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Old 11-12-2020, 09:34 AM   #1
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Has anyone tried the new 19 inch radial tires, I am considering putting them on my '30 Town Sedan and my '31 Tudor. Any thoughts, pro or con??? Thanks... Nick
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Old 11-12-2020, 09:43 AM   #2
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several threads on that already- you can look them up under search top right
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From previous threads you could draw some conclusions.
#1. Not cheap. #2. Softer ride. #3. less authentic looks. #4. Better braking. I myself don't like the look, it's all in the eye of the beholder I guess.
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Old 11-12-2020, 09:03 PM   #4
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I bought a set of Coker American Classic radials several months ago and finally mounted them 2 weeks ago just in time to go on a 3 day Social Security Run at Callaway Gardens in S Ga. They rode and drove just fine but it wasn't until I returned home and drove on familiar roads that I could compare them to my old bias ply tires. Night and day is how I describe it. When driving into town the road is really rutted out in the right lane from semi trucks and always before I had to move over to the left lane to or really fight the wheel to stay in the road if I couldn't get over to the left lane. Well, I purposely stayed in the right lane so I could compare the tires and I drove straight through town with only one hand on the wheel. In the future I will only buy radials.



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Old 11-13-2020, 12:54 AM   #5
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I bought 550R19 Excelsior Radials (Coker) about 15K miles ago. Would not ever go back to bias ply tires!
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Old 11-13-2020, 05:27 AM   #6
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I bought a set of Coker American Classic radials several months ago and finally mounted them 2 weeks ago just in time to go on a 3 day Social Security Run at Callaway Gardens in S Ga. They rode and drove just fine but it wasn't until I returned home and drove on familiar roads that I could compare them to my old bias ply tires. Night and day is how I describe it. When driving into town the road is really rutted out in the right lane from semi trucks and always before I had to move over to the left lane to or really fight the wheel to stay in the road if I couldn't get over to the left lane. Well, I purposely stayed in the right lane so I could compare the tires and I drove straight through town with only one hand on the wheel. In the future I will only buy radials.



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Would you mind posting some pictures of your car? Id like to see how the car looks on radials.

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Old 11-13-2020, 04:02 PM   #7
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I'll get pics as soon as I can..

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Old 11-13-2020, 05:17 PM   #8
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Here's a picture of mine with the Coker radials. My avatar has Firestone bias ply tires.
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Here's a picture of mine with the Coker radials. My avatar has Firestone bias ply tires.

Nice truck. I expected more radial bulge than what your truck has.


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Here's a picture of mine with the Coker radials. My avatar has Firestone bias ply tires.
What are all the gadgets sticking up on the dash ?
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What are all the gadgets sticking up on the dash ?

Drink holder, GPS, steering wheel, traffic light prism.


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Old 11-15-2020, 09:31 AM   #13
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I have the Coker 19" and Eagle, CarlG, and Terry are telling it as it is.

I would never go back to bias.
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Dual wiper blades?
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CarlG - Is your spare tire a radial and does it fit in the fender well ok?
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Dual wiper blades?
Yes. They are a kit I bought from Newport Wipers. They really work great.
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CarlG - Is your spare tire a radial and does it fit in the fender well ok?
Yes, my spare is a radial just like the ones on the ground. It fits the fender well even better than the Firestone bias ply tires I had before, (my avatar).
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