One of our customers from out West contacted us recently saying he needed a tyre solution for his 1974 Holden Kingswood ute which at that time was fitted with 195 70 14 tyres. He said the Kingswood was running too low and wanted to fit larger tyres which just HAD to be white walls with the white band not wider than 25 mm.
These days we have only got one 14 inch white wall tyre, the Windforce Touring Max 8 ply 205 75 14, but it turned out to be the perfect tyre for this Kingswood. The ute was raised up to about its original ride height and its narrow white walls were exactly what our customer wanted. The fact that the Touring Max’s are a 8 ply light truck tyre proved to be a big bonus as they are much more suited than passenger car tyres to this big, heavy vehicle and the large loads it sometimes carries. There were no fit issues associated with this tyre size change, the Kingswood’s wheel arches seemed to have acres of space.
White wall tyres do not have a large following in New Zealand but they are in demand for some classic cars and Americana. Megatyre currently has white wall tyres in sizes 205 75 14, 215 70 15, 215 75 15, 235 70 15 (limited stocks) and 235 75 15. We can make no promises about future availability; if you will be needing them in the future, you should be buying them sooner than later. The point here is that these tyres are all very reasonably priced and offer a big saving over private imports.
We also did a wheel alignment on the Kingswood. No problems there, our wheel aligner had the original Holden specifications and it was a nice straight forward job