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Old 06-28-2020, 06:49 AM   #1
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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.
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Old 06-28-2020, 08:35 AM   #2
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Lots of tire reviews here. Many go with the lookalike radials. Try doing a search.
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Old 06-28-2020, 10:48 AM   #3
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I just replaced mine with a new set of goodyear bias tires from coker. They feel great and look great.
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Old 06-28-2020, 11:06 AM   #4
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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.

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Old 06-28-2020, 11:37 AM   #5
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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!
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.
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Old 06-28-2020, 12:18 PM   #6
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Agree with Russ...I have run Lucas tires for six or seven years...Ernie in Arizona
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Old 06-28-2020, 01:20 PM   #7
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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.
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Old 06-28-2020, 04:01 PM   #8
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I bought a set of Goodyears and I am very satisfied. Check all suppliers as some offer free shipping.
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Old 06-28-2020, 04:15 PM   #9
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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.

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Okay, someone fill me in on "The trash bag trick" please.
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Old 06-28-2020, 04:58 PM   #10
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try the "search" option...lots of info on this has been posted many times already.
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Old 06-28-2020, 11:54 PM   #11
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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.
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Old 06-29-2020, 02:11 AM   #12
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I go for the best, Goodyear from Kelsey Tire the manufacturer. They are located in Missouri

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Very pleased with my Lucas tires and tubes ordered directly from Lucas.
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Old 06-29-2020, 06:49 AM   #14
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I went with Cokers WW 19" radials, new tubes, metal stems and love them.
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Old 06-30-2020, 06:30 AM   #15
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Thank you all for your comments.
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Old 06-30-2020, 03:37 PM   #16
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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.
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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..........
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Old 07-03-2020, 11:28 AM   #18
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I am another happy Lucas customer. The garbage bag trick works fine!
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Old 07-03-2020, 08:32 PM   #19
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Do us all a favor, and tell us what choice you made, whatever it is. Just curious.
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Old 07-03-2020, 10:49 PM   #20
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Okay, someone fill me in on "The trash bag trick" please.
Please do!!
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Old 07-03-2020, 11:39 PM   #21
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Google it! Here is just one. Our tires go easier without the soap.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbdPPwjKQlI
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Old 07-04-2020, 09:33 PM   #22
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Ok Lucas owners; how fast are you driving?
I put a set of Lucas 19 inch tires on, and drove to Eastern Washington over the mountains and back. Number one, the tread touching the ground on the Lucas is smaller then on a good year. Number two, they don’t handle as well at 50 55 mph. I sold them and put another set of Goodyear’s on, and was happy again. I’m planning on radials next go round.
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Was trying to do a multi-quote
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