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White Lettered Tires: In or Out?

Posted in Car Accessories, Ford, General, Plymouth, Tires by MrAngry | January 19th, 2011 | 6 Responses |

Plymouth Road Runner

I remember back in high school that if you had a car and wanted to make it look faster you’d simply slap on some white lettered tires and wallah – instant horsepower! White lettered tires back then were the equivalent of what big wings on imports are today. Sure they look good (well sometimes), but at the end of the day they end up doing less then nothing in terms of performance. I have to admit though that they do look good on certain vehicles. Muscle cars for example, with stock rally or steel wheels look great with the white lettered writing facing outward. Take this beauty of a Plymouth Road Runner for example… we’ve got stock 15-inch rally wheels and a great looking set of BF Goodrich Radial T/A’s. The entire combination just screams VINTAGE while enhancing the entire look of the car.

Ford Mustang

However put those same tires on a car that’s say, 40 years newer and for some reason they just don’t seem to work as well. Obviously it’s all personal preference, but in my opinion if you’re going for that stock look on stock wheels, then it has to be letters out. Anything else must be reserved for black walls only. That’s my opinion, but what do you guys think?

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6 Responses

  1. Gumby1008 says:

    Personally I love them

  2. SNAK3 says:

    Like you said it depends on the vehicle. Also depends on the color of the vehicle. One of my friends had a green lifted TJ with 34-35 inch tires with stock wheels and the white lettering, looked great. He then got some black wheels, with a chrome lip, looked like ass so he switched them to the black side lol

  3. Set says:

    I agree with Snake, depends on the vic. My TJ looks good with them, but you’ll never see that on my dub.

  4. Lee says:

    looks great on my fj60!

  5. eddie_357 says:

    does look good on restored older car but on a low profile tire the letters aint big enough

  6. BigRuss says:

    older cars/trucks it looks awesome

    but even certain newer rides look good with white letters… my wife had a 2000 mustang with some polished 16s and while letters… personally ima run some white letters on my c10 for shows and daily street use