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1957 Oldsmobile 98 question ?

Old November 18th, 2009, 02:08 PM
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1957 Oldsmobile 98 question ?

I have a 1957 oldsmobile 98 and everything I have read said it came with 14in wheels ? But all the 57 oldsmobiles I see and look at have 15in wheels on them ? Was that by peoples choice or am I missing something ?
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Old November 18th, 2009, 05:36 PM
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Original equipment for the 57 Oldamobile is 14" wheels but the upgrade to 15" is a popular choice because of the larger selection of tires for the 15" wheels.
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Old November 19th, 2009, 02:55 AM
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My '57 has 15 inch wheels also and I am keeping them...it will go through deeper snow too.. just can't use the original flipper wheel discs
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Old November 19th, 2009, 11:56 AM
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hello ,

all 57's are left the factory with 14' inch wheels , what kind of hubcabs are on your 57 ' now ? all original hub cabs are 14 ' inch .
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Old November 19th, 2009, 08:18 PM
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When I found the car I found a set of hubcaps in the trunk that are in great condition and they are 14' but the car had 15' wheels on it thats what was confussing me
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Old November 20th, 2009, 02:12 AM
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I have '80's Olds something wire covers on it now but will put on 15 inch Sabre wheels for next season...
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I went with the 15" wire wheels. Like the looks and it fits the 50's style
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Old November 22nd, 2009, 05:21 PM
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Do you plan to restore your car as original as possible, or do you plan to modify it?
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Old November 23rd, 2009, 07:17 AM
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Here is what I used
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Old November 23rd, 2009, 02:00 PM
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Citcapp, I like those wheels, are they Kelsy Hays?
FYI I understand BF Goodridge makes a 225x75x14 with a 26.5" OD, also for a price , one can engage Coker for some taller tires.
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Old November 23rd, 2009, 03:37 PM
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Well I was going to put a set of 14 back on it but I can not find a good set ..Citcapp those are some good looking wheels
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I'll find the paper work on the wheels fomorrow and post it.
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Thanks. Where they costly
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I will try to find $ price on B F Goodgridge and Coker.
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For ALL General info:
www.cokertire.com Nice but expensive.

Coopertire.com "Discoverer 225x70x14 whitewall 26.45 OD
BF Goodrich Radial 225x70x14 RWL 26.50 OD
These are the tallest radials I have found.
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