But you don’t want to forget about the tires while you’re at it. Everyone knows that tires have a life and expiration date. Tire sets older than five are prone to cracking and the beginnings of dry mold, so a 50-year OEM tire set will never work. Moreover, the older bias layer frames were less flexible in terms of rubber and masonry mixtures. This stiffness meant resistance to excessive rolling, heat build-up, harder riding, and more severe handling – which is why the belt’s biased and biased tires became outdated and the radial became the top design.
Tires can make or break the overall look of your classic muscle car, and there are many specific appearance options to restore them.
– Many powerful cars are built to 14 or 15. wheels. The good news is that the 14, 15 and 13 cars are available as muscle car tires, for a perfect look.
– Do you remember the old designations for the show? “He got 60 games on that car!” You can even find white lettering frames that have these sizes, just like in the early 1970s.
There is nothing more shocking than an accurate restoration with the completely wrong set of tires. Whether you’re looking for an abstract look with steel wheels, black hubcaps, and side walls, or you’re looking for the look of classic white lettering, there are historically accurate copies of old tires. It even looks perfect if you ride on period-appropriate aftermarket wheels like the Cragar S / S, chrome grooves or rear gears.
Do you remember the Universal Tiger Paw tires? How about Goodyear Silvertowns tires with a red streak (or gold or blue streak)? Or the ever-popular Firestone Wide Ovals, with the right line on the sides? They are all back and available for your muscle car. Of course, they are all designed with state-of-the-art traction, ride comfort, handling and safety technology.
Perhaps the best part is that you can find the right sizes when looking for tough auto tires. In the late 1970s, the Corvette ran on 15-inch wheels. Today’s Corvette wheels have a diameter of 19 inches. However, in the 1960s, almost everything had 15-inch wheels, from GTOs to station wagons (although trucks weighing a ton usually had 16). It can be difficult to find modern tires in these sizes that fit the look of your powerful car well, and you don’t really want to upgrade to a larger wheel size without making other changes. Larger wheels can spoil the speedometer / odometer readings, change the suspension geometry, and even cause drive problems, so why not just keep it for 15 seconds instead of revamping the suspension completely?
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