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PostSubject: Tire Size Question...   December 24th 2009, 1:35 pm

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I've been having a little issue finding tires for that Continental. I'm not going to buy tires for it until it runs good, but here's the issue I'm having.

None of the tires on this car say "P245 60R16" or w/e

They all say "230-15".

I have been trying to find "230-15" tires, and have no luck. Do they not make this anymore? Are they really THAT old? Laughing

225's are a little small for the car (proportion-wise) and 235's look a little beefy from what I've seen.

Is it possible to get 230-15 tires anymore? Would anyone have info on that?



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PostSubject: Re: Tire Size Question...   December 24th 2009, 2:52 pm

try cooper tire.. i know they make alot of the old reproduction whitewalls and stuff. that may be your best bet.. or call a old car specialist..
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PostSubject: Re: Tire Size Question...   December 24th 2009, 3:10 pm

Do you mean Coker tire? I've already looked there, they have 225, and 235, but no 230. I'll look into yellowpaging a few car clubs around here and see whats what.


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PostSubject: Re: Tire Size Question...   December 24th 2009, 3:30 pm

ive got a connection to one of the goodyear engineers, ill shoot him an email and see if he can give me any info on that tire.... im not sure, but im thinking the 230-16 is a bias tire..... im not sure about cross over size..... itll be a couple of days before i can get an answer back though, with christmas and all...
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PostSubject: Re: Tire Size Question...   December 24th 2009, 4:15 pm

I'd appreciate that. It's actually a 230-15, and, if it helps any, it says "2 Radon Bias Plies" on the side of it. It's a Michelin tire.
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PostSubject: Re: Tire Size Question...   December 24th 2009, 4:21 pm

you're right, it's a bias ply tire.. don't go for original in that aspect, get radials.. they'll last you much longer, so i'd just go with 235's if i was you.. so what if they're a little bigger
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PostSubject: Re: Tire Size Question...   December 24th 2009, 6:03 pm

Okay, your tire is a 80's series Metric tire...... The 80 is the aspect ratio.(if it was radial it would read 230/80r15)
this is the closest p-metric 75 series P225/75R15 (which is about 9 inches wide, and 28 inches tall,(8.8" wide, and 28.3" tall)

and this is the closest p-metric 70 series P235/70R15(which is about 9.5 inches wide, and is about 28 inches tall( 9.4" and 28.1") I have searched a few of the tire sites that i use to buy tires at work, and Im only finding these tires in the truck/suv section.... Im guessing the gvw on this car of your is nothing less than a sherman tank ehh? Cooper Tire, does make some vintage tires, as well as coker..... Im not sure that you are going to be able find a 230-15 anymore....... Ill wait for the email back with the official stuff from goodyear, but Thats what I could find...... take a tape measure to the ones on the car now, preferably removed from the car, and get a tread width measurement as well as a height from ground to top of tread..... I may be able to do a little more finding for you if I have some real world measurments to work with.
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PostSubject: Re: Tire Size Question...   December 24th 2009, 6:50 pm

The car itself weighs 6,742 pounds unloaded lol! Cool Very Happy


The tire itself appears to match a P235/75 perfectly. It's 28" tall, and ~ 9.3-9.6" wide.


Odd. They always looked a bit "beefy" before...perhaps it was just the type of tread.


I thank you for the measurements, I look forward to seeing what my options are with the Goodyear guys' input, but, if all else fails, looks like it'll be getting 235's then. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Tire Size Question...   December 24th 2009, 7:10 pm

well, as far as the tires offered, there are 2 that good year as in that size.... one is a goodyear wrangler htr or something like that(a very budget tire) and the goodyear fortera triple tread... very good tire, quite expensive, but a good all around tire..... I havent looked into michelin or bridgestone, as niether company likes me at the current moment.....
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PostSubject: Re: Tire Size Question...   December 24th 2009, 8:11 pm

Gotcha, I sure do appreciate it. The fun part is finding a 235 with a 1.5" whitewall.
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PostSubject: Re: Tire Size Question...   December 24th 2009, 8:13 pm

1993GMCSierra wrote:
Gotcha, I sure do appreciate it. The fun part is finding a 235 with a 1.5" whitewall.

This might be of help.

http://www.whitewallcandystore.com/

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PostSubject: Re: Tire Size Question...   December 24th 2009, 8:48 pm

coker would more than likely have what you're looking for in a radial
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PostSubject: Re: Tire Size Question...   December 24th 2009, 9:03 pm

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1993GMCSierra wrote:
Gotcha, I sure do appreciate it. The fun part is finding a 235 with a 1.5" whitewall.

This might be of help.

http://www.whitewallcandystore.com/



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PostSubject: Re: Tire Size Question...   December 24th 2009, 10:47 pm

Your welcome William, glad to help.

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