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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Feb 20th, 07, 12:33 PM Thread Starter
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Need Tire Help Please

Can't find BF Goodrich T/A P215/60R15 OR P235/60 R15 anywhere.
I heard they are on national backorder.
Can someone help me out with another idea of what to use on my 69Z

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old Feb 20th, 07, 01:07 PM
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Re: Need Tire Help Please

I run 255/60/15 on the back of my 69 and 215/65/15 on the front. My car is in the members rides section on Yenko.net...if you want to see a picture.

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I like the ride quality of the Dunlop GT Qualifier better than the BFG. There is also the Firestone Indy 500 Firehawk but I don't like the lettering on them...

My guess is there is some retooling of the BFG going on or they are depleating stock to insure old tires are all off the racks...

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yes,
i called bf goodrich just today and they said no production line is scheduled to make the 215-60-15.

discountinued...........
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old Feb 21st, 07, 05:13 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Need Tire Help Please

What about 225 and 235-60-15

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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old Feb 21st, 07, 06:12 AM
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P215/60/R15 was a very uncommon size even back in the 1980's & 1990's. I sold tires for Goodyear, Firestone, Kelly & even when I managed at an auto dealership. This was all from 1989-1998. I think back then the mid 1980's Nissan 280ZX or Toyota Supra may possibly have used that size for a couple of years. I don't ever recall seeing it on domestic cars by any of the big three.

P215/65/R15 should be available. That was the original equipment size on thousand's of GM vehicles during the 1980's & into the early 1990's. It came on Z28's & IROC-Z's with 305 engines. It was also on Pontiac Grand Prix's, Olds Cutlass, GM Mini-Vans had it too and so did The Buick Grand National's. You should be able to find this size even today and it will fit perfectly on your 1969 Z28.

Another option would be P225/60/R15 which was on Ford Mustang 5.0L from the late 1980's into the 1990's. Those will fit as well.

My car is a 1969 Camaro. I have P235/60/R15's on it. They are 15x&7 Rally's. Goodyear makes the Eagle GT II in this size. They will clear just fine and that is what is on my '69.

So the bottom line will be look for P215/65/R15, P225/60/R15 or P235/60/R15. Good Luck!!

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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old Feb 22nd, 07, 05:27 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Need Tire Help Please

Thanks for the info.
I was able to get 2 BF P215/60/R15 from BJ's in SC.
I am still in need of 2 BF P235/60/R15
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old Apr 23rd, 07, 01:33 PM
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try coker tires
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old Apr 29th, 07, 06:46 AM
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I have 295/50-R15's on the back of my 69, and I like the size/fit. I want to change from Ralley wheels to Torque Thrust Ds with the gray spokes...but haven't picked out sizes yet.

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try coker tires
Coker doesn't make T/As...yet.

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Re: Need Tire Help Please

I just bought a set of Goodyear Eagle GT II 255-60-R15 for the rear and 235-60-R15 for the front with Raised White Letters. Call Discount Tire Direct at 1-888-459-4081. The fronts cost me $180 for the pair and the rears cost me $190. They offer free shipping and no tax.
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