Author Topic: GOODYEAR WIDE TRACK GT  (Read 2574 times)

pjbizjak

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 302
    • View Profile
GOODYEAR WIDE TRACK GT
« on: June 29, 2018, 10:48:55 PM »
ANY HEADS UP PROS CONS ABOUT A COUPLE VENDORS SELLING THE GOODEAR WIDE TRACK GT TIRES?

x66 714

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1521
    • View Profile
Re: GOODYEAR WIDE TRACK GT
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2018, 11:22:30 PM »
Contact SmallHurst for Goodyear. E70-15 Wide Tread GT. He gets them direct from Kelsey. I'm running some on my 68 Z/28.
They are what you would expect from a belted tire.....Joe
See America's First, Chevrolet

1968 Z/28 Corvette Bronze. Black Hounds Tooth. 02E Los Angeles born 3/13/1968 pnt OO. Purchased March 1976
1969 SS396 Yellow/Yellow 08E Norwood born 8/28/1969 pnt 76E. Purchased April 1981

169INDY

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1310
    • View Profile
Re: GOODYEAR WIDE TRACK GT
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2018, 12:38:14 AM »
I'm running some on my 68 Z/28.
They are what you would expect from a belted tire.....Joe

What you should EXPECT is that THEY LOOK PERFECT!
For the Biasply  :"FEAR THIS" crowd  get another set of wheels and mount your fav radial for fun time driving.

I will be in the market for these repops someday on my car, remember tires are made from OIL !  Black gold ,,, they are pricey but the Car looks so RIGHT with them on

CHEERS!

JIM
Jim
68 SS/RS L35 Th-400 LOS
69 Pace Car L48 Th-350 LOS
68 Z28 M21 LOS

BillOhio

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1158
    • View Profile
    • photobucket
Re: GOODYEAR WIDE TRACK GT
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2018, 01:08:43 AM »
Rusty(small hurst on yenko) works for kelsey and had free shipping maybe in June??  He goes to alot of shows too. 
I think he is an advertisor there also
I have bias ply on my car and they do wander a bit in the grooves but they go around corners surprisingly well. I kind of like them

1969 Z28, Burgandy, numbers matching, 12,900 miles
1968 RS 327 4 speed
1967 Plymouth GTX Hemi, 4 speed, dana
1961 Chrysler 300G convertible

x66 714

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1521
    • View Profile
Re: GOODYEAR WIDE TRACK GT
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2018, 01:39:07 AM »
I'm running some on my 68 Z/28.
They are what you would expect from a belted tire.....Joe

What you should EXPECT is that THEY LOOK PERFECT!

They do look perfect for sure. I guess I should've stated they drive like a bias ply tire. They will be staying & when I'm ready the SS396 get the Goodyears also.....Joe
See America's First, Chevrolet

1968 Z/28 Corvette Bronze. Black Hounds Tooth. 02E Los Angeles born 3/13/1968 pnt OO. Purchased March 1976
1969 SS396 Yellow/Yellow 08E Norwood born 8/28/1969 pnt 76E. Purchased April 1981

dannystarr

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1631
    • View Profile
Re: GOODYEAR WIDE TRACK GT
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2018, 04:57:19 AM »
They have the all important visual. JUST got a set of 4 a few days ago. Mounted on the new car with assembly line correct "MICRO" wheel weights. There was a mold flaw and the dies had to be sent out for repair, as there was an actual CHUNK of the tire missing. So the shipment was delayed at Kelsey while they re-tooled for a different tire. Repaired the dies, and tooled back up for the Speedway's. But they are back in action as of June 12th!
I am not going to say I LIKE the ride. They are pretty much all over the road and catch edges on bad roads like wild fire! Put it this way, you can't put your left arm on top of the door and lay your right wrist over the steering wheel all cool and casual. BOTH hands on the wheel 90% of the time. At least with the crappy CA roads. Worst I have seen in my life time. But again, the visual is too good to pass up. I had a set of rims and radials on my first car for a while. I did 25 car shows and 20 Cars & Coffees last year, NO WAY I was going to keep changing them over. WAY too much work. After 2 times I sold them on CL. Just run the Bias.. Danny

169INDY

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1310
    • View Profile
Re: GOODYEAR WIDE TRACK GT
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2018, 05:09:41 AM »
 ;D Danny
Ooo-Raw!
That's the spirit

Great heads up about the quality issues.

You have to watch, I ordered a set of f70-14 raised white letter size GY and they Buffed the raised letter flush- UNSAT, but they fixed (Replaced them)

JIM 
Jim
68 SS/RS L35 Th-400 LOS
69 Pace Car L48 Th-350 LOS
68 Z28 M21 LOS

Hans L

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 359
    • View Profile
Re: GOODYEAR WIDE TRACK GT
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2018, 04:41:42 PM »
If you go to SEMA or are a vendor at SEMA, they'll sell you the tires direct at wholesale.   Bought both sets this way for my Chevelle and '69 Z.  And frankly, they drive decent.  Not great, but acceptable.  Quiet and smooth - especially going straight ;-)
https://www.instagram.com/69camarorsz28/
'69 Camaro RS Z/28 Van Nuys Built
'69 Chevelle SS 396 4 Speed

dannystarr

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1631
    • View Profile
Re: GOODYEAR WIDE TRACK GT
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2018, 11:39:36 PM »
UPDATE!! I have to say I took the car for a drive down to Steve's Camaro in San Bruno to show him the car in person... Total mileage that day was about 100 miles. The tires do not catch an edge like the other tires. They pull, but not as bad as the older. Don't ask me why, maybe a technology update. But 4 years seems to have made a difference. I am much happier with these new ones. And just to make sure I wasn't imagining it, I drove the other car a few miles on the same road.. {Hwy 37 between Sears Point Raceway and Hwy 101} and it was pulling like hell. Almost sent me off the road! So stay tuned for more updates. I really think there is a difference. Also, there is not so much black buildup of rubber on the back lower quarters after a ride.?? Real name of these are
 Good Year Speedway Wide Tread GT E70-15 CB3EX   8)   Danny

ZLP955

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2186
    • View Profile
Re: GOODYEAR WIDE TRACK GT
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2018, 12:01:49 AM »
Could somebody with these fitted to their car please post a picture of 'em so we can see the look?
Tim in Australia.
1969 04A Van Nuys Z/28. Cortez Silver, Dark Blue interior, VE3, Z21, Z23, D55/U17, D80, flat hood.
Sold at Clippinger Chevrolet in Covina, CA.
AHRA Formula Stock at Lions Dragstrip, NHRA E/MP at Pomona Raceway

BillOhio

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1158
    • View Profile
    • photobucket
Re: GOODYEAR WIDE TRACK GT
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2018, 04:27:54 AM »
Is this what you wanted to see Tim? Mine are not real new but assume they still look the same
1969 Z28, Burgandy, numbers matching, 12,900 miles
1968 RS 327 4 speed
1967 Plymouth GTX Hemi, 4 speed, dana
1961 Chrysler 300G convertible