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New tire time... #2706470
10/13/19 06:18 PM
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My 20 year old Goodyear Eagles are dead. A damaged one actually blew out sitting on the lift. Anyway, I'm looking for raised white letter tires in 15 inch. 275/60 and 245/60. Whats your favorite brand these days? I've heard the BFGs letters turn brown.

Re: New tire time... [Re: Vert] #2706487
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Mickey Thompson Sportsman ST radials are good white letter tires for older cars. There made by Cooper.

Re: New tire time... [Re: Neil] #2706506
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Check out the Cooper Cobra. It comes in 15".

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Re: New tire time... [Re: YO7_A66] #2706602
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Been running BFG T/As for decades and never had the white letters change colors. On the upside, killer wet traction for about the first 10,000 miles. On the downside, never got more than about 45,000 miles on a set.

Because of that last issue I decided to try a couple sets of Dunlop GT Qualifiers. Very similar tread pattern, advertised as 60,000 mile tread life, a few bucks cheaper and many reviews say they're just as good as the BFGs. My experience, with two different cars, is that they straight up suck in the rain.


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Re: New tire time... [Re: Neil] #2706773
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Originally Posted by Neil
Mickey Thompson Sportsman ST radials are good white letter tires for older cars. There made by Cooper.


I went with the Micky T's to be a bit different other than the standard BFG's Nice tire

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Re: New tire time... [Re: 6T9_CHARGER_RT] #2706913
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PEP Boys has these, 295-50 rear, 215-70 front

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Re: New tire time... [Re: Vert] #2706948
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I've always wondered if those "tire stickers" are any good (will last the life of the tire). Does anyone here know?

Re: New tire time... [Re: Fat_Mike] #2706958
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Amazing selection of RWL tires: I honestly didn't know this variety existed. (Looks like several of the following you'll need to highlight then click to go to site..or you can skip these links and look at the pics in the next post)

https://www.amazon.com/Milestar-Streetsteel-Season-Radial-Tire-275/dp/B075VCS91X/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?keywords=MILESTAR+STREETSTEEL+P+275+%2F60+R15+107T+SL+RWL&qid=1571152569&sr=8-1-fkmr0

https://www.amazon.com/VITOUR-Galax...+275+60+15&qid=1571152477&sr=8-1

https://www.amazon.com/Mastercraft-Avenger-Performance-Radial-Tire/dp/B00MY0OCXU/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Mastercraft+Avenger+G%2FT+Performance+Radial+Tire+-+275%2F60R15+107T&qid=1571152521&s=automotive&sr=1-1

https://www.amazon.com/Hankook-Ventus-H101-Tire-60R15/dp/B0055BP6HG/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Hankook+VENTUS+H101+-+SIZE%3A+P275%2F60R15&qid=1571152392&s=automotive&sr=1-1

https://www.amazon.com/Firestone-Fi...a1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==

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Re: New tire time... [Re: 2boltmain] #2706960
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Some pics

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I have a set of BFGs and yes the letters have turned brown but since they are on a vehicle I don't drive much I haven't bothered trying to clean them yet. But I've read the same complaints that no matter what people do they can't get them back to white.

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Re: New tire time... [Re: Neil] #2707430
10/16/19 09:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Neil
Mickey Thompson Sportsman ST radials are good white letter tires for older cars. There made by Cooper.


iagree I have these on my Duster...but white letters on the inside, for more subdued sneaky look.


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Re: New tire time... [Re: RoadRunnerLuva] #2707434
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Man! You guys are lucky. None of this stuff is available north of the 49th.
I can get BFG's or Cooper Cobras - that's it!

I was happy to learn a few years back that the Uniroyal Tiger Paw was available with a white wall again - and in 14 inch sizes!

Love Uniroyal Tiger Paws. Good every day kind of tire.


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Re: New tire time... [Re: RamblerMan] #2707457
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I have some BFG's on one car, seem decent but there older and a little on the hard side, very easy to get tire spin. Put a set of the Mickey T sportsman on one vehicle and really like them. Seem to handle relatively well and seem pretty sticky for a street tire. Getting ready to order a set of the Mickey T, street-strip R2's they seem to be rated highly. I imagine there a very soft compound so they wont last real long. I only drive each one of my cars apx. 500 miles a year so they should last at least a few years hopefully 5-10 yrs. They are available in 235/60/15


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