Ordered my 145/65/15 from tirerack.com today.
$155.58 shipped to my door
here's a couple comparison pics of 135/15 on the left and 145/65/15 on the right
much better tread patch
Last edited by LooseNuts; 05-31-2012 at 05:57 PM.
135r15 23.57" overall diameter 4.25" sidewall height
175/60/15 23.26" OD 4.13" swh
165/65/15 23.44" OD 4.22"swh
165/60/15 22.79" OD 3.89" swh
145/65/15 22.42" OD 3.71" swh
155/70/15 23.54" OD 4.27" swh
if your slammed and hitting your headlight buckets the 145/65 will fix that issue from what I'm told
Last edited by LooseNuts; 05-31-2012 at 08:40 PM.
got a link on the federals for 130 shipped.
I went with these, seems what everyone is running and the cheapest i could find anywhere
federal tire only has one tire option which is the same tire above only a few bucks more
tirerack had them for 135ish but shipping was 21 bucks
dont know about the different .5"
everywhere i looked the 135 where 23.5ish
ahh crap I was searching 165/45.
Thanks for the link. I will be ordering tires first thing next week. Im debating if I want to run a slightly taller 135 to get a little more tuck and ground clearance vrs the 145/65 to not have to bang buckets and either sacrifice a bit int he ride height or in the tucking. On my 64 it is important to me to retain it in its current condition and not drag the pan everywhere. Its too solid of a restoration canidate. There are plenty of cobbled together rats out there to beat this one up.
IMO i would go the 145/65. the tuck look is the same with them as the 135's are. you get more contact patch on the road. better handling. its only around an 1"ish shorter so you can raise the adjusters to dial in your existing ride height
here's a pic with both black one in 145/65 green in 135
Last edited by LooseNuts; 06-01-2012 at 11:57 AM.
Last edited by LooseNuts; 06-01-2012 at 12:44 PM.
thanks for the pic. The link is dead.
Not to de-rail your thread but do you know what size tires he would have in the rear? They look alot less balloney compared to the green one.
Judging by the camber vrs drop, would you say that has a trans raise? Im still green to the lowering a swingaxle bug thing but it appears to be dropped more than 2 clicks yet has less camber.
see if this one works
no he doesn't have a trans raise in it
his rear tires are 185/60
Last edited by LooseNuts; 06-01-2012 at 02:28 PM.
Its out of the garage. Still got to finsh some things but I drove it around the blcok again
Tuckin the 165 until the 145/65/15 show up
Loaded up for the show tomorrow