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Old 09-13-2004, 10:24 PM   #1
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Default Recommendations for P255/60/15 tires?

I'm looking to replace the set on my '82. I see that Tirerack has Dunlop GT Qualifiers for only $63/tire for 255/60/15's. Any comments pro or con on this choice? Any other recommendations?

I'm also wondering just how big a tire I can fit on the stock aluminum slotted wheels? I see BFG has some T/A's in bigger sizes that may fit. . .

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Old 09-13-2004, 10:32 PM   #2
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I'm looking to replace the set on my '82. I see that Tirerack has Dunlop GT Qualifiers for only $63/tire for 255/60/15's. Any comments pro or con on this choice? Any other recommendations?

I'm also wondering just how big a tire I can fit on the stock aluminum slotted wheels? I see BFG has some T/A's in bigger sizes that may fit. . .

TIA!
I wouldn't touch Dunlop's, go with the BFG's.
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Old 09-13-2004, 10:52 PM   #3
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You may want to look at these if you ever intend to exceed 118MPH in your C3 (I know they're truck tires but, they have a V speed rating.) Here is the link:
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....um=56VR5SCOR0&
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Old 09-13-2004, 10:53 PM   #4
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I like the BFG and Pirrellis as well. I also like the Cooper Cobra GT. I'll probably go with the Coopers if I decide to stick with 15" wheels. IClick the image to open in full size.
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Old 09-13-2004, 11:48 PM   #5
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You may want to look at these if you ever intend to exceed 118MPH in your C3 (I know they're truck tires but, they have a V speed rating.) Here is the link:
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These are what I have on my '77 255/60 VR 15 They handle great, have very good traction ( including in the rain ) and don't have much road noise.

I have them on the ralley rims and they do NOT rub.

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Old 09-14-2004, 01:24 AM   #6
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I like the look of the bfg 265 50 15 they will fit on teh 8 inch wheel fine

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I'm looking to replace the set on my '82. I see that Tirerack has Dunlop GT Qualifiers for only $63/tire for 255/60/15's.
I have heard people say these tires are horrid in wet road conditions. I have BFGoodrich Radial T/A 255/60/15's and love them.
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Old 09-14-2004, 08:28 AM   #8
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if i remember the dunlop didn't get too good a grade from tire rack's review section when i bought my TA's a few yrs ago. no intention to steal your thread but i just rotated my TA's front to rear, rear to front because the rear tires were wearing down quick i thought, even wear but sure seems they didn't last long, can't remember what year i bought them or the mileage, but they don't have that my miles because i don't drive the vette that much per year. anyone else experience short tread life with their TA's?
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i have bfg's in 255/60. but good luck finding a set. the plant closed down and all the radials are on national backorder
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I have the Pirelli's sitting in my garage. I only put 200 mile on them and took them off due to the rubbing. 76 have a smaller wheel well configuration.
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I like the look of the bfg 265 50 15 they will fit on teh 8 inch wheel fine

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I think the 265/50/15's are too short and start to give the "roller skate wheel effect" to our cars. My Vette has 255/55/16 "VR" rated Kuhmo tires they have OK stick and good break-away warning but are very noisy at the limit (might attract a cops attention with their howls of protest when being pushed hard.) Here's my car with the 16's on it:
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Thanks guys for all the replies; I learned a few things! I like the idea of the V-rated Pirelli's and I'll need to check in to the availability of the T/A's. I also like the idea of upgrading to 16" or 17" wheels. . . Decisions, decisions. . .

Thanks again!
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