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Raised White Letter Tyres

G'day folks,
I've asked this question on a few fb pages and done a lot of searching, but haven't really found much info other than the usual extremes of opinions found about this topic (great vs terrible) or manufacturers info, which is clearly biased.
Basically...I love the look of the raised white letter tyres. I'd love to get a set for my ute, but I just want to find out people's opinions of them in terms of wet weather performance, durability, which brands and particular models are good, which are not, etc.
My ute is a daily driver and I live in a particularly wet place, so wet weather performance is important. I don't drive crazy and I don't need high performance tyres, just safe ones.
I'm running 15" wheels, so Eagers are out of the question.
I'd like to run 215/65R15 on the front and 235/60R15 on the back, so from what I can find, I'm looking at BFG Radial TAs, Mastercraft Avenger GTs, maybe Cooper, Hancook, Maxxis...I'm not sure what else is available here without spending stupid money getting tyres from the states.
Anyone's opinion on these tyres would be appreciated. I'd just ask that you give as much detail about how they perform as you can, rather than the look.
Cheers.

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I used to run the BF Goodrich on mr HR ute and my Toyota cruiser,
As for wet weather... lol... WELL, I live in Cairns Nth Qld and strongly recommend them lol, on my HJ prem there BF Goodrich BUT there plane Black wall tyres (for now, they make white walls im told)
I ran Yoko Harmes for a bit but they weren't as good in my opinion, The New Toyota cruiser that I drive at work has Coopers and they seem ok BUT its on a mine/gas pipeline site and its on the dirt not the Tar most of the times
I now Goodyear use to do a All Weather tyre with raised white letters, a guy in my car club runs them but his car is on club rego, so im not real sure about them.

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"just my 2cents worth"

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Thanks mate!

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My experiance with TA radials in the wet has not been overly positive. to me there not so flash, but others swear by them,

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Thanks mate. That seems to be a fairly common opinion. Some people swear by them, others say they will never use them again. But some of those people are talking about 3 or 4 decades ago, so it's hard to tell what the current tyres are like. Either way, any thoughts on wet performance are welcomed! Cheers.

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haven't used BFGs for 30 yrs so cant comment. I am currently using Mastercraft avengers 215.65.15 and 295.50.15. 7" & 9" rims on a one tonner, so far have done 50,000ks and have probably 10-15,000ks left. Before that i had the same size rears on my Torana (10" rims). Both daily drivers. Have also used Hercules HP/4000 and cooper cobra rears, both 295.50.15. In the wet you have to be very judicious with the loud pedal with all of the wide rubber but ive never had a problem with the skinnier front tyres and i dont think the 235s would be too wide. Just drive to the conditions..

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Thanks for that mate!

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I made my own using white rubber and proper rubber glue. Been on the car now for nearly 3 years, with only a little discolouration

Full procedure can be seen here

http://www.morrisdow...

I got the concept from America

Kel

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I've seen this a fair bit in my research. Looks like there are a few companies making custom letters. Cheers.

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my experience is dated...I ran BFG radial TAs 245 50 R14 and 265 50 R14 on the front and rear of my Hx Van in the 80s...being a 4.2 auto van it wasn't exactly a ball of flames and I didn't drive like a maniac...so I found them ok...at the time for me it was more about looks than performance and they look good on those era cars..inc a Hz ute..these days tyres have a standardised performance score rating inc noise, wet weather performance, wear rating and so on...so you can probably look that up for the tyres you are considering and see how they compare relative to others..

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Andrew

I didn't even think to check that stuff. Cheers.

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You can buy stick on white lettering e.g. ttps://www.ebay.com.au/itm/...

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Regards Blue

Would you have to get all your wheels balanced after putting the letters on?
I think they would weigh enough to throw the balance out.
Other than the balancing question, I think they are great.
David

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Old is good.

David
I made mine out of 1mm thick white rubber.
5 letters on one side and 6 letters 180 degree

I did not get the wheels rebalanced and felt no vibration through the steering wheel
Kel

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