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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Sep 7th, 07, 10:59 AM Thread Starter
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Source for traditional styled Trans Am tires?

Hi all,

I need to replace the Goodyear Eagle #1s with yellow letters on my Z28 and was hoping to find a source of replacements. Goodyear discontinued the yellow letter ones and made them white letter with a big ole NASCAR logo on them. Their race tires and drag radials still use the yellow, but I'm looking for something I can use for the street.

Hoosiers? I'm looking for period correct.

Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Sep 7th, 07, 03:36 PM
 
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Re: Source for traditional styled Trans Am tires?

What does Coker have to offer??

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Sep 20th, 07, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Source for traditional styled Trans Am tires?

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What does Coker have to offer??

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Coker sadly was no help. I also tried Wallace Wade. The local Goodyear said that when they discontinue a tire the local shops send the tires back for a credit and they shred them

How illegal/dangerous would it be to run a non dot approved rain tire on the street??? I'm awaiting a firm scolding on this one.

http://www.racegoodyear.com/products/sportsrain.html

According to Hoosier none of their tires are approved for highway use except their drag radials.

I was hoping to maintain the traditional white/yellow lettered look.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Sep 21st, 07, 06:40 PM
 
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Re: Source for traditional styled Trans Am tires?

It's fine until something either happens and the Law gets involved or you get caught at State Inspection time!!

That said, I wouldn't do it AND I've ran real recap slicks in ALL kinds a weather!!!

You ain't lived until you had to drive 125 miles on rain, then sleet and ice on an interstate hwy!!

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Sep 24th, 07, 08:49 PM
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Re: Source for traditional styled Trans Am tires?

A buddy of mine does this for the vintage Trans-Am effect:







These Goodyears have a nice groove in them and he hand paints them...and the letters.Once he wears them out though,he may be SOL...
He has track tires on different wheels,but I don't think he ever runs them on the street...

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