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petehoovie 03-08-2019 02:13 PM

Radial Tires
 

I see that Coker has come out with radial tires to fit 17 inch and larger diameter wheels. Have any of you used radial tires on your 19 - 21 inch wheels and what is your experience with them? I'm contemplating buying a set for the 17 inch wheels on my '34....

mhsprecher 03-08-2019 03:28 PM

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I have Excelsior radials on my 30 TS. They work well. I think Coker is supplying radials that look more like original tires, which the judges and purists will like better.

Synchro909 03-08-2019 04:23 PM

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There have been a couple of threads about this. From memory, it seems the 21" radials are not the best fit on a Model A rim and the 5.00 X 19 tyres aren't much good. The 5.50 X 10 seem to be OK. I hope someone will post a link to those threads.

Apperloo 08-23-2019 10:15 AM

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I need to replace 5 tires and am looking at the Coker radial 19x4.75
Any one with any experience running these?
Also like to know if the wider profile will fit the spare tire well. These: Excelsior Stahl Sport Radial | 700R19
Thanks

CarlG 08-23-2019 12:00 PM

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I have the Excelsior 550R19 tires on my pickup. They fit the spare wheel well much better than the 475-19 Firestone I had previously.

MrBruce 08-23-2019 03:29 PM

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Originally Posted by petehoovie (Post 1734265)
i see that coker has come out with radial tires to fit 17 inch and larger diameter wheels. Have any of you used radial tires on your 19 - 21 inch wheels and what is your experience with them? I'm contemplating buying a set for the 17 inch wheels on my '34....



i will type this in all caps as i just had shoulder replacement and can't use my left arm. My 30 ccpu has them on and so far are great. Have run them on the freeway.

loubob 08-23-2019 06:38 PM

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I have the 550x19's on my '30 coupe.
They are EXCELLENT!
Customer service was even better.
Coker Tire!!!

Dan/Kzo 08-23-2019 08:17 PM

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The new American Classic Cokerís are the catís meow. They fit the wheel well just fine on my 31. Only 1500 miles so far. Day and night difference. I wonít go back to the bias Goodyearís or Firestoneís.

bdtutton 08-23-2019 09:47 PM

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Hello,
I just bought 5 new 19 inch Coker whitewall radial tires for my 1930 Model A and I can't wait to get them on the car. They look just like the original bias ply whitewall tires and they are a full six ply tire. I talked to the local motorcycle shop and they said they would be able to change the tires on their tire machine just like a motorcycle tire. Quick and easy. I almost bought a set of blackwall tires last year, but waited for the new whitewall version.

Apperloo 08-23-2019 11:26 PM

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Thanks for the quick reply’s on the 550.
Any confirmation of them nesting in the spare tire well?
Motorcycle shop to change them. Totally makes sense. Anyone else do that?

old31 08-24-2019 05:10 AM

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I have the 19" whitewall radials and they are great.

Although I do like the look of the Firestone whitewalls over the Coker radial whitewalls.

Apperloo 08-24-2019 09:33 PM

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Originally Posted by bdtutton (Post 1791325)
Hello,
...... I talked to the local motorcycle shop and they said they would be able to change the tires on their tire machine just like a motorcycle tire. Quick and easy.

Very interested what most do with tire changes, balance

Synchro909 08-24-2019 09:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Apperloo (Post 1791600)
Very interested what most do with tire changes, balance

I change them myself - it's so easy I can't believe some people pay someone to do it. I also balance them. I have an old front hub on a stand and free rrunning bearings. I mount a wheel on it and wait til it settles with the heavy spot at the bottom, I tape weights to the top to get it balanced, then stick the weights on for keeps (well, the life of the tyre)

Apperloo 10-16-2019 07:37 AM

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Originally Posted by CarlG (Post 1791150)
I have the Excelsior 550R19 tires on my pickup. They fit the spare wheel well much better than the 475-19 Firestone I had previously.

I am now looking at the 600R19 Excelsior Stahl Radial for my 39 pu. a little beefier on the PU
Do you have a pic of the 550 on your truck? Love to see
Way more bucks then the classic coker radial, so want to be certain

Cape Codder 10-16-2019 11:20 AM

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Can any of you that have changed to new tires with white walls speak to how easy or hard they are to clean?

History 10-16-2019 12:54 PM

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How much are these running for 475 19ís? I think Iíll go black wall, I guess Iím a purest.

ryanheacox 10-16-2019 01:21 PM

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$206 for the American Classic black wall.

murrie 10-16-2019 01:37 PM

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put coker radials on my 1930 model a fordor,other bias tires cannot compare to these radials

CarlG 10-16-2019 01:51 PM

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Originally Posted by CarlG (Post 1791150)
I have the Excelsior 550R19 tires on my pickup. They fit the spare wheel well much better than the 475-19 Firestone I had previously.

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Originally Posted by Apperloo (Post 1810110)
I am now looking at the 600R19 Excelsior Stahl Radial for my 39 pu. a little beefier on the PU
Do you have a pic of the 550 on your truck? Love to see
Way more bucks then the classic coker radial, so want to be certain

Best picture I have showing the wheels/tires mounted. (My avatar has 475 Firestones)

Apperloo 10-16-2019 07:49 PM

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Originally Posted by CarlG (Post 1810260)
Best picture I have showing the wheels/tires mounted. (My avatar has 475 Firestones)

Nice rig. Thanks for the photo.
Another question, my 30pu has a headliner in it. Is that original.
What is yours, headliner or wood slats only?


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