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john302

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69z tires
« on: January 03, 2012, 10:54:05 PM »
Does anyone know what is more correct the firestones or goodyears? Also does the build date /assembly plant make a difference what came on the car when it was new?I have a 11d los built 69z . Goodyears or firestones? thanks John

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Re: 69z tires
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2012, 05:52:26 PM »
I think I've read on the Camaro sites that Firestones were more predominant on LA built cars, but I'm unsure if that was 'exclusively' Firestones or not...
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Re: 69z tires
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2012, 01:59:16 PM »
John, there were several tires used on a 1969 Z28. Firestone Sport 200 E70, Goodyear Speedway Wide Tread GT and Uniroyal Tiger Paw. Cannot comment on whether LA used one, two or all three brands of tires and when, i would guess as GM clearly used several suppliers it must have been whatever was available at time of assembly.
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Re: 69z tires
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2012, 06:32:02 PM »
I have never heard of a 68-69 Z/28 using Uniroyal tires. When I see one I will believe it.

I believe Goodyear was the primary supplier; Firestone filled in. SC200 was a strange tire; not sold through their retail stores.
« Last Edit: January 07, 2012, 01:06:49 AM by william »

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Re: 69z tires
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2012, 10:07:21 PM »
Either way, I'd say no Tiger Paws. Tried a set back in the day.
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Re: 69z tires
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2012, 12:28:53 AM »
From photos the original owner of my 69Z sent me it came with Goodyear Wide Tread GT's.  It is an 01C Van Nuys car. 

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Re: 69z tires
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2012, 02:42:46 AM »
While the rate Camaros were produced at could not change, the mix could. High-Performance cars are in far greater demand during the early spring months tapering off into summer.

For example Sep '68 only 3.6% of production were Z/28; Feb '69 it was 13%. So production planners know they need 14,560 E70 x 15 tires for February; about 130 per day at peak. Goodyear knows it can't make them at that rate; Chevy looks for another supplier to cover the peaks. Both suppliers had to warehouse and ship from stock so which was on the line when is impossible to determine. They were probably mixed; cars built within minutes of each other could have different brands.

Don't forget COPO 9737 also consumed E70 x 15 tires.

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Re: 69z tires
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2012, 01:01:08 AM »

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Re: 69z tires
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2012, 05:08:43 PM »
My car is a 12C LA car, it has what I believe to be an original tire on the spare. Good-Year.

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Re: 69z tires
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2012, 03:01:37 AM »
My 10C LA Z28 has the original Goodyear Spare Tire.


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Re: 69z tires
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2012, 06:52:04 PM »
My 02D '69 Norwood Z/28 had its original Goodyear Wide Tread GT spare when I bought it eleven years ago, but it was too deteriorated to use, and I replaced it.
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Re: 69z tires
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2012, 03:46:32 PM »
I have a 6A, & 9A NOR Z28's with Firestone SC 200 tires.
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Re: 69z tires
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2012, 12:01:59 AM »
I have a 6A, & 9A NOR Z28's with Firestone SC 200 tires.

I have seen one late NOR Z with a Firestone SC 200 spare tire. At the time I thought it had been changed but know differently now.
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Re: 69z tires
« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2012, 10:33:42 PM »
I'd go with the Goodyear. To me the Firestone tread looks more like a light truck tire.
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Re: 69z tires
« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2012, 11:58:14 PM »
Are these tires about $400.00 a piece everywhere? Goodyear Wide Tread GT Im asking about.

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