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14" tires way hard to find!!!!


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#1 VaporTrail

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 10:32 PM

at least in a 215/70R14

pretty much a BFG Radial TA, or a Firestone Firehawk Indy 500...
a few other brands, but pickens is slim...

so I picked up some 15's with decent front tires (will have to replace rear tires) as a temp solution until I get my 15" Rally II's painted...

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 11:21 PM

at least in a 215/70R14

pretty much a BFG Radial TA, or a Firestone Firehawk Indy 500...
a few other brands, but pickens is slim...

so I picked up some 15's with decent front tires (will have to replace rear tires) as a temp solution until I get my 15" Rally II's painted...


Yeah, I hear ya.
14" is the new 13".
Good luck finding a 13" in anything other than summer and snow, if you can even find those...

If you could handle a bigger size, Grabbers still come in 27x8.5 R14.
But that's if you wanted bigger.
Not sure who else has a decent tire in 14" any more.

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 07:36 PM

Kumho! The tires we used 20 years ago are still being produced and sold, just not in the US anymore... Therefore not DOT legal. But their manufacturers also sell us tires, and there is still a tiny market they are willing to cater to.

About a year, year and a half ago I needed daily, streetable all-season tires. I chose the factory EA81T size, 185/70/13, out of stubborness. Kumho was the only real contender, of the handfull of tires I found in the size.

I would wager that for commuter tires, Kumho will have a useable size. They make pretty good tires to boot.

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 11:59 AM

getting new 15s for the above wheels today hopfully... looked up the reciepts for the Eagle ST's on the 'bird now.... 1990! the tires are 21 years old!

And I just replaced the 22 year old battery!

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 02:52 PM

I agree! Makes me wanna start up a specialty tire company.


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#6 VaporTrail

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 03:41 PM

They do reproduce the original F70-14 red line wide oval tires as well, but I didn't want to spend $200/tire...

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 09:31 PM

Im looking for 13s that dont cost an arm and a leg

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 07:38 PM

Mick, tirerack.com is a great place to shop for tires. I've had only good experience with them.

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 09:41 PM

yeah, I ended up going with 15's. I was searching for tires for my Firebird. I ended up with a set of Primewell Sport PS860. I wanted white letter tires, and was shooting for the BFGs, but everyplace I looked they were backordered...

then the 15x7 Outlaw wheels I got had too little backspacing, and the right front rubbed. went to the 15x7 Pontiac Rally II's and the fit perfectly...




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