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9/16/15 8:41pm - Reply: 'Re: Tires tires tires'
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1978 Silver Anniversary L82 4spd (M21) Red Leather. Pace Car is in the hands of a new caretaker.

Joined: 2/15/2007
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longhorn294 said:
Jeffm said: I replaced mine in June for the same reason. Like you said, not a whole lot to pick from these days.
I went with the Cooper Cobra because it's a good name and the price was right. So far after logging about 1200 miles I'm very happy with them.
Got them online from Discount Tire for $99.00 ea. plus an instant rebate of $40.00 on 4 and free shipping. Can beat that.

Dang! I thought I was getting a deal at $111.00 no tax and free shipping! Still cheaper than everywhere else I could find. Got my Cobras in today from Discount Tire Direct...was going to go with Simple Tire that were cheaper but when I found out they were almost two years old, I backed out of that.
 I checked the date code on my Firehawks today and was shocked to see 503 on them. That means they were 3-4 years old when I bought them and 12 yrs old now instead of 8! They still look fine though but way past time to go. I'm anxious to get the Cobras on and see how they handle. Now I'll be able to put that 5th gear to good use...Thumbs Up
 Jeff... were yours 255/60x15?
PS... as for the white lettering getting dingy /dirty...after I put the dressing on the Firehawks, I would take a cloth, spray a little carb cleaner on it and wipe the tops of the letters off. That got rid of the oily residue most of the dressings have so dirt doesn't stick to it and they stay white! Never hurt the tire either...just sayin... Big smile

I went with the original size 225/70/15 that came on the Silver Ann. The date code showed them being maybe 2 months old so they got pretty fresh stock.
The Pace Car has the 255/60's and that's one of the years where they trimmed the front of the wheel well for that optional size.
Let us know how you like them when you get them on and running.
The Silver Anniversary is my baby. She goes whenever I head out for a cruise. 

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9/16/15 11:15pm - Reply: 'Re: Tires tires tires'
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1981 Blue Ice Met. w/pearl ghost flames TKO500 5speed. LS1 Swap 3.45 Dana 44.

Joined: 12/3/2001
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Ok, I'm done. I'm going to contact Coker this week and tell them forget it. I was foolish for even thinking about this. No interest here. Meanwhile I will burn up my set of Indy 500's and then move on to 18"-19" retro modern wheels for mine. I value my car too much to settle for less. Happy Gary you win...


GEN III 5.7L "LS6" Engine swap
TKO500 5 spd.
3.54 Dana 44
'69 "N11" Sidepipes
Borgeson Steering Box
Born 8/1981
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