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Customs Best LOOKING tire for a shoebox custom?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by the-rodster, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. the-rodster
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    I don't want to talk sizes, I'm pretty much set on 6.70-15.

    And radials just don't cut it.

    But, what brand, this size, LOOKS best?


    BFG?

    US Royal?

    Firestone?

    Coker Classic?

    How much whitewall?

    What are you guys running?

    Pics????


    Rich

     
  2. BigScott666
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    Firestone 3 1/4" WW
     
  3. shainerman
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    Im a fan of Firestones, and that is the best size in my opinion as well. Mine is stuck on 14s for now, which I hate, but I am going to do 6.70 15s as well.
     
  4. thesupersized
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    i like firestones

    i also think the width of the whitewall depends on the style/era that the car is built...
     

  5. the-rodster
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    I'm shooting for a conservative custom. 4 or 5 inch chop. Low but no bags.

    I sure like this car.

    Except I'd run sombreros and no skirts.
     

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  6. shainerman
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    That car kills. I agree with sombreros, however if you run a sombrero, you gotta have a fat white. Dont even try a sombrero with less than 3 1/4 it looks like a street rod radial job in my eyes.
     
  7. I'm running Goodyear 6.70 x 15's on my 50 Fleetline and they have a 4 1/4" whitewall. I love the look of these tires!
     

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  8. DOUBLEZO
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    im with quakemonkey, goodyear super cushions.
     
  9. the-rodster
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    mmmmmm. sexy!

    Come to think, when I see sombreros, they're usually running VERY wide whitewalls.

    Rich
     

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  10. i have firestones as well. i think if you went firestone or goodyear you will be ok.
     
  11. the-rodster
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  12. gal6xie5
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    They have also brought back the General Dual 90 tire. My Dad used to run that tire on his cars back in the day. Nice non aggressive bias ply with a nice shoulder.
     
  13. robleticia
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  14. JeffreyJames
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    By far bar none is the Goodyear Super Cushion 6.70 WW.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. the-rodster
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    And expensive.... $180 per tire


    it ain't cheap being cool.


    Rich
     
  16. fathead429
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    Just got firestones for my coupe and put them on this weekend. 670x15. 3 1/4 WW.
    These tires look great with the pie crust edges. $178.00 a tire.
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  17. 50Fraud
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    All the WWs shown in this thread are very wide, as they would have been on an early '50s car. By the mid-'50s they had skinnied down some, and I prefer that kinda mid width.
    These are 2 1/2":

    [​IMG]
     
  18. BLUDICE
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    I got 20 year old Firestones on mine - refuse to pay the inflated prices that Corky is charging - 670 x15
    I think these look good on mild customs, but I think we need to see your car to determine what would look right on yours.
     

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  19. cracker head
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    We got Goodyears on ours. They are tall as fuck. I like them, but they are ,if i remember correctly, 2 inches taller than the Firestones. You "mite", like on a chickens ass, be hitting on the front inner splash panels. Just say'n.......
     
  20. Royalshifter
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    Firestone 600x16


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  21. mikemo
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    Goodyear Super Cushions
     

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  22. Royalshifter
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    I like that very nice.
     
  23. JeffreyJames
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    Goodyear Supcushions are by far my favorites!!! WEEZ runs them and I think they are the cat's ass.
     
  24. the-rodster
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    Dude, that coupe is BAD ASS.

    Rich
     
  25. paulie_boy13
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    Here in NC I run Goodyear super cushions w/4.25" ww on my 49. Looks great/fits great!

    Picked them up from Kelsey Tire in MO.
     
  26. happy hoppy
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    not a custom, just lowered.
    I have 710 Firestones. if I had it to do over again I would go with 670.

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  28. shoebox50
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    6-70X15 Firestones
     
  29. shoebox50
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    6.70x15
     

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  30. happy hoppy
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    about 5". my low spot now is the parking brake cable tab on the botoom of the transmission cross member.

    David
     

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