These are the best fit now for the rear. Mickey Thompson 26-12-15. Built for an 8-10 inch rim.

The BFG 295-50-15 is also a good fit and easy to get. It only has an S rating though. You can get the bigger tire in, the 305 Euro T/A but they were discontinued a while ago.

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Still are. I had my RWL Dunlops installed white-lettering in and then used tire paint over the letters so you wouldn't see it from the "inside" (it looks odd to see white letters from the insides).

In case anyone is tempted, don't try to remove the white lettering because it's a layer of white rubber and you can easily wreck a tire cutting/sanding it off.

Mark
Technically you are correct. Those tires exist. At $787 each for the rears, there are better solutions.

That tire also requires a wider rim then a 10" AND is really too short (outside diameter) for the car.

...in my opinion.

Use the Mickey Thompson in the rear. At $250 each, how can you go wrong?
Doug,

I agree Mickey Thompson offer a selection of street radials and they told me a new tire was coming out also.

Ron
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Originally posted by accobra:
Doug,

I agree Mickey Thompson offer a selection of street radials and they told me a new tire was coming out also.

Ron


A new tire as in a new series, or in a new size?
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Originally posted by PanteraDoug:

I just don't see there is no market for 15" tires. I just don't get it at all?


I agree.
... i guess for all the original muscle cars were going to have to ride on the rims when the 15's wear out ? Or drive competition tires on the street ... seems like there are more of a selection on comp tires ...where you would think there is less of a demand ?
The only issue for me at the moment is that I am not ready to put tires on it for the fall. Probably yes in the spring though.

I don't want to buy a set of tires now and have the clock ticking on the ageing of the rubber over the winter.

The other issue is that there is not a matching set front to back, which personally doesn't bother me, and the concern is that since the 15" are going the ways of the Dodo birds, the Michey Thompson may get discontinued also.

I'm not sure I want to run comp tires on the street. The rubber compounds are too sensative to temperature and as a result could be letheal until the warm up. How do you warm up a race tire when it is 20 degrees F?
Tires are out there Google
Hankook Ventus H101 Tire P295/50R15
for one they are only s rated but how often are you over 112 MPH...

ya never mind forget it! Find a set of z rated:-)
I noticed that they are used.

I guess the set I have, stored in original shipping and storage bags with labels and zero miles, must be worth asking for 5 ounces of gold based on that ebay posting.

Dreams, Dreams. Dreams....
Wow. $6K for 30-year old rock hard used tires.

If those sell, Coker (or even Pirelli) would be nuts not to make a run of those. Heck, you'd only need to sell a few sets to cover the costs.

Mark

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