Diamondback tires

Started by z3skybolt, May 04, 2021, 09:46:23 AM

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z3skybolt

O.K.

I just ordered a set of four tires from Diamondback for my 1940 LaSalle 5019. $1,349.00 plus tax.  The current tires are 650-16 and have only a few thousand miles on them but are out of round as a result of sitting for years.

Any how I have long looked forward to buying a set of Diamondbacks given their sterling reputation. When I ordered.... the only tire they have for my car is a brand named Auburn Deluxe.  They are a tire made from molds created by the owner of Diamondback.  Normally they take a name brand tire and then vulcanize the white wall to specifications. Not in this instance however.

I am concerned about the Auburn tire: its durability and quality as I drive my cars 2 or 3,000 miles each year. Also the sales person did not want to say who/where the tires are made. Anyone here have experience with these tires after a few thousand miles of driving?

Thanks,

Bob R.
1940 LaSalle 5227 Coupe(purchased May 2016)
1985 Lincoln Town Car Signature Series. Bought New.

TJ Hopland

I would not think wear would be a problem.   A terrible wearing tire will usually go 20k and was likely rated at 40k so even at 3k per year at 7 years when all modern tires seem to get rotten you are only at 21k.   
StPaul/Mpls, MN USA

73 Eldo convert w/FiTech EFI
80 Eldo Diesel
90 CDV
And other assorted stuff I keep buying for some reason

okccadman

I had their Auburn brand on my 59 Sedan de Ville and absolutely loved them!!!!
Jim Jordan CLC# 5374
Oklahoma City, OK

55 Series 62 Sedan
56 Series 62 Coupe
56 Fleetwood 75 Derham Limo
59 Fleetwood Sixty Special
66 Fleetwood Brougham
66 Superior Hearse/Ambulance
67 Fleetwood Sixty Special
68 Fleetwood Eldorado
76 Coupe de Ville d'Elegance
90 Brougham
92 Fleetwood Coupe
93 Allante
94 Fleetwood Brougham
02 Eldorado Commemorative Edition

Cape Cod Fleetwood

My Diamond Back Classics are "Auburn" tires.
JUST had their first 3k mile rotation, tread looks brand new, they never lost a pound of
pressure, and The Ark floats on a cloud. You'll be very happy with them. Installation is everything.
Be sure the rims are correctly cleaned, tires are properly balanced, etc.
You will love these tires.
There are 2 kinds of cars in the world, Cadillac and everything else....

The Present -1970 Fleetwood Brougham

The Past -
1996 Deville Concours
1987 Sedan De Ville "Commonwealth Edition"
1981 Coupe De Ville (8-6-4)
1976 Sedan De Ville
1975 Sedan De Ville

The Daily Driver and work slave -
2008 GMC Acadia SLT *options/all

marty55cdv

  Ok wait just a minute you found a car ?   Pics please   ;D
Marty Smith
  CLC #22760
41 60 Special http://bit.ly/1Wm0GvT
55 CDV http://bit.ly/1G933IY
1958 Extended Deck http://bit.ly/1NPYhGC
1959 Fleetwood  http://bit.ly/1OFsrOE
1960 Series 62 Coupe
1960 Sedan DeVille  4 window Flattop
63 Fleetwood http://bit.ly/1iSz17J
1964 Eldorado http://bit.ly/1Wm17GA
1988 EBC http://bit.ly/1iSACKz

Bob Hoffmann CLC#96

Bob,
You did order 700 X 16 tires, right?
Bob
1968 Eldorado slick top ,white/red interior
2015 Holden Ute HSV Maloo red/black interior.
             
Too much fun is more than you can have.

David Greenburg

I've had the Auburns on my '61 for several years now and have been very happy with them.
David Greenburg
'60 Eldorado Seville
'61 Fleetwood Sixty Special

z3skybolt

Quote from: Bob Hoffmann CLC#96 on May 04, 2021, 12:17:19 PM
Bob,
You did order 700 X 16 tires, right?
Bob

Bob H.

I ordered 650X16 as that is what is on the car.   Hope that is O.K.

Bob R.


1940 LaSalle 5227 Coupe(purchased May 2016)
1985 Lincoln Town Car Signature Series. Bought New.

z3skybolt

#8
Quote from: marty55cdv on May 04, 2021, 12:09:36 PM
  Ok wait just a minute you found a car ?   Pics please   ;D

Marty,

As you know I searched extensively for something as nice as my wrecked 5227.  Had no luck. Settled for a car not nearly as nice but less than 35% of what I had invested in the Coupe.  This one has 4,000 miles on a quality overhaul 38 years ago.  Been in the same family since 1983. Nice paint and chrome, good interior. Tired suspension.
1940 LaSalle 5227 Coupe(purchased May 2016)
1985 Lincoln Town Car Signature Series. Bought New.

Ohjai

A month ago I was told Diamondback 700x16 would be on backorder for at least 4 months.  I ordered and received Cokers.


If you have fender tire carriers I would verify that they will fit in the carriers, the Coker 700x16 radial look like bias do not fit.


