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iwannafly

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Got ready to replace my tires on my 77 and cant find any H rated or above. Got some old Yokohamas on it but I guess they don't make them anymore in my size. 255/60/15. Anybody know of some good high speed skins?
 
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69MyWay

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I use BF Goodrich on almost everything. They make a great tire with good tread wear, and a variety of speed ratings. Plus, they usually have a very competitive price.
 
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I've been very pleased with the BFG Radial T/A's that went on this spring. The price was right too.
 

80convertible

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I too was looking at tires recently and also found that there are not many tires left to fit our stock rims. Certainly not any speed rated tires. I think the highest speed rating I found was a "T". I currently have BFG T/As on my vette and they do hold the road well. Unless you are really pushing the envelope, S rated tires should perform well. Heck, most of our old supensions could not handle anymore than the S rated tires anyway.

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Jim
 
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iwannafly

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envelope pushing

From time to time I do push the envelope. I try to keep primo rubber between me and the asphalt as I don't want to be picking little pieces of fiberglass from my posterier. It appears that 15s are pretty much a thing of the past. I may have to buy new wheels to get the upper speed rated tires. That hurts since my wheels have only seen one set of tires. Such is life.
 
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redmist

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Sold my BFG's and wheels on ebay and bought 16's and was out of pocket about $250.
The change in handling was incredible.
I can feel the bullets from the NCRS people now.
 
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redmist said:
I can feel the bullets from the NCRS people now.
Yeah but w/ 420hp and new tires the bullets will never touch you.:r :L
 

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