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Old 03-07-2015, 01:38 AM
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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: stritestoration</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Maybe this will help the decision. Bias ply's look SOOO good. </div></div>

the LOOK, I agree

my 69 4spd endura bumper Daytona Yellow Camaro RS convertible LOOKED great, but drove NOTHING like my 70 Z28, that is why I sold the 69 when I got married. I was not DRIVING the 69 as much anymore. The 70 DROVE better and *I* like driving the cars, not looking at them
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Default Re: BFG Radial TA's vs. GY Polyglas bias plys

Coker has created a line of radials for antiques and hot rods that supposedly &quot;look&quot; like a bias ply. It probably won't be long until they make something similar for musclecars.

&quot;Bias-Ply Look&quot; Radials


I'll admit they look better than most modern radials, but they still are a far cry from the real thing as far as looks go in my opinion. I think the general construction of a radial is so much different from a bias-ply that it's almost impossible to make a radial truly look the same. As long as they reproduce brand new reproduction bias tires I'm happy. Anyone doing any serious performance driving/autocrossing/etc. in an old car is likely building a pro touring style car with big wheels and isn't interested in a tall sidewall radial that looks like an original bias ply anyhow. As long as your suspension components aren't worn out the repro bias tires work just fine and look like they're supposed to.
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I like the way my Camaro changes lanes on the freeway all by itself. I'm sticking with the Coker F70s.
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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: 427TJ</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I like the way my Camaro changes lanes on the freeway all by itself. I'm sticking with the Coker F70s. </div></div>


Thats a rare option on the camaro, don't you know? Auto lane change!
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It's funny on what we get used to.I made a deal with a guy a while ago to trade a GN for 1972 GS350 in North Carolina.The GS was original and in excellent shape.It had radials and drove as well as any 40 year old car should.The only problem I noticed was the road noice on the highway.Don't forget I just got out of a 1987 GN which is an excellent driving car and was quiet for a performance car.Pulling over in a truck stop for lunch,I checked the underpad and it was fine.Factory paint/tar on the floor and undercoated underneath.There was nothing wrong with the car.It's just the way they were.All I worked on at the time was GNs and I hadn't driven an old car in a few years.I owned and drove lots of A bodys back in the day.I thought they were the best driving cars at the time.

When you bought these cars new with Polyglas tires they drove fine.Even in the rain.No dought they drove and handled much better with radials,but we didn't know any better.The truck ruts weren't as bad back then and maybe the old shocks matched to the bias tires helped.I don't know.Half the time we had slicks and skinnies with 90/10s and no front sway bar.NP.lol.
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