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Re: Wheels & Tires

Unread post by Ayr Hed » Sat Feb 01, 2014 4:21 pm

time will tell..just wanted to pass on info..
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Re: Wheels & Tires

Unread post by Skrain » Sat Feb 01, 2014 6:01 pm

If you are thinking of selling the 13" wires and adapters, how much would you want for them?
I'd think they would look good on my 64 Spyder Convertible.
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Re: Wheels & Tires

Unread post by snowmaker » Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:38 pm

Thanks all for the information I don't think that I will be parting with the wire wheels any time soon. I do like the way they look on the car so at this point if I do go to a bigger size I am going to keep these so I can go back to as close to original as I can get.

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Unread post by rowin4 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:03 pm

DemonPig wrote:Keep in mind that you can't compare treadwear between manufacturers.
420 from a Chinese company is not 420 from Michelin.

Asian tires usually copy tread patterns off top tire manufacturers but they use inferior rubber compounds and less technology.

With that said, they are usually sufficient if you don't drive much and don't push it.

I've used Chinese winter tires for one season and they weren't bad, just wore fast.
Brand new Chinese tire is usually decent. You start noticing a significant difference when you have less tread left.


You might want to read up on Maxxis, just because they are from china does not make them a low quality tire. They are probably one of the better companys in the world.

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Unread post by DemonPig » Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:51 pm

They are decent, which is more than I would say about any Chinese tires 10 years ago. I am familiar with them. I earn my living in tire business.
Definitely one of the best in Asia but what Michelin spends on one research facility is more than Maxxis' entire budget for the whole year. And it shows. Chinese don't do much R&D, they copy stuff.
Giants like Pirelli or Continental are also way ahead. Bridgestone has some questionable tires and some very good ones. Goodyear only survives because of O.E. fitments. They do have a couple of decent products though.
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Unread post by rv6aaviator » Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:38 pm

I purchased a set of the Maxis tires last summer. I have 500 miles on them and they seem to be just fine. If you want white walls, its the way to go. Several other 13" tires available with black walls only. I love the white wall/wire wheel/spinners on the early models.

In listening to others on handling improvements with larger tire sizes. I just bit the bullet and purchased a set of vintage US Mag slot wheels I found. They are 15", 4 lug - 4 1/2". Some what period correct for the car. Here's a picture of one that I found. I'm going to polish the rims and put on a set of BF Goodrich 195/60 R15's. Looking forward to having another look/style with the car for about a $1000. Let you know how it handles this summer.
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Re: Wheels & Tires

Unread post by freedo » Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:05 pm

rv6aaviator wrote:I purchased a set of the Maxis tires last summer. I have 500 miles on them and they seem to be just fine. If you want white walls, its the way to go. Several other 13" tires available with black walls only. I love the white wall/wire wheel/spinners on the early models.

In listening to others on handling improvements with larger tire sizes. I just bit the bullet and purchased a set of vintage US Mag slot wheels I found. They are 15", 4 lug - 4 1/2". Some what period correct for the car. Here's a picture of one that I found. I'm going to polish the rims and put on a set of BF Goodrich 195/60 R15's. Looking forward to having another look/style with the car for about a $1000. Let you know how it handles this summer.
what are the odds lol. just bought these ansen sprints 15x7 ET0 upgrade from the 14x6 that are already on the car. have no idea if there gonna actually fit ::-): ::-):

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Re: Wheels & Tires

Unread post by rv6aaviator » Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:27 pm

Awesome Freedo! Your car is one that I really liked with the rims. Why the new ones?
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Unread post by SyntheticBlnkerFluid » Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:39 am

My dad has a set of 13" US Mags Slots on his '64 Convert. They look totally period correct. I like them on the EMs, they just look right. :tu:

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Unread post by Skrain » Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:40 pm

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I just got these tires installed. They are B.F. Goodrich tires from Coker, P185/80R.13 radials.
Sorry about the dust, but I live out in the country on a gravel road, hence the gravel guards on the headlights.
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Unread post by BIGTWIN » Sat Feb 15, 2014 10:17 am

Here is my 61 Monza with the 15x7 "smoothies" from Jegs (Wheel Ventiques). As you can see I hadn't driven it yet because the rear wheels are tilted in. Brilliant me lost the keys (both sets) and had to get new ones made from the door lock. Sorry it took so long to post them DerekKim
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Unread post by DerekKim » Sat Feb 15, 2014 10:28 am

I really like these wheels bigtwin! Are the polished lips a part of the rim of are they ring put in? Also are the baby moons from jegs also?

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Unread post by BIGTWIN » Sat Feb 15, 2014 2:50 pm

They were chrome around the edges and bare metal in the middle. I painted them the same red as the interior. I ordered the baby moons from Jegs as well but they were part of the price which was a little over $400.00 total. Make sure you get the right moons for the wheels because there are lots of different types. Jegs can help you with that. I used 4 poster boards cut in half, slid down into the weld groove between the chrome and the bare metal, then taped to that right size circle to shield the chrome from the spraying and it worked well. If you do this be sure you mask off the center and lug holes from the back side. I did the front to completion then did the back.
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Re: Wheels & Tires

Unread post by rv6aaviator » Sat Feb 15, 2014 3:07 pm

Nice pictures of all the EM rides with showing different rims and tires! They all look great. :tu:
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Re: Wheels & Tires

Unread post by rv6aaviator » Sat Feb 15, 2014 6:05 pm

Just picked up a set of NOS 13" wire wheels. Never been on the road. I always liked the 3 prong spinners better than the 2 spinners which are now on the car. Going to order a set of Clarks 3 prongs for them. Also was able to pick up a NOS set of bezels.
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Re: Wheels & Tires

Unread post by freedo » Sun Feb 16, 2014 12:19 pm

rv6aaviator wrote:Awesome Freedo! Your car is one that I really liked with the rims. Why the new ones?
new year, gotta change it up a little lol. i like the look to but they were too small and looked funny from the back with the skinny tires

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