Restoring A 1971 Chevy El Camino Frame - All The King's Horses

Building A Better '71 El Camino From The Frame Up.

Mike Harrington Apr 1, 2008 0 Comment(s)
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The tires we used in this frame build are Nitto NT555 Extreme ZRs. The NT555 has one of the largest contact patches available, and is made of a specially formulated compound that not only gives amazing traction in dry weather conditions, but also has an extended tread life when compared to some of the other softer-compound tires on the market. The tire size on the back is 255/45ZR18, and the front is 255/50ZR17. Why the wider/taller tire size in front? Nitto assured us that would be the best way to go, but truthfully, we can't see much of a visual difference when compared side by side.

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Nitto Tire
Cypress, CA 90630
877-565-8448
www.nittotire.com
Master Power Brakes
Mooresville, NC 28117
888-351-8785
http://www.mpbrakes.com
Classic Tube
Lancaster, NY
800-882-3711
http://www.classictube.com
Performance Online
Fullerton, CA 92831
800-638-1703
www.performanceonline.com
PST
Montville, NJ 07045
877-226-4101
p-s-t.com

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