We have a 1924 Model T with 2 30x3 tires and two 30x3.5. Need some expert advice! Where is the best place to buy these tires for the money? Thanks for your help.
Lucas has always treated me right. There's also Coker...Maybe more???
Darrell, there's not much difference between most the vendors anymore. Pretty much Langs and Snyders, depending on what style of tread and brand you want. Some have a more affordable brand than others. Just shop around. I did save a bit doing that for my white wanna-be tires.
I buy from Cokers Tires but they are 30 miles away and no shipping helps. Even though they aren't always the cheapest. I get them when I need them. Just what I do. Tim
With all clincher tires currently being made in the same Vietnamese factory, your choice isn't based on quality. It all depends on what combination of looks (brand) and price you prefer. Check websites of Coker, Lucas Classic Tire, and Universal.
Buy mine through summit racing order and pay via Internet and drop shipped for free to my door
I was at Snyder's in Ohio yesterday. They have lot of tires in stock.
Darrell, Coker Tire in Chattanooga may be too far, but Smith & Jones in Columbia is close enough that it might be worth your time to go pick up some new tires and save shipping.
The Montgomery Ward's Riverside tire is manufactured in Vietnam for Lucas Classic Tires of Long Beach, California. _Coker's Model T clinchers were once manufactured in Vietnam, but production was switched over to a factory of the Archson International Company, Ltd., in Taiwan, around 2009.
A word about white tires: I've heard lots of complaints of white tires turning brown after only a short time. _Maybe it is just the propensity of rubber which hasn't had carbon black added to the compound to turn brown quickly, and maybe white tires have always behaved that way, and maybe that just wasn't considered a big deal back in the Edwardian era. _Maybe. _In any case, many are the complaints, today, of brass car owners who have invested in white tires for the purpose of showing and winning at places like where there are pebbles on the beach, only to find that their investment has turned brown.
For that and other reasons, it's important that when you make the purchase, you get tires that haven't been laying around long enough to dry out. _You want the freshest rubber you can get. _Lang's, a company with significant buying power, "drop-ships" tires directly from the manufacturer and seems to have the clout to insist that any Lang's customer will receive only very fresh tires. _When I buy tires from Lang's and unwrap them, they'll always have the dizzying stink of fresh rubber.
One other thing: Even though a manufacturer may add UV protection to their rubber formula, whatever the color of your tires, sunlight is the enemy.
Yeah Summit Racing had the best price, free fast fast shipping. I also had a tube issue, which they went out of their way to take care of.
Never had much luck with Summit. Bought a power chip for my P/U. When I got it the box was empty. Sealed and everything.