[Saloon-lovers] New Wide Whites

Any suggestions on where the best 185 x 15 radial wide whitewall
tire and best deal can be had for a 61 Mk 2 3.8. Car came with new
Michelin X red walls, which I am switching to our AH 3000, and
consider the whitewalls more period for the car. Have looked in
Hemmings but have not found any wide white radials in the 185 x 15
size.

Kim R.–
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In reply to a message from sportscarguy sent Mon 1 Mar 2010:

Coker Tire in Chattanooga?

I don’t know about ‘‘deals’’ though. Price of tires has become
ridiculous.–
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I believe the non-metric size in 640-15

Thad

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for wide whitewall, I got the ones for my MkVII from Diamond Back Tires

I don’t know about ‘‘deals’’ though. Price of tires has
become ridiculous.

don’t tell me! I’m working on a vintage motorcycle and the tires I want are
$300 each… and they don’t last all that much either… :frowning:

ciao

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In reply to a message from Diego Montefusco sent Mon 1 Mar 2010:

Greetings All,

The ''new tires'' that are sold now seem to have a lifespan 

problem that we’ve all experienced.

One reason,   a while back the Department of Transportation 

started to utilize a date code molded into the tires. This feature
seems to happen around the same time as the manufacturers started
to introduce ‘‘recycled’’ rubber into the very tires we depnd on for
our vehicles.

Are the two items related, I believe so. Interesting to note 

that the price of the tires never reflected the lower price of
using ‘‘recycled product’’ in the ‘‘new’’ tires.

It's okay though because we're being green.......of course 

dying in a tire induced accident will mean one less polluter maybe
more!

Form over function....Great, isn't it.


                              Later, Bob Lovell--

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don’t tell me! I’m working on a vintage motorcycle and the tires I want are
$300 each… and they don’t last all that much either… :frowning:


Lovell
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In reply to a message from Lovell sent Mon 15 Mar 2010:

well if that’s the case I’m sticking with normal white walls from
normal suppliers. I’m not going to pay Coker Tire over $175.00 per
tire only to end up with a mediocre tire. Maybe they are just
selling Trailer Queen Tires.

Zurdo–
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The ''new tires'' that are sold now seem to have a lifespan 

problem that we’ve all experienced.
Form over function…Great, isn’t it.
Lovell


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