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PostSubject: Tire suggestions?   Sat May 29, 2010 3:10 pm

I had a blowout on my driver rear tire yesterday doing 50 mph. Nearly took the ol' girl off the road. The tires were old (but with few miles) so am now looking to replace the set. Doing some research on the internet I find that Coker and American Classic seem to be the brands that come up for radial tires with period 2 1/2" whitewalls. Can anyone else suggest their picks or experience with other makers? I'm not planning showing the car so would prefer radials for better driving and reliability.
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PostSubject: Re: Tire suggestions?   Sat May 29, 2010 3:21 pm

I run the coker's - they are exelent, even at high speeds..
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PostSubject: Re: Tire suggestions?   Sat May 29, 2010 9:21 pm

225/75/14 is the converted modern tire size for the wagon. Unfortunately, that size is extremely hard to come by now and Cooper is the only manufacturer, that I know of, who still makes them.

http://wheelsbeyond.com/tiredetail.php?sku=TI-00182-205-55-16&brand=Cooper
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PostSubject: Re: Tire suggestions?   Sun May 30, 2010 3:59 pm


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PostSubject: Re: Tire suggestions?   Sun May 30, 2010 9:23 pm

starchief_59 wrote:
http://store.cokertire.com/tire-styles/radial-tires/wide-whitewall.html?adjclear=true
They have a 225/75 in a 14"

So, is that $216 PER tire? F-that!
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PostSubject: Re: Tire suggestions?   Mon May 31, 2010 3:14 am

White walls are not cheap

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PostSubject: Re: Tire suggestions?   Mon May 31, 2010 6:33 am

Hell no, and imagine the freight costs ... but i don't regreet, as it was a substantial improvement of the overall look - it just improves the look 100 % i think. Only drawback is all the cleaning in order to keep them white..
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PostSubject: Re: Tire suggestions?   Mon May 31, 2010 1:38 pm

Yeah, they do look great

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PostSubject: Re: Tire suggestions?   Wed Jun 02, 2010 12:27 pm

Update:
Against my wallet's better judgment I ordered the Coker today. Thanks for your thoughts around making the selection. You might be interested to know that distributors are having a problem stocking Coker tires as a result of Denman (sp) bankruptcy that reportedly has the molds tied up in court. The distributors are just working through their inventory now and don't expect anything new from the manufacturer for a few months.
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PostSubject: Re: Tire suggestions?   Wed Jun 02, 2010 1:13 pm

Wow that sucks

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