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lrjones 06-28-2020 06:49 AM

New Tire Recommendation
 

I am thinking about replacing my 20 year old Firestone tires on my 31 coupe and looking for the latest recommendations. Tires are not worn out, just old. I would be interested to find out any of your recent experiences purchasing tires. Radials? New tubes? Thank you in advance for any advice.

1931 flamingo 06-28-2020 08:35 AM

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Lots of tire reviews here. Many go with the lookalike radials. Try doing a search.
Paul in CT

chrs1961815 06-28-2020 10:48 AM

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I just replaced mine with a new set of goodyear bias tires from coker. They feel great and look great.

Russ/40 06-28-2020 11:06 AM

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Since you did not wear out your existing tires after all those years, durability is not as important. If your not concerned about judging, I would suggest a very reasonable choice. The Lucas tires are only $100 a piece. I really like mine. They ride nice and they didn't even need to be balanced. Easy to mount yourself when you use the trash bag trick. Really a decent tire and thrifty.

Brattons sells the best tubes!

Ruth 06-28-2020 11:37 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Russ/40 (Post 1903716)
Since you did not wear out your existing tires after all those years, durability is not as important. If your not concerned about judging, I would suggest a very reasonable choice. The Lucas tires are only $100 a piece. I really like mine. They ride nice and they didn't even need to be balanced. Easy to mount yourself when you use the trash bag trick. Really a decent tire and thrifty.

Brattons sells the best tubes!

I agree with Russ and I really like the looks of the Lucas Tire which is important to me. Some of the more expensive tires just don't apeal to me.

Ernie Vitucci 06-28-2020 12:18 PM

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Agree with Russ...I have run Lucas tires for six or seven years...Ernie in Arizona

SoCal_Alden 06-28-2020 01:20 PM

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My truck had been running on Brazilian made Goodyears from 1978 when I brought it home. I like the diamond tread pattern, but the price of new Goodyears is prohibitive so I opted for European Classics which have the diamond tread for about the same price as the Lucas tires. While at it, had the wheels powder-coated and found a set of Delrin coated lug nut sockets at HF to keep from dinging up the wheels.

McMimmcs 06-28-2020 04:01 PM

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I bought a set of Goodyears and I am very satisfied. Check all suppliers as some offer free shipping.

ricconhan 06-28-2020 04:15 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Russ/40 (Post 1903716)
Since you did not wear out your existing tires after all those years, durability is not as important. If your not concerned about judging, I would suggest a very reasonable choice. The Lucas tires are only $100 a piece. I really like mine. They ride nice and they didn't even need to be balanced. Easy to mount yourself when you use the trash bag trick. Really a decent tire and thrifty.

Brattons sells the best tubes!

Okay, someone fill me in on "The trash bag trick" please.

d. 06-28-2020 04:58 PM

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try the "search" option...lots of info on this has been posted many times already.

Russ/40 06-28-2020 11:54 PM

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Originally Posted by ricconhan (Post 1903803)
Okay, someone fill me in on "The trash bag trick" please.

Basically, you lay a large garbage bag over the wheel, as it lays on a carpet floor. The slippery nature of the bag allows you to slip the tire over the rim by hand with no tools.

Richard in Anaheim CA 06-29-2020 02:11 AM

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I go for the best, Goodyear from Kelsey Tire the manufacturer. They are located in Missouri

Richard
Anaheim CA

RRW 06-29-2020 06:43 AM

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Very pleased with my Lucas tires and tubes ordered directly from Lucas.

old31 06-29-2020 06:49 AM

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I went with Cokers WW 19" radials, new tubes, metal stems and love them.

lrjones 06-30-2020 06:30 AM

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Thank you all for your comments.

TLR 06-30-2020 03:37 PM

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Been running the american classic radial tires with the proper tubes from Coker. Smoothed out the ride and have not had any issues so far. I mounted with tire irons and plenty of talc per Coker and they were easy to mount. Set them at 32psi and check them every time I take a ride.

ronn 07-02-2020 03:33 PM

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summit has free shipping on 99. purchase or higher. they are also offering some percentage off, depending how much you spend. not sure if that applies to tires though..........

Jim M 07-03-2020 11:28 AM

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I am another happy Lucas customer. The garbage bag trick works fine!

Russ/40 07-03-2020 08:32 PM

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Do us all a favor, and tell us what choice you made, whatever it is. Just curious.

Cpuckett 07-03-2020 10:49 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by ricconhan (Post 1903803)
Okay, someone fill me in on "The trash bag trick" please.

Please do!!


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