Goodyear Polysteel RWL Large Letter| 225/70R15




Goodyear Polysteel RWL Large Letter| 225/70R15

The Goodyear Polysteel 225/70R15 Raised White Letter tire was an iconic 1970's tire and this is the more common "large letter" version of the famous RWL tire. It was found on 1979 through 1982 Corvettes, Trans Ams and many other cars from the era. The beautiful white lettering and authentic sidewall markings make this an excellent choice for your second generation Firebird restoration. Radial construction provides a smooth ride.

Raised White Letter

This is a raised white letter tire, sometimes called RWL for short. Raised white letter tires became common in the late 1960's on muscle cars like the Pontiac GTO and high performance pony cars, like the Ford Mustang. Raised white letter tires feature white rubber that is built into the tire's sidewall when the carcass is being assembled. The letters are formed when the tire is vulcanized in a curing mold, and then buffed clean to reveal bright white letters. Popular raised white letter tires include BFGoodrich Radial T/A, Firestone Wide Oval and Goodyear Polyglas tires.

Radial Tire Construction

Radial tires were first introduced by Michelin in the 1950's, and by the mid 1970's, all American cars came from the factory with radial tires. Radial tire construction means that the tire's ply layers are positioned at a 90 degree angle to the bead. This allows the tire to flex and glide over bumps and breaks in the road. Radial tires provide a smoother ride and longer tread life than bias ply tires. We offer wide whitewall radial tires, as well as narrow whitewalls, redlines, gold lines and high performance radial tires. 

Classic Goodyear Tires

Goodyear is one of the most famous brands in the tire world, and our line of Goodyear classic tires, includes famous muscle car tires like the Goodyear Polyglas and many more from the 1960's and 1970's. Also included in the Goodyear product line is a series of whitewall tires, and various raised white letter and yellow letter tires from the '80s and beyond. 

Tire Series Polysteel
Brand Goodyear
SKU 153286
Product Size 225/70R15
Tire Construction Radial
Sidewall Style Raised White Letter
Width Radial 225 mm
Radial Aspect Ratio 70
Rim Diameter (in) 15
Overall Diameter (in) 27.45
Circumference (in) 80.36
Section Width (in) 9.75
Rim Width (in) 8
Max Load Capacity 1753 lbs. @ 35 psi
Revolutions per mile 788
Construction Ply 2 PLY POLY/STEEL
Tube Type or Tubeless Tubeless
Goodyear Polysteel RWL Large Letter| 225/70R15
Goodyear Polysteel RWL Large Letter| 225/70R15

Please Note

  • These Classic Goodyear tires are drop shipped directly. Please allow additional shipping time. These items will be drop shipped when the order is processed. Tire mounted on wheel for demonstration purposes only. Wheel and other accessories are not included. Please note that dimensions listed (tread width, section width and overall diameter) are non-scientific and based on an inflated tire, mounted to a wheel. Dimensions may vary due to rim width and inflation pressure.

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