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My 65 GT convertible has dual redline bias ply tires...I really wanna upgrade to radials. Do I spend the $600 for a set of Coker dual red repro radials, or spend $250 for a set of nice whitewalls at my local Goodyear store? The car is white with white top and red pony interior, ss wheels, etc. Anybody have experience with the dual redline radial repros??? THANKS!!!!
 

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Personally, with chrome wheels, I like solid black tires. The white wall gets to be a bit much. You asked for opinions!!!

I don't blame you for wanting to get rid of the bias plys, but if there is some tread left you should hang on to those, they can be pricy. It's hard for me to justify using repro tires on a car that gets driven. Tire technology has improved so drastically over the past 40 years, that IMO the repros are better suited for the trailer queens and monthly drivers.
 

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Raised white letters look better to me than whitewalls, but the choice is yours.
 
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Whitewalls? on a 65 Buick LeSabre yes Mustang NO, JMHO
I would get some nice blackwalls to go with those SS wheels
 
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My mother's 66 Mustang came from the factory with Firestone bias ply narrow whitewalls.(they were an optional upgrade from blackwall tires) That's the car in my sig pic, I use modern radial whitewalls, looks just like when it was new.
 

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My car had whitewalls when I bought it. I hated the look, wide WW's with factory hubcaps, pure cheese (to me). White walls may look okay on gold wheeled, pimped out caddys downtown, but a Mustang deserves MUCH better IMO. T/A radials with raised white letters are much better looking, and they drive decently too.
 

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You know what they say about opinions....they're like iceholes. The more you go poking around one, the colder the shoulders you get! /forums/images/icons/wink.gif

Seriously, the car you see below came from the factory/dealer with dual red band bias-ply's. The tires you see on it in the pic are glass radials circa 1978 that are like brand new. I intend to fit the car with the dual red band radials as soon as I can find someone who is in the market for 5 near-perfect 24 year old white walls. If I were you, I would grab a set of red band radials.
 

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I bought a new 65 GT Fastback which came with 6.95 14 whitewalls. In no time at all, the white walls and standard hubcaps were gone.... replaced with larger size, red line tires and chrome wheels. This was 1965, so even then, IMO, whitewalls weren't cool on a Mustang.
 

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a nice set of 225's with rasied white letters and a set of 15" magnums. Ok that's been done before but it sure looks good. If you want something different that looks great try SS wheels from a cougar eliminator I wish my car had came with these.
 
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