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Old Goodyear Eagles
Tbird4ever Offline
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Hello,

I have just recently purchased a 88 TC that has 38,000 miles.  The tires on the car are Goodyear Eagles with decent tread.  They hold air, but show some age cracking on the sidewalls.  I don't know if they are the original tires, but they could be due to the low mileage on the car.  Due to their age, I do not trust the tires for a daily driver but they could be used for a show car if someone needs a set.  I will be replacing the tires soon and I can ask the tire shop to save the tires for me if anyone has a need for the set.  Let me know what you think before I have the tires scrapped.
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anasazi4st Offline
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(05-18-2022, 01:07 AM)Tbird4ever Wrote: Hello,

I have just recently purchased a 88 TC that has 38,000 miles.  The tires on the car are Goodyear Eagles with decent tread.  They hold air, but show some age cracking on the sidewalls.  I don't know if they are the original tires, but they could be due to the low mileage on the car.  Due to their age, I do not trust the tires for a daily driver but they could be used for a show car if someone needs a set.  I will be replacing the tires soon and I can ask the tire shop to save the tires for me if anyone has a need for the set.  Let me know what you think before I have the tires scrapped.

Out of curiosity I just visited the Goodyear Eagle site to check on what’s going on. It was rather sad—25 years ago they had a Z-rated (140mph and above) offering for our cars—and back then I had such a set, even though I rarely drove above 85. Not any more. Most are listed at under $200 a tire (Z-rated were much more than that), and nearly all are all-season designs, basically for most non-sport applications.

*Sigh* I feel old.
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