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tires/rims for a 520

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For my '68 520, I'm wondering what a good option is for tires and rims? Stick with 14" or go to 15" ? I'm looking to drop the truck 2" keeping the stance level and having 7 to 8 " wide tires.

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Wide tires on the front are going to increase the steering effort.

You also need to keep overall tire diameter, going too large of a diameter will have the same effect as going to a lower numerically rear axle ratio, and make the performance of the truck more sluggish.

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Also poor offset choice to the negative, or rim mounting surface more towards the vehicle center and the tire extended outwards from the body increasing the scrub radius.

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LOL, that was my truck. Those wheels are 15x6 Toyota landcruiser wheels with generic spinners. IIRC tires were 205/60-15

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datsunrides: got any pix of the toyota landcruiser wheels and what year?

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Pics are in the link above. I believe they are from the early to mid 80's. I know it was a while ago but you and Charlie saw the truck in Williams LOL

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datsunrides: nice 520

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