Author Topic: Another question for the pros.... Redline tires from Diamond Back Tire Company.  (Read 7308 times)

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I want to do Redline tires on my car after seeing all the pretty Camaros at Barrett-Jackson last weekend....  I don't want to use the original (Coker) Bias Plys, I want to use the radial type Redlines.  Driving safety is my first concern.

Anyone familiar with DiamondBack?  Experiences?

Heres the link.

http://www.widewhitewalltires.com/index.htm

Heres a quick and dirty pchop of my car with Redlines...  Will this look good with my car?



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Before today I never heard of the company. Nice to have addtional options for redlines. Nice lookin ride also.

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I think that's a good choice.  I like the look of red stripes on first gens and I totally agree with you about the safety concerns.  I've seen the Diamond back ads in Hemmings Muscle Machines magazine.  I can't imagine they would advertise junk in their mag.  I don't know if anyone else makes radial redlines.
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I haven't heard of the company either but I am going from the ralley wheels back to 14x7 steelies and am leaning toward the redline tires.  I think that they would look fantastic.      Jim

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Coker now makes 'em too.   BF Goodrich RADIAL T/A:

http://store.coker.com/home.php?cat=393
Joe
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Coker now makes 'em too.   BF Goodrich RADIAL T/A:

http://store.coker.com/home.php?cat=393

I knew about the Coker BFG redlines....the problem for me is they don't offer a 255x60x15 (for my rears).  For my car, I don't want to have skinny tires on the back.  (or the  front)  The original skinnys look great on a concourse restoration..but my car is a resto-mod.

Thanks for all the input.  8)
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Nice color and luster. What system is it sprayed with, acrylic, 2pack, KOB?
How do the rear antenna and spoiler get along with each other?  :)
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Nice color and luster. What system is it sprayed with, acrylic, 2pack, KOB?
How do the rear antenna and spoiler get along with each other?  :)

Thanks for the compliment.   I'm not sure of the system it was sprayed with, it's a two-stage PPG Deltron paint, base and clear. It was painted back in 1993.  It's an original GM color for 92 Corvette: Medium Quasar Blue.   

The rear antenna (which came original on the car) and the spoiler (I added) have a slightly tenuous relationship. ;)   Nothing a very gentle and slight "bend to the right" won't cure when opening the trunk.     I couldn't live without the rear spoiler.
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Diamondback has a VERY large following in the Corvette restoration community - their "Supreme" redline radials are done on Firestone Supreme Si casings, which are high-volume production tires (not low-volume reproduction tires like Cokers). I have the Diamondback redline radials (205/75-15) on my '67 Corvette - it had a new set of Coker Classic redline radials on it when I bought it, and they were so bad I just left them at the tire shop when I had the Diamondbacks mounted and balanced.

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Well thats a glowing recommendation for Diamondback..thanks John.  ...and a very pretty Vette you have there.  8)
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I have two sets of Diamond backs redline tires and I am very pleased. .  I heard notihing but bad about coker (their p[roduct and their customer service) so I looked at Diamond back...those guys are super nice, are real enthusiasts and worked hard to make sure I got  the right tire for my application and that I understood their product and what I was getting.  On the practical side...the tires are everything one would expect from modern production radials but wiht teh look of red lines.  Here is a so so shot of my '69 GTO wearing Dimaond back redlines ...I also have a seet mounted up for my '67 Cmaro Convertible but the are stored in a shed waiting to go on the car.

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I glad i read this as i was going to get some Coker tires but now I must think about it  ???
Safety is a big concern
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I am running DiamondBack red lines on my car also.  I have had them for several years now and am happy with them.
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this is great to hear! i have cokers on my z-28 and am not happy with them at all. the sidewall gives alot of roll. i was looking into redlines for my 67 rs-ss 350 which will be done in the spring. does diamondback have a web site?
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Flowjoe....  Nice GTO!

I'm glad I posted this thread to ask...sounds like everyone here who has used them is quite happy.

does diamondback have a web site?

The link is in the original post at the top.   ;D
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Re: Another question for the pros.... Redline tires from Diamond Back Tire Comp
« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2007, 08:20:42 PM »
I had Diamondback on my 67.
Was not so happy with the color of the redline.
They looked great for a few years, and then they turned dark.
Diamondback said i could sand them down, as it was red all the way through the bead.
But, even then - they just never looked right. (More Like a dark maroon)
I took them off and sold them with a this car pictured.
Now that being said - I bought them in 97, so maybe they are better now. ???




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I had Diamondback on my 67.
Was not so happy with the color of the redline.
They looked great for a few years, and then they turned dark.
Diamondback said i could sand them down, as it was red all the way through the bead.
But, even then - they just never looked right. (More Like a dark maroon)
I took them off and sold them with a this car pictured.
Now that being said - I bought them in 97, so maybe they are better now. ???





I have had DB redlines on my 69 Camaro for more than five years now, 100% happy, especially if you drive alot. Lots of sizes aviallable because there made from off the shelf DOT tires, I think mine are Dayton Daytonas ??
As far as maintaining the Red stripe, I have also used this on white letters, take some mineral spirits based solvent on a damp rag and go over the red or white rubber a few times a year. Terry towl works good.
Tires oxidize and on the white letter tires the black seems to stain the white letters after awhile. The solvent seems to cut in and remove the top layer of crud, leaving freash rubber. I have even used enamal reducer. Also works to clean you wiper blades on you drivers, you will be suprised at the crud that caomes off on the rag.
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