I had a short lived set of bias ply mudders on my xj Cherokee back in the day. Takes a man to drive a performance car with themWhite lettering was popular when I was 18. My car in 1979. The tires were taller too - those are bias-ply. Radials were too expensive for me. I think the aspect ratios were 70 front, 60 rear. 14" wheels - way before big wheels were the thing. I'm older than most of you.
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Fortunately, the Olds made more noise than power. Precise cornering was out of the question. Was more like a slow inconvenience on the way to the next stretch of straight road.I had a short lived set of bias ply mudders on my xj Cherokee back in the day. Takes a man to drive a performance car with them
The sidewalls were so tall compared to today. The old people back then liked whitewalls: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitewall_tire#Galleryfunny to see white lettering make a comeback. I remember in the 70s and 80s there were a lot of tires available with it. I remember scrubbing them with brillo to get the dirt off (or the blue protective covering when new). Always bought tires with letters. Back then Blackwalls were ugly, boring and for old people LOL
At yep. Did some time on a Coats 40-40 and asked that question myself.They used to ask you at the shop which side you wanted facing out, the side with the white lettering or the side with the black.