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Old 01-08-2013, 03:50 PM   #1
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What's a good tire for a c2?
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:54 PM   #2
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Having just restored my '64 coupe, now I need to replace the 40 year old Michelin radials. What's a good radial tire for this car?
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:54 PM   #3
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Too many variables/opinions on this. Do a search here, and you should find way too much info. Dennis
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:46 PM   #4
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Something big enough to rub the fenders.....
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:53 PM   #5
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Having just restored my '64 coupe, now I need to replace the 40 year old Michelin radials. What's a good radial tire for this car?

I'm in the same boat. I just restored my '64 convertible. I have new bolt-on knock-offs on order and need to replace my 30 year old tires.
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:06 PM   #6
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I have a set of Michelin Symmetry's on my '66 - 215/70 - with a 1/2 inch whitewall. Love the looks, the ride & handling - and the $$$.

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Old 01-08-2013, 08:28 PM   #7
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I have a set of Michelin Symmetry's on my '66 - 215/70 - with a 1/2 inch whitewall. Love the looks, the ride & handling - and the $$$.

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Thank you for your response Tom. I will check them out.
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I have Firestone radials 205/75-15 whitewalls and they look great. I've heard they stopped making them but not sure.
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:08 AM   #9
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I have new bolt-on knock-offs on order and need to replace my 30 year old tires.
My '66 had KH knock offs with Coker 205/75 tires when I bought her. This spring I replaced them with bolt-on knock offs from VV and Michelin Harmony 215/70 tires. FWIW
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:20 PM   #10
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Thanks, guys-
I will check these tires out.
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:44 PM   #11
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Thank you for all of your inputs to previous posts.
I have checked with Michelin, they discontinued the Symmetry White Wall tire and the only White Wall tire they produce is the Uniroyal Tiger Paw (Uniroyal is part of Michelin).
The TigerPaw AWP II is available in a 5/8"WW width as a P205/75R15 and a P215/70R15. This brings up the next question - what are the pros and cons of going with the original 205/75 vs the 215/70 in view of converting to 6" knock-off rims?
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:07 PM   #12
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I have Firestone radials 205/75-15 whitewalls and they look great. I've heard they stopped making them but not sure.
Thank you for your information.
I did find a source that is advertising them on-line. I have not spoken to them to see if they are current production vs having been stored for a number of years.
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:16 PM   #13
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A few weeks ago when I was searching tires here on the CF Cooper Trendsetters kept coming up so that's what I got. 205/75 R15.
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:41 PM   #14
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dunlop made a 205/75/15 a couple of years ago, i think they are still usa built. jim
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:18 PM   #15
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I'm on a tight budget for my 67 convertible with factory rally wheels-bought Hancook (don't laugh) Optimo 724, 205/75-15, i put blackwall on outside, cost was $90/each, very pleased with dry and wet road grip, balanced well, reasonably comfortable.
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A few weeks ago when I was searching tires here on the CF Cooper Trendsetters kept coming up so that's what I got. 205/75 R15.
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Tires look good!
Any problems fitting them to the knock-off rims?
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:26 PM   #17
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Tires look good!
Any problems fitting them to the knock-off rims?
Well, I wasn't there when my tire guy mounted them (I must trust him a lot) but no issues as far as I know. After getting used to looking at the BFGs on my '72 (15x8 rallies) the 205/75s look tiny. Hopefully one fine day when the '64 is driveable I'll have a huge traction problem!
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Here is a tread I started on the subject

http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c1-a...or-1963-a.html
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I just got Potenza RE019's on mine and really like how smooth they roll. It might be that my old Yokahamas were very old.
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