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Technical Wide Whitewall Tires

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by lowroder, Mar 1, 2020.

  1. lowroder
    Joined: May 17, 2011
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    So Looking For Tires For My 62 C10.
    Ive Looked At Coker , Diamond Back , An Now The Cali tire.
    Cali Tire Being Only 150 ea with 3"WW
    An Coker An DB Being Anywhere From 239 /249 ea
    Has Anyone Had Experience With These Cali Tire Company.
    Basically They Choose A Radial Tire An Vulcanize A White Wall Size Of Choice.
    I Also Will Be Pulling My 65 Camper With My C10
    Obviously Safety Is My Main Concern Then Appearance. Almost $976 For Cokers Or DB Just Seems So Expensive..
     
  2. stanlow69
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    from red oak

    All I ever owned is Coker. My good friend bought a set of Cali. His car will be on the road in a couple months. He only bought 4. I said you should of bought a spare. He is pretty frugal.
     
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  3. Special Ed
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    I've been running Diamondbacks on a pair of vehicles, but had mixed results. :(
    I'm very close to ordering a full set of Calli's for myself, once my health issues stabilize. I only see a small handful of reviews on them, but customers appear to be satisfied.
     
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  4. Bandit Billy
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    I don't see you mention BF Goodrich amongst the radials. Not cheap though but better than Coker IMO.
     

  5. Mr48chev
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  6. Back in the day, any self-respecting paisano had Vogues on his Caddy. Expensive but they were great quality and looked great.
     
  7. lowroder
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    yea... haven't seen the BFGs offered much as they use to be.
     
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  8. lowroder
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    im not a vogue type of car guy.. the radials or even bias looking radials all have 1800lb plus load rate ea, my camper only weighs 1800lbs tops . its only 13ft tong to tail. actual camper is 11ft
     
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  9. lowroder
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    well i dont have a caddy i have a 62 c10 lwb truck
     
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  10. leon bee
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    from Arkansas!

    Why would you put wide whitewalls on that?
     
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  11. If you want those tire prices to seem more reasonable, price out trailer rated white walls ! I wanted wide whites for my car hauler trailer but can't justify the expense til I win the lotto!

    1 more car I promise, Rex Winter
    Dry n windy Lubbock TX
     
  12. Jalopy Joker
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    having "the look" is not always cheap
     
  13. Special Ed
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    Gee ... I dunno. Maybe 'cause they look good?
    [​IMG]
     
  14. Black_Sheep
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    Diamondback’s DBIII is a BFG TA Radial. I had DB wide whites on my ‘37 Packard and on my ‘58 Apache. Both were decent tires as far as ride quality goes, in spite of being non name brand tires. The tires on my ‘58 have a 10 year old date code, for peace of mind I plan to change them out this spring despite having serviceable tread remaining.
     
  15. Bandit Billy
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  16. Special Ed
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    They're almost double the cost of the Calli's. :eek:
    Apparently, they're a middleman ... and they don't stock anything and require delivery, even though they're located ten to fifteen minutes away from me .... :mad:
     
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  17. Bandit Billy
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    And I am not sold on them, what worries me is the last set of TAs I bought looked like crap within weeks as the white letters turned brown. Raised brown lettering sounds like something in your Hanes not on a car.
     
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