: Broadway Classic Tires



Cadillac Giovanni
01-23-07, 08:17 PM
Does anyone here have those "Broadway Classic" tires, the ones with the 1.3 inch whitewalls that came standard on Broughams? I found a place where I can get a set, but I was looking for some input as to how they are, performance wise. Most importantly, do they ride smooth and quiet? For nearly 100 bucks each, I'd expect them to be decent, but for all I know, 1.3 inches of whitewall costs 100 bucks. You never know, these days.

Any opinions are appreciated.

Highway Star
01-23-07, 10:04 PM
I just put a set on my '79 CDV a month or so back. One tire developed a sizable sidewall bulge within 12 hours of service. That kinda caused me concern, as I was already a little uneasy about purchasing a set of off-brand tires. Anyway, the bad one was replaced immediately. Six weeks later, I've had no problem with them.

The tires are pretty quiet, no complaint there. Haven't had any problem with handling or performance. Haven't tried them in wet weather, but my guess is they would be fine. They are made in the U.S, for whatever that's worth. There seems to be 2 or 3 companies that offer these '70s style tires (with 1.3" ww), they all appear to be the same. Could be a single manufacturer that labels them under different brands (Coker, Dimension IV).

90Brougham350
01-23-07, 10:27 PM
JRau has a set on his '91 I believe. He can post pics.

Benzilla
01-23-07, 10:39 PM
CoupeDevilleRob also had a set, he loved them as far as I know.

However, I would go with the Dimension IVs, I have those on my '79 Coupe Deville Phaeton, and I love them. They have the correct tread for my car even! It's like having the original tires. The best part is that you can get a whole set including shipping from a dealer on eBay for $300! That's where I got mine. Better deal than Broadway.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c40/Cadillac_guy/100_0888.jpg

Here's a link to where I got mine.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&viewitem=&item=5665369405&rd=1&rd=1

eldorado99
01-23-07, 10:42 PM
I have a set of the Broadways on my '70. I would rate them pretty much average across the board for handling, noise, smoothness, and wet weather. There is really nothing remarkable about these tires performance wise, they do look great however. This pic is kinda old but its the best pic I could find, if you want a close up I'd be more than happy to go take one.26962

JRau
01-23-07, 10:52 PM
Does anyone here have those "Broadway Classic" tires, the ones with the 1.3 inch whitewalls that came standard on Broughams? I found a place where I can get a set, but I was looking for some input as to how they are, performance wise. Most importantly, do they ride smooth and quiet? For nearly 100 bucks each, I'd expect them to be decent, but for all I know, 1.3 inches of whitewall costs 100 bucks. You never know, these days.

Any opinions are appreciated.

Yes, I do have them on my '91, and I love 'em! I haven't had ANY problems with them, and I have about 2-3 years now of wear on them. I get alot of compliments on them, they handle fine in rain or snow, and are quiet in my opinion.

Here, take a look: http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p8/JRauCDM/91BroughamWireWheelCover.jpg

The only problem I'm running into now is that they are discontinuing the 225 size. I have a tire dealer looking nationwide for 4 tires in this size right now. I will snatch them up as soon as he calls me back...

As far as what was standard on these Broughams, the Uniroyal Royal Seals were the standard tire. They had two stripes, a gold stripe on the inside with the wider white wall on the outside of the tire. However, Royal Seals were discontinued and I can't find 'em anywhere.

JRau in central Iowa

Cadillac Giovanni
01-23-07, 11:43 PM
Yeah, i heard about them being discontinues in the 225 size, which is pretty lame. Because of that, I was actually dabbling with the idea of buying something a little more bold...

http://store.coker.com/product.php?productid=18334&cat=0&page=1

I actually managed to find a picture of these on a brougham...

http://www.desoto58.com/peoplezone/broughamred87m.jpg

I think they look nice, but I know nothing about those tires other than that. I guess I'd like to think that the $200 price tag signifies some sort of quality, but it's a strange world we live in.

Thanks for the pictures and advice, and Eldorado99, that's a beautiful car.

JRau
01-23-07, 11:44 PM
CoupeDevilleRob also had a set, he loved them as far as I know.

However, I would go with the Dimension IVs, I have those on my '79 Coupe Deville Phaeton, and I love them. They have the correct tread for my car even! It's like having the original tires. The best part is that you can get a whole set including shipping from a dealer on eBay for $300! That's where I got mine. Better deal than Broadway.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c40/Cadillac_guy/100_0888.jpg

Here's a link to where I got mine.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&viewitem=&item=5665369405&rd=1&rd=1


Benzilla,

You've got the 215's, and these Broughams are supposed to have the 225's. Does your connection have 225's? If so, I'd be willing to switch. I just really want the correct size for my car...

JRau in central Iowa

KaddyKat
01-24-07, 09:08 AM
a site
http://www.universaltire.com/cart.php?target=category&category_id=330

they may have 225's
http://www.tbcprivatebrands.com/cordovan/viewline.asp?id=21

Benzilla
01-24-07, 01:04 PM
Benzilla,

You've got the 215's, and these Broughams are supposed to have the 225's. Does your connection have 225's? If so, I'd be willing to switch. I just really want the correct size for my car...

JRau in central Iowa
No, my source doesn't have the 225s, but the de Villes are supposed to have 215s, so I'm covered. My '79 used to have 225s, and it actually handles better with the 215s.

IMO they look better too, slightly slimmer. And since De Villes and Broughams of this era started on the same chassis, I don't see how 215 would be bad.

lacmang
01-29-07, 02:34 AM
what size tires go on factory 93-96 Fleetwood Rims? Thanks

Cadillac Giovanni
01-29-07, 03:02 PM
p235/70/r15

cfb8595
03-04-09, 12:05 AM
CoupeDevilleRob also had a set, he loved them as far as I know.

However, I would go with the Dimension IVs, I have those on my '79 Coupe Deville Phaeton, and I love them. They have the correct tread for my car even! It's like having the original tires. The best part is that you can get a whole set including shipping from a dealer on eBay for $300! That's where I got mine. Better deal than Broadway.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c40/Cadillac_guy/100_0888.jpg

Here's a link to where I got mine.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&viewitem=&item=5665369405&rd=1&rd=1

I'm looking for a set of the 1.3 inch whitewall tires for my 1985 Cadillac Fleetwood coupe. Does anybody know where the best deal is at or who's selling them?