Author Topic: New tires for '91 Coupe DeVille.  (Read 161 times)

Offline J.C.

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New tires for '91 Coupe DeVille.
« on: June 19, 2017, 09:04:13 AM »
Anybody know how thick the white stripe should be on the tires of a '91 Coupe DeVille?  Mine needs new tires and I want to get ones that look perfectly correct.  Pictures in the sales catalog look like the stipe is 3/4" thick...  Thanks!
« Last Edit: June 19, 2017, 09:05:52 AM by J.C. »

Online Eric DeVirgilis CLC# 8621

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Re: New tires for '91 Coupe DeVille.
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2017, 09:13:24 AM »
Anybody know how thick the white stripe should be on the tires of a '91 Coupe DeVille?  Mine needs new tires and I want to get ones that look perfectly correct.  Pictures in the sales catalog look like the stipe is 3/4" thick...  Thanks!

I concur with 3/4", if not slightly less.

OEM spec was often Uniroyal Tiger Paw all season for these cars, long discontinued like so many others.
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Offline TJ Hopland

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Re: New tires for '91 Coupe DeVille.
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2017, 09:14:26 AM »
PDF page 38 in the 2017 CLC Judging manual says 1".

http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.cadillaclasalleclub.org/resource/resmgr/judging/CLC_Judging_Manual_2017_V8.pdf

Guessing that isn't going to be easy in a 205 70 15.  I don't think that was ever a common size to have a white wall.   May be a custom job for someone like Diamond Back if you really want em. 

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Re: New tires for '91 Coupe DeVille.
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2017, 11:31:00 AM »
If that's what the manual says, it is incorrect.

Never was 1" WW installed on any downsized FWD C body GM car.
« Last Edit: June 19, 2017, 12:53:31 PM by Eric DeVirgilis CLC# 8621 »
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