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Mike

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« on: April 22, 2009, 04:22:15 PM »

Well now that I got the Fury on the road, I need to look into getting new rubber for her.  I was just curious as to if there was a certain brand I should stay away from and what not...I'm not wanting to spend too much.  Also, how does everyone feel about whitewalls?  I'm open to ideas, but personally I was thinking just an all black tire...nothing fancy.

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« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2009, 04:51:50 PM »

Lea is our resident expert i think...

but...
last time i bought tires it was those champions heavy weight rated 1.75 white walls... they lasted 3 cars and took a phenomenal beating... i got em at the BC tire on stelton, cost wasnt bad either... around 400 installed as i remember... now for some reason i dont think your plymouth is on the same size rim as my new yorker... but you never know it might be a 15inch rim. if it is your lookin for P225 75 R15....








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« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2009, 05:14:39 PM »

Mike, I'm pretty sure you have 14" rims there...15's showed up on the fusey cars in 69 if I remember right...You have to go with white walls on these cars. IMO these cars just look blah with black walls (unless you have chrome wheels)...Black walls look better and are more appropriate for newer cars. As far as brand....go with what you can afford. Cooper or  Dayton tires are decent...even some Firsestones are economically priced. The brand names like Good Year, BF Good Rich, Michelin of course are more expensive...Some guys are very choosy and loyal to certain brands when it comes to tires...but to be honest with you, I've never been unhappy with any tires I've ever had on any car...Make sure you choose the right size though...not sure what size is on your car...look on the driver door jam. The tire guy will be able to convert it over to today's sizes...If anything, always go a little bigger not smaller. A smaller tire looks goofy on any car....Best wishes to you....That is a real nice ol' Fury you have there...
 
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« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2009, 05:54:07 PM »

I agree
 
Believe  it or not, I used to use Michilians I got from BJ's.  Wore like Iron and reasonable in price.
 
And another cheap source is R & S Strause.
 
There's only a handful of manufacturers. . .  Tires vary by spec.  Look at the wear rate.  If they are 60,000 miles tires, they will probably be hard ride and slip allot in wet weather.  Go for something in the 40,000 mile range.
 
I would imagine the Urp Canuck will agree with me. . . Especially if you are on a budget
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« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2009, 06:24:18 PM »

The biggest 14" you can get nowadays is 21575R14
Shop around.
I upgraded to 15" on the Barge and once the 14" wear out on the BoaB (if it ever gets done) It  too will go up to 15"
 
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« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2009, 02:05:09 AM »

An easily available national brand whitewall is the Cooper Trendsetter SE which is available in P215/70R-14.
I have the 15's on my car.
Cooper says:
"The Trendsetter SE is Cooper’s entry level all-season tire line
targeted to the value-oriented consumer. The affordably priced
Trendsetter SE is available in sizes that fit a wide range of older to
later model automobiles – those that require the use of 75 series
whitewall sizes."
I like them.




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« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2009, 06:03:55 AM »

put it on some centerline 15's or a mag... mike c'mon...!
bah to 14 inch wheels...


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« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2009, 03:45:13 PM »

Get some used 15x7 " steel wheels from a 5TH or Dippy
and jam on correct for 68 wheel covers...
Mike I have a set and you can have them for 40.00
Steve is coming up this way again and he can take them back to Joisey.

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« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2009, 04:46:04 PM »

Good thing I'm bringing the trailer Huh?
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« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2009, 04:46:48 PM »

Hey Maybe Jack has a real nice set of 4 maypops on rims for Mike.
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« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2009, 09:22:28 AM »

Tires and wheels are like T-shirts: everyone wears them but we will never find consensus on which to wear, or what to put on them!
 
My advice in this area is - do what YOU want.
 
I put Chrysler Road Wheels on the '62 New Yorker after having Ralley Wheels; I thought both sets looked really good (The R's were 14" - big mistake!).  I can't tell you how many times people at shows would tell me how wrong they were to be on my car.  My answer every time was the same, "It's not your car."
 
What do you want to put on your car?  That is the only criterion you should adhere to.
 
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« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2009, 04:13:27 PM »

I agree that Road Wheels look great on any C.
Also wheels tend to be such a personal choice that reflects the taste of the owner and also the character of the car.
 
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« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2009, 04:34:43 PM »


Quote from: CBarge
I agree that Road Wheels look great on any C.

But, I'm really, REALLY, biased...


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« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2009, 04:50:08 PM »

The problem with Road Wheels on his car is they'll look out of place.  Don't take me wrong, but he has a sedan.  Road wheels on those old square backs don't look right.
 
Lea  Check with Jack and see what he has
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« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2009, 11:19:55 AM »

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I still LOVE those wheels.  Fogel will know right where to go and look if the ones on his Hurst are ever stolen!!
 

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