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Old 06-16-2024, 03:09 PM
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Default Old school drag radials/Wheel combo. Any suggestions?

I have a 64 goat with a 461 stroker, custom Ford 9 inch rear end, disc brakes, & a 4 link. I need a good street/strip tire and wheel combo that I can tuck underneath. I’m looking for something old school in appearance and 15”. Any suggestions? I want to fill out the rear wheel wells as much as possible without modifying the body.


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Old 06-18-2024, 09:27 AM
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Old school would mean something like a Cragar SS, Torque thrust type wheel or maybe slotted mags. A good size tire that fills the rear wheel well is a 275/60-15. If your rear is the stock 65 width then a 15x8 rim with a 5Ē-5.5Ē backspace will work. I guess itís possible to go with a larger rear tire but you need to take accurate measurements.

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Old 06-18-2024, 10:19 AM
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https://forums.maxperformanceinc.com...0&postcount=17

https://forums.maxperformanceinc.com...d.php?t=526735

Black steel wheels, as old-school as it gets.

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Highly recommend the M&H Racemaster 275/60/15.
Best drag radial Iíve used and Iíve had Hoosier, Mickey Thompson, Nitto, Goodyear,(discontinued). Lasts longer and sticks better then those. Iíve used the M&H bias ply, (second picture), in the same size, great tire but I would not recommend it for street duty, too squirrelly, but has the old school look of a squared-off sidewall.
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Highly recommend the M&H Racemaster 275/60/15.
Best drag radial Iíve used and Iíve had Hoosier, Mickey Thompson, Nitto, Goodyear,(discontinued). Lasts longer and sticks better then those. Iíve used the M&H bias ply, (second picture), in the same size, great tire but I would not recommend it for street duty, too squirrelly, but has the old school look of a squared-off sidewall.

Absolutely correct - these are the way to go

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