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Old 01-10-2008, 07:48 PM
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Anyone have a set of Diamond back wide whitewall tires, or know someone who does? They have a real nice looking radial tire with 2 1/2 whitewall for $165 each, Coker sells the same tire for about $193. I am looking at the 225/75-14 size. Just like to know if they make a good product. Thanks!
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Old 01-10-2008, 08:07 PM
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Goldbird I am not familiar with Diamond Back tires.??? Let us know how they are

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I don't own a set but have heard really nice things about there construction. Supposed to be a really well made tire.
Just one man's opinion. Talk to TBirds Southwest. They are a distributor.
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If TBSW sells em, they're good !!! I think the Coker wide whites are old style TA radials. Could be wrong.
Call TBSW. talk to lance (owner). Very sharp guy !!!
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I have no experience with either, but I remember hearing that one of them has a bead on the outside of the WW and the other doesn't. The bead proetects the WW from curb strikes, I guess. You might look for that.
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Anyone have a set of Diamond back wide whitewall tires, or know someone who does? They have a real nice looking radial tire with 2 1/2 whitewall for $165 each, Coker sells the same tire for about $193. I am looking at the 225/75-14 size. Just like to know if they make a good product. Thanks!
They are AWESOME tires.
There's a set on my Bird (going on 6 years now) and a new set on my Olds.
They are beautiful...and much cheaper than Coker.
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Old 01-11-2008, 12:32 PM
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Thanks to all for the input, I think they will really add to the look of my car. The Cokers are 215/75-14 and they just look small, the larger 225 should make a nice difference for sure. Once they are on the car I will post some pictures for all to see.
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I have a set ordered for the 65 TBird, I am told it will take two weeks to have them made.

I ordered a set of 245x60x15 for the front and 255x60x15 for the rear.

What I was told is that they are a set of Firestone tires that they get and then fuse the whitewall portion onto the side of the Firestone. But that is for the size I ordered. If you look on their web site, they say what tire manufacturer they are using for each type of tire. But the tires I was told were Firestone, the web site says are manufactured by Yokohama

http://www.dbtires.com/pricelist_13_...ckT4_intro.htm

I talked with a local guy that has a set of Cokers on one of his cars and the DB tires on the other, and he likes the DB tires better. He told me that the Cokers seemed to not hold up as well and that the whitewall on the Coker checked on him alot faster.

They also are the only company that I found that carried the whitewalls in the sizes I was looking for.

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Casey suggested DBs to me about 4 yrs ago and they have worked out fine. I only put about 3-4K a year on them but they look like they will last forever. I rotated them a year ago.

My only possible gripe would be the quality of the whitewall itself. It looks a little wrinkly in a couple places and seems like it could be better. But I have never looked at a Coker critically to see if they are any better.

I think I paid the factory about $165ish each.

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Old 01-17-2008, 12:05 PM
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John, Thanks for the input on the DB tires, I am going to give them a call and I will ask them about the whitewalls. My Cokers that I have now look to be in ok shape, but they are 8 years old and the whitewalls have never really looked all that white, even after cleaning. They do have some checking on the treads too. One way or the other I think I will give Diamond back a try.
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