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47 Chrysler windsor OEM Tire Size


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Was it a 670-15 2 3/4" Whitewall?

47 4 door windsor

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This is an OEM Bias Ply tire size for this vehicle.

Translated to modern radial, would be P205 75 R15, you may be able to go up to P215 or P225, but they may rub, so be aware of this, the larger tires help with lowering RPM at highway speed. If you have the M5 trans , you may likely have a 3.54 diff, which helps to cruise a little faster, say 60 to 65 mph, should be okay.......Fred

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This is an OEM Bias Ply tire size for this vehicle.

Translated to modern radial, would be P205 75 R15, you may be able to go up to P215 or P225, but they may rub, so be aware of this, the larger tires help with lowering RPM at highway speed. If you have the M5 trans , you may likely have a 3.54 diff, which helps to cruise a little faster, say 60 to 65 mph, should be okay.......Fred

One thing im actually looking for is the OEM Whitewall size, is it 2 3/4"

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One thing im actually looking for is the OEM Whitewall size, is it 2 3/4"

Not sure they were WW from the factory, or if you could order them like that or if it were a dealer add-on.

I suggest you contact Coker Tire, and ask if they have any idea.

Here is a pic of a 48 Chrysler promotional shot, and the other is my Club Coupe....

The promo shot there are no WW tires, just the white wheel discs and hub caps, my car does not have WW tires yet

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Whitewalls were not available in 1947. Chrysler brought out a white plastic trim that fit between the hub cap and tire, as a substitute. You can see them on the car on the right in fred's post.

I went thru the tire game a couple of years ago, looking for the best tires for my 51 DeSoto. It turns out you want either the cheapest tires on the market or the most expensive.

Let me explain.

The stock size tires for your car were tall and narrow. The tallest narrowest regular tires are the cheapest. I bought a set of 215 15 R75 Marshall 791 radials from Walmart for under $50 apiece. Your car would take this size. These tires are more than 2 inches narrower than the same size from Goodyear or other name brand tire. They are quite close to the stock size and fit the car perfectly with no clearance issues. I put them on blackwall out and they look stock.

The alternative is buying from one of the antique tire specialists at 3 or 4 times the cost.

But then, you get wide whitewalls.

The cheap tires look good and are way better than the best tire made when your car was new.

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Whitewalls were not available in 1947. Chrysler brought out a white plastic trim that fit between the hub cap and tire, as a substitute. You can see them on the car on the right in fred's post.

I went thru the tire game a couple of years ago, looking for the best tires for my 51 DeSoto. It turns out you want either the cheapest tires on the market or the most expensive.

Let me explain.

The stock size tires for your car were tall and narrow. The tallest narrowest regular tires are the cheapest. I bought a set of 215 15 R75 Marshall 791 radials from Walmart for under $50 apiece. Your car would take this size. These tires are more than 2 inches narrower than the same size from Goodyear or other name brand tire. They are quite close to the stock size and fit the car perfectly with no clearance issues. I put them on blackwall out and they look stock.

The alternative is buying from one of the antique tire specialists at 3 or 4 times the cost.

But then, you get wide whitewalls.

The cheap tires look good and are way better than the best tire made when your car was new.

Rusty I concur, and those very tires may be the next tires to go on my car,as the Coker WW are not as cheap as I am.

BTW, what type of ride do the Marshalls deliver on your Desoto.....Fred

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