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Old 09-08-2019, 04:15 PM   #1
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Default Radial Tires 16 inch Kelsey Hayes

We have a 31 Slant with 16 inch Kelsey Hayes wire wheels. Looking to replace bias tires with Radials. Looking for suggestions thanks
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Old 09-09-2019, 12:08 PM   #2
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Default Re: Radial Tires 16 inch Kelsey Hayes

Because Kelsey's spokes go thru the rim, they must be sealed in order to run tubeless tires. A dab of silicone on each spoke, covered by a wrap of tape is all that is needed. I run 215-70-16R tires made for a Toyota RAV-4, a variety of sizes are available.
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Old 09-09-2019, 07:01 PM   #3
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Default Re: Radial Tires 16 inch Kelsey Hayes

Why not just run rim liners and radial tubes with the Coker radials. That's what I did and they run just fine...


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Old 09-10-2019, 03:48 PM   #4
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Take a clean wheel.... spray it with Flex Seal... no rust no spoke leaks!
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Old 10-31-2019, 10:46 AM   #5
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what size radial replaces the 600-16 bias?
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Old 10-31-2019, 11:07 AM   #6
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Cooker has a 6.00x16 radial. It looks a little different than old 600's but may be the closest thing to it?
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Default Re: Radial Tires 16 inch Kelsey Hayes

P195/80-r16 but good luck as far as I can tell only one tire that size the Bridgestone ecopia e2 made for electric rav4 in California
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Default Re: Radial Tires 16 inch Kelsey Hayes

Here’s a chart I found with dimensions https://racedunlop.com/docs/40sand50s.pdf then go here https://www.tacomaworld.com/tirecalc...0r16-195-75r16 and plug in a modern tire size to compare dimensions you’ll find the 195/80-r16 to be the closest let me know what you figure out. As I will be buying new tires soon also.
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Old 11-01-2019, 04:37 PM   #9
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Default Re: Radial Tires 16 inch Kelsey Hayes

I run those 195/80-16 on my 28 Tudor. I wanted to get the tallest tire I could both for looks and gearing. They are a little shorter than the 21 inch wheels I had but not too bad a compromise. I think they feel a little stiff for a radial but I have noticed they roll really easily. I used radial tubes in them from Brattons.
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