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Mark 96 Roady



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PostSubject: Whitewalls   Thu Jul 14, 2016 4:10 pm

Has anyone bought tires lately? My Runway Enduro 75's are about ready for replacement. I'd love to replace them with the same tire (I got about 35,000 miles out of them) but after a very brief search I don't see them right now. I like a whitewall that size, not the smaller one like on the Hankook. Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Whitewalls   Thu Jul 14, 2016 4:37 pm

Wow, that's not very good tread life, but I guess with the selection available, there's not much choice.

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PostSubject: Re: Whitewalls   Thu Jul 14, 2016 6:17 pm

Hi Tom, when you consider those tires were only $60 each I think that is just fine. Plus, they have worn evenly, and the whitewall is still white, unlike some cheapie whitewall tires I've seen. I just can't see spending $150 per tire to get the same size whitewall.
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PostSubject: Re: Whitewalls   Thu Jul 14, 2016 6:40 pm

225 or 235 ?
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PostSubject: Re: Whitewalls   Thu Jul 14, 2016 6:42 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Whitewalls   Thu Jul 14, 2016 8:20 pm

i think the caddy's come with 235 70 15's,..
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PostSubject: Re: Whitewalls   Thu Jul 14, 2016 8:44 pm

Correct again!
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PostSubject: Re: Whitewalls   Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:53 pm

Thanks to Ben (Benzilla on the Caddy forum, and the 77-79 forum on Facebook) he told me about Lanvigator Primetour tires available in 205-75-15, a set of 4, free shipping on ebay, for $324.10. He has a set on his 79 Deville, and a set of Enduro's on another Cadillac, and says the Primetour's are about the same. I don't remember, do the Roady wagons take the 205-75-15 or 235-75-15? The first number is the height, right? So a 235 tire is taller than a 205 tire?
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PostSubject: Re: Whitewalls   Fri Jul 15, 2016 12:34 am

205 75,... pretty skinny tire for a wagon or a caddy,.
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PostSubject: Re: Whitewalls   Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:18 am

Mark 96 Roady wrote:
Thanks to Ben (Benzilla on the Caddy forum, and the 77-79 forum on Facebook) he told me about Lanvigator Primetour tires available in 205-75-15, a set of 4, free shipping on ebay, for $324.10. He has a set on his 79 Deville, and a set of Enduro's on another Cadillac, and says the Primetour's are about the same. I don't remember, do the Roady wagons take the 205-75-15 or 235-75-15? The first number is the height, right? So a 235 tire is taller than a 205 tire?
235 or 225 series both were options. Yes 235 is a taller tire by at least an inch. The link I gave you has the 225/75/15 tires for $56 a tire with free shipping.
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PostSubject: Re: Whitewalls   Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:34 pm

the first number is the width of the tire in mm. so 235 is 235mm wide at the fattest part of the cross section (not tread width). The second number is the % of the first number in sidewall height.

A 235 - 70 the sidewall height is 70% of 235 mm or 164.5 mm tall.
The last number is rim size or diameter of the opening in the middle of the tire.

A 205 is 30mm or almost 2 inches narrower than a 235 tire, hence Nick's comment. TOO DAMN SKINNY!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Whitewalls   Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:04 pm

Sprocket wrote:


A 205 is 30mm or almost 2 inches narrower than a 235 tire, hence Nick's comment.  TOO DAMN SKINNY!!!

DRIFTING!!! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

OK, I would actually like to see somebody able to drift one of these monsters, now that I think about it!
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PostSubject: Re: Whitewalls   Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:23 am

I looked on my Roady and it has the 235's. The Lanvigator's are available in the 225's, but I don't remember them in the 235's. I could be wrong, I looked at them on several different sites. One thing is for sure, once you get above 205's the price jumps. According to Ben they are the same size white wall as the Enduro's, just moved farther out on the tire (from center) than the Runway's, for a better look. He also said they stay white much better than the Runway tire. Ben started a 77-79 Cadillac site on Facebook if anyone is interested, and he has a few photos of the Lanvigator's on his Deville.
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PostSubject: Re: Whitewalls   Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:34 am


Are the 205's going to have enough load range for the car?

From what I see on the web the 205's have a 97S load range. Where as the 225's have a 102S load range.

I believe the wagon has a 101S load range requirement.
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PostSubject: Re: Whitewalls   Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:54 pm

I won't put 205's on it. I put 235's on it a few years ago, and those are the tires I'm replacing. So the 225's are just a little shorter? Because they are a good bit cheaper. The Enduro's have ridden (and still ride) great, it's just time to replace them. I will get the Lanvigator's, thanks to Ben's input. It's funny, after doing a general white wall search on Goggle, those tires never showed up. I wonder why, because when you enter that name they pop up all over the place. Weird.
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