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The Classic Cadillac Forum Discussion, Whitewalls? in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; One of the circa 1985 Firestone 721's on my '75 Eldorado damn near shredded last weekend... I made it home ...
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    Whitewalls?

    One of the circa 1985 Firestone 721's on my '75 Eldorado damn near shredded last weekend... I made it home with no damage.

    But... now it's time for new boots.

    So... aside from the offerings from Coker @ $165 each, has anyone found a source for 1.6" whites?

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    Re: Whitewalls?

    Not exactly an answer, but you may find some info in this thread?

    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...ll-thread.html

    Not a lot of whitewalls out there anymore.

    Also some other good resources here. Not for tires, but once you get that solved, you can have some fun with the links in this thread!

    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...tech-info.html


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    Re: Whitewalls?

    Thanks for the links, very helpful indeed.... guess the search feature is there for a reason. I just ordered a set of GT Radial Champiro 75's from southern CA. Buck oh six a piece, shipped.
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    Re: Whitewalls?

    Who from. I had ordered from simpletires.com and got run around.


    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...thread-25.html

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    Re: Whitewalls?

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    Who from. I had ordered from simpletires.com and got run around.
    http://www.discountedwheelwarehouse....1572&pID=50028

    I tried simpletires website and found it less-than-functional, so I pretty much gave up.

    In all honesty, I almost went with PerformancePlusTire.com since the salesdude was super helpful - went out to the warehouse and physically measured the sidewall for me (1.375"). I asked him to match the price I got from DiscountedWheelWarehouse and he couldn't even come close. With shipping from Cali to NY I paid $105 per tire.

    EDIT - Well, it looks like I spoke a bit too soon. Just got a call from DiscountedWheelWarehouse. It seems their inventory was "off" and they only have two of these tires in stock

    I canceled the order and got back on the horn with Andy, the super-helpful guy from PerformancePlusTire.com. He remembered me, confirmed all 5 tires were in stock, and was able to knock a few bucks off the price this time around. I ended up paying just $17 more total than the previous order (which was unavailable anyway).

    Should have 'em in about a week.
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    Re: Whitewalls?

    Tires came yesterday, one day ahead of schedule. They look better than I expected and don't have that Chinese rubber smell that permeates most Harbor Freight stores. I should have them mounted within a few days and will put up pics.
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    Re: Whitewalls?

    Glad they are arrived and in good order. I am very pleased with performanceplustires.com and hope to get 5 more for my Talisman from them while they have them.

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    Re: Whitewalls?

    Got the Champiros mounted this morning.

    Bluewalls on a blue car. Hmmm....




    Brought it home and hit them with some Simple Green and a Magic Eraser...





    They look a little funny to me since the WW is not as wide and seems closer to the rim than the 721's, but I'm sure I'll get used to them. I'm already pleased by the thought of having saved over $300 versus the Cokers.

    The tire guy said they seem like good tires and asked me how much air I wanted in them. I told him 32 PSI all around. The ride home was quite jarring so I checked the pressure when I got in the driveway. 40 all around. I aired them down to 34 warm and went around the block - that's better.

    I should be able to get a nice ride in this coming weekend.

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    Re: Whitewalls?

    They look great. Too bad the "Jennifer Blue" walls weren't permanent!

    The fact that the whitewall is closer to the rim is unfortunate. But the trade off is well worth it. They have been a smooth, quiet tire and I am still pleased with mine too.

    Have fun, we don't have many good days left.

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