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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 12th, 04, 05:24 AM Thread Starter
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I am looking to purchase a set of BFG Drag Radial or ET Streets tires. I would like the 275/60/15 tires they offer. I know they will clear on my 69. My issue is that they recommend a 7.5-8.5 rim. I have a 7" rim. How much a problem is this going to be for me? Any past experiences would help.

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That's the stock wheel/tire combination on my 91 SS454 pickup. The tires bulge out a bit, but I haven't had any problems with it. And my truck weighs 4400 lbs.

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I have had a MT et street 28x11.50-15 on a 15x7 and a 15x8 rally. This tire is just a little taller than a 275-60 and is around 9" wide. You will probably burn the center of the tire out much sooner on the 7" rim. Also, the guy who mounts the tires will have a hard time mounting them on a 7" rim. They are a little more difficult to get on than an 8".

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Also the ET street has a much softer sidewall than the Drag Radial.

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Jeff,
i believe the 454SS trucks had a pretty chrome 15X8 wheel, as did the 80's chev 1/2 ton trucks with the rally wheels- only those weren't chrome.
a friend of mine has some 275/60/15's on the stock 15X6 rims o nthe back of a mid 80's t-bird- it looks really goofy, and he says the back end kinda wiggles around the curves a bit.

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I've got 285's on my 16x7 Suburban rims. Yes they do buldge a little. I used to have 275 on them ( Michelins ) and got 50K on them and are still using them on my 90 half ton Chevy with 6.5 inch rims. So , treadwear was minimally affected if at all. I'm also about to mount 275-60-15 on my 15x7 rallys as well , I think they'll be just fine.

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Mixed reviews on this one. I currently have 255 on mine now and they really dont bulge that much. I may give it a try... now if I could find a DESCENT price on those tires!

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