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Old 04-04-2019, 04:01 PM
phil cottingham phil cottingham is offline
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I'm looking at buying 2 new tires for my project. I had several used tires I thought were good but on closer inspection won't do for front tires. I want to use 2 aluminum slots I have that currently have G60 ployglass tires on them. That tells how old they are. I was thinking 225/60 R14. The wheels are 8inches wide. When you go above 195's the price jumps a good bit. No more than this truck will be driven at highway speeds I want go as cheap as possible. Any suggestions?
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Old 04-06-2019, 08:39 AM
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This will tell you the measurements of the tires,could go with some off name brands to save money.
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Old 07-08-2019, 07:17 AM
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simple tire.com
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Old 07-08-2019, 08:13 AM
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14"s are hard to find in stock, most of the time you have to order them. My go to is www.discounttiredirect.com . They have a good selection of most everything.
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Old 07-16-2019, 06:57 AM
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One place you don't want to skimp is on tires, Phil. I know buying them is a financial hit sometimes, but your life is riding on those tires. The good part is, on a hot rod, tires tend to last for a long time, so you will spread that cost out over years of use.

One thing that jumped out at me is that you want to run 8 inch wheels, and I think you said on the front. That is a little wide IMO, ,more suited to rear wheels. You can pick up slots cheap at swap meets and wheel places all the time, and I would consider maybe something in the 6 inch width for the front.

I've always dealt with Coker Tire, they have a terrific selection of older style tires.
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