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#2 - 12/28/00 12:47 PM tires for 80 corvette.  

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My nephew got a 80 vette, He wants new tires for his car, which are the best?
He has got now Goodyear tires under his car, 255/(60?) but they are not good. How about Cooper tires?

Greetings Jitse Betsema

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#3 - 12/28/00 06:33 PM Re: tires for 80 corvette.  

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hey i have been using the good year tires 255 for years on my 80 vette and have never had any trouble with then.i never like firestone!i dont know much about cooper,i do know that good year stands behind there tire!
some one else might know more about the cooper tire on the team!but for a good every day drive arond town tire you cant beat that good year!

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Hi Jitse,

Cooper has been around for many years but I have never seen anyone using them on a Corvette. I agree with Tugboat,
I'd stick with the OEM'd Goodyears, they have not been proven to be lessor then any other brand out there

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by betse000:
My nephew got a 80 vette, He wants new tires for his car, which are the best?
He has got now Goodyear tires under his car, 255/(60?) but they are not good. How about Cooper tires?

Greetings Jitse Betsema
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#5 - 12/29/00 01:09 AM Re: tires for 80 corvette.  

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by betse000:
My nephew got a 80 vette, He wants new tires for his car, which are the best?
He has got now Goodyear tires under his car, 255/(60?) but they are not good. How about Cooper tires?

Greetings Jitse Betsema

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Cooper I would say no, and rather loudly for a performance car. Several manufacturers, such as BF Goodrich, Yokohama, Dunlop, and Michelin may have surpassed Goodyear in the performance department, depending on tire size. An outstanding site for research is www.tirerack.com, and they have outstanding prices as well if you live in the USA.

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#6 - 12/29/00 11:22 AM Re: tires for 80 corvette.  

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Thanks for the info, tugboat, teamzr1(john) and mark!
I give the info and the url to him,

Greetings Jitse Betsema

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by m_reno:
Cooper I would say no, and rather loudly for a performance car. Several manufacturers, such as BF Goodrich, Yokohama, Dunlop, and Michelin may have surpassed Goodyear in the performance department, depending on tire size. An outstanding site for research is www.tirerack.com, and they have outstanding prices as well if you live in the USA.

Rgds,
Mark
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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by betse000:
My nephew got a 80 vette, He wants new tires for his car, which are the best?
He has got now Goodyear tires under his car, 255/(60?) but they are not good. How about Cooper tires?

Greetings Jitse Betsema
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I have an 80 and ran Dunlop SP4s 234x60. These were all right. Not great and the small size didn't look good. I could not find any high permormance 15" in the right size so I upgraded to 16" with 86 C4 wheels and VetteBrakes adapeters. I installed Yokohama AVS intermediates 245x16 fronts and 255x16 rears. These balanced well (smooth all the way to 110) and handle very well, although some of the handling improvement is sue to the full VetteBrakes suspension front and rear) I also have a 1992 Mazda RX7 Turbo II with Eibach springs, Koni shocks, and Racing Beat swaybars and goodies and Goodyear 225x16 Eagles and the Vette is faster in the twisties with the difference improving as the speeds increase although the MAzda is ultimately faster (the Vette needs more engine which it will get)


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