Black Sidewall or Raised White Letter tires?

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Black Sidewall or Raised White Letter tires

Black Sidewall
4
20%
Raised White Letter
16
80%
 
Total votes: 20

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Black Sidewall or Raised White Letter tires?

Post by zman » 19 Apr 2016, 18:51

If I'm going to get the Cougar on the road it will need new tires.
What do you prefer.
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Re: Black Sidewall or Raised White Letter tires?

Post by jcbingcougar » 19 Apr 2016, 20:18

If you're going with 14's or 15's, raised white letters look great. If you are going with larger tires/wheels, blackwalls look good.
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Re: Black Sidewall or Raised White Letter tires?

Post by Local Hero » 20 Apr 2016, 06:32

Yeah, what Jeff said^^
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Re: Black Sidewall or Raised White Letter tires?

Post by mo2872 » 20 Apr 2016, 07:45

+1 ^^^^
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Re: Black Sidewall or Raised White Letter tires?

Post by 8F91F » 20 Apr 2016, 23:01

Yeah... I'm a white sidewall kinda guy. Getting hard to find for 14" rims, though.
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Re: Black Sidewall or Raised White Letter tires?

Post by d-vitell » 21 Apr 2016, 06:49

I love the look of raised white letter tires but I have 17" low profile tires on my cat and look great.
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Re: Black Sidewall or Raised White Letter tires?

Post by zman » 21 Apr 2016, 11:16

jcbingcougar wrote:If you're going with 14's or 15's, raised white letters look great. If you are going with larger tires/wheels, blackwalls look good.
I agree.
Should have had put options in the poll.
Currently running 14's, but don't really like the wheels.
May get wheels and tires.
Do I go with 15", 16" or 17", more decisions.
69 Cougar 351W 4V, FMX Auto, PS,PDB, AC
55 Ford 2dr Customline 302 4sp
06 Ford F250 SC 4x4
2012 Ford Fusion SEL
97 Arctic Cat Cougar 550 L/C
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Re: Black Sidewall or Raised White Letter tires?

Post by dallas121469 » 27 Feb 2017, 17:58

I run white lettering on most/all of my vehicles, even my Jeeps. Love the look whether you call it old school or retro it just looks cool.
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Re: Black Sidewall or Raised White Letter tires?

Post by leonbray » 27 Feb 2017, 20:30

I run 17s on the cars I drive often . Tyres are cheaper and they improve the handling
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