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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-21-2004, 02:08 AM
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BIG tires on 1965 CHEVROLET??

I have a 1965 Chevrolet C10 4x4. It still runs great and has all original parts including the straight six 292 engine. I've been considering putting 40 or 44 inch tires on the truck and giving it the minimum lift required. My biggest question is, will I have to upgrade the engine in order to run these tires? Also, will my axles and transmission be able to handle the torque required to turn these tires safely? If you have any suggestions on what might need to be changed on the truck please reply to this message. THANK YOU
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 05-21-2004, 01:26 PM
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Re: BIG tires on 1965 CHEVROLET??

Although not familiar with that exact model, I can offer some advice that I think would be on track.

#1: With stock axles I wouldnt recommend tires bigger than 35's.

#2: Although the old 6's are very strong, I wouldn't recommend trying to run it with oversized tires, etc. Especially if you want to do any serious 4 wheeling.

You didn't mention which tranny you have but that might be an important factor.

Perhaps others can inject some words of wisdom in here for you too.

All the best to ya!

Don [img]images/graemlins/thud.gif[/img]
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