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1985-1996 Fleetwood and Brougham Forum Discussion, The official Whitewall thread in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Nah, that's a crappy beat. There's like no bass in it at all. Boo....
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    Nah, that's a crappy beat. There's like no bass in it at all. Boo.

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    Re: The official Whitewall thread

    Just got my winter treads on:




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    Re: The official Whitewall thread

    Holy crap those are terrifying. They look like what a mobster would equip to their Cadillac, to leave more menacing tread marks on their victims.

    And is it just me, or is that Brougham badge a little crooked? Not to flame or anything, it may very well just be me and my semi-blindness.

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    Re: The official Whitewall thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Stingroo View Post

    And is it just me, or is that Brougham badge a little crooked? Not to flame or anything, it may very well just be me and my semi-blindness.
    Yeah it's a little off; it slide down the fender some before the glue dried. I was going to take it off this week to clean it and then straiten it out.

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    Re: The official Whitewall thread

    I like the early 70's Fleetwood caps on my 94 Fleetwood winter wheels... Something like this one...



    Not exactly, but not too far off....

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    Coker Tires

    Hey, I'm looking at buying some Coker's, and for my car they told me I needed 235's. These come in either the thin whitewall or the 1.6 inch one. Would 1.6 look too big? I was looking for a 1.3 inch, but they only come in the 225 or 215. Has anyone put smaller tires on their car? Does it still look alright? My tire situation has become pretty desperate, when I was trying to go through the car wash my car couldn't even make it up the incline, the tires kept spinning out haha . Any suggestions? Should I go with the 235's, the thin whitewall, or 225 or 215s?

    Thanks,

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    The 1.6 would look sweet, I think.

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    Re: Coker Tires

    The problem is they're 134 $$$ a piece!! Yowza!

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    Re: Coker Tires

    235s are not correct for that car. 215s stock, perhaps 225 optional.

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    Re: Coker Tires

    215/75-15 is standard tire size for 78 deVille. 225/75-15 was standard on 77-79 Fleetwood Brougham and Limousine.

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    Re: Coker Tires

    Haha gotcha thanks. Nothing like getting dangerously close to getting the wrong tires. What's the big difference between 225's and 215's? Besides size that is. Do 225's give a nicer ride hence them getting put into the FWB? Or should I just stick with 215 stock

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    Re: Coker Tires

    Does anyone make 235/75/R15 with the correct whitewall? I am replacing my 12 year old tires this spring on my 75 and I want the Correct size for my car (the tire conversion charts list this as the corrected metric size for my standard tire LR78-15). My Speedometer is spot on so I want to stick with this size.

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    Re: Coker Tires

    The Fleetwood Brougham in 1977-79 always had a blurb in the sales brochures stating the FWBH was equipped with "oversized tires" which were the 225/75-15. The FWBH also had four wheel disc brakes in 77-79. Cadillac Factory limousines after 1977 used 225/75-15XL. Unless you're driving your Cadillac like Jay drives his Impala SS I'd say you'll be fine with the 215/75-15. I have 215's on my 79 Sedan deVille and they seem to suit it well. The FWBH spec 225/75-15 might look a tad beefier. Watch out for the 235/75-15 since I had them on my '78 Cadillac Factory Limousine when I bought it and when cornering on winding roads the 235's rubbed and chirped. I replaced them with 225/75-15XL's and it was perfect. If you go with the 225's when your car was most likely intended to have the 215's, a consideration would be variances in the readings on your speedometer.

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    Re: Coker Tires

    Ha so I went to order my croaking Cokers today and they decide to tell me today that the correct size is 215's! Funny how service changes day to day. Thanks for the input anyways Jay and Bro-Ham. I'll be sure to upload some saweet pictures once these tires are on. I'm soOoOo excited!

    Lee

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    Re: Coker Tires

    Wow Lee! Good for you! I'm as excited as you! I think I'm gonna go with the wide whitewalls next time - the way the car was originally made! Get those pictures posted up ASAP!

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