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Old 12-19-2011, 02:18 AM
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I choosed the same as "bird 60", the Cooker P225/75/14 Radial ( http://store.cokertire.com/p215-75r1...whitewall.html ), and I understand it´s the most "original" without going bias-ply. Works and looks fine. Very happy with them
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One issue you might want to consider when getting new whitewall tires is how the whitewalls are "made". My understanding is that Coker tires are made with the whitewall included as part of the molding process whereas Diamondback tires are made by various suppliers as blackwall tires and then the whitewalls are applied (vulcanized?) onto the blackwall tires when you order the tires which is the reason you can specify what width of whitewall you want.
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One issue you might want to consider when getting new whitewall tires is how the whitewalls are "made". My understanding is that Coker tires are made with the whitewall included as part of the molding process whereas Diamondback tires are made by various suppliers as blackwall tires and then the whitewalls are applied (vulcanized?) onto the blackwall tires when you order the tires which is the reason you can specify what width of whitewall you want.
Yep, that is how I understand the two companies. We are running the dbtires on our 65 special and are very happy with them. We went with them becuase they were the only place that carried the size I wanted to run. I didn't go period correct at all, I went with staggered sizes and the largest sizes I could find and stuff on the car in a 15" tire.

As to how the white wall has held up for us, great, they are still very nice and white, seem to clean up easy.

If fact they told me to clean them don't ever use tire bleach or whitener, only use a mild soap or something of that nature. And if the mar on the white is tough, hit the white with some fine sandpaper, I have yet to need to try that.

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As far as I know, DB is the only option for 2 1/4" whitewalls, but they have to be special ordered. If you look at the DB web page, they show 225/70-14 with a 2 1/2" whitewall but there is a note saying that narrower whitewalls can be ordered.
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My tires and wheels were mounted today. I got lucky with good weather. 16x8 with 235/60/16 by Vogue. I had convinced myself that the extra $100 plus per tire for wide whites was better spent elsewhere. We will see. My response to the photos I just took is less than enthusiastic. I'm sure it will look better when the ride height is corrected. By the way most of my underhood issues are sorted out. After a timing adjustment and some fresh oil, I will be ready for spring. Dave you are so right. Just putting it in gear breaks the tires loose if you even nudge the throttle. Maybe these tires wont last long enough for me to care how they look
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As far as I know, DB is the only option for 2 1/4" whitewalls, but they have to be special ordered. If you look at the DB web page, they show 225/70-14 with a 2 1/2" whitewall but there is a note saying that narrower whitewalls can be ordered.
For us they made them the width we wanted, placement on the tire that we wanted, IE, I wanted the white wall a bit off the rim, and they actually suggested that would improve the longevity of the white wall? Of course there are limits to the adjustability of them, but we went with the widest white wall they could build with a quarter off the rim.

The downside of that, is you do have to wait for them to get done, I don't remember how long, but it didn't seem all the bad.
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I choosed the same as "bird 60", the Cooker P225/75/14 Radial ( http://store.cokertire.com/p215-75r1...whitewall.html ), and I understand it´s the most "original" without going bias-ply. Works and looks fine. Very happy with them
i LIKE THE SIZE OF THESE WHITE WALLS i THINK THIS IS AS WIDE AS i CAN GO. i THINK THE SMOOTHES HAVE TO GO AND A SET OF SPOKES ARE IN MY FUTURE
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I want to draw upon the experiences that others have had with wheel and tire combos. Any advice would be most appreciated.

I understand that 215/75R14 most closely mimics the original bias ply tires. I'd like to go with a something a bit wider, and have that extra width move the sidewall outboard--I think the stock tires are tucked in too much. Obviously, I'd like to avoid clearance issues. Also, I want to add discs (later) and use a 15" wheel to make room for that.

Coker lists the section width of the 225 as 8.95" which I think will be nice, and they list the diameter as a full inch taller than the bias plies (I don't think the extra height will be an issue, though.) I wouldn't mind going even a bit wider, but the 235 is only listed with a 3 1/8" whitewall which I think would be too much white.

So what I'm thinking about pulling the trigger on is this:
15x7 steelies, 3 3/4" backspacing
Coker Classic 2 3/4 Inch Whitewall - 225/75R15

Any potential landmines with this combo? Thanks in advance.
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not to upset anybody or criticize any ones car but i dont think wide whites wider then an inch look right on most cars built after 54 including the squares

dont shoot me but im gonna run 15inch raised white letters on my bird dont know what rims yet but am leaning hard toward chrome reverse and dont know what size tires im gonna run yet either
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I would have agreed with triple60squares BEFORE seeing Marcelo's new shoes:
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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.







Marcelo's 'Lucille' really looks dynamite in this combination because the car is black and chrome. On another car this wouldn't work, but these are SPATS! BTW, Lucille also wears Power Disk Brakes.

Be careful when doing back spacing. I think they come in 1/2" increments. If you have too much, use a 1/4" spacer.

The real caution is in consideration for the rear wheels. Some are so wide, the springs must be detached just to get tires passed the quarter panel lip, and onto the drums.

If I owned raised white letter tires, I would quickly turn them inside as I prefer BSW over them. Ray Clark had RWL tires on his 'Yellowrose'. They looked odd because RWL's weren't offered back in 1960:



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