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Username Post: Radial Tires or not?        (Topic#346030)
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07-14-17 10:20 PM - Post#2700116    

I have a stock 54 Chevy 3100. I have heard pros and cons. My thought is that the truck was not built to run radials. I use my truck as being a work truck. Alignment, steering, wheel bearing and loads to name a few. What do you guys think? Ecklers Chevy Trucks LMC Trucks
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07-15-17 09:40 AM - Post#2700155    
    In response to ledzepn

Got radials 225/75/15 on my 55.2 3100 TF. truck. I've had no issues in 8000 miles.

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07-19-17 09:24 PM - Post#2700671    
    In response to 55 Shaker

Radial tire all the way. What are the cons of the radial tire?

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07-20-17 09:25 AM - Post#2700707    
    In response to BigDogSS

IIRC the radials "cause" wheel wander, and feel as though the front end is moving back and forth. I think as long as all the joints are sound (Kingpins, steering knuckles etc.) it shouldn't happen.

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07-20-17 10:50 AM - Post#2700722    
    In response to monty56

My experience has been just the opposite. When I had bias tires on my 60 C-10, the truck would tend to follow road irregularities and pull to one side or the other. After I switched to radials, it now tracks pretty much straight.

I realize that all the trucks in this forum have beam axles (if stock), and I don't know if that would make a difference or not.


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