Goodyear "Polyglas" radials...coming soon

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  1. l16pilot

    l16pilot Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Just saw this on Yenko.net:

    https://www.yenko.net/forum/showthr...8Km2RkJVjl7cYc0XagKCuOQiJMwMvD9R2BDKny207dL38

    No mention of Polyglas GT F60-15s, but hopefully that's in the product expansion plan. Last this was addressed, Rusty advised Kelsey had not interest in a radial version of the Polyglas GTs, so it's really good to see the below is happening.
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    New Product Announcement!!!

    The first of the Goodyear Polyglas Radials was introduced at SEMA this week. The first size available is the FR70-14 in Raised White Letter. The tire is being built to perform and is rated with an ‘H’ speed rating. The tire is still in DOT testing. Anticipated availability is end of 1st Quarter 2019. And as with all of the Goodyear Collector Series, the tire is built in the USA!!

    I will post pictures when I get back to my computer!!


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    Wow are those sidewalls really going to look like that! Looks like something id put on my Silveraldo. Im glad I went with the bias ply Wide Ovals on my 73, they ride great even had them up to 70 mph on the highway. The Firestone radial side wall isn't great but definitely much better than those.
     
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    CorkyE Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    LOL - Thinking the same. o_O
     
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    70 SS/L78 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    It's good that they're making more options available but definitely not a nice looking tire. You can see what tire is suppose to look like in the background.
    Just read the post on Yenko and I guess Goodyear is using thread/sidewall design used on their radials they 1st produced in early 70's.
     
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    The tread is completely diferent. I don't care for that tread design.
     
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    Shame to have to wait this long and this is what they are going to make. I would even accept the face tread if the sidewalls looked more original.

    They may sell 2 or 3 sets of these....
     
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    FlaJunkie Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Wow, so many negative comments. That is a beautiful tire for the 1970 Camaro. A radial with white lettering that looks a lot like the original polyglas. I'll take one of those 2 or 3 sets sold!

    Looks similar. No way to hide the radial tread. If anything, the font is way too big on the new tire.

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    That's the tire I remember and lusted after. I've always hated tires with those billboard sized white letters.
     
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    Font is completely wrong, go back to the drawing board and do not collect $200.
     
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    FlaJunkie Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Actually, the more I think about it, the more I have grown to dislike it.

    The font is way too big and mimics modern lettering. I don't want that on my tire.

    The tread is certainly great for H rating but the extra tread on the sidewall is just...ugly.

    Can't these tire makers produce a radial that looks like the polyglas but is just radial ply?
     

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