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Old 03-09-2019, 03:39 PM   #1
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Default 19 radial tire question

I have a 1931 Tudor that needs tires. I have been looking at the Excelsior 19 radials that Coker sells. Is anyone here running them, and if so, what advice do you have? I have no experience with radials on an A, but friends who run 16s sure like them. The tires I have now were on the car when I bought it. They are Universal drivers. I really have no complaints with them.

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Old 03-09-2019, 04:05 PM   #2
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I have the 5.50 R tires and I think they are a better fit for the 19 in. wheels than the 5.00 R 19's. Close rolling distance as for my Firestone distance. Therefore The speed and odometer remain very accurate. I have found that 40# pressure works best for me on my 30 Fordor. I. have also found that no more than 1/16 inch toe-in helps with tire wear and the track or steering is not affected ( no wandering).
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Old 03-09-2019, 08:44 PM   #3
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I have the 5.50 R tires and I think they are a better fit for the 19 in. wheels than the 5.00 R 19's. Close rolling distance as for my Firestone distance. Therefore The speed and odometer remain very accurate. I have found that 40# pressure works best for me on my 30 Fordor. I. have also found that no more than 1/16 inch toe-in helps with tire wear and the track or steering is not affected ( no wandering).
I could only say "ditto" to the above. I think they are great!
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Old 03-09-2019, 09:48 PM   #4
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Default Re: 19 radial tire question

I agree with Steve & Carl.
I have 5.50's on my '30 coupe and they run great.
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Old 03-10-2019, 02:55 AM   #5
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Default Re: 19 radial tire question

All this was discussed a short while ago here and the 5.00R19 tyres were too often faulty. The 5.50R10's were OK.
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