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BF Goodrich silvertown radial

Hie everyone

I am planing of buying some wide whitewall tires to my ford Pickup f100 -56. I have looked at. The BF Goodrich silvertown radial.

What should I do. The BFG is the only manufacturer that provides a 285x70x15. I have talked to a lokal dealer and he said that they hadn't stopped manufacture them.

This was an answer I got from one of the competitors to BF Goodrich. Is there any truth in this or is it just crap talk.

Jimmy,

"The B F Goodrich Silvertown is a reproduction tire made for Coker Tire. We do not sell reproduction tires. We add whitewalls to modern radial tires for people that want safe tires for driving on todays roads at modern speeds.

B F Goodrich stopped building the 285/70R15 over a year ago. No major manufacturing company is building the 285/70R15 at this time.

We list a 255/70R15 listed in our catalog, we use a Yokohama. These are $184.00 each with the 3" whitewall.

If you want a tire manufactured by B F Goodrich, a B F G Radial T/A with a 3" whitewall will be $196.00 each plus freight.

If you are buying tires for a car that you plan on driving instead of hauling on a trailer, you should reconsider purchasing the reproduction Silvertowns. Those tires have a reputation in the States for being unsafe at highway speeds. They are made by a scooter tire company and sold with the BFG name under a license agreement.

Freight to 94015 for the 255/70R15 will be $88.00.

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I would not put BF Goodrich tires on my lawn mower.

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Very informative answer
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Very informative answer
Three sets of BFG radials and problems with all three, about as informative as it gets.

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So what do you recommend???
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I cant let this issue slide by with out adding my 2 cents. I to have been very unhappy with Coker tire Co and especially the B F Goodrich Silvertown Radials I bought. The " P255/70R 15 " did not even last 5,000 miles.
I started having noticeable Ride problems early on and soon complete tared separation and side wall and bead break down. The road side service and replacement problems was a bad and expensive proposition, I cant go threw that again... Stay clear of Coker!!!!
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