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I would like to put wide whitewalls on my 1958 I believe the tire size is suppose to be 800 X 14 what tire do u recommend for a nice ride?
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my buddy with a 1960 Chevy bought Diamondback wide whites for his car last year. 14" rims. He has no complaints.
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Most people go with 215/75 14 radials. They are available in wide whitewalls. They are slightly smaller tires than the 800 x 14 belted. You can also go 225/75 14. A few different companies make them including Coker and Diamond Back. If you do a search you will find a number of threads with pros and cons of different brands.

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If you search for previous posts regarding tires, you will probably see that some have had problems with Coker white walls. I can remember comments from some who had various problems with them and switched to a different brand... Just saying...
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I have Diamondback radials with wide white walls, since 2004. They have been great. Of late the whitewalls have begun to come off so I have to devise some scheme for re-attaching them.

In spite of the age, no visible checking (or there is and the whitewalls are covering them up). Garaged all the time which might help.
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Of late the whitewalls have begun to come off so I have to devise some scheme for re-attaching them.
How could the whitewalls come off? They are part of the tire rubber. It's not possible. Can you post a picture?

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Are we talking about the Portawall Flaps? The pretend Whitewalls of yesteryear.

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I will get a photo this weekend but, guys, they ain't part of the tire. Simply glued on. Which lasted a long time, but not forever, and 14 years is bordering on "forever".

I suspect, given the very limited market for the particular tire, this was a cost saving move.

I did use some black RTV on one area about a year ago where it was peeling; it worked well. Kind of snuck it in behind the white material then held the material in place with some duct tape for a day or so. Took the DT off and things were in good shape.

Anyway - - this was the approach Diamondback took back then to providing "whitewalls". I vaguely remember someone from the company telling me they used Michelin then. probably changed since.

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If you search for previous posts regarding tires, you will probably see that some have had problems with Coker white walls. I can remember comments from some who had various problems with them and switched to a different brand... Just saying...
Right-on! I found out the hard way. Next time I'm going with Diamondbacks.

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