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3/14/10 11:28am - Original Message: 'Tires for your C3'
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Lake Oswego, OR - USA

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1972 Steel Cities Gray T Top. Original Owner, Original Paint and Interior. The running gear has been rebuilt after 240,000 miles.

Joined: 10/17/2003
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In today's newspaper, Firestone has Indy 500 Firehawk tires on sale this month.
Buy 3 get 1 FREE. I have P255/60R15 102S RWL on my Vette. They handle very well in dry as well as in the rain. They also look GREAT. I feel these tires are a better alternative than the BFG TA's.
Here is the online link.  http://www.firestonecompleteautocare.com/popup.jsp?image=4050

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3/14/10 4:15pm - Reply: 'Tires for your C3'
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Leavenworth, KS - USA

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MM Red 1971 T-top,LS5,4-speed, black leather C5 seats, Hooker sidepipes. Previous: 64 Coupe, 65 Roadster L76 / N14

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I just bought four, new Goodyear Eagle GT IIs RWL for $100 a piece, total cost.  FREE SHIPPING! 
 
Go to onlinetires.com
 
Excellent deal. Good enought to get me to switch from BFG T/As.  Mike


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3/14/10 4:23pm - Reply: 'Tires for your C3'
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Oak Creek, WI - USA

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1981 Great White Shark. Red Interior, 350/190hp. PS, PB (SS), A/C CC, T-Tops, Going to remain as Stock as possible. Served three years in Active Duty Army, then Retired Air Force after 34 years! Badger State Vetts Car Club. 175,000 Original miles!!

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I really do not need tires yet but this is a good incentive !!!
Thanks
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3/14/10 5:26pm - Reply: 'Tires for your C3'
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Henderson, NV - USA

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1982 Coupe,ZZ383/425HP,Tremec 5 Speed, 354 Dana,VBP Pro Comp dual Mount Suspension, Steeroids Rack & Pinion. Affiliation: Yakima Valley Vettes

Joined: 11/16/2007
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I had good luck also using TireRack.com. bought new Firestone Firehawk 500, (4) for $389.00 and free shipping. UPS dropped them at my door within 3 days.

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3/14/10 10:23pm - Reply: 'Tires for your C3'
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Frederick, MD - USA

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1969 convertible L71 427/435 4-speed black interior

Joined: 9/8/2003
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I used to sell tires many years ago.  The "Buy 3, Get One Free" is nothing more than a standard 25% off sale...but designed to sell full sets of tires rather than pairs or singles.  You get a good price, no question, but it's designed to move more tires and increase sales.

Nothing wrong with it...capitalism is what fuels our economy...not gov't spending (my little political rant for the day).


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3/14/10 10:25pm - Reply: 'Tires for your C3'
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Dutchess County, NY - USA

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White '79 Corvette. It's a driver.

Joined: 8/27/2007
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Some pretty good deals out there right now!

I've been real happy with my BFG's but still dream of getting a set of red lines in the future. I'll get there.

Sounds like everyone who has made the switch likes the Firestone Indy 500's.


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3/15/10 12:34am - Reply: 'Tires for your C3'
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Greensburg, IN - USA

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Previous: 1984 Silver / Charcoal Coupe, 1988 Maroon Coupe / 1989 Artic White / Mod. Red Int. Coupe, Present:1976 Stingray Black / Black, Auto, 350 slightly modified (355 hp) Luxor Wires Redline Tires. / 2001 Speedway White Vert, Torch Red Int, LS1, Auto.

Joined: 9/24/2003
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Hmmmmn...... My Cokers will dry rot off of my vette before I ever get enough miles on them to buy new ones again... I guess that is just part of livin in the Midwest (or East dependin on who ya talk with...) and ownin a fair weather only Vette.....

This ones just ta tease ya some Kev.....

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3/15/10 12:48pm - Reply: 'Tires for your C3'
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Dutchess County, NY - USA

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White '79 Corvette. It's a driver.

