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« on: April 19, 2011, 06:10:33 PM »

What do you think of the General Tire Altimax RT available at our local Crappy Tire. I'm thinking about these for the Monaco in a 235-70/15.


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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2011, 03:30:57 PM »

Meh..OK I guess.
The problem is the VSB (vertical serrated band) sidewall and  no whitewall.
Just does not look right on an older car,IMO
But that is a cosmetic thing and a personal choice..
Ride quality will be fine.You can put any radial tire on that car and still have a nice ride.
If you are going to use the factory rims be carefull.
Most 15" rims of the late 60's-early 70's are only 5.5 to 6.5" wide.
The 2357015 tire works best on a 7" rim.
That is an easy fix--grab some 7" ones of a junkyard 5TH Ave or Dippy and use the original wheel covers.
Personally,the car would look better with whitewalls maybe a Hercules MRX Plus IV in a 2257515
http://www.herculestireca.com/catalogHercules/herculesMRXplusIV.asp
In a blackwall,some Eagle GT II or BFG Radial T/A with the letters flipped inside will give a clean plain blackwall sidewall appearance.
 
 
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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2011, 03:37:22 PM »

Is Hercules avail in the US of Hay?

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« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2011, 03:45:41 PM »



For an occasional driver, why get suffisticated?
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« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2011, 04:20:41 PM »


Quote from: POLARACO

Not that, but those are the cheapest 235/70s available. Just checking on the quality from a tire guy.
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« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2011, 04:27:04 PM »


Quote from: CBarge

In a blackwall,some Eagle GT II or BFG Radial T/A with the letters flipped inside will give a clean plain blackwall sidewall appearance.
 


Checked on the BFGs already. They were my first choice.  According to the distributor, they are on back order and no idea if it is a 2 day or 2 month wait.
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« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2011, 05:49:20 PM »

I may be "biased' when it comes to tires,LOL!!
BTW,I checked with my BFG T/A supplier...same deal on availability.
Like I said,any radial tire is a big improvement over the bias ply's on her now.
Any car over two tons will ride nice with any cheap tire.

Based on what I've seen,and my customer feedback,The Generals had issues in the past with sidewalls splitting and delaminating.Broken belts and overall rough ride.
A lot of O.E Generals got changed out for other brands.

 
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« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2011, 07:04:47 PM »



I know a guy in Kingston who can sell you a set of MayPops
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« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2011, 05:19:46 AM »


Quote from: POLARACO

I know a guy in Kingston who can sell you a set of MayPops

Got a set of those already with 80% tread
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« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2011, 07:01:41 AM »

Seems like nothing changes... I can remember when my Dad had problems
with Generals getting belt shifting and sidewall bubbles after only
months on a brand new car in 1968, so got them replaced with Goodyears,
no probs after that.  Never liked Generals since. 

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« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2011, 08:26:51 AM »

Firestone had that problem in the late 70's, early 80's too.
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« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2011, 09:36:20 AM »

Get some Autopar tires.. no issues on my '65 and made by BF Goodrich

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« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2011, 01:51:20 PM »


Quote from: 1965Windsor361
Get some Autopar tires.. no issues on my '65 and made by BF Goodrich

Called my dealer today and he says no more Autopar tires.
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« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2011, 03:16:27 PM »

Autopar tires went with the last K car....

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« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2011, 03:18:57 PM »

My tires are only 10 years old... 

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