It was a war of tire irons. I'm good with the irons, but some of these tapered bead rims, (be careful - it's aluminum !) and the tire is old (1968 date code) but still quite pliable for it's age. That's why I'm using it. It has the vintage, correct look I'm looking for . . . and I probably won't be over 100 mph anyway. I'll have it spin balanced. The Goodyear All-Traction.