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Old 09-12-2017, 11:13 PM   #21
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I like the Coopers for a couple reasons, better traction and I don't feel like one of the herd. I would have chosen the Coopers even it the BFG were the same price, I like the look better.
what size did you get? do you have a side pic of the cooper on your yellow vette? I would love to see that
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Old 09-12-2017, 11:45 PM   #22
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Old 09-13-2017, 04:44 AM   #23
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They do look good, and I have to say that I like the pattern of the tread better than the new BFG's! The previous treat pattern from the BFG's looked better to me than the one they have now. I don't like the big gaps between the wedges so much... But thats just because how it reminds me more of an offroad tire
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There is a whole thread on cleaning the white letters on BFGs and if you google it you will find the issue on multiple forums. The best way I have found is to use a Scotchbrite pad on a right angle die grinder with Spray 9 cleaner- keep it wet and use low rpm and light pressure.
The BFGs years ago didn't seem to have that problem. I still have the little veggie brush & bucket I always used on them. I read through all the stuff about cleaning them. Made my head hurt. I might try the method you suggested so thanks.

Anymore when I look at the browning....I just look at something else instead
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Thanks 76bomb...I too like the cobra better from the side...DTD has them for $113 ea compared to the TA @ $153...since winter is coming I will wait till cooper has their $70 gift card promotion in the [email protected]$95 ea you got a great deal
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Thanks 76bomb...I too like the cobra better from the side...DTD has them for $113 ea compared to the TA @ $153...since winter is coming I will wait till cooper has their $70 gift card promotion in the [email protected]$95 ea you got a great deal
Right.... cheapest I've seen is $104 w/ free shipping to store on Walmart's site a couple months ago, now they are $112.
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these look horribly cheap to me not like bfg is some high line tire, none of the 15s are. Get what you can afford and move on


If you are looking to stuff more tire on the cooper will have a narrower section width so they fit.
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I'll be going with the Cooper Cobra's. Our local Discount Tire has them for $117 ea. The BFG's are $168. I like the looks of both of them equally and I like the looks of $200 in my pocket.
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Old 09-13-2017, 11:02 PM   #30
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Got my BFG's mounted today....After rebate they were only $125.49 each tax and shipping included. I haven't gotten it out of the garage yet for some driving and better pics.




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Not a fan of white letter tires, with the exception of the BF Goodrich..any other brand I would turn the black side out.
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Old 09-20-2017, 11:05 PM   #32
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Here are some straight on side views of the 225 70r15 BFGoodrich tires on my 72.








View from the rear....




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Old 09-20-2017, 11:24 PM   #33
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I agonized about whether to go with the BFG Radial T/A or Cooper Cobra G/T a couple of years ago for my '71. I chose the Radial T/A and have been happy with them.
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Old 09-21-2017, 03:56 PM   #34
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Here are some straight on side views of the 225 70r15 BFGoodrich tires on my 72.








View from the rear....




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Classic ! Best looking combo ever.
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Old 09-22-2017, 02:04 PM   #35
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Ditto for the Mickey Thompson Sportsman S/T radials. I've had mine for 2 years now...

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Old 10-06-2017, 11:02 PM   #36
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Got four new tires for 70 chevelle bfg radial ta , old one's were 12 years old white letters were bright white when i cleaned them with simple green , new ones bought 6-17 had a hard time getting blue coating off tires , all seemed ok don't drive it but a couple of times a month took cover off of car and all four raised white letters were brown, really bfg radial ta are very expensive and can not understand why raised white letters are brown ? will be calling manufacture for more information , not happy after 800 hundred dollars for tires !
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Pewter....When did you purchase your tires.....? The tire store couldn't get the blue off mine....I told them to not worry and I got it off pretty easy after getting home with Simple Green.....I hope I don't have the brown issue with mine.

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Sorry....I should have read your post better.....I see you bought them in June of this year.

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I have the BF Goodrich TA's on the 69' and I have been happy with them. The 74' has Firestone's that the previous owner put on. No complaints with them but I think I will put a set of Radial TA's on it in the spring as the Firestone's are dated 2010.
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Old 10-06-2017, 11:34 PM   #39
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About 4-17 front tires blue came off ok back tires were really hard to get off tires have build date off 36-16 to 41-16 , july or august of 2016 , can not tell you how disappointed i am in these tires , looking for tires for my f150 now and bfgoodrich will not be on the list
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Old 10-06-2017, 11:42 PM   #40
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I think it is written in a book that C-3 Corvettes should be shod with BFG Radial T/A's. Running some other tires is punishable by being locked in a room and forced to listen to Roseanne Barr singing Tiny Tim's greatest hits.
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