Jim
'38 Cadillac Series 60 S
'41 Cadillac Series 60 S
2017 Cadillac CT6
'62 Buick Skyhawk Conv
'49 Bentley MK-VI  Sold
'53 Bentley R-Type  Sold
'66 Ford Thunderbird
'64 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III
'75 Rolls-Royce Silver Shad Sold
'78 Rolls-Royce Silver Shad II
'80 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith II  Sold
'81 Rolls-Royce Camargue  Sold
'88 Rolls-Royce Corniche II
'89 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur
2020 Ford Escape

Bob Hoffmann CLC#96

Quote from: z3skybolt on May 04, 2021, 03:03:24 PM
Bob H.

I ordered 650X16 as that is what is on the car.   Hope that is O.K.

Bob R.
650X16 are NOT the right size.
Bob
1968 Eldorado slick top ,white/red interior
2015 Holden Ute HSV Maloo red/black interior.
             
Too much fun is more than you can have.

35-709

#11
I have 8.20-15 Auburn radials from Diamondback on my Auburn Boat-tail Speedster, in one spot on the inside side wall it says, "Designed in USA".  In another area of the inside sidewall it says, "Made in Thailand".  So far they have served me well --- I have Diamondbacks on 3 of my cars, 2 sets made by Michelin and Diamondback's Auburns on the third.
1935 Cadillac Sedan resto-mod "Big Red"
1973 Cadillac Caribou - Sold - but still in the family
1950 Jaguar Mark V Saloon resto-mod - Sold
1942 Cadillac 6269 - Sold
1968 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible
1935 Glenn Pray - Auburn Boattail Speedster, Gen. 2

cadillacmike68

As long as they aren't made in china...
Regards,
"Cadillac" Mike

EAM 17806

Quote from: cadillacmike68 on May 05, 2021, 12:12:38 AM
As long as they aren't made in china...
I don't trust Chinese made products at all!   EAM
Ev Marabian

1976 Cadillac Coupe DeVille, 1989 Chevrolet Caprice Classic, 1990 Pontiac Bonneville and 1996 Buick Skylark

Cadman-iac

Quote from: EAM 17806 on May 05, 2021, 11:01:50 AM
  I don't trust Chinese made products at all!   EAM

  Neither do I!!  You can't trust anything that they make to function properly or last longer than the time it takes to remove it from the packaging. It will break, malfunction, fail to function at all,  leak, or fall apart. And that's just the little stuff that costs less than $50 dollars, and you are not putting your life on the line, hopefully, when you attempt to use them.
For something as important as a tire, there is absolutely no way I would ever trust one that was made in China, NO WAY!!!  I have just replaced 5 sets of tires on the daily drivers and my car trailer and I insisted on tires made in America. I went with Cooper's on everything except the car trailer, (I'd have to check the brand on those), but even those are American made.  I am very, very happy with the Cooper tires. Excellent ride quality.
My wife had been complaining that her car needed shocks because it wasn't riding like it used to. It had Michelins on it that were ready for replacement, and after installing the new Cooper tires, she said it rides like a new car now.
There's too much riding (literally) on your tires to trust Chinese made tires. They may work for little terdboxes that don't weigh more than a ton, but for a 4k-6k lb American classic, it's a no brainer.
   But that's just my opinion.

Rick
1956 Coupe Deville A/C car "Norma Jean"

marty55cdv

Quote from: z3skybolt on May 04, 2021, 03:08:14 PM
Marty,

As you know I searched extensively for something as nice as my wrecked 5227.  Had no luck. Settled for a car not nearly as nice but less than 35% of what I had invested in the Coupe.  This one has 4,000 miles on a quality overhaul 38 years ago.  Been in the same family since 1983. Nice paint and chrome, good interior. Tired suspension.

Well congrats then,  looks like a very nice car !  Much better than the one in SLC  I'm sure
Marty Smith
  CLC #22760
41 60 Special http://bit.ly/1Wm0GvT
55 CDV http://bit.ly/1G933IY
1958 Extended Deck http://bit.ly/1NPYhGC
1959 Fleetwood  http://bit.ly/1OFsrOE
1960 Series 62 Coupe
1960 Sedan DeVille  4 window Flattop
63 Fleetwood http://bit.ly/1iSz17J
1964 Eldorado http://bit.ly/1Wm17GA
1988 EBC http://bit.ly/1iSACKz

cwbbear

I have recently had diamondback auburns put on my 57, look like bias radials.  the only thing that caught me off guard was the tire manufacture date was 2018.  look great, ride great but starting out at 3 years old just means time to replace sooner (age out).  I will not put miles on them to worry about tread.  but I am still happy to have nice riding tires with correct WW width.

Barry M Wheeler #2189

All the talk about Cooper tires made me remember their jingle from twenty or thirty years ago...

"Super-dooper, four ply Cooper!"

I've had good luck with them on both Sevilles. ('81/'91.)
Barry M. Wheeler #2189


1981 Cadillac Seville
1991 Cadillac Seville