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« on: June 28, 2010, 15:35:30 PM »

Hi,
I bought a set of 4 chromies in 4.5 and 5.5 for my '60 ragtop. In front will be installed the stock 155SR but at the rear I don't know which is better....
I think 185/80R15 could be too much wide...
This pics in for the current stance



Thanks in advance

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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2010, 15:55:34 PM »

no difference in width between a 185/70 and 185/80, just height.
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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2010, 16:14:44 PM »

yes, my doubt is in height, sorry. I done a mistake confusing wide <----> height  Undecided
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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2010, 16:17:32 PM »

Where do you get a 185/80/15?
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« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2010, 16:21:42 PM »

Hi,
the Vredestein Sprint Classic is avaible in that size.
For me, that I live in Italy, I can buy them to http://www.gommadiretto.it/ but they're avaible all over europe without problem.
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« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2010, 16:40:05 PM »

yes, my doubt is in height, sorry. I done a mistake confusing wide <----> height  Undecided

No problem!  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2010, 17:06:34 PM »

185/80R15 are ok, I have them too with 155R15 front (both Vredestein). 185/70 won't have enough height with 155 I think, and  with the 185/80 the tires will sit perfectly under the fenders. Plus with chormies 4,5 you can lower enough the front of the car to have a nice stance with the 155.
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« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2010, 21:20:12 PM »

185/80R15 are ok, I have them too with 155R15 front (both Vredestein). 185/70 won't have enough height with 155 I think, and  with the 185/80 the tires will sit perfectly under the fenders. Plus with chormies 4,5 you can lower enough the front of the car to have a nice stance with the 155.

Do you have a pic of your car?

Thank to all for help, at this point 99,9% I'll go with 185/80R15...  Wink
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« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2010, 21:29:08 PM »

no chromies, but 4 & 5,5" sprintstars  with vredestein 155/80 front & 185/80 rear



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« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2010, 08:45:24 AM »

great car and great tyres combo  Wink

Today or tomorrow I'll order them and I'll put some pics here.

thanks  Grin

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« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2010, 10:30:15 AM »

thank you roberto  Smiley

i think your car will look good with chromies and this tire combo, waiting for the pics  Wink
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« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2010, 20:11:55 PM »

That split windows looks great ! Roberto post pics of your car when the wheels will be on it.  Wink
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« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2010, 23:57:20 PM »

Sure!
Just ordered today, maybe next week they'll arrive and on next Saturday I'll put them under the car.
I'll post pics asap.

Thanks to all for the interest in my question  Wink

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« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2010, 18:20:03 PM »

Wow, those are tall! Taller than a 205/70! Shocked
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« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2010, 12:01:19 PM »

Specification  Sidewall  Radius  Diameter  Circumference  Revs/Mile
205/70-15         5.6in  13.1in    26.3in         82.6in        767       
185/80-15         5.8in  13.3in    26.7in         83.7in        757       
155/80-15         4.9in  12.4in    24.8in         77.8in        814
185/70-15         5.1in  12.6in    25.2in         79.2in        800
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« Reply #15 on: July 08, 2010, 18:48:33 PM »

little preview... just installed 1h ago...
tomorrow more detailed pics  Wink





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« Reply #16 on: July 08, 2010, 21:20:37 PM »

That looks really good I love your car. Wink
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« Reply #17 on: July 08, 2010, 22:31:35 PM »

Cool. Cool
Would look good with nipple hubcaps aswel.
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« Reply #18 on: July 09, 2010, 00:21:16 AM »

one more for today...

I'm happy like a child  Grin

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« Reply #19 on: July 09, 2010, 17:34:49 PM »

You have the perfect '60s pre cal-look stance. Cool

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« Reply #20 on: July 11, 2010, 01:43:51 AM »

Thanks!  Wink
If everything goes well (money), this winter I'll start to restore the car with a body off because there is a lot of rust on heater channels, front apron and other parts.
The final step will be a nice precal motor... I must study on it...  Grin

Bye
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« Reply #21 on: December 07, 2017, 18:50:06 PM »

nice car! like the wheel combo!
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« Reply #22 on: December 07, 2017, 19:09:02 PM »

little preview... just installed 1h ago...
tomorrow more detailed pics  Wink







Good looking  Cool
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« Reply #23 on: December 07, 2017, 20:06:14 PM »

You'll need a Glass Pack Anchor Muffler too...

Car looks great!
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« Reply #24 on: December 08, 2017, 11:01:49 AM »

Nice stance Al.
What suspension settings are you using?
Is that stock rear height but with some kind of drop on the front?

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« Reply #25 on: December 08, 2017, 18:00:12 PM »

This car is always so good to look at  Cool
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