BF Goodrich | Dual 5/16-inch Whitewall | J78-15
BF Goodrich | Dual 5/16-inch Whitewall | J78-15 BF Goodrich | Dual 5/16-inch Whitewall | J78-15 BF Goodrich | Dual 5/16-inch Whitewall | J78-15
Tire Series Silvertown Alphanumeric
Brand BFGoodrich
SKU 62858
Product Size J78-15
Tire Construction Bias Ply
Sidewall Style Dual White Stripe
Sidewall Style Width (in) 0.313
Bias Ply Width J78
Rim Diameter (in/mm) 15 inch
Overall Diameter (in) 28.72
Section Width (in) 8.7
Rim Width (in) 5.50 - 7.00
Max Load Capacity 1860@32 psi
Construction Ply 4 PLY POLY/STEEL

BFGoodrich Dual 5/16-inch Whitewall | J78-15



BFGoodrich | Dual 5/16-inch Whitewall | J78-15

These BF Goodrich J78-15 bias ply vintage whitewall tires feature very unique dual 5/16 inch narrow whitewall sidewalls and look fantastic on the big cars from that era. These tires are incredibly authentic and feature original sidewall markings tread designs of the sixties. Specific tread and sidewall designs may vary slightly by size. Contact a Tire Expert for assistance in selection the correct tire for your fitment. Made in the USA!

J78-15 Tire Conversion Chart

Radial Equivalent First Choice: 235/75R15

Radial Equivalent Optional Choice: 820R15

Pinstripe Whitewall

As wide whitewalls were phased out, the width of the whitewalls continued to shrink until it got down to 3/8-inch. These very narrow whitewalls are often called pinstripe whitewalls or pin whites. By the late 1960's, pinstripe whitewalls became common options on cars like the Corvette, and continued to be popular on full sizes classics, like Lincoln Continental and Cadillacs. The full size cars also saw variations of pinstripe whitewalls, which included dual whitewalls, and a combination of narrow and wide whitewalls.

Bias Ply Construction

Bias ply tire construction is a method that was used from the 1900's through the 1970's on passenger cars and light trucks. Bias ply tires feature ply cords that run at a 45 degree angle to the bead, and overlap in a crisscross pattern, depending on how many ply layers are used. This creates a strong tire, but bias ply tires have a tendency to follow breaks or ruts in the pavement. Bias ply tires are the most authentic choice for classic car restorations and traditional hot rod builds. Coker Tire offers a huge variety of bias ply tires for many applications. 

BFGoodrich Tires | 100 Years of Outstanding Tire Fitments

Coker Tire is proud to offer a 100-year range of fitment, thanks to a huge variety of BFGoodrich tires. From the early 1900's to the modern era, the BFG product lines offer original fitments and custom sizes for hot rods, classic trucks and more. We offer BFGoodrich tires in authentic bias ply construction, as well as modern radials. Also included in the BFG line are the famous Radial T/A, g-Force Comp and All Terrain T/A KO2 tires. You won't find a more comprehensive tire product line in the world!

Please Note

  • 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. Please note Chemical Guys Tire and Rubber Cleaner and Adams Polish Tire shine has been linked to Whitewall browning and should not be used. We recommend using our line of tire care products.

Product Questions & Answers

(77) People thought this was helpful
I’m trying to figure out what tire to get for my 67 coupe de Ville. The sticker on the car says 9.00 R15, but your site keeps recommending smaller widths.?
By Ed Pinto on September 03, 2018

Original equipment would have been an 890-15, but if you have 900-15s on the car now and like them, we have options. Click Here to see available 900-15 options.

Coker Tire Support on September 04, 2018
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