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Old 07-23-2008, 07:09 PM   #1
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I am looking for raised white letter tires for my 89 formy. I want to keep the 245/50/r16 size but I can't seem to find local dealers that sell the radial T/A's or the Firehawk indy 500's from anywhere. I checked discount tire, sears, and just tires. I also tried the tire dealer on elmhurst just after oakton, for those in Des Plaines, IL. I need help, help please! All tires need replacement.
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Good luck, I use to work for a tire shop from 99-01 and I looked for some white letter tires in that size through the distributors we used and never found any.
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why in the world would you want raised white letters ?????????????
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Old 07-24-2008, 07:26 AM   #4
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why, uh, cause I do. One of my 89's is a race car, the other is a street car. My street car looks good with the raised white letters. Does anyone know where to get these?
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here i found some but not sure if the size you want is in there
http://store.summitracing.com/egnsea...7&NeXID=101217
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hey man i think auto zone or a parts store might have this paint pen for tires. i think from dupont and you just trace the letters on the tires and it makes the tires have the white letter look. OR i think they have other colors. SO check them out and see if that helps ypu. -Matt
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I am looking for raised white letter tires for my 89 formy. I want to keep the 245/50/r16 size but I can't seem to find local dealers that sell the radial T/A's or the Firehawk indy 500's from anywhere. I checked discount tire, sears, and just tires. I also tried the tire dealer on elmhurst just after oakton, for those in Des Plaines, IL. I need help, help please! All tires need replacement.
u won't find any firehawks with the 245 aspect in white lettered. they just don't make them.

i hav 15" centerlines 15x10 rear and 15x8 front. i do have the firehawk ss20 on the back that are like bran new. they are 295/50/15. the fronts are shot and are daytona.(they don't match) so i was looking for 235/60/15 for the front in the firehawk ss20 form. guess what they disc them. so now i have to buy front and rear firehawk indy 500, which is ok. atleast i can still get them but it p1ssed me off that i have to buy 4 new ones when i only need 2.

so to answer ur ?. u will prolly have to go to a 50 side profile to get white lettered anything. i don't know if they have them in 16". u'll have to check.
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Re: raised white letter tires

I have Mohawk Predator SRS Tires with the white lettering, these look pretty sweet and they fit the stock wheels. Got em at Tire Warehouse.
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Old 07-24-2008, 11:51 PM   #9
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Where is tire warehouse in IL? And thanks for all the help guys!
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What is wrong with raised white lettering. I had that on my 86 once and it looked killer. I might do it again. Some people want their car to look different. It is his car so if he wants RWL he should get RWL.

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Thanks I guess! I still can't find this tire warehouse. Does anyone know where it is? Thanks.
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Re: raised white letter tires

Sorry to bring back such an old thread but I'm in the same boat. I really want the white letter look to go with the 16' Irocs I just got a hold of. However, it appears that nobody makes a white letter tire for a 16' wheel. How well do those pens work? Is it something that will last maybe a week or so? I'm kind of thinking my only option here is selling these wheels and looking for some 15s.
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How well do those pens work?
Ha, ha, ha....those paint pens don't work too well IMHO!!! They make a mess, not to mention hard to paint inside the lines and start comming off in a couple weeks...lol.
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...How well do those pens work? ...

Not very well. Tried that back in the day with terrible results. Dried out...grayed...chipped off. Bad.
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