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Need tires for my 63. Have 18 year old redlines on it now. Just found a separation in one of them.

I Put 100 miles on this car last year. I plan to sell it when I find a camaro, so dont feel like spending $1000 plus on a new set of redlines.

Amazon has Uniroyal tiger paws (620AB) for $61 each shipped or Hankook Optimo (500AB) for $53 each shipped.

Is anyone using these?

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Need tires for my 63. Have 18 year old redlines on it now. Just found a separation in one of them.

I Put 100 miles on this car last year. I plan to sell it when I find a camaro, so dont feel like spending $1000 plus on a new set of redlines.

Amazon has Uniroyal tiger paws (620AB) for $61 each shipped or Hankook Optimo (500AB) for $53 each shipped.

Is anyone using these?

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I really like the Tiger Paws. I am going back to original steel wheels and wheelcovers, and am ordering another set for my car. These are 7 years old and still look new. I heard Michelin is discontinuing the Tiger Paw in 2015/75/15 soon, so may have to act fast.


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Both will serve you well for street driving under 75mph. Also look into cooper tires. Wal-mart should have good prices on these tires too and will mount and balance them as well
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I really like the Tiger Paws. I am going back to original steel wheels and wheelcovers, and am ordering another set for my car. These are 7 years old and still look new. I heard Michelin is discontinuing the Tiger Paw in 2015/75/15 soon, so may have to act fast.

I have checked both of these on Amazon by model name, size and your part numbers ( 620AB and 500AB) and both show no results found. I am an Amazon Prime member and order lot's of stuff on there, so can you help me find what you are finding? How old is your information? Thanks.

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620AB and 500AB are not part numbers, they are treadwear and traction/temp ratings.
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Cooper trendsetters.


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Originally Posted by exposingtime View Post
Need tires for my 63. Have 18 year old redlines on it now. Just found a separation in one of them.

I Put 100 miles on this car last year. I plan to sell it when I find a camaro, so dont feel like spending $1000 plus on a new set of redlines.

Amazon has Uniroyal tiger paws (620AB) for $61 each shipped or Hankook Optimo (500AB) for $53 each shipped.

Is anyone using these?

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I have the Uniroyals on my '66. 205/75/15. I like them a lot. They were $300 installed. Not a bad way to go.

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I have checked both of these on Amazon by model name, size and your part numbers ( 620AB and 500AB) and both show no results found. I am an Amazon Prime member and order lot's of stuff on there, so can you help me find what you are finding? How old is your information? Thanks.
https://www.amazon.com/Uniroyal-Tiger-Paw-Radial-Tire/dp/B0056RN46Y?keywords=205+75+15+tiger&qid= 1532031406&sr=8-2&ref=mp_s_a_1_2

https://www.amazon.com/Hankook-Optimo-H724-All-Season-Tire/dp/B004QL6AVW?keywords=205+75+15&qid=153203 1496&sr=8-4&ref=mp_s_a_1_4

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Beware of the Cooper Trendsetters...I put them on my mother's car several years ago and they deteriorated to a dry-rotted mess in less than 3 years. After two major failures, I threw them away and got Firestones.
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"Cheap" doesn't mean bad these days. I regularly race my 67 in auto crosses and buy the lowest price summer max tires I can find on Tire Rack. No sense putting expense tires on a car you're going to sell.
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Originally Posted by exposingtime View Post
Need tires for my 63. Have 18 year old redlines on it now. Just found a separation in one of them.

I Put 100 miles on this car last year. I plan to sell it when I find a camaro, so dont feel like spending $1000 plus on a new set of redlines.

Amazon has Uniroyal tiger paws (620AB) for $61 each shipped or Hankook Optimo (500AB) for $53 each shipped.

Is anyone using these?

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Go with the AMERICAN MADE...Uniroyal tiger paws.....An original C2 Corvette is 100% American Made. Once you start a car restoration project that % starts going down.

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Originally Posted by SupremeDeluxe View Post
Okay what threw me in your original post was- "I really like the Tiger Paws. I am going back to original steel wheels and wheelcovers, and am ordering another set for my car. These are 7 years old and still look new. I heard Michelin is discontinuing the Tiger Paw in "2015/75/15" soon, so may have to act fast."

The 2015/75/15 size statement. I guessed 215/75/15 and came up empty. Thanks for clearing things up for me.
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He could of meant 205/75/15 just as easily...........
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SORRY! I meant 205 / 75/ R15
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SORRY! I meant 205 / 75/ R15
No problem. I tried several iterations of the original numbers. We are all good now and thanks for the heads on these tires. Did you have them mounted and balanced at Walmart or did you buy them through Amazon and take them somewhere to be mounted and balanced?

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Originally Posted by LouieM View Post
"Cheap" doesn't mean bad these days. I regularly race my 67 in auto crosses and buy the lowest price summer max tires I can find on Tire Rack. No sense putting expense tires on a car you're going to sell.



I would have to agree with you. I bought a set of white wall Uniroyal Tiger Paw P205/75 R15 for my Corvette for around $ 270 at Walmart with FREE shipping. I liked the gold wall tires, think that is what you call them on Zip's Corvette website, but could not justify paying almost $1,200 to be shipped to my house.
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Originally Posted by CorvetteMikeB View Post
Go with the AMERICAN MADE...Uniroyal tiger paws.....An original C2 Corvette is 100% American Made. Once you start a car restoration project that % starts going down.
Yes I agree...I just put tiger paws on my 67. The Cooper tires I replaced were dated 1991 and long overdue.
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I have ‘kooks on my Chevelle, nice tires. Quiet.

Replaced Cokers with Diamond Backs on my 60, really nice, but expensive.
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I bought Hankooks for my truck, they were rated at 60k tire wear. Nice tires performance wise but that 60k is a joke! Not even close to the goodyears they replaced.
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