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https://longisland.craigslist.org/pt...610202246.html

Has anyone had any experience with white wall "inserts"? Are these just crap? Or can they actually look good?

Would like some thick white walls but budget is an issue.
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Old 08-03-2018, 02:28 PM
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They are junk. Stay away from them. Just my opinion.

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Old 08-03-2018, 02:33 PM
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Also they were designed for bias ply tires, not radials. There's a big difference in the sidewall.

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Thanks John for this warning. I guess that settles it.

Any good sources for finding whitewall tires? At a good rate? Or pretty much they are expensive and you have to bite the bullet if you want some.
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If you don't mind thin whitewalls how about these.
https://www.amazon.com/Hankook-Optim...hitewall+tires

If you want wide whitewalls you will have to pay the price.

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I agree with John. They were designed for Bias Ply Tires. When I bought my Squarebird 11 years ago, the tires on it were Blackwall Radials. They looked new, but I wanted Whitewalls. I decided to get the Portawalls because of that reason (looked new). The Tire shop spend a lot of time to get them to fit, but no go. I bit the bullet & spend over a thousand $s to get what I have on my Bird now, Coker 225/ 75-14, 2 1/2" Whitewalls. They look good & handle well. I had someone lined up to sell my Blackwalls that came off my Bird. Unfortunately the shed that they were stored in caught fire. I was insured so everything turned out O.K.

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https://dbtires.com/classic-car-tires/

All my friends with wide whites swear by these. Their cars are drivers, so most have given up on bias plys, even though the bias ply tires have that really "correct" look.
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I have seen that a good number of owners on here say that Diamond Back tires are the way to go these days. I went through their listing that Greg posted for ya. I did not see a 14" tire category listed, so I went through each type of tire shown. For those of you who have 14" rims, these are the tires they have listed as being 14". Diamond Back 1, 2, 3, MX, SS. So that should save you a lot of looking. There seem to be a good number of 15" and up to choose from. Also a good number of tire sizes to choose from.
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(as on another thread) I bought Diamondback Classics radials with wide white wall 14 years ago and am taking them off this winter due to the age. The vulcanized white walls are starting to come off but mainly I cannot make a case they are still safe.

That said, they have been flawless in all respects. Whether they are made the same now, I have no idea.

Their catalog is at: https://dbtires.com/tire-catalog/
and offers alot of options. If I stick with 14", roughly I am looking at $1000 or more plus shipping plus mounting/balancing .

I intend to inquire if they still vulcanize the whitewall on, or just how they do it.

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Default Diamondback Tires

John:
I looked at DB site and found this: https://dbtires.com/classic-car-tire...aking-process/

It appears they still take an existing tire and vulcanize the whitewall to the tire. If you got 14 years, that sounds like a good run to me.
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(as on another thread) I bought Diamondback Classics radials with wide white wall 14 years ago and am taking them off this winter due to the age. The vulcanized white walls are starting to come off but mainly I cannot make a case they are still safe.

That said, they have been flawless in all respects. Whether they are made the same now, I have no idea.

Their catalog is at: https://dbtires.com/tire-catalog/
and offers alot of options. If I stick with 14", roughly I am looking at $1000 or more plus shipping plus mounting/balancing .

I intend to inquire if they still vulcanize the whitewall on, or just how they do it.

John (G)
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