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Offline Henry Magno

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Tires for 220 Cab A
« on: June 25, 2015, 11:01:30 AM »
Anyone running 205/75-15 tires on a 170S or 220. I'm wondering whether there would be clearance problems. I'm trying to find a radial closer in height to the original 6.40-15. I did try out some Vredestein 185-15's and they were very nice but are a bit small in diameter 26.25" vs about 27" for the originals.

Offline Scott Montoney

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Re: Tires for 220 Cab A
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2015, 03:45:52 PM »
Yes. 
I have two 220's in my garage right now.  One has 205/70R15.  In my opinion, the clearance at the top of the rear fenders is too close.  It looks like it might rub if there were two people in the back.  I can take some photo's or measurements if it would help.
On the other hand, my 220 is running 185/80R15.  I measured the outer diameter of the spare tire and it looks to be 26.75".
This was the best fit for a radial design that I could find.  Mine is made by Federal but I got them through DiamondBack tires and had the white sidewall added.
Hope that helps.
Scott
"Gertrude" a.k.a. "Troidl"
1952 - 220 Cabriolet B

Offline Henry Magno

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Re: Tires for 220 Cab A
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2015, 10:16:24 AM »
I assume they would touch at the wheel opening where the sheet metal is turned in? Do you think the taller 75 series would be that same or worse? Theoretically the width should be the same.

Offline Scott Montoney

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Re: Tires for 220 Cab A
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2015, 08:37:41 AM »
I don't know.  I agree that the width should be the same.  I'm just not comfortable with the clearance of the 205 width.  It just doesn't look right to me.
"Gertrude" a.k.a. "Troidl"
1952 - 220 Cabriolet B