I need to replace my worn tires on my 69. The tires on it right now are BFG T/A 265/50/15 and 225/60/15. Does any know of a tire manufacturer out there with these sizes in a 130mph rated tire? I have been searching all the tire manufacturer web pages with no luck. The car will be driven on the street often but want something that is road track ready.
i beleive your looking for a s or t? rated tire, but this is rated at continuous speed. no need to worry for short burst down the 1/4.I'am looking at the BFG drag radials,but no news on how good? they are.
I recently but 275-60-15 bfg drag radials on my 68... so far, I love em... very nice looking tire, it handles as well or better than the tires I had before, and no more wheelspin every time I leave a stop sign. Beware, this is an extremely low milage tire. How many miles have you guys sucessfully gotten out of them?
BFG does make a T/A R1 autocross tire that is Z rated. 225, 235, 255-60-15 and 265-50-15. The tread is shaved to 3/16" so they are not for high-mileage applications. I could find them nowhere on the internet. I discovered them on a Ferrari Daytona and contacted BFG. To get them you must joing Team T/A (free) and they will send you a size and price list. The sizes listed above range from $125-$135 each.
For the BFGs try www.tirerack.com .They sell the drags and the R1s even have heat cylce deal for road racers(my boss runs SCCA ITB). I have the 325/50 BFG drags on my chevelle and on it they definitely hook. I have bought 3 sets of tire from the tirerack folks with no problems. Good Luck
69 SSRS 396(roller 427 ) My Chevs
Thanks for the replies. The drag radials are out for me because my car is setup for the turns. Carl, I think the R1 tire does not have the longevity I am looking for but I bet the performance is great. I will be driving my car at least a few times a week (when ever I get it back together!) and want the tires to last at least 20,000 mi. However, the R1 is still a possibility though due to the fact that I cannot find anything else. I left an e-mail at tirerack.com regarding my situation and awaiting their reply.