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12/15/14 7:57am - Reply: 'Re: Tire Size'
vettejack Lifetime Member
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Titusville, FL - USA

Vette(s):
1977 Coupe (White), 1982 Coupe (Silver), 2006 Convertible (Victory Red). NCM Life Member #2221.

Joined: 12/19/2007
Posts: 142
I run 255/60's on my '82 and NEVER had issues with the yellowing of letters (currently running the GY Eagle GTII).  Now, I have seen cars that run either the BFG's or GY's with raised white and found some to be "browning" or a darker shade of "yellowing" and discovered that the tires/lettering are simply dirty. I have never had any raised whites' yellow on me...and I've had both brands on my '82. I use regular car soap when washing the car and when I get to the tires to clean up the letters I use a bit of Comet cleanser (powder) on a stiff brisk brush...and this washing of the lettering will render those letters bright white for months. The only time the tire lettering 'darkens' is when I use the car a bit too long and the letters start seeing road grime. 

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12/15/14 11:42am - Reply: 'Re: Tire Size'
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Elgin, SC - USA

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1979 L-48 Chevy Corvette

Joined: 11/14/2014
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I have a 79 corvette with 255 60 15 and I haven't had any trouble with rubbing. When I first purchased the car it had 255 80 15, it didn't rub with the added height, but I changed to the 60-series, my speed-o was showing 10 mph slower than actual speed

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12/15/14 10:56pm - Reply: 'Re: Tire Size'
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Overland Park, KS - USA

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1973 Orange Metallic Coupe (orig owner), L82, 4 spd (WR), PS, (A/C & PW (I installed from wrecked 73)), leather, AM/FM Stereo, ran with '65 FI unit earlier & will again some day.

Joined: 7/9/2003
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I've had good luck w/ Bleche White or SOS pads cleaning white letters.  And white walls back in the day for that matter.

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12/16/14 1:28pm - Reply: 'Re: Tire Size'
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Grapevine, TX - USA

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1972 LT-1 convertible with factory air.

Joined: 8/26/2006
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vettejack said: I run 255/60's on my '82 and NEVER had issues with the yellowing of letters (currently running the GY Eagle GTII).  Now, I have seen cars that run either the BFG's or GY's with raised white and found some to be "browning" or a darker shade of "yellowing" and discovered that the tires/lettering are simply dirty. I have never had any raised whites' yellow on me...and I've had both brands on my '82. I use regular car soap when washing the car and when I get to the tires to clean up the letters I use a bit of Comet cleanser (powder) on a stiff brisk brush...and this washing of the lettering will render those letters bright white for months. The only time the tire lettering 'darkens' is when I use the car a bit too long and the letters start seeing road grime. 


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12/19/14 12:52pm - Reply: 'Re: Tire Size'
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Titusville, FL - USA

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1977 Coupe (White), 1982 Coupe (Silver), 2006 Convertible (Victory Red). NCM Life Member #2221.

Joined: 12/19/2007
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My GY tires date back to '09...less than 5K miles on them. No rot or loss of plyability.

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2/12/15 4:54pm - Reply: 'Re: Tire Size'
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255-60x15 here as well.

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2/12/15 8:51pm - Reply: 'Re: Tire Size'
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Vancouver, WA - USA

Vette(s):
1976 Silver/Firethorn. L48, 4spd. Original 2 bolt, vortec heads, 9.4:1 CR, Speed Pro Cam: 224/224@0.050, 112 LSA, Eagle Steel Crank.

Joined: 8/25/2005
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I'm running the Cooper 245's on my '76, no problems at all and they look proportionally correct, to me at least.

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1976 Silver/Firethorn.  L48, 4spd.  Original 2 bolt, vortec heads, 9.4:1 CR, Speed Pro Cam: 224/224@0.050, 112 LSA, Eagle Steel Crank.
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2/13/15 5:15pm - Reply: 'Re: Tire Size'
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Germansville, PA - USA

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1974 Coupe 358ci 4 speed Black w/Medium Saddle interior w/79 custom leather seats

Joined: 1/28/2010
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Many brands of tire shine discolor white letters too unless you wipe off while wet.

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