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Re: Firestone or Goodyear F70-14 tires
« Reply #30 on: July 08, 2008, 02:56:30 PM »
Where is the info about PL4 written? I cant find it in my books. My Chassis Broadcast Copy has a 4 in box 292 RTG, does that designate fiberglass belt?, my spare Polyglas tire says DOT and has UA039EG. Can that be decoded? my Camaro is 04A.
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Re: Firestone or Goodyear F70-14 tires
« Reply #31 on: July 08, 2008, 03:59:17 PM »
Camaro dealer ordering info changed nearly every month. PL4 is in the 1 April rev.

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Re: Firestone or Goodyear F70-14 tires
« Reply #32 on: August 19, 2008, 01:42:18 AM »
HI ! to all
new to the site, have the same question as others do I am in the process of restoring my
 SS 69 X66  396 Camaro 325HP purchased it from original owner wife (he passed away)I have the ORIGINAL Window Sticker and POP (Build date of car is 09C) my question is what is the correct Tire and wheel cover for the car window sticker is showing OPTION PL4 F70x14 for tires and PO1 for wheel covers pictures would be great if possible.your help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Firestone or Goodyear F70-14 tires
« Reply #33 on: August 22, 2008, 04:16:56 PM »
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Re: Firestone or Goodyear F70-14 tires
« Reply #34 on: August 23, 2008, 01:57:45 AM »
Here is a picture of my original '69 4th week of March car - Spare tire.  It's a Firestone and as mentioned above - even though there is an old school Firestone reproduction tire made, it is NOT the correct Firestone tire.  I believe the repro to be an early '70's tire.



So this sort of puts me in a bit of a quandary.  Since I have the spare tire on my XT rim that came with the car ... How to do I outfit the rest of the wheels?  If I want it to be correct, I can't go with the repro Firestone's as they are not really correct for 1969.  So then do I go with the correct Goodyear F70-14's - The ones with the raised white letters that say "Goodyear Polyglass F70-14" on the side?  Or the bogus Firestones that will match my spare in brand and size?
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Re: Firestone or Goodyear F70-14 tires
« Reply #35 on: August 23, 2008, 05:15:19 PM »
I just bought this ones and and i think they look better than the GoodYear tires!

..but your original ones look even better!  ;)
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Re: Firestone or Goodyear F70-14 tires
« Reply #36 on: August 23, 2008, 10:30:22 PM »
It does look good however it is not any where near correct for a 69.
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Re: Firestone or Goodyear F70-14 tires
« Reply #37 on: August 24, 2008, 02:29:33 PM »
It does look good however it is not any where near correct for a 69.

:o You have to explain yourself here!!  ???
In my opinion, and all my sales brochures from 1969, it´s as correct as it can be, except for the tiny detail mentioned above regarding how the raised white letters were shown!

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Re: Firestone or Goodyear F70-14 tires
« Reply #38 on: August 24, 2008, 03:22:18 PM »
The tire pictured just above yours is what the Firestone wide ovals looked like in 69.  The style you have is from a later production year.  Its the style of the lettering everyone cars about, no one really cares about the tire construction, and if someone made a correctly lettered radial version of the tires they would probably make a killing on them.  I've got the dreaded Polyglas tires on my car and while they look period correct they suck to drive on. They catch every bump, crack and crease on a road.  It's hard to beleive that these cars were everyday drivers when new.  If people were driving them today half the population would be stuck in ditches.
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Re: Firestone or Goodyear F70-14 tires
« Reply #39 on: August 25, 2008, 02:15:59 AM »
I'll add some more info:
PL4 shows up on several documented 69 Camaros, all built late May or later.
No info on which tire was on those cars.....
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Re: Firestone or Goodyear F70-14 tires
« Reply #40 on: September 11, 2008, 01:51:21 PM »
want to order my tires but don't know which ones to get !!!!! sorry to beat this horse some more, but a built date of september of 69 car with the PL4 option on the WINDOW Sticker should have which tires ?? Goodyear Polyglass ?? or Goodyear Polyglas F-70 14 ??
 I have been told since it is such a late car it should have the size on the tire.
 and since the other model years (1970) where in production like a Chevelle,Nova and others which had the tire size on them.
 all this info make me more confused ,your Input  is greatly appreciated


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Re: Firestone or Goodyear F70-14 tires
« Reply #42 on: September 11, 2008, 07:54:03 PM »
And they don't have to be Goodyears.....

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Re: Firestone or Goodyear F70-14 tires
« Reply #43 on: September 12, 2008, 12:58:17 AM »
so with today's availability of only  certain tires Goodyear is the closest ones  that would be correct but still don't kwon which are the correct ones

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Re: Firestone or Goodyear F70-14 tires
« Reply #44 on: May 23, 2015, 02:21:11 AM »
Hey guys, I just read entirely this topic and as I'm looking for original wheel/tires for my 69 RS, i'm very interesting by your opinion. I know this topic is old, but I've read also elsewhere that the Good Years F70-14 CWT with raised lettering (no size) would be the closest one from original. I'd like to know what do you guys think about this one:

https://www.cokertire.com/f70-14-firestone-wide-oval-pin-white-stripe.html

Which one would be the closest one from the original tires my 69 RS had, when she was built in october 68 ?

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