08-05-11, 10:18 AM
With just over 52,000 miles, my 92 Brougham d'Elegance is still sitting on the factory Uniroyal whitewalls. Needless to say, it's time for some new rubber.
I had a difficult time locating whitewalls for my wife's 98 DeVille last year. The only thing the local tire shops seem to stock are the thin band Michelin Symmetrys that were used on the late 90's DeVille and Lincoln Town Car. The Michelin's look fine on the DeVille but would be a ridiculous sight on the Brougham.
I'm wondering what tire brands are still making a nice healthy size whitewall that we are used to seeing on the RWD Caddys and Lincolns. A Cadillac just isn't a Cadillac without a hood ornament and a decent set of whitewalls.....
08-05-11, 10:27 AM
there's a whole thread dedicated to this...it's called the "Official White Wall Thread" i believe.
check it out here, great info: http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/rwd-19xx-1984-deville-fleetwood-1985/181612-official-whitewall-thread.html
08-06-11, 11:32 PM
Don't throw away those stock tires!
08-07-11, 01:13 AM
what jason said. I'd keep those tires around (if nothing else but to add to the originality).
08-07-11, 01:31 AM
Dude, whitewalls are so 1900s. :duck:
I'm using some offbrand line called Broadway "Classic". They have the OEM size whitewall as used on many '70s/80s models. Not as pricey as the Cokers. These are sold under other names as well.
08-07-11, 03:03 AM
Don't go with Khumo whitewalls. Tires got VERY noisy after about 20,000 miles, looked like they would be done in another 10-15k miles or so after that anyways.
08-07-11, 03:25 AM
Get the Sigma "Broadway" Shadow's 1.3 inch WW's when all said and done. Their US made as well. They are perfect looking tires for our cars at a decent price. 2 years ago these tires were around $84 each, now their over $100 which really sucks now. I can't believe they went up that high, I guess the demand, slightly higher oil prices, and the fact the company that are selling the tires knows that their competition is slim to none, they are able to get away with the higher price.:banghead: Once you add shipping and taxes, it gets pretty pricey not to mention you are still going to have to have somebody mount the tires.:mad2:
Go to onlinetiredealer.com to get them if can afford it.
08-07-11, 07:59 AM
I've had Khumo white walls on my 87 since I bought the thing years ago...and who knows how long they were on there before I got it.
They still run great, not loud, and have plenty of tread.
08-07-11, 08:42 AM
Yeah, I'm thinking you just got a bad set, Aron. I've never heard a negative review of the Solus KR21 WW's before.
08-07-11, 10:45 AM
I've had great success with my Sigma Shadows. I've had them for about 20,000 miles and they are still in great shape. hardly any road noise and they provide great ride comfort.
08-08-11, 08:14 AM
I did a lot of searching for whitewalls on this forum and never heard of the Sigmas. I ended up buying Hankooks and they should be here tomorrow.
08-08-11, 09:38 AM
white wall tires at a decent price are getting hard to find. i got white walls for my 90 brougham about 2 yrs ago & for my budget/availability i ended up going with hankooks.
08-08-11, 02:50 PM
I got some nice tire white-walls from sam's a few years ago. I think they were $235. Of course vogue was out my price range.