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'71 A body tire sizes #2708110
10/18/19 02:30 PM
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Time to get a set of tires for my '71 Demon 340 project. Using the original 14" sbp ralleye wheels.
The car used to have 245-60-14 on the rear and looked awesome, but the only tire I've found in that size is the BFG T/A. I've heard the white letters turn brown on them bad, so I'm a lil leary of getting those.
Leaning towards a 235-60 Cooper Cobra, but I kinda want to go skinnier up front...possibly 215-70.
100% sure I want a raised white letter tire. Never cared for blackwalls w/ ralleye wheels.

I'd like to see pics of what yall are using. Thanks!


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'70 hemicuda street car...8.91 at 150.5 mph w/ 4.10s, 8.97 at 152.5 mph w/ 3.54s so far
'69 road runner 440 w/ Indy SRs
'69 road runner 440-6, 4 speed...Dad's ride
'71 Demon 340 resto project
'06 GMC 2500HD LBZ Duramax...toy hauler
'16 Grand Caravan SXT...baby hauler
Re: '71 A body tire sizes [Re: an8sec70cuda] #2708162
10/18/19 05:38 PM
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I've broken belts in BFG products on my A bodies twice, and that's too many times. Tires weren't abused either. Had one turn into a farm tractor tire - grew tall and skinny out of the blue - broken belt. Replaced them with a set of Tiger Paws (same maker) and one blew apart sitting in my garage - again, not abused. Never again. Cooper Cobras,,,,,

Re: '71 A body tire sizes [Re: Sixpak] #2709651
10/23/19 08:41 PM
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My '71 Dart GT uses 14" x 5 1/2" small bolt pattern Rallyes on it. I went with P195-75R14s up front.

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Re: '71 A body tire sizes [Re: DartGTDan] #2709656
10/23/19 08:55 PM
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You cant go wrong with Copper Cobras in my view, look vintage, wear well and hook reasonably well for common radials. twocents


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Re: '71 A body tire sizes [Re: mopar346] #2709806
10/24/19 03:07 PM
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Thanks yall. I'm thinking of just putting 235-60 Coopers at all 4 corners now.
I really wanted the fatter 245-60 BFG, but it'll really disappoint me if they turn brown.


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'70 hemicuda street car...8.91 at 150.5 mph w/ 4.10s, 8.97 at 152.5 mph w/ 3.54s so far
'69 road runner 440 w/ Indy SRs
'69 road runner 440-6, 4 speed...Dad's ride
'71 Demon 340 resto project
'06 GMC 2500HD LBZ Duramax...toy hauler
'16 Grand Caravan SXT...baby hauler
Re: '71 A body tire sizes [Re: an8sec70cuda] #2709902
10/24/19 10:37 PM
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Mickey Thompson on 14x9.5" widened ralleys. I don't recall the size of the tire, sorry -- I know they aren't available any more. I was lucky to get them when I did...I got like the last 2 in the country. One had to be shipped from the east coast somewhere.

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Re: '71 A body tire sizes [Re: Hotwheelsjr] #2709945
10/25/19 09:41 AM
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Maybe buy sbp 15" rallye wheels and make the jump to better tire selection?

Re: '71 A body tire sizes [Re: Neil] #2710070
10/25/19 10:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Neil
Maybe buy sbp 15" rallye wheels and make the jump to better tire selection?


Yeah, I have 15" Indy slots on it now.

Re: '71 A body tire sizes [Re: Neil] #2710542
10/28/19 08:31 AM
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15" does have a much better selection, but I'm sticking w/ the original 14" on this car.


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'70 hemicuda street car...8.91 at 150.5 mph w/ 4.10s, 8.97 at 152.5 mph w/ 3.54s so far
'69 road runner 440 w/ Indy SRs
'69 road runner 440-6, 4 speed...Dad's ride
'71 Demon 340 resto project
'06 GMC 2500HD LBZ Duramax...toy hauler
'16 Grand Caravan SXT...baby hauler
Re: '71 A body tire sizes [Re: an8sec70cuda] #2711062
10/29/19 11:24 PM
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Cooper is what I may go with next , right now I'm running goodyear 205/70r14 that I have had on it for years!

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