New Firestone Wide Oval Tires - RADIALS are Here!

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  1. bkmont

    bkmont Veteran Member

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    I ordered these at the Mecum Auction in Kissimmee. I got the show discount and the free shipping.
    I got them mounted today, but I haven't even went for a test drive. Last night, I put the car on jack stands and took the wheels off and dropped them off at the tires shop this morning. I did get a chance to install and clean the blue off this afternoon. Maybe not technically correct as the Goodyears. But what the hell, I like them. Hope they ride as good as they look.
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  2. COPO

    COPO Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    They look bitch’n.
     
  3. bkmont

    bkmont Veteran Member

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    Thanks! Call this guy. Great guy to deal with. I ran into him again at the Moultrie, GA Swap Meet. He assured me the tires were coming in March. He beat that date by a few weeks. He might can help you get some to Canada.


    Steve Jackson

    Sales Representative

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    1317 Chestnut Street

    Chattanooga, TN 37402

    Direct: 800-251-6336 ext 252

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  4. COPO

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  5. bkmont

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    And, I'm very pleased with the ride!:bowtie:
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  6. greeny

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    3803114F-C6E4-470E-A90B-556E0D9CAE8B.jpeg 47C55B47-F85D-49A7-B39F-3EE6A8439E45.jpeg My Firestone radials showed up last week and I got them on the car yesterday. When you put them side by side with the bias ply tires the radial design is obvious, but I had to point out the change to the experts when I went to the local Pavillions car show. I did take both cars, one with bias tires and the one with radias, for a drive on the same roads and the radial tire car is amazing. The quality of the radial tire is much better than the bias tire too. The letters are crisp and bright white, and they took about half the weight to balance using the same wheels I the bias Firestones off of. If you are going for the original look invest in the radials, they are worth it.
     
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  7. dave@ztech

    dave@ztech Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Do you guys think they are better tires the the BFG TA's ? as far as ride and comfort is concerned ?
     
  8. greeny

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    I would say the ride and comfort is equal to the TA’s. IMO they will not handle as well as the TA’s.
     
  9. Z28SSRS

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    They look great. I wanted to ask you guys what your opinion would be of putting F60R/15s on an all original 1978 Z28. I know they are not technically correct for that late of a 2nd gen. I currently have 235/60R/15s on it, the Goodyear Eagle #1 NASCAR white lettered tire. They are getting old and I am thinking I should replace them. I prefer getting a 60 series tire rather than a 70 series, G70R15 came on it originally in the Goodyear Steelgard white lettered tire, as I think the 60 series would handle better. I know Kelsey produces the Goodyear Steelgard. I prefer getting a Goodyear or Firestone white lettered tire rather than any other brand. Is the F60R/15 close in size to a 235/60R/15? Thanks guys for your opinions.
     
  10. COPO

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    Good Year Eagle GT II P235-60-15 radial vs F60 Wide Oval 60 bias

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