1. Kent mosby

    Kent mosby FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    I know that this is nothing earth shattering but I got some 275/60-15 cooper cobras for my scamp. I have SS springs, 8-3/4 rear end. Any idea why they look so low in the back or am I imagining things. My rear has been shortened and I have 1/2 inch spacers to center the wheels. I may even have enough room for 295s for the track.

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    • Stephen Mulkey

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      I really like the stance and the look. Pretty sweet
       
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      • MoparLeo

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        Looks low in the back ?? What were you expecting ?
        Is this rear setup all new and this is the first time with tires installed ?
        Looks ok for a 60's or 70's look. If that is what you are going for.
         
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        • LocuMob

          LocuMob Fluid Technician FABO Gold Member

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          That concrete slab slopes, so the car sits level, ish. What's it look like on a flat surface?

          I think it looks good, stance is good.
           
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          • Kent mosby

            Kent mosby FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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            I do like the stance. I had smaller tires on it before. I guess I was just wondering if the rear was sagging for the setup I have. I was comparing to Bob's 295s bob.jpg

            Thanks for the compliments.
             
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            • mopowers

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              That's a different wheel arch all together.
               
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                I think you nailed the stance perfectly. You have all the good hardware, too. I think you're being too hard on yourself, that looks totally badazz to me. If you pulled up next to an old Nova or Rustang, they'd be puckering.
                 
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                • RustyRatRod

                  RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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                  Looks good. We went through a set of those on Kitty's Escape. Got like 66K out of them. I kept them rotated the hell out of but still, I was impressed. Be careful, because when they get down about 1/4 tread left, it's time. They start hydroplaning pretty bad then. But until then they are a great tire for the money.
                   
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                    White letters at or just below the wheel well is just right in my book.
                     
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                    • toolmanmike

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                      Looks great.
                       
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                      • doug 371

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                        295 is a lot shorter tire...
                         
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                        Add me to the list that really likes the stance.
                         
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                          If this isn’t what you were going for, I’d call that a happy accident. Looks perfect (and intentional) to my eye.

                          What kind of traction are you finding with the Cobras? What did they replace?
                           
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                          • Kent mosby

                            Kent mosby FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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                            Thanks for the compliment. They are more of an addition than a replacement. I had mickey thompson drag radials. I will use those for the dragstrip. The MT drag radials are more grippy but they have no treads for driving in the rain. Then again, I could spin those as well if I wanted to. I have no other street tire experience to compare it to.
                             
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                            Tell me what your traction is like. Have the exact Cobra m/s P275/60 tires on the '64 I just picked up and then seem way too easy to spin..
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                            • Kent mosby

                              Kent mosby FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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                              I agree, they are easy to spin. Yet, I have over 500 hp maybe over 600 hp and 3.91s on a 3100 lb car. I am not street racing but If I was, I would use the drag radials.
                               
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                              • dartfreak75

                                dartfreak75 Restore it, Dont part it! FABO Gold Member

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                                Dang that looks great! I love the whole look the color the stance the wheels and tires it looks amazing!
                                 
                              • Kent mosby

                                Kent mosby FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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                                Thank you very much for the kind words. I appreciate them. It took a couple years but man is it fun to drive.
                                 
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                                • dartfreak75

                                  dartfreak75 Restore it, Dont part it! FABO Gold Member

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                                  Your welcome. I bet it is a blast. I can't wait to get mine on the open road . Im not far off. Few more bugs to work out.
                                   
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                                  • A56

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                                    I believe they're a harder rubber compound that's why you get plenty of mileage out of them and also why they spin relatively easy.
                                     
