North American Turbocoupe Organization



Need new tires super tight budget
1987tc Offline
Senior Member
#1
Anyone have a suggestion? I checked with Tire barn and they have a set of stock size tires for $268.00 + tax. They are 40,000 mile tread life warrentee. I do not want absolute crap tires but cannot spend a bunch for them.
Wes

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1987 TC:
Hurst compition plus shifter,K&N cone,roller cam,custom single exhaust,Gillis valve,H&R springs,KYB shocks,struts and quads.
3.73 rear.
Tubular rear control arms and Kenny Brown trac kit brackets.Mac rear differntial cover and girdle. This car and an 88tc parts car are for sale.
Just bought another 87tc. This one is black and also a 5 speed. So far tc #2 is stock. Pics of both in showroom.
Wes Arnett
Dugger, Indiana
Sold my Turbocoupe. It went to a good home.
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boost9 Offline
Member
#2
I got 4 225/60/16's at Wal Mart for 280, looks like a pretty good deal, the WalMart tires i believe are made by General.
88 T/C 5speed. 3in.Downpipe,Dynomax Super Turbo mufflers, Gillis valve on the way.
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turbocoupe88 Offline
Senior Member
#3
If you have some time you might wanna ckeck a junkyard for a set. When I got my last car painted I went to a JY to look for a cheap set of 4lug wheels to put on my car while it was being painted and I ran across a set of ten holes with almost new tires on them. I only paid $95 for the wheels and tires, so if your budget is real tight that might be something you could check out. In the winter I run Futura tires from Pep Boys which are pretty cheap and dont look too bad.
1985.5 Turbocoupe
Previous- 1988 Turbocoupe
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martin0660 Offline
Posting Freak
#4
I just got 4 tires from Tirerack.com in 245/50/16 for less than $250.00 to my door. They were $56.00 each. They are Kumho 711's. Reviews are mixed about these, and I'm sure they arent a 40K mile tire, but they will do until I figure out what I want to be when I grow up [Image: smile.gif] Check them out for some good deals.

Bob Myers
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ILoveMyTC Offline
Senior Member
#5
I got a set of Khumo 716's and they've been doing great; even in the crappy weather we've been having here in Ohio. Wet performance is good, dry performance is good. They were $55 on tirerack.com
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?...ta+HP4+716

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Nick Johnson
87'TC
88'TC- Distributor gear sitting in the oil pan in pieces
"Educating Columbus, Ohio about the Turbocoupe; One stoplight at a time"
Nick Johnson
88'TC
97'LX
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88redbird Offline
Junior Member
#6
i get free tires for my tc off of cop cars they are almost all brand new and dont coast a dime but i live in B.C so if u can think of a way to get them damn i think i got about 12 here u guys could take. anyone whos looking for tires i got em
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Dan E Offline
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#7
Quote:Originally posted by 88redbird:
i get free tires for my tc off of cop cars they are almost all brand new and dont coast a dime but i live in B.C so if u can think of a way to get them damn i think i got about 12 here u guys could take. anyone whos looking for tires i got em

Here in the U.S., Cops tend to frown upon you removing their tires for personal use and/or re-sale...

Just be sure you don't try and remove the tires from any RCMP vehicals ! I also understand the hyd. jacks on those can be a alot to handle [Image: rolleyes.gif]
Dan Eaves
88TC 5spd Vermillion Red, Polished...everything...
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JO346820 Offline
Member
#8
Free Cop Tires? Tell me more, master, tell me more (:

I'd be interested, I think. Send me a PM (:

-Joe
127k miles in January when I bought it for $200. 138k now. A few mods for more power in the planning. (:
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Chuck W Offline
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#9
In the 245/50-16 size, I'd recommend the Sumitomo HTR4's especially if you use the car year-round. I've got a set on the Ranger..and I've driven it to South Bend and back on the past two nasty weekends we've had...and I have yet to get stuck. I've also had a set on the XR7 and the old Pace Car...good all around tires. Price is good too.....I think the 225/60-15's for the Ranger were $50 apiece..

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83 Pseudo-Coupe, 87 Ranger (soon to be 2.3T), 84 XR7, 86 XR4 and 62 Mercury Monterey (old n slo)
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83 TC Clone, 80 Cougar XR-7, 85 Volvo 244 Turbo, AND 88 Scorpio
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1987tc Offline
Senior Member
#10
Sounds good where did you get them?
Wes
Sold my Turbocoupe. It went to a good home.
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