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BillOhio

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Coker Firestone sports car 200
« on: May 07, 2017, 10:05:17 PM »
I noticed these are 40 bucks cheaper at one place compared to the Goodyear.  Anyone going to try them?
1969 Z28, Burgandy, numbers matching, 12,900 miles
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Re: Coker Firestone sports car 200
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2017, 01:05:06 AM »
Your saying the "coker" firestone sports car 200, os $40 a piece cheaper than the goodyear wide tread GT , from coker?
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Re: Coker Firestone sports car 200
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2017, 12:00:33 PM »
At a parts dealer the Coker Firestone was 40 cheaper than the Goodyear made by kelsey
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Re: Coker Firestone sports car 200
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2017, 02:57:52 PM »
If the repop sports 200 is anything like my original "farm wagon tire",  it might take someone giving me a set to run them, and I can't say wth 100% confidence that would even do it. So the $40 wouldn't make a difference to me.
Also I love the look of the squared off look of Goodyear wide tread GT. I was fortunate that the previous owner of my red Z purchased them already, but I am sure he rolled it into the purchase  price of the car. So I paid for it, just not directly. Luckily I also got the BFG's that he took off the car, and those will be used on the white Z. Even regular radials are expensive these days though. I do not look forward to replacing tires on any of my daily drivers.
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-Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV

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Re: Coker Firestone sports car 200
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2017, 06:42:22 PM »
Ha ha you remembered wagon tire!
This was my spare a guy before sold separately on ebay. I talked to him and he said it was with the car. This is off his eBay ad.
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1968 RS 327 4 speed
1967 Plymouth GTX Hemi, 4 speed, dana
1961 Chrysler 300G convertible

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Re: Coker Firestone sports car 200
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2017, 06:55:16 PM »
Bill let me tell you a little secret, you don't have some special Spots Car 200 tire that looks like it came off some farm equipment.  :o
I have seen a decent amount of them. They all look like that! ;D (my original spare included)

Chevrolet (GM) must have gotten a hell of a deal from Firestone, or Goodyear must have raised the price on the wide tread GT. If given the choice I can't see anyone wanting the Spots car 200 tire over the goodyear, now or then.

Luckily we have the choice right now.

Speaking of which if anyone has a nice set of widetread GT Goodyears send me a PM.   8)
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-Looking for an original LOF soft ray windshield
-Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV

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Re: Coker Firestone sports car 200
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2017, 07:18:11 PM »
Not sure why it didn't attach or I couldn't see  it
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1968 RS 327 4 speed
1967 Plymouth GTX Hemi, 4 speed, dana
1961 Chrysler 300G convertible

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Re: Coker Firestone sports car 200
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2017, 11:17:28 PM »
I didn't realize those tires were looked down on.  Those tires are one of the things that really stuck in my head when my brother drove up in his brand new Z in the summer of 1969!  I had never seen a tread pattern like those had and I thought they must be some kind of special race tire that came on Z/28's.  :)  I was 13 at the time.  I have no idea how they drove or how the traction was.  His car had a side post battery too, and I think that was the first time I had seen one of those.  We were kind of a car oriented family so I knew about car stuff even then. :)

Are the Sport Car 200 tires lousy on the road?
John

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Re: Coker Firestone sports car 200
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2017, 11:35:48 PM »
I will be the first to say I haven't driven on them, but my fellow CRG'er Jack has and his review of them was not favorable. So besides a little different looking ride quality was poor. I would invite anyone else with Sport car 200 tires experience to chime in, good or bad.
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-Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV

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Re: Coker Firestone sports car 200
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2017, 01:34:23 AM »
I've driven quite a few of both Firestone and Goodyear reproduction, but never the Firestone Sport Car version.  I will say I don't have any problem with the Firestone Wide Ovals or the Goodyear Polyglas.   They both drive pretty nice for me on the street.  Takes a couple of minor changes in the front end alignment to enjoy these bias tires.

Even with that said, the only difference I see with the Sport Car tires are the tread design.  Could have an impact on how it drives but without swapping them on a known good driving car I couldn't say for sure.   The tread gives me the impression that it might be squirmy.   I certainly wouldn't be afraid to try them myself though.  I don't look down on them.   I kind of find them refreshing in an odd way when I occasionally see them on a Z.  Something a little different.   

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Re: Coker Firestone sports car 200
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2017, 07:55:44 PM »
I have them on my car, and there ARE squirmy as hell. Can't recommend them. I still have a set of original good years, but was concerned at how old they are!
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Re: Coker Firestone sports car 200
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2017, 03:31:35 AM »
I have the reproduction good years now and sometimes you can feel it drift sideways but I kind of like how it corners. Radials probably better but I don't mind these


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1961 Chrysler 300G convertible

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Re: Coker Firestone sports car 200
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2017, 06:29:06 AM »
I would agree with your assessment Bill. I have a smaller bias ply on my Mustang, and every so often it may follow a crack in the road, but nothing major. Love the look of the vintage tires.
The goodyear wide tread GT is a great tire, I wouldn't say a huge difference between it and a BFG
1969 garnet red Z/28 46k mile unrestored X77
-Looking for 3192477 (front) spiral shocks 3192851 (rear)
-Looking for an original LOF soft ray windshield
-Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV

 

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