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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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Mopar1
Posted 2019-10-23 11:52 AM (#589157 - in reply to #588811)
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plymouth - 2019-10-14 7:28 AM

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.
heard various reports on Coker also. Radials are better tires, that's why they are used today & bias ply isn't.
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60 dart
Posted 2019-10-23 12:25 PM (#589158 - in reply to #588562)
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bias tire were the tires of the day back in the day but when i got my first radials i couldn't believe the way better difference in handling , like not fallowing road cracks or tar joints . my biggest thing was the
low air look/bulging sidewalls . still don't like today . would i use biased if needed or wanted , yes but today radial seems the way to go . my all around pick for tires of old was polyglass g/70's ----------------------------------------later
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ABloch
Posted 2019-10-23 7:37 PM (#589165 - in reply to #588562)
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I went with the Coker/BF Goodrich repops. I like the bias plys wallow. It ads to the whole classic car experience. I love driving a bare bones basic car that's almost sixty years old. That's on the '61 Dart. The Newport has radials (wife's car) Fury came with radials that will be swapped out with bias plys when they wear out.

Edited by ABloch 2019-10-23 7:40 PM
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1960fury
Posted 2019-10-24 6:48 AM (#589172 - in reply to #588562)
Subject: Re: looking for bias plies



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Radial tires were invented in the 50s, so one could almost say they are more appropiate for our 50s cars than diagonal ones. Ok, not really, but they are the better and SAVER tires. I like original cars, but also drive alot and like things that make the trips saver and more enjoyable and just like LED's (1940's) and disc brakes (30s) they are a nice upgrades that help to protect our precious time machines, that are okay for people like me that are stuck in the past.

Edited by 1960fury 2019-10-24 6:52 AM
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