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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-09-2011, 05:00 PM Thread Starter
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Need a set of tires for my 66 impala

Anybody know where to get a nice 14 inch white walls besides coker?
discount tires ???
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-09-2011, 07:44 PM
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Wal Mart. Not kidding.

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What are you looking for? Radials or bias ply? Cheap or wide as possible?



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stock whitw walls i guess 205/75/14???
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stock white walls i guess 205/75/14???
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Here is a dump of some of my notes when I was shopping for tires for my 64. I was looking at a slightly different size, but your size is probably there as well. The links may be stale, this was about a year and a half ago. In the end, I went for Diamond Back tires Diamond Back III
245/60R14 Not cheap at $219, but it got me a wide radial with 1 inch whitewall.



Here are some of the cheaper radials I found:

The Uniroyal® Tiger Paw® AWP II
215/70-14 UNIROYAL TP AWPII 96T
http://www.onlinetires.com/products/...pii+++96t.html

http://www.uniroyaltires.com/tire-se...i/tire-details

Cooper Trendsetter SE

http://www.coopertire.com/html/produ...trendsetter_se


Cooper Lifeliner GLS
???


Firestone FR380 P215/70R14 tread width 5.8 UTQG 400 A B
http://www.bridgestonetire.com/tires...productID=1050


Eldorado GOLDEN FURY GFT
http://ssl.delti.com/cgi-bin/rshop.p...ort=P&dsco=135


Mastercraft A/S IV Tire produced by Cooper
http://ssl.delti.com/cgi-bin/rshop.p...ort=P&dsco=135



Dean Alpha 365
http://ssl.delti.com/cgi-bin/rshop.p...ort=P&dsco=135


Milestar MS75 Tire made by the Nankang manufacturer
http://ssl.delti.com/cgi-bin/rshop.p...ort=P&dsco=135


Dean Quasar Plus Radial Tire producer from the USA.
http://ssl.delti.com/cgi-bin/rshop.p...ort=P&dsco=135



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You can get a higher quality tire cheaper by going to 15" wheels.
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You can get a higher quality tire cheaper by going to 15" wheels.
thanks a friend gave me a set of bfg;s for free just paid to mount them dont look to bad with the white letters

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Walmart is the place!!!
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-29-2017, 07:41 PM
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14 inch tires and V belts are getting hard to find since no one in the industry is using them on new vehicles (V belts are only found new on lawn mowers and shop fans, and 14 inch tires are mostly hard rubber six ply rated trailer tires.

14 inch rally wheels where normally used on Camaros and Novas, (The Chevelle had their own five spoke steel wheel). The Impala wheel was stamped out of a heavier gauge steel as the full size car and the Corvette that mounted them had a higher GVW or speed load, hence the stronger 15 inch wheel and heavy duty brakes).

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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-31-2017, 05:34 AM
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I got the 14" Coker on my '65. However I drive 5k miles a year with them so I didn't want to cheap out on tires. I was considering at one point the Hancooks that are half the price.
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-24-2018, 09:27 AM
 
 
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I have a set but im in Canada sorry
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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-24-2018, 10:18 AM
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DOT requires a date stamp on all tires for a reason. The carcass is only good for seven years. They are made out of synthetic rubber and mimics natural rubber including the ability to rot and oxidize like natural rubber does. After seven years you replace the tires regardless of tread life.

I wear a five inch stainless steel folding lock blade knife on my belt to cut open boxes, cut belts and hoses on cars; and it does a great job of slicing open side walls of tires after I pay my federally mandated three dollars a tire to dispose of them as toxic waste just to keep the tire store from selling my old tires as used tires to some kid.

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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-28-2018, 08:05 PM
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dcairns already gave a good list, and others chimed in with Wal-Mart as a good source. In my experience, any decent tire shop (Firestone, National Tire Battery, STS, etc.) all can get you a tire. I have Hankook Optimos on my 66 currently.

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