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

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

By Mike Harrington, Photography by Mike Harrington

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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Coy's Wheels Moog
Contact: Michael Proud
26555 Northwestern Hwy.
Southfield
MI  48034
Classic Tube
80 Rotech Drive
Lancaster
NY  14086
800-882-3711
www.classictube.com
Nitto Tire
Dept. MM&FF
6261 Katella Ave.
Cypress
CA  90630
Harrison's Restorations Performance Online
Master Power Brakes
254-1 Rolling Hills Rd.
Mooresville
NC  28117
704-664-8866
www.mpbrakes.com
PST
Box 396 Montville
NJ  07045
800-247-2288
www.p-s-t.com
By Mike Harrington
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