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#333902 - 02/10/15 05:38 PM Wide white wall tires.
impalabob Offline
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Registered: 02/12/13
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Loc: The Villages, FL
Want to replace www radials currently on my '58 Impala(rear Cokers, front Goodyears), not too happy with either brand.
In researching, came across Calli Tires out of Sacramento, CA. They use black wall tires and add the white rubber(2", 2.5" etc.), supposedly the same process used by Diamondback tires at about half the cost. See their website.
Anyone using these tires?
Appreciate any feedback.

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#333934 - 02/10/15 10:24 PM Re: Wide white wall tires. [Re: impalabob]
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#333944 - 02/11/15 12:20 AM Re: Wide white wall tires. [Re: bobg1951chevy]
impalabob Offline
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Registered: 02/12/13
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Loc: The Villages, FL
Previously read all these. Looking for more info, like what brand of tire do they use, has anyone been riding on these tires, etc.???
Thanks for taking the time to check this out.

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#333946 - 02/11/15 12:37 AM Re: Wide white wall tires. [Re: impalabob]
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Registered: 02/06/11
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Might try posting this question in another forum to get more opinions...Just suggesting...I run Goodyear's bias on the 'ol jalopy...Your probably looking for higher performance...
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#333964 - 02/11/15 02:25 AM Re: Wide white wall tires. [Re: kevin47]
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Might try posting this question in another forum to get more opinions


The question was also posted in the "New To Chat" forum as well. Ya just gotta pay better attention as to what is going on! ha ha!

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#333979 - 02/11/15 04:02 AM Re: Wide white wall tires. [Re: Junkyard Dog]
kevin47 Offline



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Oh well, wish I had that kind of time to hang out and stay on top of the latest posts...!
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#334048 - 02/12/15 03:52 AM Re: Wide white wall tires. [Re: kevin47]
6cylindersovertexas Offline

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Registered: 01/11/03
Posts: 313
Loc: Hurst, TX , USA
I will tell you I have been running Diamondbacks on my truck for about ten years now and have NO problems at all. I have no problem recommending them to you!
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#334130 - 02/13/15 03:27 PM Re: Wide white wall tires. [Re: 6cylindersovertexas]
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Registered: 12/25/01
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I have been running Diamondbacks for about 6 years. I love everything about them except for the cost. A little pricey.

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#334165 - 02/13/15 10:25 PM Re: Wide white wall tires. [Re: the toolman]
decarter Online

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Loc: Novelty, OH
Just be aware if you choose the Diamondbacks that they do not look like original wide whites.
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#334220 - 02/14/15 03:54 PM Re: Wide white wall tires. [Re: decarter]
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Loc: Dayton/Beavercreek, Ohio
How about Coker Classic WW Tires? Any experience?
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#334232 - 02/14/15 05:13 PM Re: Wide white wall tires. [Re: Back Roads]
kevin47 Offline



Registered: 02/06/11
Posts: 3136
Loc: Valley Springs California
I've sent emails to Coker with questions regarding their tires, only to never hear back from them...So, all I know is they want about a grand for four, dropped off on my front porch...
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#334234 - 02/14/15 05:22 PM Re: Wide white wall tires. [Re: Back Roads]
Uncle Ed Offline

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I have a set of the Coker WW on my '37 and have been very happy with them. I think I have read that some people have had problems with them but I haven't had any. They are size 600x16.
On edit, I should say they are bias ply not radials.


Edited by Uncle Ed (02/14/15 05:26 PM)
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#341659 - 05/01/15 12:51 AM Re: Wide white wall tires. [Re: impalabob]
bowtieollie Offline


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Registered: 12/15/01
Posts: 279
Loc: See the USA in your Chevrolet
The reproduction bias ply WWW tires have serious QC issues - so be prepared to return them, remount, rebalance, and possibly do it again.

I have seen runout issues that are a JOKE, balance issues as well. It is a shame because the tires are not cheap and the shipping can make a grown man cry.

I do not care if its says Goodyear, BFG, Firestone, or General on the sidewall - they are all made by the same company then distributed through markets such as Coker.
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#342565 - 05/14/15 02:33 AM Re: Wide white wall tires. [Re: bowtieollie]
6cylindersovertexas Offline

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Loc: Hurst, TX , USA
I have been very happy with my Diamond Back SE Radial Wide Whites. No problems at all.
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