NEW FIRESTONE TIRE

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    berg2695 Veteran Member

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    I was browsing theTIRERACK website and stumbled onto a new tire model from Firestone. It's the DESTINATION LE3. I know, it's marketed as an suv/truck tire,but it's really no different than a passenger car tire. It's just that newer cars don't use these taller sizes. The thing is, there is a 225/70-15 size in outline white letters that I think would look outstanding on a second gen. Great looking tire! It doesn't cost much either. I have the previous generation LE2's on my Ranger and really like them. These are a great option for someone who wants a 'period' look and doesn't drive that hard (like me). fs_destination_le3_owl_full.jpg
     
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    Is it available in 60 series tires to fit our cars? To me, a 70 series tire just doesn't put enough rubber on the ground to handle what a Camaro can do. A 60 lets you turn hard when you get to the corner so much better than a 70.
     
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    Unfortunately, there are no 60 or 65 series in 15". Also, not all sizes are OWL. That 225/70 is just an isolated happy coincidence for those that want a stock size on their late second gen Z.:)
     
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    Why would you go with the white letter outline when the Wide Oval 60 Solid white is avail in a radial?
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    Dave Nelson’s Tire
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    $$$
     
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    Because thats stupid expensive for an arguably outdated and inefficient tread pattern when the goal is just white lettering.
     
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    $1450 (plus shipping) is crazy.

    It would be even more if you live in Canada.
     
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    SPG that is the new radial and not a bias ply. So your saying a radial is sh!t now. Wow.
     
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    The new wide oval in Canada is super expensive. I don’t remember the quote I got but I could literally buy 2 sets of BFG 235-60-15. So that’s what I did. I would rather have the Firestone tires but not for that coin.

    Brand new F60-15 Bias ply Firestone Wide Oval 60 tires cost me $67 each in 1975.
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    I bought new Goodyear F60-15 Polyglas GT tires for $50 each in 1971. Even that seemed like a high price for those days. Today everything costs a lot more, but today the dollar doesn't buy you lunch at McDonalds with change from that dollar like it did in 1971. Burger, fries, a drink, and change from your dollar like the advertisement said.
     
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