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                                    • famous bob

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                                      huh, mine are 29 1/2'' tall !
                                      275`s are 28'' tall .
                                       
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                                      • AJ/FormS

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                                        295/65-15s are close to 30" tall
                                        275/60-15s are about 28
                                        325/50-15s are about 27.8
                                        295/50-15s are about 27
                                        275/50-15s are about 25.8
                                         
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                                        • rumblefish360

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                                          The Cooper Cobras are a drivers tire like a BFG - TA,
                                          a general performance tire .… Like a regular passenger car tire but there compound is softer than a regular tire but far from any type of actual performance tire.
                                           
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                                          • doug 371

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                                            ok...I was thinking 295/50 when
                                            Ok,,,I was thinking 295/50 when I posted
                                             
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                                            In my experience;
                                            with both the Coopers AND the BFGs, they are good for one summer; IF you don't abuse them.
                                            They will go hard in the second summer, or after the first couple of burnouts, but, long BEFORE the tire is half worn. (I would guess only the first 10% is any good, and possibly 10% more is sorta good)
                                            After that it may take years of normal hot-dog driving for them to wear out, during which they will be totally predictable roller skates; and you can spin them for hundreds of feet, over and over, with little to no wear. and; they are super good at sliding, on account of they don't change with heat, and never dig, they just slide. At some point I usually put them on one of my other cars.
                                            And the best part of all, is that a 295/50 has about as much rubber in the sideways direction as in the front to back; so, if I get into trouble while sliding, I just toe the clutch a lil, let the tires catch, and with a lil herky-jerky action, we are back. Whereas with 275s I was forever spinning out, with just the tiniest little bit of too much power application.
                                            For you;
                                            if you can fit 295s into your tubs on at least 10" wheels, I urge you to skip 275s entirely; they will only get you into trouble, in probably every corner, unless maybe your Scampy still has a 318 2bbl in it. You will think, from their straight-line action, that the 275s are not a bad tire, but in the turns, the 275 will reveal his true insidious evil nature, especially on a 7.5" (a 70%er) or smaller wheel, and 'round you will go.

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                                            a 295/50-15 is only a 295 on an 8" rim,
                                            which wheel, IMO, is way too small in anything but straightline action. Even on a 10" wheel, I have to run 24psi or less to get the tread of my 295s to sit flat on the road. But on a 10" wheel, my 295s are actually pushing 13" sidewall bulge, which is 330mm. If you try to run the 295s on 8 or 8.5 inch wheels, at optimum straight-line air-pressure, and in a straightline; the outter inch or so on each side, will, when spinning, lift off the road, and so may actually have less tire on the road than if you had 275s on the same rims.
                                            In the turns, the above is what wipes you out.
                                            With 275s on a 70%rim (7.5incher), as the inside 275 tire transitions from being say 8 inches of rubber on the road while not spinning, to 6 inches spinning, and the outside 275 tire, which now has most of the weight on it, rolls under and lifts the inside edge of the tire up off the road, and also becomes 6, or maybe 7inches. This happens so fast, you cannot humanly react fast enough, and so, 'round you will go.
                                            It would have been better for you if you had just had 6inches of rubber on the road in the first place, and enough tire pressure in them that they stayed 6 inches in the turns. Sure they will slide, but at least the slide will be predictable. And if you get them spinning before the turn, you will not suffer a mid-turn catastrophic wipe-out ........ unless the vacuum-secondary carb happens to whack open,..... or shut, lol. So;
                                            the take-away is this; for performance driving including turns, FORGET the 70% rule and go straight to 85%.

                                            BTW-2;
                                            Forget sliding;
                                            >If you cannot play the throttle in the turns, or
                                            >If you have a dirt-bike power-band, or
                                            >If your CCP (Cranking Cylinder Pressure) is low. Unless you have a fairly hi-stall TC, or race gears out back. or
                                            >with anything but a mechanical Secondary carb, cuz if the secondarys open by themselves, mid turn with rising rpm ......... surprise! around you will go again.
                                            What; yur not into sliding? well, with 275s, if on 7.5s (70%), and a slightly warmed up V8, like it or not, you will soon discover sliding. Whether or not you like it, I cannot say...... lol
                                             
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