1985-1996 Fleetwood and Brougham Forum Discussion, The official Whitewall thread in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Anybody know a good source for some (cheaper) whitewall tires? I can't find any on tire-rack.com. I really like the ...
- 10-05-09 04:10 AM #1
The official Whitewall thread
Anybody know a good source for some (cheaper) whitewall tires? I can't find any on tire-rack.com. I really like the Kelly Navigator Gold Series, but being a college kid with a movie-theater pay budget, I can't really afford them. They would be for the '84 DeVille. I'm not sure, but the tires on it may be origional. They aren't bald, but are starting to get down there. I was wondering if anybody has had good luck with these:http://www.walmart.com/catalog/detai...type=undefined
GOODYEAR VIVA 2
Yes, I know they are a wally world special, but people say they are a decent tire. Middle of the road reviews.
My old whitewalls will go on my '90 Brougham 'till I can get new ones (the fronts on there now are BAAAALD). Any tire input is greatly appreciated.
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- 10-05-09 05:33 AM #2
Kuhmo Solus KR21
This is what I am running on my 1991 Brougham. I assume your 1984 Deville runs the same size 225/75/R15's. Mine have about 4k miles on them now, they are quiet and ride nice. Very good tires in the rain as well, but our cars have oustanding traction for a RWD vehicle though.
Friend of mine is running the same tire on his 2004 2wd Toyota Tacoma truck, they have over 20k miles on them. His truck is pretty quiet and rides dead smooth at 80mph, and the tires still have 2/3 of the tread on them.
- 10-05-09 10:30 AM #3
Matt - your car takes 215/75-15 tires. Here is a link at tire rack and the first few are whitewalls:
Within the last year or two whitewall tires have become pretty scarce and that's a shame since they are all American! Good luck! Dave
- 10-05-09 10:43 AM #4
This seems to come up a lot. Maybe someone should make a database of whitewall tires that still exist.
I think I have a new project.
- 10-05-09 02:06 PM #5
Thanks for all the links you guys! I just figured I'd start looking. And Sting, good luck with your white-stiped-project! That would be a great resource. Whitewalls seem to be in short supply these days. I love the look of them. You'd think more people would...
- 10-05-09 02:45 PM #6
Yeah I know. When I was calling around asking for tires, when I told the guy what kind of car I had, the first question he asked was "What size rims, 22, 24, what?"
I almost cringed. And when I told him I was looking for factory size whitewalls he was in like, shock. People these days fail.
- 10-05-09 03:42 PM #7
We really should make a sticky for this topic IMO. I'd be willing to do some research and help out.
- 10-05-09 03:52 PM #8
Well I know of the Solus KR21s, and there's another brand of Kelley tires that has them (my local Pep Boys stocks them). Also Coker has a whitewall tire in our size, but it's a 2 inch whitewall (I personally love them but they're a tad expensive IMO)
- 10-05-09 06:44 PM #9
If you want cheap WWs, check out Runway Enduro 75s:
- 10-05-09 08:37 PM #10Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
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- 10-05-09 10:54 PM #11Cadillac Owners Member
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Since everyone is talking whitewalls maybe you can help me. I have a 96 Sedan Deville with Vogue tires. I get large amounts of brake dust especially on the front. I do Whitewalls twice a week which is tough in winter. Anyone know and answer. Also has anyone had experience with shields inside the wheel. Someone told me there is a spray that goes on the whitewall and resists brake dust . I can't find it. I love the whitewall look and won't change. I am jealous of my wife when we wash cars together , she has a 98 Eldorado which oof course has blackwalls. Anyone have experience with ceramic brakes, I hear they give off less dust. All help will be appreciated.
- 10-05-09 10:59 PM #12
First, use Westley's Bleche White for the cleaning part. NO abrasives (steel wool, SOS pads, etc). Next, look into some low dust brake pads. I have also read that the ceramics are a good option.
- 10-06-09 06:18 PM #13
Ok, added to the FAQs, and I cleaned up. Thanks, guys!
- 10-06-09 08:09 PM #14Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
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Re: The official Whitewall thread
If any of you are looking for a stylish winter tire with ample grip, then I recommend the Kelly Wintermark.
The tires have a very aggressive tread pattern, which gives good grip, and they are pinned for studs. They have a 1 inch white wall to keep you riding in style.
I have intentionally tried to throw my Cadillac into a tail spin; going about 25-30 in a snow packed, ice covered parking lot, and these tires gripped immediately.
- 10-06-09 08:22 PM #15