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6/23/14 10:28pm - Original Message: 'Which Tires'
Webslinger22 Gold Member
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Rochester, NY - USA

Vette(s):
1981 Silver/Blue

Joined: 8/22/2006
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Need to replace tires on my '81. Currently have P225/70's. Stick with those or go with the other stock option 255/60's? Just looking for thought and opinions.
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6/24/14 1:07am - Reply: 'Re: Which Tires'
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Bowling Green, KY - USA

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1975 Coupe, Black, 4-spd (IWAVE2) 1971 Coupe, Blue, 4-spd, Big Block (BLUBYU) 1982 Collector Edition (COOL CE)

Joined: 7/12/2003
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Personally, I think the 255/60 series tires look better on the 80-82 Vettes.  They just look more aggressive.  

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6/24/14 1:57am - Reply: 'Re: Which Tires'
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Ash Fork, AZ - USA

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1981 Red Interior White exterior

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I just switched to the 255/60's. I love the way they look. It seems most cars today are running wider tires so the 225's seemed to look too skinny on a sports car.

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6/24/14 6:27am - Reply: 'Re: Which Tires'
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WEST SENECA, NY - USA

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1981 Blue Ice Met. w/pearl ghost flames TKO500 5speed. LS1 Swap 3.45 Dana 44.

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255's look better imo. 

My buddy has a set of 225 Firehawks on his '80. Looks to much like a truck tire.
I have the 255 Firehawks on the '81 and they look just right. 
To bad Firestone quit making these tires. They were the best in the rain out of the other 2 choices. BF Goodrich and Goodyears.


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6/24/14 11:21am - Reply: 'Re: Which Tires'
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1975 Corvette 383 stroker w/Patriot 190 heads, Eagle stroker kit, Comp 279TH7 cam, DUI distributor, Edelbrock 7116 intake, Edelbrock 1806 carb, Hedman Hedders, TH400 w/TCI Breakaway 2400 stall, Transgo 1-2 shift kit.

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I vote for 255/60/15 as well. I have them all around on my '75. Mine are the Radial T/As.

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6/24/14 7:18pm - Reply: 'Re: Which Tires'
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melbourne, FL - USA

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79 L-82

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i have 255-60-15 front and 275-60-15 rear. 
 were the firestones really that much better in the wet? i have cooper cobras and they suck on a wet road.


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6/24/14 9:32pm - Reply: 'Re: Which Tires'
Webslinger22 Gold Member
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Rochester, NY - USA

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1981 Silver/Blue

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Thanks guys! I was leaning towards the 255/60 and your thoughts and opinions helped support my decision.




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6/25/14 6:04am - Reply: 'Re: Which Tires'
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1981 Blue Ice Met. w/pearl ghost flames TKO500 5speed. LS1 Swap 3.45 Dana 44.

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Looks good man! Thumbs Up
Cooper makes a good tire. 


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