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CocoLoco



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 10:45 pm    Post subject: I Need Your Opinions On Tires Reply with quote

Hi All - I need to get new tires for my recently acquired 1990 Aqua. I bought new white rimes from Henry. I thought they would look good as the roof is white, the interior is white/gray.
And there is no other chrome or aluminum on the car.

Anyway, I am a bit torn on tires. I want something period appropriate but do not want to spend $300 a tire for Gatorbacks.
So I think I will go with the BF Goodrich T/A Radials.

So the big question is - white lettering shown (out) or hidden (in). The car came with blackwalls but the white letters might look nice. But this is more a road car than a sports car so black might be more appropriate.
At this point, I am just looking for opinions on what everyone thinks and why.

Thanks in advance!!
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84asc



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 3:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My car has bfg on it blackwall out . On this type of car I think blackwall looks better. Personally white letters look better on earlier muscle cars and rallys but thats just my opinion.
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the jacK



Joined: 05 Nov 2014
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 4:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stagger that. Widest possible tire on back. Little less on front. Badass
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CocoLoco



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the jacK wrote:
Stagger that. Widest possible tire on back. Little less on front. Badass

Already have the stock 7" wheels. So staggering is not an option. But I do like your thinking. I have 9" front, 10.5" rear FR500 chrome wheels with Nitto 555 on my 01 yellow Mustang. Badass for sure!!
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Kentennis



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have Firestone Firehawks on ours. I didn't put them on. The car was 22 years old when we got it in 2008. The tires are still good but I don't like them. I would not recommend them to anyone.
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Tx Trooperstang



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 2:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Discount Tire offers these.

http://m.discounttire.com/dtcs/findTireDetail.do?c=0&rcz=77074&ar=60&rf=true&rd=15&rc=TSWINT&cs=225&dVeh=dVeh&ra=searchTiresByVehicleAndSize.do&fl=&tc=OHTHH1&yr=1989&pc=17353&vid=006900


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U-MAN



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 2:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi!... Well, as you can see by the picture. I redid the stock wheels, and went with BFG's. Used same size all the way around, with black wall showing. I felt that these cars are different as are the stock wheels, so I chose to stay with them. But I could not go with the body color centers. You are correct in the fact that body color - wheels - and interior must all work together. The main thing being" what look are you going for as the end result". CocoLoco, You have good taste, So this will be " LOOKIN- GOOD" when your done !
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CocoLoco



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK. I have come to a decision. I ordered the T/A Radials and are having them installed black walls out. I think this will look best and be true to the original car. I can't wait to see them on.

Thanks to all for your opinions and suggestions. Greatly appreciated !!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 5:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

5 lug upgrade. 17" rims. 275 on back 235 on front. And while your at it. Disc brake conversion. And get some weld in subframe connectors. Bump timing to 15.
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CocoLoco



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the jacK wrote:
5 lug upgrade. 17" rims. 275 on back 235 on front. And while your at it. Disc brake conversion. And get some weld in subframe connectors. Bump timing to 15.


I like it but can't do it. Keeping it OEM.
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McLarry



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has anyone here tried pairing Nitto for the fronts and pair it with Toyo for the rears? I have read some reviews about the Nitto giving an excellent grip on the corners but it's a bit pricier than Toyo.
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plumkrazy



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

a couple of people I know run Nitto's on the rear only and love the extra grip for straight acceleration. Just be careful if caught in the rain
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svo413



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:25 am    Post subject: Tires Reply with quote

Goodyear’s would have been the original brand but not the Gaterbacks. That would have been the Ford OEM but ASC pulled the Ford tires and wheels and put on their own.

The link posted above show BFG, Uniroyal and Coopers. All American brands. I would have gone with the Uniroyals. People have liked them in the past. I have had many sets of BFG t/a and hoped for better than average. I have them on my 84 GT and they don’t adsorb noise from bumps. Coopers would be my second choice.
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