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Username Post: Rims and tires for 1957
japete92 
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japete92
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01-24-24 10:17 AM - Post#2866255    
    In response to Shepherd

  • Shepherd Said:
I would suggest before you do anything with tires, look for any looseness in the gear box, steering linkage, suspension components and front end alignment.



Agree. The car was designed for the 'stiffer' side walls of the bias ply tires. The radials will make the wander worse.

Is the suspension/steering configuration OEM/stock?

'Newer' different ratio steering boxes require approx 4 degrees of + caster to have proper 'return-to-center' performance, and to keep the car from 'wandering'. The OEM upper control arms can NOT come close (safely, max is only about + 1 1/2 degree).

Pete

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