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Old May 9th, 2012, 12:07 AM   #1
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I want modern tires on the old wire wheels
I cannot afford the cool coker tires.I do not care about the authentic vintage look.
I need to buy tires from discount tire or wallmart
what modern tires will fit these wheels?
155 70R16
165 65R16
will a modern tire even fit at all?
will they seat on the bead?Attachment 32849

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Old May 9th, 2012, 05:26 AM   #2
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Those 16x4 wheels should take a radial but you will most likely need to run a tube. If you want a radial, the sizes you mentioned should work. A 175R16 will fit as well.
On a side note, your a coalition member, we still offer members discounts here so I may be able to save you a few bucks!
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mike thanks!
The vintage tires you sell are super cool & you do a great job here on the VR forum.
I would love some piecrust cheaters or wide whites
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If it aint on sale at wallmart I cannot afford it.
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Old May 10th, 2012, 04:20 AM   #4
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mike thanks!
The vintage tires you sell are super cool & you do a great job here on the VR forum.
I would love some piecrust cheaters or wide whites
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If it aint on sale at wallmart I cannot afford it.
I hear ya! Occasionally we have an NPI or a blem that I can discount lower than the VR member discount. Let me know what size you need and when available I can pm ya.
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Any tire the right daim and width will physically seat on the old wire wheels. The old wheels do not have the safety bead, and being spokes will need a tube for air leaks.

For a taller tire not being a Coker, you might look into truck or trailer tires. Stick with bias ply for the tall skinny look you are after.
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if it ain't on sale at Wallmart I cannot afford it.
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I'm looking to run street bike rear tires on those.Dirt bike rears possibly down/off the road... I saw a video of fokes grinding the black off white letter tires to get wide white for cheap, cheap!
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