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Opinons on tires and wheels for my Camaro
« on: July 24, 2011, 11:33:25 PM »
After a long restoration my 69 is on the ground. It has Uniroyal Tiger Paw's on it. These are 42-year-old tires so I won't be driving on them. I need to do a second set of tires and wheels and originally thought I would put another set of XT wheel on it with some repop Goodyear’s. I have begun to rethink that solution and am now thinking that I should look at all my options.

The car is restored and bone stock but still maybe a set of after market/day two tires and wheels would look nice. Whatever I do I need to do it fast so more than likely a set of wheels that is being produced currently is what I need to use. Am open to anyone's suggestions. And no 22" wheels, 14" and 15" only :)



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Re: Opinons on tires and wheels for my Camaro
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2011, 12:27:13 AM »
Your decision would be much easier if the Uniroyal Tiger Paw's were offered by suppliers. I feel your dilemma, choosing a set of tires is a tough call.

Here is a shot of the GT's Ed has on his Yenko. I also throw in a pic of Goodyear Wide Tread F70X14's. I really like the look of this tire. I also included a link you may have already read but just in case you haven't, there is some good information that I think applies to your car/tires.

 http://www.camaros.org/9560list.shtml

BTW car looks great!!!

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Re: Opinons on tires and wheels for my Camaro
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2011, 01:53:47 AM »
Respectfully:
My suggestion
American Racing TTO & Indy Profile tires would be interesting.

That car is B E A U T I F U L.

I would love to see it, Will it be at the NOV Chicago show.

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Re: Opinons on tires and wheels for my Camaro
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2011, 05:46:38 AM »
I have lots of photos of Eddie's car it looks killer....

I should be at MCACN this year.

I like the idea of a matt grey center TT with machined lip
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Re: Opinons on tires and wheels for my Camaro
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2011, 10:32:19 AM »
These are allways good. I have a set of these and a set of rallys to swap when I am in the mood.



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« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2011, 12:00:07 AM »
I like the idea of a matt grey center TT with machined lip

Van, I agree with this choice, the car is also looking killer.
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Re: Opinons on tires and wheels for my Camaro
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2011, 12:20:41 AM »
Gotta be 15s, TTs or SSs, I'm thinking fat boys in the back. How would you have done it day 2????

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Re: Opinons on tires and wheels for my Camaro
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2011, 12:29:30 AM »
I am looking to sell the brand-new torque thrust D that came on my car  with Goodyear eagles for the14x7 or possibly 15x7 and f70 polyglas dog dish for my Copo.does any body want them or trade. I am not concerned about numbers, has anybody used the wheel vintiques steel 14x7s
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Re: Opinons on tires and wheels for my Camaro
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2011, 01:49:26 AM »
I don't know about here, but on TC they have had a few people use them.
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Re: Opinons on tires and wheels for my Camaro
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2011, 01:55:45 AM »
how about a new set of minilites

http://www.minilite.co.uk/

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Re: Opinons on tires and wheels for my Camaro
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2011, 11:13:08 AM »
For as much as you are going to drive that car you can drive on those tires. I have been doing it for years on tires 30 years old. No problems ever.

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Re: Opinons on tires and wheels for my Camaro
« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2011, 02:20:08 PM »
<<For as much as you are going to drive that car you can drive on those tires. I have been doing it for years on tires 30 years old. No problems ever.>>

NOT a good idea.  >:(
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Re: Opinons on tires and wheels for my Camaro
« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2011, 05:19:16 PM »
I had 2 of my 30 year old tires pop in the garage. Thank God I wasn't driving it. I agree with JohnZ...Joe
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Re: Opinons on tires and wheels for my Camaro
« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2011, 04:09:01 AM »
I just had to buy a whole set of 4 tires as one of the front tires got a sidewall hole in it.  These were radials and 20 years old, no longer made and I was very thankful it didn't happen as I was driving.
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Re: Opinons on tires and wheels for my Camaro
« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2011, 05:53:16 PM »
I wouldn't risk driving any car with 20-30 year old tires. That is just me. These tires are 42 years old so a huge difference between 30 and 42 years.... You get bonus points for original tires so that is why they are on the car, plus I love the Tiger Paws and they look cool:) I have 30 year old 19" NOS Goodyear bias plys on one of my 935's but they are just for display. Would never consider driving on them either and they are unfortunately not reproduced at this time so I run a 16" wheel on the back when I race. Forget the value of the car it is just too dangerous.

Based on the window sticker for the sister car shown in Jerry's book on page 117 (it is optioned exactly the same as my car) I possibly should have YJ rallys and not XT wheels. Not 100% sure but every other option on our cars is identical and they only ordered two COPO cars. So I am looking for a proper set and if I don't find some soon will go with some TT style wheels, grey centers with machine lip.

I appreciate the input. It helped my thought process.
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