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  • #91
    Got my Diamond Back wiiide white walls in today. They're 215/75/R15 with 3" white walls!

    VTCI# 11860
    58HT - Thunderbird Registry Number: 37043 (Sold)

    60HT - Thunderbird Registry Number: 37252 "Lucille" (Sold)

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    • #92
      Look just like mine did last week!!

      I ordered online and they made a confirmation phone call the next day. I expected a 3 week delivery but I had them in 8 days. Enjoy the new look!

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      • #93
        Originally posted by Joe Johnston View Post
        Look just like mine did last week!!

        I ordered online and they made a confirmation phone call the next day. I expected a 3 week delivery but I had them in 8 days. Enjoy the new look!
        Same thing here! They told me 2-3 weeks and I got them a week and a half later.
        VTCI# 11860
        58HT - Thunderbird Registry Number: 37043 (Sold)

        60HT - Thunderbird Registry Number: 37252 "Lucille" (Sold)

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        • #94
          Their prices look better than Cokers. How much is their shipping charges?

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          • #95
            Originally posted by lawyercalif View Post
            Their prices look better than Cokers. How much is their shipping charges?
            The Diamondback's were $876 + 80.43 for shipping ($956.43).

            I could not get Coker's in this size with 3" white walls. The closest I could get were 2.75" white walls for $1,068 shipped from summit racing
            VTCI# 11860
            58HT - Thunderbird Registry Number: 37043 (Sold)

            60HT - Thunderbird Registry Number: 37252 "Lucille" (Sold)

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            • #96
              The Diamond Back radials on my car are about 8 years old and still look good. No separation of the whitewall and wear is fine although they only have about 12k miles on them. Ride and handling is great. Very happy with mine.

              Think you were going with new wheels so won't apply but the only problem I have with mine is that the whitewalls absorb rust from the wheels after a few times washing the car. I should have had the wheels powder coated rather than painted. Been using Castor Oil Superclean on the whitewalls as recommended by Diamond Back - works fine and doesn't seem to have had any effect on the tires.

              If I remember correctly the warranty states that they must be hand mounted on the whitewall side - may have changed - but if you've ever seen how the machines stretch the tire over the rim it's probably not a bad idea. The fellow that did mine hand mounted the whitewall side then flipped the wheel over and used the machine on the non-whitewall side.

              The shipper actually ran over 2 of my tires with a truck or forklift - pretty obvious tracks across them. Called DB and they shipped out 2 new ones the same day and an RMA sticker for the damaged tires. Didn't have to hassle with taking them in and trying to explain the problem to the shipper. Great customer service goes a long way.

              Hope ole' pinky is getting better.....

              Eric

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              • #97
                Eric, thanks, my finger is getting better. I got the hard cast off yesterday and the rod comes out in 4 weeks. After that, physical therapy,



                I am so far very pleased with DB’s customer service. They’ve been very thorough with their phone and email communication. I’ve got a new set of powder coated steel wheels coming in next week; can’t wait to get em’ mounted.
                VTCI# 11860
                58HT - Thunderbird Registry Number: 37043 (Sold)

                60HT - Thunderbird Registry Number: 37252 "Lucille" (Sold)

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                • #98
                  I wanted to use 225/75R15 on my car but thats what was on my parts car and they look like they were rubbing on the suspension a little. So I think I also will go with the 215/75R15. Has anybody else used the 225 and if so did it rub?

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                  • #99
                    215 75 14 on mine....

                    Eric

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                    • Originally posted by lawyercalif View Post
                      I wanted to use 225/75R15 on my car but that's what was on my parts car and they look like they were rubbing on the suspension a little. So I think I also will go with the 215/75R15. Has anybody else used the 225 and if so did it rub?
                      Allot of it has to do with what wheels you’re running. You could probably run 225 or even 235’s with less backspacing to your wheels. The less backspacing you have, the further out thee wheel is moved away from the suspension.


                      Right now I have 15” American Racing wheels with 235/60/R15’s and they don’t rub at all because the wheels have a much larger dish and less backspacing.
                      VTCI# 11860
                      58HT - Thunderbird Registry Number: 37043 (Sold)

                      60HT - Thunderbird Registry Number: 37252 "Lucille" (Sold)

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                      • DiamondBack on BFG 205 70 14" with a 2" whitewall on the 57. I wanted a lower wider tire but didn't want the whitewall to get into the bulge of the sidewall. The great thing is you can get almost anything made for the look you want.
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                        • Lucille’ got some new shoes!

                          Lucille’ got some new shoes!

                          They’re powder coated 15” x 6” Wheel Vintiques wheels wrapped in 3” white walled Diamondback 215/75/R15's with ’42 Ford dog dish hubcaps and beauty rings.







                          VTCI# 11860
                          58HT - Thunderbird Registry Number: 37043 (Sold)

                          60HT - Thunderbird Registry Number: 37252 "Lucille" (Sold)

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                          • I like them new shoes. The 3 inch white walls with beauty rings and dog dish hubcaps really look just right.

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                            • Nice! Really nice!
                              Keith
                              Sedalia, Mo.
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                              • NYsquarebird58’ (NEW) Tbird

                                Yup, Marcelo, she sure is stylin' now! It looks really nice and the beauty rings help set her off.

                                Ray Clark - Squarebirds Administrator
                                '59 Tbird "The Yellow Rose Of Texas" aka "Tweety Bird"
                                "It's Hip To Be Square"
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