tire choice for 64 Valiant.

Tires and Wheels (Mopar Hubcaps Too)

  1. crooked1/2dozen

    crooked1/2dozen Well-Known Member

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    So I finally got some 14" SBP steelies for my '64 Valiant 'vert. They are 4.5" wide. After reading most everything on FABO, I've decided to get 205/70/14 tires. The chart at the tire shop says 5" width wheels are needed for the 205s, I'm thinking that, based on other FABO members, it shouldn't be a problem. Should I go ahead and get this size, what do you guys think?


    TIA

    Dan
     
  2. Rockerdude

    Rockerdude Rock n' Roll and A-bodies

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    I say go ahead and do it. they will fit just fine.
     
  3. crooked1/2dozen

    crooked1/2dozen Well-Known Member

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    After further research, and seeing that the 205 needed a 5-7" wheel, with 6' maybe optimal, I went with 195/70/14 tires. They seem to have the period look, and I hope they work out. BFG Advantage TAs, I think we pay quite a bit more up here in the north, but the old girl needed new boots, and there's no reason for her to sit. I'll post before and afters later.
    And, thanks for your input, Rocker Dude.
     
  4. ehValiantguy

    ehValiantguy Well-Known Member

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    Your SBP rally's are actually 5.5" wide (if they are factory rally's) So your 195 70s will be fine.
     
  5. franktiregod

    franktiregod SAWB

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    195/70r14 was the way to go on that car anyhow so ya did good.
     
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