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Old 03-19-2015, 06:45 PM   #1
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Went to local tire store today to inquire about new tires for my new to me 1993 Road Master . I was told because of the odd size Michelin didn't make a replacement tire . All these names they gave me will have to be ordered .
This car is in like new condition with only 27,000 miles on it , so I want a good set of nice riding tires and price is not a consideration .

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BF Goodrich radial t/a
Cooper cobra GT
Kuhmo solus
Hankook Optmo
Vogue custom built radial

The guy said if it were him he would go with the black wall General $108.00 per .

The Vogue has a white wall and gold stripe similar to OEM . $162.00 per .

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Just curious what odd size are they referring to?
Is there a door sticker that states the tire specs, and what size is currently on the car?
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Just curious what odd size are they referring to?
Is there a door sticker that states the tire specs, and what size is currently on the car?

Now on the car P235 / 70 / R15 , and that is what size he told me Michelin didn't offer .

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Ok I checked both Michelin and Continental and they both have zero in 15 inch size.
I would want to see some of those tire brands and feel for thickness in the sidewalls.
Now a days, many tires are super thin in the sidewalls, and that is a heavy sedan.
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Ok I checked both Michelin and Continental and they both have zero in 15 inch size.
I would want to see some of those tire brands and feel for thickness in the sidewalls.
Now a days, many tires are super thin in the sidewalls, and that is a heavy sedan.

This is the list of my choices .

The Vogue seams to be pretty popular with the big car people , at least from the few revues I've been able to find . The white wall with the gold stripe looks kind of grandpa to me , but my son thinks it looks classic and likes the look .

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The first thing that comes to mind is bumping up to a 235/75R15 if you can afford the room. It will be a little taller, but I believe that was a very common truck tire size at one point.
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The first thing that comes to mind is bumping up to a 235/75R15 if you can afford the room. It will be a little taller, but I believe that was a very common truck tire size at one point.

Correct me if I'm wrong but that would be less than a half inch taller tire ?

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Correct me if I'm wrong but that would be less than a half inch taller tire ?

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I just threw it in a comparison, and it looks like you are correct. Just shy of a half an inch on the sidewall (just under 1" from ground to tire top). Circumference increase of 3.3%, so, assuming the speedometer is dead on, we are looking at about a 1mph discrepancy (higher actual speed than indicated) for every 30mph. GM isn't exactly known for their gauge accuracy however, so GPS speed comparisons are never a bad idea to start with.
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Might be a good time to think about bumping up to 16" wheels and tires. Opens up a lot of tire choices. Went to 16" on my '95 88. Rides mucho better. Falken tire and wheel package from Discount was a good value and you get "free' financing depending on how much you spend. Word of caution, IF you go to different wheels, keep OEM lug nuts with your jack.
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Might be a good time to think about bumping up to 16" wheels and tires. Opens up a lot of tire choices. Went to 16" on my '95 88. Rides mucho better. Falken tire and wheel package from Discount was a good value and you get "free' financing depending on how much you spend. Word of caution, IF you go to different wheels, keep OEM lug nuts with your jack.
Got any pics ? So the question now is "to pimp or not to pimp" ?

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