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hi, i would like to buy a correct spare tire for my car i know it is a 15 inch ,but don't know the correct brand ,but i believe it did have the thin white wall, i have the correct cross flag hubcaps with the custom option but have rallies wheels on the car now ,thanks roger

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My spare is a wards rain grlapper probably from the late 80,s ,good shape ,but would like to get a new spare, but the closest i found to original was a coker white stripe for around 314 dollars

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The spare i have is a original 69 Z28 tire F-60-15.   I never plan on using it.   

I just happened to be in the trunk and the correct size is F-70-15, not what i stated above.

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I decided on mine  to go  with what is on the ground also. In my opinion tires are a safety issue and no one will knock you down for not having the correct spare. Rim yes tire no. 

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3 minutes ago, willie said:

The spare i have is a original 69 Z28 tire F-60-15.   I never plan on using it.   

Yes but what if you have to. Are you going to trust it? 

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Dennis i will NOT. A friend of mine was going to throw them out because one had a blown ply. I told him i would take them for spares only. He made me promise i would never ride on them. I said ok.    If i ever drive it---- a distance i would put another spare in the truck or keep my wives AAA card with me. LOL

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15 minutes ago, willie said:

Dennis i will NOT. A friend of mine was going to throw them out because one had a blown ply. I told him i would take them for spares only. He made me promise i would never ride on them. I said ok.    If i ever drive it---- a distance i would put another spare in the truck or keep my wives AAA card with me. LOL

Agreed. I would have saved them also. Awesome for a car show when all you have to do is look at them 

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Still have my original tire on my spare. G70 x 15 w single thin White Stripe. I probably should see if it has any air in it!

 

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bruce would you be interested in sellng that tire , i was thinking of going with what i have now ,bf g radial ta because if one of my tires goes bad i can have an exact replacement , Discount tire has them for 150 plus,roger

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Roger, No, it is not in very good shape, worn on the inside plus the rubber is cracked at the rim area. Not worth the shipping cost, sorry.

 

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bruce thanks, i decided go with a new bfg  ta to match what is on the car now, my car had original steel rims with the cross flags hubcaps but have rallies on it now,roger

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On 9/6/2021 at 11:23 AM, stangeba said:

Still have my original tire on my spare. G70 x 15 w single thin White Stripe. I probably should see if it has any air in it!

 

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Hi Bruce, would you mind measuring the width of that white wall and also the width of the space from the wheel to the whitewall? I wouldn't mind having those measurements when having my next set of tires made.

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23 hours ago, McCall72 said:

Hi Bruce, would you mind measuring the width of that white wall and also the width of the space from the wheel to the whitewall? I wouldn't mind having those measurements when having my next set of tires made.

Aaron, Looks like 1-1/2" from wheel to start (inner part) of WSW. The WSW is 3/8". From the WSW (outer part) to the start of the tread is 3-1/4".

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Thanks so much!

1 hour ago, stangeba said:

Aaron, Looks like 1-1/2" from wheel to start (inner part) of WSW. The WSW is 3/8". From the WSW (outer part) to the start of the tread is 3-1/4".

Thanks so much!

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11 hours ago, Brew said:

Did y’all know tire rubber is dyed black by adding carbon black to naturally white rubber?

Sometimes I can’t remember why I came into the living room but useless information is at the ready!

I actually did know that, but I used to build for General/Continental Tire so I have some insider knowledge.  😆 

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51 minutes ago, McCall72 said:

Thanks so much!

Note that the tires were different in 72. I believe 72 had a thicker stripe.

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I remember in 71 the "twin" thin WSW tires but they were G78 not G70 size. I remember the WSW tire size did get wider perhaps about 3/4" or 1". I didn't care for them because my Dad's car had them.

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