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  • RadioRoy
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    Originally posted by t walgamuth View Post
    Since post #1? This thread?
    Hahahahahaha!!

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  • t walgamuth
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    Since post #1? This thread?

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  • RadioRoy
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    I'm curious.

    In all of my years working on old cars, I have never seen/heard a discussion about tread width. It's always been about tire overall diameter and/or sidewall width.

    When did tread width become a focal point of old car tire discussion?

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  • t walgamuth
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    Up to 7 x 16 was optional on the CE.

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  • Jeff Bray
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    I'm thinking ~5" wide tread. Am leaning toward 6.50-16 tires

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  • skyway
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    FYI, I was very happy with Sears 6.50 x 16's on my '41 Commander.

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  • t walgamuth
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    What width do you desire?

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  • Jeff Bray
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    Thank you, all! I got some 6.00-16 Coker tires, but failed to check the tread width before ordering. Those I received had a tread width of 4.13" , which are too narrow for my application. I returned these, and am now doing the research I SHOULD have done previously.

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  • RadioRoy
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    Originally posted by Skip Lackie View Post
    Just in case you didn't know: Coker Tire and several other companies sell vintage tires in the original sizes.
    They also sell radial tires that look like bias ply tires.

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  • Skip Lackie
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    Just in case you didn't know: Coker Tire and several other companies sell vintage tires in the original sizes.

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  • skyway
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    Some folks have been using light truck radials, 205 or 205x85 16's I think?

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  • Lynn
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    6 = 152.4 mm

    6.5 =165.1mm

    The width measurement is not actually the tread measurement, but "section width" at its widest. The tread width is normally smaller than section width.

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  • t walgamuth
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    Do you mean in metric sizes?

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  • Jeff Bray
    started a topic Wheels / Tires: Tire Tread Width

    Tire Tread Width

    I have a 1939 Commander 9A Sedan. In process of replacing tires and need to know what is the correct tread width for 6.00-16 tires (standard size) or 6.50-16 tires (optional size)?
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