Vette(s): 1969 convertible L71 427/435 4-speed black interior
I've no experience with the Firestone's, but can recommend BFG Radial T/A and the Cooper Cobra. I've had very positive experiences with both. It's been awhile, but I've had Dunlop's in the past and liked them as well.
Poet...Mystic...Soldier of Fortune. As always...self-absorbed, adversarial, c o c k y and in general a malcontent.
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Vette(s): 1976 Stingray matching numbers. Stock 350 rebuilt, comp cam, roller rockers, push rods, 2.02 valves, +.30 flat tops, frontend & suspension rebuilt Dec 08. Interior from firewall 90% July. New exhaust, Collector plates, Paint will have to wait...& wait.
I have a 76 and put on BFG TA P235/60 R15's, very happy with them, lots of tire for the looks and handling. I also had them on my 74 when I bought it new, worked just as well then. Good luck with your decision.
Truth about tires, They are subject to ones personal preference. I still use the BFG TA's because I like their lettering better than any other tire. I have sold tires for over 20 years, the BFG Ta's do not hold up as well as they use too. I still believe "from actual use" that Michelin makes the best tire. Problem is they are much more expensive and their market is not for the performance cars. Thats a shame. They do have tires that are in the stock size many of our cars use, however they dont have a white letter tire. I truly considered putting black wall Michelins on my 72 but the looks of white letters won over. No matter what tire anyone decides as long as they are a good brand named tire I am sure they will be fine. And even if they are not the best handling, or wearing tire if you think they are the best looking tire you will be very happy. The tire debate will continue forever! Rodney
I have Goodyear Eagle GT II's on my '80 but that is mostly because they were original equipment when I ordered the car back in August 1979. They look great and handle well in dry weather but suck on a wet road. But since I rarely dirve on a wet road, it isn't a big deal for me.
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