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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old May 29th, 04, 02:50 AM Thread Starter
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on my pro street camaro (tubbed etc) I have 4.5 draglites in the front.
I have Kelly 165R15 metrics on the rims.
I cannot find a suitable replacement for them?
frontrunners are out of the question because I drive the car on the street mostly.
anyone know a tire thatll fit and an online source for ordering them?


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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old May 29th, 04, 03:45 AM
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I run Mickey Thompson sportsmans on my 68, 26 X 7.50 X 15, they wear reasonably well. got em out of Jeg's

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old May 29th, 04, 04:37 AM
 
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165x15 tire was the size for a VW bug. I can't imagine that Discount or even sears would not have this size in stock. I guess I could be wrong but check sears or Pep Boys
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I ran the Mickey front runners and they did not last well on the street. They didn't wear out but the tread was wearing kind of strange (hard to explain). They did not stop well either. However I did like the way they looked.

I am now running KUMHO 165R/15 and they have outlasted the Mickeys by a long shot and still look brand new. I bought them locally. You should be able to get a set for under $150 (for the pair) easily. If you can buy them local for anywhere close to a reasonable deal I would suggest you do. If not the money you save will be spent in shipping and the higher cost of mounting and balancing. Usually if you buy the tires at the shop they will mount and balance for free.

I just had to pay $40 to get my Hoosiers mounted and balanced because I didn't buy them at the shop that did the mounting. Of course they don't carry Hoosiers so I had no choice.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old May 31st, 04, 03:29 AM
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Try here...
http://www.vulcantire.com/strada_t.htm
I've bought numerous tires from this place and was always very satisfied!
They've got killer deals on Falken tires in the larger 17" sizes. [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old May 31st, 04, 05:47 PM
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Bridgestone/firestone has a small tire line named Lemans. They have a tire 165r15 that will fit. Just go to your local Firestone dealer and they should be able to help you.

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