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4/12/12 12:52pm - Original Message: 'Redline tires'
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COPPERAS COVE, TX - USA

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1972 corvette stingray convertible 2007 coupe

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I have been thinking about putting the coker silvertown tires on my car, anyone running these on your car. I was looking at 235/70R15 or closer to stock 235/60R15. I'm running 255/60R15 now but need to watch the turns with bumps.Confused

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4/12/12 3:28pm - Reply: 'Re: Redline tires'
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Frederick, MD - USA

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1969 convertible L71 427/435 4-speed black interior

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On one of my cars I have P215/70R15 redline tires from Diamondback, which are Cooper Cobras, and like them very much.  On a car I used to own I had Coker redlines on it and liked them as well.  They weren't the Silvertown but the Coker branded redlines.

To me it's basically a tossup which one might prefer.


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4/13/12 10:30am - Reply: 'Re: Redline tires'
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New Albany, OH - USA

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1980 Coupe / Snowcrest White / L48, 350 / Comp Cam / Edelbrock Heads / Cyclone Intake / Holley Carb / Holley Fuel Pump / Patriot Headers / Dual Exhaust / Magnaflow Mufflers / 1964 Coupe / Riverside Red / L76, 327, 365hp

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For whatever it's worth, I have 6.70 x 15 Firestone Deluxe Champion 1-inch whitewalls that I got from Coker on my '64 but they ride terrible.  I knew they would and only got them because they are period-correct for my '64 Vette.

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4/13/12 11:08am - Reply: 'Re: Redline tires'
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I think that's less a comment on Coker than the fact we've all become so used to quality radial tires that we've forgotten how bad those old technology skinny a$$ tires were and are.

When I first purchased my '69 it had a set of Goodyear Speedway F70-15 bias-ply 2-ply tires...and it rode terribly.  I had visions of a blowout on the road so one of the first things I did was put a set of quality radial tires on it.  The handling, ride, and peace of mind are much improved.


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4/16/12 3:37pm - Reply: 'Re: Redline tires'
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1972 corvette stingray convertible 2007 coupe

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I had F70-15 on mine when I got it even tho they were polyglass they were rough thats  for sure. I think I'm going to try the 235/70R15's, I have a friend who owns a goodyear shop and i'm headed over to talk with him. I know the F70 was 26.90 Dia. I need to stay close to that.

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