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Offline 6Caddy2

White walls
« on: July 23, 2018, 09:23:09 PM »
Got the WW mounted on the wires and got them on the ol' girl today!

Offline Ramses

Re: White walls
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2018, 06:57:35 AM »
Look nice!
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Offline j8ksdad

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Re: White walls
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2018, 11:33:02 AM »
Looks great!  Can you tell me what brand and size they are?

Offline 6Caddy2

Re: White walls
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2018, 12:05:53 PM »
j8ksdad, I went with the Diamondback Auburn P235/75r15 2 1/2" white wall, the photo below is the damage that was caused by a Coker tire, I will never run that brand again!!!! That was the oringal fender skirt to my caddy, lesson learned! These tires are great, the ride is exceptional, handling etc... 5 stars. A lot of my buddy's with high horsepower hot rods are running Diamondbacks! With that said any tire is subject to failure, but these tires are made in the USA and are of great quaility!

Offline Jbh0007

Re: White walls
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2018, 07:41:21 AM »
I must say, I spent quite a bit of time and money mounting and dismounting and then shippingbtires back and forth Coker trying to get at least 4 round ones.  They finally said that mine were all in acceptable tolerance.  Car bounces like a moto cross racer.  I hope to get Diamond Backs this year but canít decide about the wires.  I am thinking yes.

Offline FINCADI

Re: White walls
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2018, 07:27:50 PM »
Agreed. I bought Coker tires just prior to the GN this year. They are not smooth running tires for sure.  Next set will be the Diamondbacks like Joe put on his car!

Offline Dan LeBlanc

Re: White walls
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2018, 07:54:18 AM »
Diamondback now has a bias-ply lookalike tire that's a radial and they'll do any ww width you so desire.  @Sevillian has them on the 61 Fleetwood.  From his photos they look the part, and they drive and handle well.
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Offline Willits

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Re: White walls
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2018, 08:13:18 AM »
Has anyone tried General Dual 90s?

https://www.lucasclassictires.com/820-15-General-Dual-90-2-3-4-WW-182p.htm

Iím going to have to get new tires for mine next year.

I have been running US Royal Safety 800s and all in all they have been OK, but after 5-6k miles they have a lot of vibration around 50-60mph which I have not been able to get balanced out. 

So, I am thinking of something different. 

Peter

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Offline StevenTuck

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Re: White walls
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2018, 10:16:37 AM »
I have had radials and bias ply. The radials give you more control but the bias ply delivers that Cadillac ride. I currently have BF Goodrich 820-15 bias ply with the correct whitewall. I had mine balanced on the car which is what was done in the day. I also had a front end alignment. The company has been in business since the 50s and know our cars. The balance and alignment was spot on. My car has never run smoother with no vibrations at all.
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Offline Sevillian

Re: White walls
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2018, 12:09:11 PM »
As Dan notes, Iíve got the Diamondback Auburns on my Ď61, and am very happy with them, although they, like any radial, are ďstifferĒ and therefore harsher riding than a bias ply tire.  I prefer the trade off of a former ride and more  control, but thatís just me.
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