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Old 06-21-2006, 11:19 PM
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I've got a cherry 1969 convertible. Just did a complete front end job and I need new tires. I would like to go with Goodyear or BF Goodrich, any recommendations?? I drive it an easy 1000 miles a year.
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Old 06-21-2006, 11:22 PM
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Check out Tirerack, a forum vendor. Scroll down the list on the left. I've bought three sets from them for both of my 'vettes and the wife's DD. Excellent prices.
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im running 60 series BFG radial t/a's
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Are you using the stock Rally wheels? I have BFG 275-50-15 on the rear, 235-60-15 on the front....No clearance issues at all.....Been like that for the last 20 years!
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Originally Posted by Corz
im running 60 series BFG radial t/a's
Same here BFG P235/60-R15

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Old 06-22-2006, 09:18 AM
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I've got the knockoff wheels, and I was planning on replacing the tires with the P215-70 (on car now). I currently have BFG T/A Radials, they were purchased in about 1981(long time ago!). I guess my question should have been about tire quality. I have done little research and I'm thinking that technology has improved vastly since these 1981 TA's were made. I'm torn between new TA's or Goodyear Eagles. Any advice is appreciated.
I will post a picture when it comes off the stands.
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Both are great tires you cant go wrong with either one.As far as sizes i would go with 255/60-15 all around.I have that size on my 70 and the ride is great.
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Old 06-22-2006, 06:39 PM
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I like the Firestone Firehawk Indy 500s, myself.
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I run Goodyear Eagle F1 245/45ZR17's on my '69. They fit well and it handles great.
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I like the Firestone Firehawk Indy 500s, myself.
With what wheels do you use with these Firestone Firehawk Indy 500s?
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Does anyone use Michelins? Do they make a tire that will fit the '69?
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Originally Posted by Corz View Post
im running 60 series BFG radial t/a's
Do you have any good pics you could post with those size of tires. I'd like to see how they fill up the fender well. Also. How far off is your speedo?

My understanding is that 225/70/15 is the closest to original size and dia.

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Originally Posted by CAN-AM69 View Post
Does anyone use Michelins? Do they make a tire that will fit the '69?
Michelin owns and makes Goodrich T/A.
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Old 06-02-2014, 01:51 AM
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Does BFG's come with different colored raised letters (Blue), I thought I seen someone post pictures before, unless I was dreaming.
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The blue is a protective covering.
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Originally Posted by 1969RAY View Post
Michelin owns and makes Goodrich T/A.
Oh, thank you, I didn't know that.
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