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Old 02-12-2015, 09:09 PM
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Question Decision Time - Blackwall out or raised white letters out?

It's time for new tires for the Lo-Buck Bumpside (LBB). I'm going with 275/60-15s in the back and fronts will be 225/70-15s.

The question is what would you do and why? Black walls facing out or white letters facing out?

EDIT: The wheels will receive polished trim rings and dog dish hubcaps.

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my votes for white letters out
black wheels & black tires you need something to break up all that black
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on a truck, esp an older truck, I think the white letters out look the best. with the black rims, and black wall out, it would just be too dark.
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Old 02-12-2015, 09:25 PM
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on a truck, esp an older truck, I think the white letters out look the best. with the black rims, and black wall out, it would just be too dark.
Good points. I should have added that the steelies will get trim rings and dog dish hubcaps.
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I agree, with the black wheels, if you go black walls out, it will look too utilitarian. White walls out will give it a more sporty look.


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Any photographs of the wheels and the tires that will be going on them?
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Good points. I should have added that the steelies will get trim rings and dog dish hubcaps.

Ok, you posted while i was typing. With the chrome to break it up, I think it'd look good either way.

Sorry, not much help!
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Old 02-12-2015, 09:30 PM
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Any photographs of the wheels and the tires that will be going on them?
Edited the original post with a pic.... tire choices include BFG Radial T/As, Cooper Cobras, or Mickey Thompsons.
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Maybe this will help? This was the first set of wheels/ tires I had on my truck.

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Edited the original post with a pic.... tire choices include BFG Radial T/As, Cooper Cobras, or Mickey Thompsons.
Hmmm.... if there's a beauty ring being used, I don't think it would matter too much either way.

I guess this puts the ball back in your court. I would suggest whatever you do, to have the wording of the tires indexed off the valve stem.

For example, if it was a BFG --whether it's white letters out or black letters out, have the "BFGOODRICH" across the top --centered and lined up on opposite side of the wheel from the valve stem.

Place the series ("Radial TA", for example) of the tire indexed off the valve stem, on the valve stem side of the wheel.

The hubcaps would then be referenced/lined up off the valve stem.
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Hmmm.... if there's a beauty ring being used, I don't think it would matter too much either way.

I guess this puts the ball back in your court. I would suggest whatever you do, to have the wording of the tires indexed off the valve stem.

For example, if it was a BFG --whether it's white letters out or black letters out, have the "BFGOODRICH" across the top --centered and lined up on opposite side of the wheel from the valve stem.

Place the series ("Radial TA", for example) of the tire indexed off the valve stem, on the valve stem side of the wheel.

The hubcaps would then be referenced/lined up off the valve stem.
Good call highlighting that.... I haven't given that much thought. I'm not clear on your definition of 'indexed'. Do you mean have the stem hole centered on the middle of the text? Or the stem hole lined up in the middle of the blackwall section like Murc's pic above?

A pic or URL would be immensely helpful.
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Let's say the valve stem is at the 6:00 o'clock position (straight down at the bottom).

BFGOODRICH would be centered, in relation to the valve stem, above at the 12:00 o'clock position.

RADIAL T/A would be centered, in relation to the valve stem, across the bottom of the tire.

If the dog dishes have any wording, FORD MOTOR COMPANY for example, the wording would be indexed where FORD was on the left of the hubcap, MOTOR at top middle (towards BFGOODRICH) and COMPANY would be on the right side, all in relation off the valve stem.

If there's just an emblem in the center of the hubcaps, the emblem would be oriented horizontally and upright between BFGOODRICH at the top of the tire and RADIAL T/A at the bottom of the tire.

...hopefully my explanation makes sense --difficult to try and explain just in words.
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Let's say the valve stem is at the 6:00 o'clock position (straight down at the bottom).

BFGOODRICH would be centered, in relation to the valve stem, above at the 12:00 o'clock position.

RADIAL T/A would be centered, in relation to the valve stem, across the bottom of the tire.

If the dog dishes have any wording, FORD MOTOR COMPANY for example, the wording would be indexed where FORD was on the left of the hubcap, MOTOR at top middle (towards BFGOODRICH) and COMPANY would be on the on the right side, all in relation off the valve stem.

If there's just an emblem in the center of the hubcaps, the emblem would be oriented horizontally and upright between BFGOODRICH at the top of the tire and RADIAL T/A at the bottom of the tire.

...hopefully my explanation makes sense --difficult to try and explain just in words.
Thanks. It makes perfect sense now. Schwing!!
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It's hard to say which I'd prefer without seeing the tires and rims side by side. To me I like my white wall tires on certain classics. not to big of a white letter fan on most things. Has to have the right style and flow for me to think the letters look good facing out. If you weren't using beauty rings I'd have to say letters out just because of to much black but since your using rings my votes for black letters out. If I seen a pic of what exactly your using all in one pic then maybe my mind would lean the other way.
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My opinion is to go old skool with white letters out.
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