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Old 05-23-2012, 08:27 PM
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Got my Diamond Back wiiide white walls in today. They're 215/75/R15 with 3" white walls!

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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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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.
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Old 05-23-2012, 10:30 PM
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Their prices look better than Cokers. How much is their shipping charges?
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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
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:52 AM
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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.....

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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.
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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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215 75 14 on mine....

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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.
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