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PostSubject: Does any company still make whitewall snow tires?   Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:34 pm

I'd like to find a set of 4 whitewall snow tires for my RMW for this winter, but while I had found some when I looked for them a few years back, I can't seem to find any now. Anyone know of any still being sold? Doesn't necessarily have to be a 225/75 either since I'm looking to get four.
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PostSubject: Re: Does any company still make whitewall snow tires?   Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:45 pm

Lynol

I'm sure someone does make them, but regular whitewalls are hard to find, let alone snow tires. In March I had a tire go bad while we were in Chattanooga TN. I figured I would just replace it. I went to a bunch of tire places, they all but laughed at me when I asked for a whitewall. I finally found one, but he had to order it and it is not a major brand.

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PostSubject: Re: Does any company still make whitewall snow tires?   Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:10 pm


I got these last year Lynol,had to order them but they were not that expensive.

I will find out what brand they are and size.

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PostSubject: Re: Does any company still make whitewall snow tires?   Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:59 am

lornejay1 wrote:

 I got these last year Lynol,had to order them but they were not that expensive.

 I will find out what brand they are and size.

 
That's the stuff! Curious to know what brand. Like Tom mentioned, for all-season whitewalls in our size, it seems mostly unfamiliar brands are your only choice, maybe the same with snows. The last major whitewall snow seems to have been the Kelly Wintermark whitewalls, discontinued in 2010 or so.
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PostSubject: Re: Does any company still make whitewall snow tires?   Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:20 pm

Diamond Back tires is a great source. A little salty,but they can make anything.
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PostSubject: Re: Does any company still make whitewall snow tires?   Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:32 pm




235/75R15   Kumho
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PostSubject: Re: Does any company still make whitewall snow tires?   Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:04 pm

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235/75R15   Kumho
Nice. Are those the Kumho I-Zen tires? Tread pattern looks the same but can't find it in a whitewall. yet...
Someone suggested Mastercraft Glacier Grips, but they too have recently dropped the whitewall version Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Does any company still make whitewall snow tires?   Mon Jul 28, 2014 4:48 am

I too need winter tires with white walls. They must be studdable. I've been running Cooper Weathermasters and BFG Winter Slaloms earlier, but neither are listed with ww's any more. I think the white stripe is pretty important on a stock-looking B-body. Damn, it's getting harder and more expensive to get tires for these dinosaurs...
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PostSubject: Re: Does any company still make whitewall snow tires?   Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:50 am

What's a snow tire?

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PostSubject: Re: Does any company still make whitewall snow tires?   Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:18 am

In FL, it's more like, "What's tire tread?" I've never seen so many bald tires as I've seen in FL. It seems that people don't replace tires until ALL the cords are showing through. I can't believe you drive in rain there.
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PostSubject: Re: Does any company still make whitewall snow tires?   Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:31 am

Andy, I tried and tried and tried. I looked all over this here internet, called a whole mess of tire shops, and came up with squat. It seems that the last companies who made whitewall snows all stopped making them within the last 2 years or so. Your profile doesn't say where you're from, but if your up in real snow country you could try calling tire shops and see if anyone has any leftovers lying around. My step-dad got a set of whitewall snows from a local place here back in early 2013 that were a few years old stock. The other thing you could try is to check for good used sets at junkyards and swap meets. I found all mine at a junkyard, and I know others who've had good luck finding them at swap meets.
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