but remmeber its a truck..... and who all sells the tires? I want some rated for good speed and etc..... no cheapies, if I feel the need to pass some one at 100mph I shall do so, but regularly I just ride slow and low
no pics came up but i know what a 71 chevy is and looks like, to bad its not a shortbed though? before i got the truck i have now i was looking for a truck in the years of 67-72 chevy of course, post your pics on here
Well back in the day everyone used to run those Crager 30 spokes on their rods, I have seen everything from Sedans to Coupes, to T buckets on them, and have seen many blown motors turn them over. I bet that even thought the spokes are smaller on a 100 spoke, the wheel would be stronger altogeather having more spokes that a 30 spoke? If that makes sense to you. I used to run 72 spoke Daytons on my Rx-7 and I never had any problems with that car going over a 120..... I would go ahead and buy them if I was you.
Also as far as you putting your foot into it and worry'n that they will break, I think thats highly unlikely, I mean if you gun it the tires are not just going to hook up and off you go, the tires will break loose and you will spin them.
Also, how many Vettes have you seen running spokes? I have seen my fair share, Also look at vintage race cars like Jag's and Ferrari's, Mg's, Triumphs...... etc...... If they couldnt stand power I dont think major companies would have ran them on their cars....
Just some things to think about, hope I have helped...
Cast away: You gotta look at it this way. The standard tire on a 14x7 Rev rim, is your basic 175/70/14. Now damage to any part of the driveline (engine, trans, wheels in this case) comes from traction, hook up, whateveryou wanna call it. With the narrow tire, you will have a severe lacking of this, that is to say, you will have no traction, therefore you will do no damage (maybe smoke the tires bald) HOWEVER, if you were to put a wider tire on, therefore gaining traction you could very well twist the spoke hub in the middle of the rim and bending or snapping spokes. So the way I see it, you have two things to look at.
#1) Using a wire rim and the traditional skinny tire will be fine, but you will not be able to use the power you have upgraded to gain. You can go fast but I'm talkign acceleration. And top speed isnt a good on the skinnies anyways.
#2) You go with a differend style rim (not spoked) and a wider tire and have the ability to use the power without bending spokes.
NOW PERSONALLY i would go with number two, because i have loked at your truck, noticed the lack of chrome, which doesnt make it very traditional style, even tho it is an older style. if you are into the small rims, which I definitly am. Then my sugestion would be a Rocket, Supreme wheel (not wire, but mag) with a wider whitewalled tire on it (possibly 205, 215 maybe?) That way, you get an old skool look (which i think would suit that particular truck more) and a way to use that power youve spent money to gain. :thumbsup: