studebaker2.htm

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      • #4
        Thanks Gerry.

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

        Dick

        Dick
        Mountain Home, AR
        http://www.livingintheozarks.com/studebaker2.htm

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        • #5
          check out http://sterkel.org/avanti, click on tire.

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          • #6
            LAST PRICE I HEARD WAS ABOUT 130.00 DOLLARS EACH FOR COKER WIDE WHITES

            CHAMP

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            • #7
              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
              No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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              • #8
                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

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