Super Super Tire Thread - Good tires and Where to Find Them.

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Super Tire Thread - Good tires and Where to Find Them.

I get frustrated by the lack of accurate and/or attractive tires supplied with kits. I am not overjoyed to do so, but I will buy kits just for the tires. So, this leads me to my thread...

I would like to get a thread going showing kits (and the tires) with what you consider are the best tires available. This can include factory stock, custom, pro-touring - whatever you fancy.

**Please** - DO NOT POST WITHOUT PHOTOS OF THE TIRES AND THE KIT INFORMATION.

I would like to keep the thread relatively concise and provide pictures and sources. Let's keep personal communications to PMs to limit the amount of gleaning required to obtain information.

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I'll even start the show:

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From this kit:

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I agree that the tires in the 69 442 are nice and someone started a thread on submitting a message to Round2 to see if they will consider offering those tires in a multi pac like the recent slicks.

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I agree that the tires in the 69 442 are nice and someone started a thread on submitting a message to Round2 to see if they will consider offering those tires in a multi pac like the recent slicks.

That was my thread, and I'm asking all modelers who're interested in obtaining more of these tires to send Round2 a brief, friendly message saying that you'd like them to make the new Ployglas GTs available separately like they did with their new pad-printed slicks and whitewalls. Here's a link to the contact point: http://www.modelcars...47

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More tires

AMT parts pack Firestone Deluxe Champion tires

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Back side of tires have print too!! Very nice.

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These are readily available and look like this:

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These ones are more expensive than the AMT Racemaster slicks, but still, you get two sets for the price of a discounted kit and they take up less shelf space!

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These tires are okay - decent whitewalls (quality varies by kit) - good for late 50s early 60s stuff.

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But, the big bonus in this kit:

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It's difficult to photograph decal sheets, but that's a decal for Good Year Polyglas F70-14s. COPO Camaro anyone?

The tires and decals can be found here:

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Great pair of M&H Racemaster slicks (10.50x15):

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Find them here:

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Good old days. These are the ubiquitous Revell tires, but in the days of old they actually had sidewall detail - and decent, looks-in-scale sidewall detail. I like them. Good Year Blue Streak Sports Car Specials:

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Mine were in this kit, although many others had them.

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Now, they are in a lot of kits but the sidewalls are blank.

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Good old days. These are the ubiquitous Revell tires, but in the days of old they actually had sidewall detail - and decent, looks-in-scale sidewall detail. I like them. Good Year Blue Streak Sports Car Specials.

Mine were in this kit, although many others had them.

The Monogram 1/24 Shelby GT350-R, the Monogram 1/25 Owens-Corning Corvette, and R-M 1/25 Pro Modeler '48 Ford Convertible kits included the same tires with the raised letters still present.

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The Revell Special Edtion '37 Ford Pickup has two sets of five tires, all the same, so you get ten tires total, like so:

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Great topic Erik ! How about a set of Mickey Thompson " Cheater Slicks " !

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I know they are in these two kits , and maybe a couple more .

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Good old days. These are the ubiquitous Revell tires, but in the days of old they actually had sidewall detail - and decent, looks-in-scale sidewall detail. I like them. Good Year Blue Streak Sports Car Specials. Mine were in this kit, although many others had them.

The Revell-Monogram ProModeler '48 Ford Convertible contains the pre-"washed" sidewall GYBSSCS tires, too:

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The same kit also contains a nice set of Goodyear Super Cushion whitewalls, too:

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The classic(?) Monorgam/Revell '50s whitewalls with the polystyrene whitewall insert, this being the slightly smaller size found in the '65 Chevy and '50 Ford pickup kits, just to name two:

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And for something at the other end of the spectrum, Dick Cepek Giant Puller tires from the AMT Orange Blossom Special kit (and maybe others?):

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I found some nice big n little tires with white wall inserts in the Revell '29 Ford Pickup kit.

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Modelhaus T-197

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Modelhaus T-426

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And from the recent King Cobra

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Slicks

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And two whitewalls

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I like the Suburbanite snow tires from the Hogans Hero Jeep kit.

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Here are the Goodyear Airwheel tires from the original issue Revell '37 Ford pickup kit, before the sidewalls were smoothed:

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Erik, let me re-post here and I will re-direct people from my thread, unless Harry wants to just delete it. These four are from Pegasus....

#1277 http://pegasushobbie...oduct_info.html"Hella's" Chrome 24.5mm OD 20.3mm ID 11.4mm wide
#1601 Tires S02's 225/50-16 26.0mm OD 19.1mm ID 11.7mm wide
#1603 Tires Pilots 245/45-18 27.7mm OD 20.5mm ID 13.0mm wide. Note these are not showing on their website any longer They are out of stock and having issues with re-stock
#2305 http://pegasushobbie...oduct_info.html"Holli's" 23" Chrome 28.5mm OD, 23.35mm ID, 12.35mm wide

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The Stacey David Rat Roaster from Revell has some all-new tires, and they're not too shabby. ^_^

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An FYI on the new Pegasus wheels and tires. The tires on the soverigns are smaller than the chromes and crossbars. Bernard Kron found out that there is a "big and little" Chrome reverse set, but we dont know the part # yet. I put the soverign littles on a chrome reverse, and it looks great. Also the bigger tires found on the crossbars look better on the "soverign astros". Is that to much info?

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Just a reminder, per Erik's request in post #1:

**Please** - DO NOT POST WITHOUT PHOTOS OF THE TIRES AND THE KIT INFORMATION.

I would like to keep the thread relatively concise and provide pictures and sources.

1/25 AMT Fast & Furious Toyota Supra:

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1/25 Goodyear Wrangler AT tires from AMT Snap Fast Dodge Ram 2500 Pickup:

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I don't have them on hand either, but I can tell you from experience that they're narrower than the Pegasus Pilots. Probably in the 225/50-17" or 18" range.

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The Lindberg 64 Belvedere and Dodge 330 have some decent blackwall versions of the Goodyear Super Cushion like those shown in the PM/Revell '58 'Vette. A little wider than the PM/Revell tire and without the tampo whitewall. Makes a neat period-correct bias-ply tire for mid-sixties sleeper Super Stocks, plus you can white wall or white stripe them as well. Cool tire if you just gotta have your stuff on bias plys. (I prefer scale radials - they ride better :P )

Here's a shot showing them (right) along with the PM tire (left), and an old MPC version (center) of the same tire (original photo credit Stu Neil from TRak in Scale).

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Lindberg included them in the 61 Impala's too

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A few more shots of the Lindberg '64 Plymouth Belvedere tires:

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