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plymouth
Posted 2019-10-08 9:36 AM (#588562)
Subject: looking for bias plies



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I've been searching the net for bias ply tires (8.20-15) for my Imperial. I've stumbled on a few tires, but I'm not familiar with either brand. I've found Royalton and General tires. Both are within my price range and both appear to be a nice looking tire. However, you can't judge a tire by looks alone. I want a tire that's not going to be out of round and will give a good service life. Does anyone here have any experience with either of these tire brands? Maybe there is another tire that someone can recommend? Thanks
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mstrug
Posted 2019-10-08 10:03 PM (#588596 - in reply to #588562)
Subject: Re: looking for bias plies



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I understand Generals were the 'Elite' tire of the day. More plys etc. Read their specs. Royalton are the old Remington super cusion tire from the 80-90s.
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plymouth
Posted 2019-10-09 1:54 PM (#588618 - in reply to #588596)
Subject: Re: looking for bias plies



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Thank you. Looks like Generals may be the better choice.
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BANKERSHOTROD
Posted 2019-10-14 8:15 AM (#588810 - in reply to #588562)
Subject: RE: looking for bias plies


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Christian,

I know some guys give em a bad rap, but I put Coker Classic H78-14 and Coker classic H78-15's on my Chrysler 300F and my Chrysler 300G a while back, and have been very pleased with both sets of these tires. They handle even better than the old bias ply tires from the 60' and 70's, look great, ride great and mine were not out of round as some suggest, love em and would buy em again. I pondered for a long time before I decided to finally buy them, checked out everything available and finally decided that although they are not original tires to my cars, I had these H series before and was happy, to do it and very happy I did.

Mitch
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plymouth
Posted 2019-10-14 8:28 AM (#588811 - in reply to #588810)
Subject: Re: looking for bias plies



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Thanks for the heads up. I've heard all the horror stories before and I'm not convinced either. These cars started off life with bias plies, many took high speed cross country trips and survived. I still haven't pulled the trigger on these tires as of yet, but I'll check on the sizes and prices Coker offers.
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