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Radial front runner

I have looked everywhere for a front radial tire that fits a 15x6 rim and is 26 od and about 8-8.3 section width that does not bulge on the sidewalls. I need something to compliment my bfg drag radials in rear. The closes tire I have found is a mt but I don't want a flame tread. Most of the tires I have looked at are to short, 24.5 od etc. Anyone with a suggestion or pic?? Thanks
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Re: Radial front runner

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireSe...rer=BFGoodrich

BFG 215 65's are 26 Tall, 7.0 tread width and a 8.7 section width. I have mounted on 15 x 6 rally's

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I'm running 205/65/15's (8"wide x 25.5"tall) up front on 5" Prostars....




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http://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireSe...rer=BFGoodrich

BFG 215 65's are 26 Tall, 7.0 tread width and a 8.7 section width. I have mounted on 15 x 6 rally's

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Thanks JD that's actually what I am currently running on my 6" rim now. I just don't like the bulgy side wall. Must be my OCD kicking in
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Thanks Doug. I may have to go to a 5'' rim. Remember I'm getting new rims from the wife, may have to rethink the front rim size. What brand are you running? Nice looking car Doug!!
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Thanks Doug. I may have to go to a 5'' rim. Remember I'm getting new rims from the wife, may have to rethink the front rim size. What brand are you running? Nice looking car Doug!!
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The 5" was the smallest DOT Prostar I think ????
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BFG 215 65's are 26 Tall, 7.0 tread width and a 8.7 section width. I have mounted on 15 x 6 rally's

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Thanks JD that's actually what I am currently running on my 6" rim now. I just don't like the bulgy side wall. Must be my OCD kicking in
A 5" wheel isn't going to help with the bulgy tire. You needs to go to a 205 or 195 on the 6" wheel to loose the bulge in the sidewall.

A 195/70 15 is 25.8" tall with a 7.9" section width on a 6" wheel. A 205/70 15 is 26.3" tall with a 8.2 sect width. on a 6" wheel.

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A 5" wheel isn't going to help with the bulgy tire. You needs to go to a 205 or 195 on the 6" wheel to loose the bulge in the sidewall.

A 195/70 15 is 25.8" tall with a 7.9" section width on a 6" wheel. A 205/70 15 is 26.3" tall with a 8.2 sect width. on a 6" wheel.
Ok I assume BFG makes these sizes? I have looked at there web site. I'll look again.
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Try summit racing, I don't know about the 70 series in BFG's they do have 195 and 205's in 65 series though. Take about a 1/2" off total height compared to the 70's.

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I did find a 205/70/15 in a BFG premier touring at my buddies shop. I'll give it a test fit next wk.
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Re: Radial front runner

Keep in mind that as you go smaller on the front tire, your tire weight rating goes down. Be careful with the 185-195 sized tires as many of these are designed for little cars like a VW & can fail under the weight of a full sized Camaro.

Pay attention to the load range on the tires so you are safe.

I'm not fond of the MT sportsman tires, but at least they are designed for your cars weight.
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