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Tires on 14" Keystone Klassics
#1
Ok so he ride above 65 is really bumpy so I brought the wheels in to be rotated. Looks like leaving tires from 1978 sitting for 15 years undriven will put a flat spot in them. Well I had em balanced as best as I could but I need new tires. What do I get?
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ah yes the bands in the tires will bend and very bad things will happen like when i had a blow out at 65mph on the highway.

i ended up with cooper cobra tires.

Tires are like what type of oil to use in your motor. in the end its up to you and the cost.
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+ 1 on what 72HCODE said....
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Kyle,

I agree with 72HCODE and NANCE but considering (what I believe) is your attempt to maintain originality with your Mustang I would suggest that you check out "Coker Tires" as they are making a number of tires to mimic the size of the ones found on our original Classic.

I understand Coker is also building tires in these sizes in radials. I believe a number of the major suppliers, Summit, JEGs and possibly some of the Mustang 'houses" carry the tires.

Hope this helps.


BT
Do the RIGHT thing.
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#5
First, sorry for the shoddy grammar in the first post. Did it from my phone and editing is pretty much out the window.

Originality is definitely a major point for me. As you can see the tires are definitely older. I am not scared to reap the benefits of the modern though. I'll check out those sites. Thanks for the responses all.

Another quick question. What sizes am I looking for. I know the wheels are 14" but how do I know what sized tires I can get on them?

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Ok I think I answered one question. The size FR60-14 is a 14 inch 60 series tire which corresponds to a modern 235/60R14 so one question down.
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(11-11-2010, 07:49 PM)akherber Wrote: Originality is definitely a major point for me.

Why put original style tires on non-original rims? Sure, Keystone Klassics are period correct, but not original to the car. Don't get me wrong, I think they look perfect on the car. A set of BFG Radial T/A will be fine.
Rick Bombard
1971 Grabber Green Mach 1 351C 4V
2013 Race Red California Special Convertible
1973 Medium Copper Metallic Convertible 302 4V SOLD
1953 F-100 project

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71Mach351 what size rims and tires do you have on your Mach 1 ?
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+1 on 71mach351's post.
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(11-12-2010, 08:26 PM)Nance Wrote: 71Mach351 what size rims and tires do you have on your Mach 1 ?

245/60/15 BFG's on 15x7 rims on the Mach.

The convertible has Keystone Klassics 225/60/15 front on 15x6 rims
and 245/60/15 on 15x7 rims out back. I'd prefer the same size all around but I got a great deal on the Keystones.
Rick Bombard
1971 Grabber Green Mach 1 351C 4V
2013 Race Red California Special Convertible
1973 Medium Copper Metallic Convertible 302 4V SOLD
1953 F-100 project

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#10
Ok so I found that there really are two options with the wheels I have on the car and I've decided to go with the BFGoodrich Radial A/T. Now the label on all 4 tires clearly says FR60-14. I'm taking this as a clue that all the tires are in fact the same size and replacing them with 235/60R14 all around should fit. Cause I don't wanna drop that kind of money and then be calling myself stupid forever.
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