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69L88clone

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Sorry guys, to bring this matter up. I did read the many, many threads on this topic here.
The PO put on Goodyear Eagle VR P245/60VR15. They are quite a few years old & need replacement. My absolute top priority is steering control.
I read good things about the BFG T/A, and also the Michelin Pilots
What do you guys recommend?
Again, sorry for bringing up this matter again but I can still use a little help.;shrug
Regards,
Jim
 

bossvette

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I like BFG's myself, but its just a personal choice.
 
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69L88clone

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You know, I read enough. I just pulled the trigger & ordered the BFG T/A's from the tire rack. I'm sure they will be just fine.
Thanks
Jim
 
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69L88clone

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They look great, particularly with Lemans Blue!
Jim
 

bossvette

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Thanks, Lemans Blue is a sweet color. I'm fortunate the car I bought was painted it some time a go instead of the original white. ;LOL

Where in Hopewell are you I still have relatives there, I even used to live behind the old Brookside Inn way back when.
 
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69L88clone

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I'm on Reservoir rd.
Brookside Inn? The Hopewell I live in is in Mercer County. I believe there may be more than one Hopewell in NJ.
BTW, in case you are interested, here's a link to photos of my car:
http://jpascale.photosite.com/69Vette427/
She's been repainted a non-stock metal-flaked burgandy (was Cortez sliver) by the PO with a gunmetal interior.
I hate to say it but I'm probably going to sell her after I mount the new tires.:(
I have way too many cars (7!) & some, if not all, will need to go. My wife never liked the Vette (too muscular for her) which meant the only time I get to drive her is when I'm by myself.
Thanks for helping out.
Regards,
Jim


Thanks, Lemans Blue is a sweet color. I'm fortunate the car I bought was painted it some time a go instead of the original white. ;LOL

Where in Hopewell are you I still have relatives there, I even used to live behind the old Brookside Inn way back when.
 

bossvette

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It was called the brookside many years ago, it was on the corner of rt 31 and rt 518 across from the ice cream stand. My Cousin lives on Broad st.
I too have too many cars (10), but don't sell any but the clunkers. ;LOL

That looks too nice to sell, you need time to yourself what better way to spend it but driving a musclecar. ;LOL
 
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69L88clone

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It was called the brookside many years ago, it was on the corner of rt 31 and rt 518 across from the ice cream stand.
***OK, we're talking about the same Hopewell. The ice cream stand was just torn down last year -a casulty of an intersection "improvement" project. The Inn, we moved to Hopewell 6 years ago, I don't remember seeing an Inn at this intersection.
My Cousin lives on Broad st.
***Not far from me....
I too have too many cars (10), but don't sell any but the clunkers. ;LOL
***Yeah, I don't really want to sell any of mine either, we'll see.
That looks too nice to sell, you need time to yourself what better way to spend it but driving a musclecar.
Well said. Let's see what happens when I put on my new tires.
Happy Fathers Day!
Jim
 

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i'm running 255/60R15 BFG TAs on mine. look good and drive good. had some Dunlops same size, hated them.
 

68Roadster

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BFG T/A's here as well......have been good tires....
Running 255's in the front and they rub at sterring wheel lock but I just can't make myself drop down in size.....
 
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69L88clone

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Thank you gentlemen for your comments on the BFG T/As - I can't wait to get them on. I will post a pic!
Jerseyjim
 

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