Joined: 8/27/2007
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...yeah, now that's perty...Approve

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3/15/10 11:25pm - Reply: 'Tires for your C3'
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San Tan Valley, AZ - USA

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1978 Indy Pace Car 4851 of 6502, Auto, L-48

Joined: 6/20/2005
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Everyone should watch this ABC news report I linked below before jumping into a "GREAT DEAL" on tires, do you really know how old those tires are?
 


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3/15/10 11:47pm - Reply: 'Tires for your C3'
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HOWELL, NJ - USA

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1979, Targa Blue (72 Color), Pace Car rear spoiler, L88 hood, Dark blue factory interior, 525HP 406, HD 700R4, 370 gears,Steeroids, composite rear spring, TT IIs wrapped in T/A Radials.

Joined: 5/18/2004
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Check the date stamping on your tires!!! Be wary of deals that seem too good to be true!! Wink

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3/16/10 9:09pm - Reply: 'Tires for your C3'
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North Charleston, SC - USA

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1975 L48 AT AC T-top

Joined: 3/20/2004
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You definitely want to ask the dealer the date of manufacturing on the tires.
 
Scott


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3/19/10 4:40pm - Reply: 'Tires for your C3'
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Yorba Linda, CA - USA

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1968 convertible, small block, auto, pw, pb, ps, air, 3rd owner CA black plate

Joined: 3/19/2008
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Thanks, cilrah, for the informative link!  

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3/19/10 5:59pm - Reply: 'Tires for your C3'
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San Tan Valley, AZ - USA

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1978 Indy Pace Car 4851 of 6502, Auto, L-48

Joined: 6/20/2005
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[QUOTE=california68]Thanks, cilrah, for the informative link!   [/QUOTE]
 
Not a problem, if you check the ABC News Link I posted above you won't need to rely on the tire dealer, you will be able to read the secret tire date code for yourself Wink


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3/19/10 8:38pm - Reply: 'Tires for your C3'
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Holland Patent, NY - USA

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#1 *1980 White, Red interior 14,000 mile #2 *1980 Red, Oyster interior 93,000 miles Resto project car, rebuilt to 383 stroker

Joined: 6/3/2008
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My last three tire purchases have been from Tire Rack.  I checked my "Born on Dates" and found the last set was 2 months old when I bought them.

I love my 500's on the Vette. Both daily drivers have BF Goodrich long trails and they have been mileage kings.
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3/19/10 10:31pm - Reply: 'Tires for your C3'
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Cadiz, KY - USA

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64 Convertible 73 Coupe 74 Convertible 63 Corvair Spyder Convertible

Joined: 8/26/2002
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Ordered a set of BFG's from discount tire and specified the manafacture date on the tires that I would accept.  They put that date on the order and sent ones made after the date I requested plus gave a $90 rebate for the set.  Tires arrived in two days.  How can you beat that?

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3/19/10 11:38pm - Reply: 'Tires for your C3'
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HOWELL, NJ - USA

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1979, Targa Blue (72 Color), Pace Car rear spoiler, L88 hood, Dark blue factory interior, 525HP 406, HD 700R4, 370 gears,Steeroids, composite rear spring, TT IIs wrapped in T/A Radials.

Joined: 5/18/2004
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Fantastic deal Ken! DT gave me a great deal when I had a tire go bad on our van when we were on vacation a few years ago. We were back on the road for $80! Thumbs Up

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3/22/10 10:53am - Reply: 'Tires for your C3'
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Millstone Township, NJ - USA

Vette(s):
1978 Pace Car - L82 with a 4 Speed AM -FM CB radio

Joined: 2/6/2010
Posts: 71
I just put the Indy 500 Firehawk tires on my PC, got a good deal and tires date stamp was less the 6 months old.  Boy do they look good!  Thanks for the tip on the tires and the link for checking the dates!
Almost ready to hit the road!!!!
 


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