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post #1 of 44 (permalink) Old Aug 8th, 11, 08:50 AM Thread Starter
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BF Goodrich Radial TA

Hey guys maybe you can help. I am looking to buy tires for my 69z and wanted to use something that had small white lettering (like the original tires). I have been searching everywhere for BF Goodrich Radial TA. I found the rear tires (P235/60/15) but have not been able to find the front tires (P215/60/15) anywhere!! Does anyone have a source for these or can anyone suggest a different tire that looks similar. I really wanted to put the reproduction polyglass tires on but they are just way to expensive and from what I hear don't handle very well.

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I got mine from Newstalgia Wheel which is a vendor on this site.
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Try Summit or Jegs. Always have good luck ordering from them.

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Why not run the 235 up front too?

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I tried newstalgia, jegs and summit but no good. Urrggg. I finally get my car running but now I cant find tires...
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Coker tires have the 215's you are looking for but they don't list a 235/60/15. Tirerack has both sizes!

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Sams Club has them. You may have to order it and it usually takes 1 to 3 days. Right now they are $91.00 each.

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I called coker and they do not have them in stock. I called tire rack and they dont have the fronts in stock as well. Most of the pages show that they have them but when you actually call them they dont have them in stock. Does anyone have any suggestions on different tires or can anyone suggest different sizes all around that they have seen/used?
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Oops I see that this was moved.. Sorry about that!!!


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Re: BF goodrich Radial TA

Cooper Cobra GT and Firestone Indy 500 have the same solid white lettering as the T/A's. Not sure on sizes, especially for the Firestone.
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Manny do you think 235 will rub upfront?


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Manny do you think 235 will rub upfront?
If they do his car has the wrong wheel backspacing, alignment, suspension or other front end problems. 235/60/15 is the no brain, fits on all four corners tire for the '69 Camaro.

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If you want to stay 215 up front, may want to try checking around on 215 65 15s. I run those on the front with 245 60 15 on the rear of my 69. If you check the diameters, the 65 is not much taller, but it is roughly the same as the 245 60 in rear.

Looking at the Radial T/A sizing chart, the 235 60 15 is 26.1 inches, the 215 60 15 25.2 inches. Maybe that's what you're looking for? You don't say what rims these are going on, but if you're considering the repro tires, I will assume you have correct 69Z 15x7 rallys.

I personally prefer the tire diameters to be pretty close, with the front just a hair smaller if it can't be exact. I tried 215 70 15 on the front (I have 15x7 wheels front and 15x8 rear), and I (and one of my buddies) could see the difference, and it made me crazy.

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Yeah I guess I should have given a little more info on my car/rims. I have a survivor car with the original rally rims. I have been going back and forth in my head regarding the sizes and brand. I am so confused. I have been trying my best to keep the car as original as possible however regarding the tires I just cant see spending $1500 on poly glass tires!! Then there is the question of sizes, originally I was thinking going with smaller tires in the front but now that I am thinking about it I think I want all 4 to be the same. With that said anyone have any suggestions as to what size tires look good on original rally wheels. They dont have to be huge tires. Thanks and I am sorry for rambling on but I am lost.
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Like I said Manny the 235/60/15 is the largest no brainer size most often used on the '69 front and rear on ralleys.

Now if you want a more original look a 205/70/15 is closest to the factory E70x15s (about 26.5" tall and just under 6" tread width) . You'll find lots of brands make that size but you might not find RWL available.

A 215/70/15 is 26.9" tall and has 7" tread width. BFG has them I believe and Firestone also makes a Firehawk Indy 500 RWL in a 215/70/15

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