Author Topic: Radials on a 41 60S  (Read 204 times)

Offline Eric Voigt

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Radials on a 41 60S
« on: October 03, 2017, 09:26:52 PM »
Well, it appears the 41 is going on the Caravan in 2 weeks.  Anyone put radials on a 60 Special and can recommend a size that clears the skirts?  I will call Coker tomorrow and see what they recommend as a replacement to the 7.00X15 bias.

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Offline Steve Passmore

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Re: Radials on a 41 60S
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2017, 03:56:58 AM »
Recently fitted radials to both my 41s Eric.   They are Diamondback Classics 235/75 15  3.25 WW and fit and ride very well.
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Offline TonyZappone #2624

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Re: Radials on a 41 60S
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2017, 04:37:44 AM »
Used Diamondback also.  He will tell you what size to use.  These tires are a little wider.  Skirt might rub a little.  Grind chrome piece on bottom of skirt.  Did this on 41 and 47
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Offline Bill Ingler #7799

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Re: Radials on a 41 60S
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2017, 07:28:52 AM »
Eric: I used the radial tire below from Diamond Back on both the 41 and 47. The radial used at that time by Diamond Back was a light truck tire. That was several years ago so what brand tire they are now using to make the 700X15 radial probably has changed.  Enjoy the CARavan and Arizona.  Bill

« Last Edit: October 04, 2017, 07:30:33 AM by Bill Ingler #7799 »

Offline Steve Passmore

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Re: Radials on a 41 60S
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2017, 09:18:43 AM »
That's exactly what I have on my convertible Bill. I find them a little hard but they came on the car and are still good. my latest from Diamondback are really good and not of the truck design.
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Offline Bill Ingler #7799

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Re: Radials on a 41 60S
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2017, 10:56:15 AM »
Steve: When I bought tires for the 41 and 47, Diamond Back was using a light truck tire made by Yokohama. Inflation recommended was 55 lbs. No way was I going to ride around in a car with 55 lbs in the tires so did some experimenting as you see below. I settled on 37 pounds which gives a nice ride. I have driven both the 41 and 47 on several car tours and the ride as well as the handling is excellent. I will not get the wear from the tires at 37 pounds verses 55 but the tires see only a few miles a year anyhow.  Diamond Back probably uses another brand tire now to make their 700x15 radial. Bill

 

Offline Steve Passmore

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Re: Radials on a 41 60S
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2017, 11:46:02 AM »
Diamondback is making a completely new range of tyres Bill. They are not whitewalls fitted to existing tyres like the truck type but I believe a tyre actually made by them.  The sizes look really good and I was going to buy a set for my 37, sadly mine wore out before Diamondback released them so I had to go with Coker 16" radials.
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Re: Radials on a 41 60S
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2017, 02:48:59 PM »
My Diamondback's on the 41 are 6 or 7 years old and have been toured 5500 miles.  I also reduced the pressure to 35-37 pounds and have been very happy with the ride.  Probably need to replace then this winter.  Bob Smits #2426
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Offline Jim Miller

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Re: Radials on a 41 60S
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2017, 08:14:30 AM »
Eric- I recently bought the Diamondback 700x15 3.25 WWW for my '41 62. Its a Yokohama light truck radial. Looks good rides good. I run 40 pounds of air.
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