What recommendations as to size tires front and back for a 1964 C10 step side? Want to run 18 in wheels to minimize tire flab on the sidewalls ....help maximize handling. Live in dodge-M city of Dallas. Thanks.
I don't know much about the bigger wheels but after my dad put 22 or 24s on his 66 it really didn't seem to make it handle better. If anything its harder to steer and much harder on the stock frontend. I would do suspension upgrades to get a noticeable performance upgrade in handling. Just my opinion.
Runem, start withe the sway bays, just the front wil make a it a whole new truck, everyone that has done it says its a world of differance, currently running 275/60/15`s on all four corners with sway bars, that is the single best mod of our trucks for handling. Any chevy or GMC wrecking yard donor get the 1.25 bar that came on the 3/4 or 1 ton trucks, grab all brackets, replace bushings and bolt on.
I would say if everything was sound (no wore out parts) I would think upgrading the sway bars and and shocks and springs to some oriented toward handling would be where I would start. This would include lowering the center of gravity. All of the above have always helped the handling of my trucks as far as daily driving. I am sure somewhere on here there are members that would be way more up on specifics. Maybe they might chime in.
I know I have seen in forums many of the guys talk about using Hotchkis stuff. You might give them a call and pick their mind as to getting a plan together. They have some very nice parts for 63-66 C10s. anim_25
I have driven some with big inch wheels and next to no sidewalls and didn't like it.steering seemed way to sensitive to me,especially with rack and pinion.I ran the 275/60's for a long tme but went to the 70's cause I wanted to get closer to original tire diameter but still keep decent width.Just my 2 cent input