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Old 12-18-2010, 10:36 PM
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Hi Guys, I'm getting ready to purchase Radial whitewall tires. Can you please give me an idea on the top brands for comfort & handling. I'm told that Diamondbacks are really good. Some input would be gratefully appreciated.

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Old 12-19-2010, 01:24 AM
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Hi Chris
I have 225/70/14 BFG Silvertown's on my 60 J handles really well

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that's a sharp-looking car with those wheels and tires
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Old 12-19-2010, 11:46 AM
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Chris hope your getting ready for the upcoming holidays. Diamondbacks are ones that some members like and the other kind are Cokers. I have Cokers 225 /2.5" whitewalls radials on the 58 and they vastly improved the" rideability" When the other tires go on the 60 ( Imports ) I will put the same ones on. I don't know how pricey they are in your area??
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Old 12-20-2010, 03:55 AM
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Chris, I bought American Classics from Antique Tyres in Brisbane - good service & fantastic ride!
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Hi Dan, with your Cokers, are they manufactured in the States or Mexico? or is there no differance.
The cost here in Oz is around $350 each, but with the U.S. $ & ours being almost at par I might import them from the States after I look into the shipping costs.

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Hi Bill, with the American Classics, what size are they & what did they set you back?

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Old 12-28-2010, 08:41 AM
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Hi Bill, with the American Classics, what size are they & what did they set you back?

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Hi Chris, 215 70 16's as I bought them at the same time that I updated wires to the LA Custom 100 spokes. I did both cars and from memory it was approximately $3200 per car. Resultant stance and height is the same as original and backspacing on the wires is spot on. Huge difference in driveability...
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Thanks Bill, but at this time I'm holding onto my 14'' wire rims. I'm thinking 215/75R14 or 225/75R14 either Coker or American Classics.
Anyone with any other thoughts?

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P225/75R14 is closer to the 8.50x14" which came on MOST 1958-60 T-Birds. The 8.00x14" was used on the plain non-optioned cars w/o AC, w/o skirts, w/o full wheel covers, etc.

This bigger tires carries the weight of these BIG Birds better & improves the handling somewhat. Plus, the bigger tire fills up our wheel wells and looks much better IMO...

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