: Looking for wide white walls for the new wire wheels
03-25-07, 07:21 PM
Hey, im looking to buy a new set of tires for these new factory wire wheels. I was going to put regular white walls on. I can get a used, though like BRAND NEW matching set of 4 Bridgestone Weather Handelers, reg white walls for $20 for all 4. Only draw back its they are 225/ 60 /15. I know it should be 70's or 75. Im not sure how well they will work. NICE TIRES though.
ID really like to get wide whites. Nothing extravagant, like the ones on my 57, that are almost the whole side wall, but a good size wide white wall.
Anybody have any on their car that they picked up for a really good price?.. I found some, I think they were Cookers at 180 ea. At that price i should just go with vouges.
03-25-07, 07:46 PM
What about 1.3s?
03-25-07, 09:19 PM
Benzilla has convinced me:
03-25-07, 09:21 PM
See? All the cool kids are doing it. :D
03-25-07, 09:28 PM
I dont see a price on the site...
What am i lookin at for a price.
Get your parts yet jay?
03-25-07, 09:50 PM
I paid $300 for mine shipped, but that was a great deal from a dealer on eBay. I'll look and see if he's still around. Their usually around 400. But these are niiice tires.
03-25-07, 09:56 PM
Here's the guy I got mine from, he doesn't have the whitewalls listed anymore, but I think he still sells tham and wouold list a set if you asked. He is by far the best deal. Brand new tires with a nice chunk of the price gone.
03-25-07, 10:37 PM
I emailed him.
What size are yours, and you got anypics of them on your caddy?
I think wide whites would set off these OE wire wheels good.
03-25-07, 11:23 PM
Mine are 215-75-15. Yor Brougham would usually have 225s, but 215s are just fine. These only come in 215 or 235. And 215 is closer to looking original.
Here's how they look on wires.
Here they are on mine.
Hope that helps :)
03-25-07, 11:23 PM
Wow he already emailed back.
He says he only has 2 sizes,
Benzilla, you go with the 235's or 215's?
Someone once told be the 235's rubbed the inner fenderwells on the caddys on tight turns.
Ill take the loss of tight turns for $300 wide whites....
At that price, what else can i put wide white walls on!!!
03-25-07, 11:25 PM
We posted at the same time :) Yeah, go with 215s. Even 225s sometimes rub. And 235s have an incorrect whitewall, it's slightly wider and looks weird on these cars.
03-25-07, 11:26 PM
Omg. i gotta go change my pants... Holy shit. Those white walls on them wire wheels... Ohhhhhhh MAN!!
I got me a pair of them white mud flaps too. With cadillac scripts on them. Now i need to find another pair so i can put them on too.
03-25-07, 11:28 PM
Oh, and do you like the ride they give you?
03-25-07, 11:31 PM
The ride is wonderful. And quiet. In fact I was skimming through some 1979 manual, and the tires shown have the exact same tread pattern! So it's like having new original tires.
I avoid taking her out in the rain, but so far they seem to do good there too.
03-26-07, 08:02 AM
Didn't get the parts yet. The mail is slow... I can't wait to get that car done! New dash, new leather wheel, new wires, new leather D'elegance seats, a set of Dimension IVs...:thumbsup:
I'm going to order the 215s. Actually, two sets: one for my coupe, one for my mother's 84 FWB sedan. I'm going with Tucker, too. He actually does have them listed, they are just really hard to find (maybe that keeps the price down!). Post up what he quotes for a set of four so we can all get the best deal...
03-26-07, 12:27 PM
I just put a set of 235s on my 89 Brougham yesterday. They DO rub but only when you shove the wheel all the way. The whitewalls are a little bigger than the 215s, but i like it. They don't look too big to me at all, but maybe because my car is black and they sort of blend in.
03-26-07, 09:19 PM
Here's a couple of cheap ones (235s). Nice for spares, maybe?