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Kato
11-17-2017, 07:28 AM
I'm trying to find a set of whitewall tires and am wondering if anyone has used Hankook H724s? I see mixed reviews with some liking them and others saying the single ply sidewall makes for poor handling. I have a 62 Hawk that currently has discontinued Michelins with a shifted belt in one tire making for a rough ride above 50 mph but they corner well. A little concerned the Hankooks might be scary on corners!:eek:

Anyone had experience with these Hankooks?

Kato

Chris Pile
11-17-2017, 08:09 AM
One of our members has Hankooks on his '57 Transtar pickup which he drives all over the Midwest. He loves the ride - no complaints.

53k
11-17-2017, 08:12 AM
I'm trying to find a set of whitewall tires and am wondering if anyone has used Hankook H724s? I see mixed reviews with some liking them and others saying the single ply sidewall makes for poor handling. I have a 62 Hawk that currently has discontinued Michelins with a shifted belt in one tire making for a rough ride above 50 mph but they corner well. A little concerned the Hankooks might be scary on corners!:eek:

Anyone had experience with these Hankooks?

Kato
I have been running Hankooks on my Avanti for seven years. I don't know the number right off hand, but I have been well satisfied with the tires, both handling and ride. The Hankooks are 215x75x15 size, very close to the original diameter of 6.70x15 bias ply tires. My odometer is only 1//10 mile off in a measured 10-mile test.

For whitewalls you might want to check Cooper, an American tire company. They still make whitewall tires. I just put a set of 215x75x15 Cooper whitewalls on my '64 Daytona Wagonaire. The date code on the tires was only two months previous to my purchase so they definitely weren't old stock. I ran Coopers on my previous '64 Avanti and was well satidfied.

52-fan
11-17-2017, 10:35 AM
My wife's vehicle has Hankook tires and they work well. When I replace the tires on my Studebaker I am going with Cooper.

Buzzard
11-17-2017, 10:48 AM
I run 235/70r15's on my '63 GT. I feel the fit and the look are perfect(lots of sidewall and a large tread patch give great handling). Coker has the BFG Silvertown 1 1/2" whitewall for $233.00.
Bill

TWChamp
11-17-2017, 10:56 AM
Fed Ex just dropped off a set of 4 of these tires for 50 Land Cruiser yesterday.
They look great and have a good sidewall, and at the price, were by far the best value I could find.
Coker wide whites would have been over 4 times the price, and I couldn't afford that.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/4-NEW-225-75R15-Tredtech-Touring-Supreme-Tires-225-75-15-2257515-R15-Whitewall/261751269758?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

cultural infidel
11-17-2017, 10:57 AM
I have a set or Cornell 1000's on my Lark Wagon. They were on my Commander when it was my daily driver. Thought they were excellent tires when I drove on them.

Kato
11-17-2017, 11:14 AM
Hey, thanks for the responses all. I'm coming down to South Bend next May so I want to line up a set of tires and pick them up then. I'll look at all of your suggestions. Thanks again!

Kato

Mike Van Veghten
11-17-2017, 11:32 AM
The Hankook tires NEED to be filled with the maximum amount of air to handle well.
They have no "bead filler" in the sidewall, THAT"S what makes them mushy if not properly filled. Just like original radials were manufactured, nothing ugly. Double, single, triple layer sidewall has little to do with the handling characteristics of the tire. This is also why they require and actually have a higher max. pressure callout on the sidewall.

There are several styles of bead stiffeners, some longer, heavier and really stiffen the sidewalls, some are short and only help a little. Again, the Hankook as no stiffener at all...hence, requiring more pressure. Just like the original Sears and Michelin radials of the 70's

One added benefit, they make your non power steering car...feel...like it has power steering. I have a set of the Optmo series on my 59, V-8 Lark wagon currently.

Mike

wdills
11-17-2017, 12:50 PM
I have Diamond Back's on my Hawk. My tires are actually Michelin Defenders and Diamond Back vulcanizes a white wall onto the original black wall tire. They look great and I am sure they will need to be replaced due to age instead of wear.

Commander Eddie
11-17-2017, 01:32 PM
Fed Ex just dropped off a set of 4 of these tires for 50 Land Cruiser yesterday.
They look great and have a good sidewall, and at the price, were by far the best value I could find.
Coker wide whites would have been over 4 times the price, and I couldn't afford that.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/4-NEW-225-75R15-Tredtech-Touring-Supreme-Tires-225-75-15-2257515-R15-Whitewall/261751269758?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 TWChamp, are using original stock rims?

cultural infidel
11-17-2017, 01:39 PM
Figured that I would throw up an image of the Cornells that I mentioned.

https://i.imgur.com/j8Hqf0El.jpg

ps: I know the red makes my car look like a christmas special.... the red is coming off in the near future.

StudeRich
11-17-2017, 01:45 PM
I think they look Great on those Red Wheels, especially with the best looking year for Hub Caps, 1960. You just need to get rid of the Green on the Car!
:D

I am surprised that Pep Boys Auto Parts is still selling those Coronell Tires, they must have been doing it over 50 Years!

They used to use good 'Ol American Tires Cos's. to make them for them; Kelly Springfield and I think later it was Cooper or someone.

Scott
11-17-2017, 02:11 PM
I put Hankook whitewalls on my 1966 Cruiser a few years ago and I've been very happy with them. A great tire at a good price that and looks like it belongs on the car.

Bud
11-17-2017, 04:47 PM
I have Hankook H724's on my 62 Hawk and I'm happy with them. Bud

TWChamp
11-17-2017, 05:49 PM
TWChamp, are using original stock rims?

Yes, my 1950 Champion is using 205-75-R15 and doing fine on the original rims.

BTW, the worst tires I ever had were Goodyear Regatta, of which my 91 and 99 Oldsmobile went through 12 of them. Of those 12 Regatta tires, 10 of them had sidewall blowouts or ply separation, and it all happened with 50% to 90% tread left. The Goodyear tire store would do nothing about it and wouldn't even give a price adjustment if I bought a new replacement.

Kato
11-17-2017, 07:56 PM
Thanks again for all of the great suggestions and opinions! I'll spend the winter trying to track a set of tires down and get them in May when I come to South Bend. We don't have as many choices up here in the frozen north so I appreciate the help in finding the right tires.

Kato

JRoberts
11-18-2017, 06:05 PM
I run BFG T/A Touring Radials on my Cruiser. The car has oversized sway bars and short steering arms. These tires are my favorites for this car. I run 205/15s, Problem is that T/A radials are becoming hard to find.

Kato
11-20-2017, 06:48 AM
I run BFG T/A Touring Radials on my Cruiser. The car has oversized sway bars and short steering arms. These tires are my favorites for this car. I run 205/15s, Problem is that T/A radials are becoming hard to find.

Seems anything with whitewalls and reasonably priced is becoming hard to find!