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Old 10-24-2017, 12:30 PM
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As already stated make sure they mount it with the inside up.

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As already stated make sure they mount it with the inside up.

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Right, well I think these guys believe they've seen and done it all because they didn't listen to me. I caught them mounting the tire outside up-twice. I say twice because the tire still leaks a bit no matter how much bead sealer the use.

Conclusion: First, it seems P215 75R14 are recommended to replace the 8x14 originals. I say go with P225 75R14 because my speedo is off-reading a few MPH high. This larger size should match up better with the approximate 27.5 inch height of the originals.

It seems I used 2 recommended Tire Rack installers, the second for my T-Bird install. I didn't buy these Coker's from the installer or Tire Rack, but neither listen to the customer much.

Last, before you use the spare tire wheel for your new tires, check it out closely. It might be the spare because of damage or poor condition.

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Old 10-26-2017, 12:44 AM
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It seems I used 2 recommended Tire Rack installers, the second for my T-Bird install. I didn't buy these Coker's from the installer or Tire Rack, but neither listen to the customer much.


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Make sure if your installer is mounting the new tires they aren't idiots. Mine was, and the first tire he tore the sidewall and bead to shreds, then replaced it with an old Coker he found someplace. 1 year later the replacement wide whitewall is a wide biegewall.
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Right! I remember buying 7.75x14 Firestone bias ply tires for $25 each in 1971. These Coker Nostalgia wide whites are the least expensive at around $225 each. It ridiculous considering I could buy 20" diameter super tires for that price.

These tires aren't much different from the old Firestone 721's, so if someone wants to team up with Firestone to produce a $125 wide whitewall, I'm in favor.

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Is it the Coker tires? I've had several different tires on/off
the stock rims without issues?
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Yes, these are Coker Tires Nostalgia model. I considered taking this one off myself and trying to remedy, but I'll spend as much as taking it somewhere else.

It can't be the wheel since I refinished yours (you saw the photos), and so it could be the tire bead itself. The shop just keeps trying to seal it the same way over and over again. Maybe I need a new shop with a different approach.

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Yes, these are Coker Tires Nostalgia model. I considered taking this one off myself and trying to remedy, but I'll spend as much as taking it somewhere else.

It can't be the wheel since I refinished yours (you saw the photos), and so it could be the tire bead itself. The shop just keeps trying to seal it the same way over and over again. Maybe I need a new shop with a different approach.

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I meant why can't you remove tires on/off the front with stock rims. I did it several times with no issues.
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I meant why can't you remove tires on/off the front with stock rims. I did it several times with no issues.
You mean removing the tire off the wheel after breaking the bead? I know there are several methods for breaking the bead, but I'm not comfortable doing any. I'm concerned I'll damage the bead.

Even after that you need bead sealer which is probably the same stuff they use.
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I meant why can't you remove tires on/off the front with stock rims. I did it several times with no issues.
There's a reason the shop manual says to mount and dismount the tires with the outside of the wheel DOWN. If you've been doing it the opposite way and haven't damaged your tires then you're lucky. I've seen many tires ruined doing it that way.

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I can't say I told the shop how to mount the tires originally last year. But I've seen them in action and they are oblivious to mounting the tires correctly even after I told them outside down. It would interesting to see where liability would be assigned if the tires were damaged.

All I know is one tire refuses to seal on a newly refinished wheel, and the shop just does the same thing-take it off and re-seal with the same stuff-then wait for the result.
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