How is the quality of the new reproduction tires? - Team Camaro Tech
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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 14th, 17, 07:34 PM Thread Starter
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How is the quality of the new reproduction tires?

I have a 69 pace car and think the Firestone Wide Ovals would look great on it. It appears that Coker has them in the radial too. I guess they would be the FR70-14's which is what I would be interested in. Before I spend money on them I want to know what the quality and warranty on them are. I don't know anyone around here that has them to ask. I've spoke to some of the tire dealers around here and they say they can get them. I figure that if I did have any problems I would let them deal with it. So, if anyone on here has them on their car, how do you like them?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 17th, 17, 05:20 AM
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Re: How is the quality of the new reproduction tires?

The original ones, by todays standards, were terrible. Fiberglass belted lasted 12 to 15K miles and did not handle very well. Having said that, I would suggest the new repos are better. Unless you are going for a concourse restoration, I would save my money and buy the BFG RWL tires.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 17th, 17, 07:53 AM
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Re: How is the quality of the new reproduction tires?

Sadly, the tires people run on their mini vans these days are much better than what was available in the sixties and seventies. And the selection of 14 inch tires is pretty light so while I'm sure that they are just fine compared to the OEM tires they are still not very good compared to even the most basic current tire manufacturing technology.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Dec 25th, 17, 01:25 PM
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Re: How is the quality of the new reproduction tires?

Kind of an old thread but, how are the new radial versions of these Firestone's?
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old Dec 25th, 17, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
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Re: How is the quality of the new reproduction tires?

I bought the wide oval radials directly from Coker and I am very pleased with the looks and the warranty they give. They ride as good as any other radials I've had. I like the original late 60's/early 70's look. I remember seeing cars with them back then. I liked them then and I like their looks now. Here's a picture from a few weeks ago at a Christmas parade. The picture is a little out of focus but you can see them.


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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Dec 27th, 17, 04:15 AM
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Re: How is the quality of the new reproduction tires?

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I remember seeing cars with them back then. I liked them then and I like their looks now.
I agree it looks great, approx. how much were they?

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old Dec 27th, 17, 02:37 PM
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Re: How is the quality of the new reproduction tires?

I think the FR70-14 are right at $240 each.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Dec 27th, 17, 04:46 PM Thread Starter
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Re: How is the quality of the new reproduction tires?

They are the FR70-14 tires. Tax, shipping and handling and an extra $10 per tire insurance good for 5 years for free replacement even if you scuff a white letter came to be $270 per tire. I never thought I would pay that much for any tires but I figure these should last me a while and they are what I want. I couldn't find anyone else that had them.

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