: Recommend some whitewalls . . . .



Aron9000
01-13-09, 12:17 AM
Looking for some new tires for my 1991 Brougham. Going with the stock size, 225/70/R15

http://www.fquick.com/images/vehicles/full/25595216457.jpg?1228700756
http://www.fquick.com/images/vehicles/full/25595216453.jpg?1228700709

Did a search on tire rack, most of them were white letter tires for an SUV. Only found two tires in that size with a whitewall, a Goodyear and a Dunlop. Both have the regular style whitewall like what is on the car now. I wanted something with a bigger whitewall.

Cadillac dealer wanted $600 for Vogue tires, a lot more than I wanted to spend. Awesome tire though.

Anybody have any experience with Coker tires? They make reproduction whitewalls for vintage cars. I just want to make sure they ride nice and drive like a modern tire.

thefleetwoodguy
01-13-09, 01:35 AM
I just put some Yokohama's on the 94 fltwdbrhm,(WW) I was pleasantly surprised,
right off, it took much less effort to turn the steering wheel, while stopped!!
then the ride, they were as good as the michelin's, very soft ride
I was replacing the crappiest tires I have ever had , stay away from the coopers, they suck! IMO
the yoko's were 95 ea. well worth it

Cadillac Giovanni
01-13-09, 01:44 AM
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k200/horatiogiovanni/mycaddywheel.jpg

96Fleetwood
01-13-09, 11:09 AM
I really like the look of Vogues with wire wheels. Here is the white 1996 Fleetwood I sold in 2007, I should have kept that car ...

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa306/96fleetwood/Picture028.jpg


http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa306/96fleetwood/Picture005.jpg


I think Vogues in your size run about $675 for the set!

jayoldschool
01-13-09, 12:57 PM
I bought Runway Enduro 75s for my coupe. They are dirt cheap, and have a nice whitewall that is almost as wide as the OE spec (and wider than what is available in other WW tires that you can find).

http://www.globaltraco.com/prodthumb/Enduro75sml.jpg

kevinf
01-13-09, 02:37 PM
I just put these on. (http://ssl.delti.com/tyre-pictures/Republic/Enterprise.jpg)

Republic Enterprise

http://ssl.delti.com/tyre-pictures/Republic/Enterprise.jpg

Aron9000
01-13-09, 04:58 PM
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k200/horatiogiovanni/mycaddywheel.jpg

That's what I want right there!!!

What brand are those and how much, and where do I get them??

Josephchevy5596
01-13-09, 06:52 PM
Go vogue expensive but they are the best. Great tires and last for a long time, thats what i'm going with or something in the vogue family.

Cadillac Giovanni
01-13-09, 08:19 PM
http://store.coker.com/p225-75r15-american-classic-1.6-whitewall-tire.html

The actual tire I have is hard to find, I got my set off of ebay about a year and a half ago. Mine are actually p235s, which are a touch beefier than should be used on a Brougham, but I like the aggressive look. Typically the p225s have a 1.3 inch whitewall, whereas the 235s step it up to a wider, more luxurious 1.6 inches. As you can see, the 225s coker has there also boast the 1.6 inch whitewall, so really it's a win/win, as I find the 235s can rub on some of the more aggressive corners I take.

That price is about right. I paid 100 per tire on ebay. Here's what they look like on my 89.

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k200/horatiogiovanni/mycaddy1.jpg

dirt_cheap_fleetwood
01-14-09, 01:56 AM
^ Ah, nice K40 you got there. I have the same one on my car. :)

sven914
01-14-09, 10:58 AM
Not to be negative, but I used to work for a Goodyear garage, which sold Coker-"Goodyear" remakes, and the Cokers (that they were selling) came with no mileage warranty, no speed ratings, no wear rating or traction ratings. Basically they’re not service tires; they're more for show cars that never see the road. So if you only drive your car in the summer, on dry days, and short distances at a time, these tires would be perfect for you.

If you actually drive your car, then I recommend either the Republics or Douglas's (if you can still get them from Wal-Mart) for cheap and easily to get tires. And the Vogue Tyres (http://http://www.voguetyre.com/products/tires/index.cfm?TireCat1=White/Gold) for good, but expensive tires. P235/70R15 is a suitable replacement size as well.

Josephchevy5596
01-14-09, 09:20 PM
Im pushing the vogue I still don't have any on my car yet but i just got it and it has a nice set of white walls on it but when i replace them. I gotta feelin i'm love the white and yellow vogue sidewall. Well built tires to very slow hand built tire unlike some of the more rushed non-US built tires. Dogulas from walmart would be a lot less pricey thou and still a well built tire. I would personally go with either Vogue or Dogulas, Vogue being my first choose.

Cadillac Giovanni
01-18-09, 12:58 AM
If those American Classics are anything like the Dimension IV's I have, I can vouch for them. They're durable, smooth, quiet, and have really good traction for being on such a heavy car. I pulled my friend's toyota out of the mud with them. They take plenty of abuse from all the rocky, rugged, and pothole-filled roads I drive on (all my friends live out in the middle of nowhere) so I wouldn't count them out. i bought my tires from a faceless man on eBay, knowing only that they were new because they still had the blue covering on the whitewall. They haven't let me down yet.

sobmofo
01-22-09, 02:42 AM
aron9000 has the hottest caddy ive seen so far those true spoke caddy rims are giving me chills wow! hot ride im so jealous :thepan:

96Fleetwood
01-22-09, 09:45 AM
aron9000 has the hottest caddy ive seen so far those true spoke caddy rims are giving me chills wow! hot ride im so jealous :thepan:

That car is sweet, I should have bought it... it has every option you could get in 1991.

Aron9000
01-23-09, 01:44 AM
Thanks guys^^

I just changed out all the Cadillac emblems, they were all faded. Made a world of difference, if the sun shines on the new hood ornament the wrong way it'll blind you:cool2: