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Old 10-04-2006, 07:13 PM   #1
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Default Tire Size Specs

Here is some info on tire sizes for the Trifives

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Old 10-30-2007, 09:28 PM   #2
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Cool tire and wheel combo

just to add another tire size and wheel combo,my 55 has stock rear suspension lowered 2" in rear,stock wheelwell housings,stock inner lip and i run a 275/60R15 on a torque thrust II custom 15 X 8 with a 4 1/4" back space.no rubbing at all even on high speed corners.to take off or change the tire is quite a process,jack the body all the way up, put lincoln 10 ton stands under rear frame, unbolt the bottom of the shocks,drop the rearend all the way down, let the air out of the tires and carefully remove wheel,push bottom in and guide top past lower wheelwell.sometimes i wonder if it's worth it,but it looks really cool,in my opinion.hope this helps.
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Old 11-21-2007, 09:55 PM   #3
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I just bought a 55 Bel Air and want to put new tires and wheels on it. It was a 1/4 mile car and I am going to tone it down. Am looking at smoothies. Currently it has Billet Specialty 15" on the front and 16" on the back. Am hoping to go 16" front and back but am not sure what wheel width to get, offset, and tire size. I am brand new to this stuff. Hopefully I can figure out your chart and use it. Thanks. Barry
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Hi Barry, and welcome to trifive.com here is a spreadsheet you can use to help you with your fit http://www.trifive.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5165
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Marty, I came across your email about tire sizing for trifives from April of last year and for some reason, I can't open it. Could you email it to me? nolans@insightbb.com Many thanks, TJN 56 Nomad. PS has disks all around 2" drop in front. Had to use (temporarily) 7"X15" rallys w. 4" offset to clear rear discs.
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I got a pair of 295/50-15s under the back end of my 57 using aftermarket rally wheels with 4 1/2" backspacing. Of course i had rolled the fender lip up years ago. I can get a finger between the fender lip and tire and also a finger between the tire and leaf spring.
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Got a set of 295/50/15 on 15x10 rally wheels with a 6" back spacing under our 57 nomad the leaf springs have been moved into the frame. Dad had a 57 belair with n-50 on a set of 15x12 rally wheels the leaf springs were moved to the inside of the frame.
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Thanks for posting this. Just getting started on my '57 2dr. sedan so need all the info I can find. I'm going to install a Ford 9" rearend. Would you stick with the stock width?
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I just bought a 55 Bel Air and want to put new tires and wheels on it. It was a 1/4 mile car and I am going to tone it down. Am looking at smoothies. Currently it has Billet Specialty 15" on the front and 16" on the back. Am hoping to go 16" front and back but am not sure what wheel width to get, offset, and tire size. I am brand new to this stuff. Hopefully I can figure out your chart and use it. Thanks. Barry
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I am currently looking at replacing the rear tires on my 55. The car has a mini-tub setup and is currently running Micky Thompson "N50 x 15" on 10" Weld wheels on the back. I would like to go to a little smaller tire but keep the 10" wheels. I don't know what size the current "N50"s" are and what would anyone recomend for replacement. Thanks for any help I can get!
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