Raised White Letter Tires for Your Muscle Car or Street Rod

If you own a classic muscle car or custom street rod and are looking for period-correct tires, you're likely aware that your options are becoming extremely limited. As vehicles roll off the assembly lines every day with larger Original Equipment wheel sizes, classic tire sizes in 14" and 15" are becoming harder to come by.

To narrow down the field, most owners of classic vehicles prefer to maintain the original styling the car came with in its respective era. The original styling of the 60s, 70s and early 80s is often identified with branded raised white letters on a tire's sidewall. 

While stock levels in various brands have diminished over the years, Tire Rack is still proud to offer BFGoodrich's iconic tire, the Radial T/A in 22 sizes. This Performance All-Season tire features a look that many consumers are attracted to and is priced more cost-effectively than you might expect if you've been looking for Original Equipment reproductions.

Ranging in outside diameters between 24" and 29" and widths from 205mm - 295mm, these tires are a favorite for muscle car owners or anyone looking to tackle a custom project. 


Tuesday, February 19, 2013 by Tim woodcock

Hello, I am looking for raised white letter tires for my 2010 mustang convertible. 225 17 or 28. Having no luck. Help!
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by Marshall @ Tire Rack

Raised white letter tires are typically found on small wheel sizes such as 14" and 15". I do not believe that any 17" or 18" white letter tires exist in the mustang fitment. -Marshall
Thursday, March 7, 2013 by Ross

I am looking for a p22560r16 like the goodyear eagle gt nascar tire or similar...cant seem to find anything!! HELP PLEASE!!!
Saturday, March 16, 2013 by barry

i'm looking for 205/60r15 raised white letters for my 2005 kia optima lx, can you help me ?
Sunday, March 17, 2013 by danny morgan

i am building a 23 T-bucket i have a set of 205 70 r14 Goodyear Victors i would like a little narrower tire for the steering with white raised !
Monday, March 18, 2013 by Marshall @ Tire Rack

In that size most all of the tires with OWL have been discontinued. The only tire that remains is a Bridgestone Potenza RE92 @ 184/ea.
Monday, March 18, 2013 by Marshall @ Tire Rack

BFGoodrich does carry the Radial TA in this size for $95/ea.
Monday, March 18, 2013 by Marshall @ Tire Rack

You might try either a 195/70/14 or the very common 185/70/14.
Monday, April 1, 2013 by Mike Rowe

Looking for 245/50/16 raised white letters
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by Marshall @ Tire Rack

at the moment we only have blackwall tires available in this size. -Marshall@tirerack.com
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by MJR

I am looking for a white letter tire for my boat trailer. 215/75/R14. It came w/Goodyear Marathon's. All they come in now is black sidewall. Does anyone else make a white letter trailer tire or can you just use street tires?
Thursday, April 18, 2013 by Paul Duclos

are there any raised white letter tires for 2010 Dodge Challenger-245-45-20
Thursday, May 9, 2013 by greg

i got a 87 trans am, i need 235/55/16 raised white lettering nascar series, let me know any tire companies that offer them, black walls dont make the car
Saturday, May 25, 2013 by dan thomson

looking for rwl tires 225/60/16
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 by Marshall @ Tire Rack

Thank you for your inquiry, however at this time we do not have any RWL tires in this size.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 by Tom

Trying to locate 'raised white letter' BFG Radial TA's or Goodyear Eagle GT II's (or ST) for my 68 Mustang GT rims, 14x6. Recc is 205/70R15. Help advise please!
Friday, June 14, 2013 by Marshall @ Tire Rack

Sadly we do not carry any RWL tires in that size. The closest option for the Mustang would be a 215/65/15. The BFG Radial T/A is produced in this size.
Monday, July 22, 2013 by Ken Giles

Trying to find some good RWL tires in size 235/50-16 or even a 225. Changing the wheels is not an option as they are Shelby Mustang Wheels.
Monday, July 22, 2013 by Marshall @ Tire Rack

225/60/16 is a valid size, but the only tires left are blackwall.
Monday, September 9, 2013 by Gary Strine

Looking for a spare tire to put on my Cragar wheel. Size 185/R70-14 w/ raised white letters. New or good used. Anyone got any ideas? Currently have Firestone Firehawks W/RWL.
Monday, September 9, 2013 by Marshall @ Tire Rack

Thank you for your inquiry, however we do not have any RWL tires in the 185/70/14 size.
Monday, February 3, 2014 by Lyndon canastra

LOOKING FOR RAISED side wall LETTERING for my 2012 challenger rt classic. 255/40/20 for front, 275/40/20 for the rear
Monday, February 3, 2014 by marshall@tireack.com

Sadly, none of the manufacturers that we carry offer RWL tires in those sizes.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 by J

I am interested in RWL tires for my 1996 Miata. the size for the Miata is 195/50/15 I am flaring the fenders for more flexability kindly advise on what size tires I can use thanks
Thursday, July 3, 2014 by marshall@tireack.com

BFG does not make the RWL tire smaller than 205/60/16. This would be quite large for a Miata.
Thursday, August 14, 2014 by Joey

Looking for 215/65-17 raised white letter tires for 2006 Charger?
Saturday, August 16, 2014 by james rutkowski

Looking for RWL for 2010 Mustang convertible 235/50/18. anything available
Monday, August 18, 2014 by marshall@tireack.com

Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately there are not any RWL tires available in that size. -Marshall@tirerack.com
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 by Steve

I'm looking to replace some Grand Prix Super Wide GT M50-14 bias ply tires with raised white outline lettering. They are on mid 70's American Racing US Indy Deep Dish slotted aluminum mags on a 67 Chevelle SS. (14x10 rear and 14x7 front)
Do you have any, or know of, any radial raised white tires that will fit the bill? Fronts shouldn't be a problem to match if I can find rears the same size
Thursday, August 28, 2014 by marshall@tireack.com

We do not have any 14" tires that are sized wide enough to fit on a 10" wide wheel. The fronts are no problem, however the rears have been long discontinued.
Friday, August 29, 2014 by eneree cranford

looking for 245 45 20 with white letters
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 by marshall@tireack.com

Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately there are not any RWL tires available in that size. -Marshall@tirerack.com
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 by Basel Aranki

Need 4 tires 245/50/16 raised white letters, thanks
Thursday, September 11, 2014 by marshall@tireack.com

Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately there are not any RWL tires available in that size. -Marshall@tirerack.com
Monday, October 27, 2014 by Harper

what is up with there being no RWL tires anymore?! I am desperate for some for my 2011 camaro/ RS pkg. Any suggestions?
Sunday, December 28, 2014 by Ira

looking for any white letter tires for my 92 Camaro RS with 16" wheels.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 by marshall@tireack.com

Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately there are not any RWL tires available in that size.
Thursday, January 22, 2015 by Debi

Need tires for 70 challenger TA. P215/70r14 FRONT, P245/60r15 Rear. Raised white letters- Goodyear Eagle ST are on car now. Thanks
Friday, January 23, 2015 by marshall@tireack.com

The only option we have in those sizes is the BFG tire featured in this post. They currently sell for $536 a set + Shipping in your sizes.
Monday, March 9, 2015 by tim mainville

looking for raised white letters for my 1970 chevelle. on now are cooper cobra 215/60/15. you have them with discount for 75 each. any others?
Monday, March 16, 2015 by Rick

I wanted white raised letter tires for my 1978 Camaro. Any suggestions?
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 by brian duffy

can you please tell me if i can get raised white lettering tyres for size 205 55 15
Friday, April 10, 2015 by jesse

Im lookn for 245/55r18 raised white letters tires for my 2013 camaro lt i think they would look awesum in my car but no luck finding them plz help in finding them
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 by Dave

Looking for a tire to replace the BFG Radial T/A's on my 1962 Vette. The ones on there now are 205/60R15 and they look tiny under the wheel well. I was thinking 205/65R15's would be a good replacement but the BFG's Radial T/A only comes in 205/70R15 which might be too tall for the wheel well? Any suggestions?
Monday, June 15, 2015 by Jason

There appears to be a lot of demand for RWL tires in sizes larger than 15s. Can Tire Rack relay this to the industry? Personally, I'm looking for 225/60/17 or something similar.
Monday, July 13, 2015 by Mitt

I have a 2014 charger sxt and I would like to have white letter tires, not the outline like with street cars, any 20" 245 available
Thursday, August 20, 2015 by Rod Wilson

looking for whitewall or white letter for my 09 focus 195 60 15
Monday, August 24, 2015 by marshall@tireack.com

Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately there are not any whitewall or RWL tires available in that size.
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 by MIKE

225/60R17 RWL anything?
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 by marshall@tireack.com


Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately there are not any RWL tires available in that size. -Marshall@tirerack.com
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 by Carol

looking for RWL 235/35/19 - any help?
Friday, January 15, 2016 by Karl

Looking for a raised white letter street slick 255 50 zr 16 or 245 50 zr 16. 72 Nova with 850 HP cant get traction on the street.
Friday, January 15, 2016 by Tire Rack Team

Karl, The best option we would have is the Hoosier DOT Drag Radial in 255/50R16 at $223.23. Please contact Sonny at 888-428-8355 ext# 4789 if you would like to place an order.
Saturday, January 23, 2016 by Tom

Can you please tell me if you know of raised white lettering tires for a 2010 Challenger RT [245/45-20]? Thanks.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 by Tire Rack Team

Tom, Unfortunately we do not offer any white letter tires in 245/45R20 at this time.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 by Kurt

Can you explain why only 2 manufacturers even attempt to sell RWL auto tires? They seem willing to do it for trucks and SUVs but what is the reasoning for so many to just ignore a customer pool and leave it to basically Goodrich? Do you not communicate with the manufacturers about how many people are looking for RWL and the number of Goodrich radial TAs you sell? It can't be all that much more expensive a process to make a portion of the sidewall white. It bugs me and apparently I'm not the only consumer looking for them
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 by Tire Rack Team

Kurt, We too would prefer that there were more options in sidewall design and have asked the manufacturers to increase the offerings. Unfortunately, because adding letters requires construction and design changes they are fairly expensive to add. The manufacturers must test them separately as well has construct them on separate production lines. They also require different molds and materials than black wall tires.
Thursday, February 25, 2016 by Alan Thompson

Looking for a raised white letter tire for a 2003 Monte Carlo SS
Monday, February 29, 2016 by Tire Rack Team

Alan, Unfortunately we do not carry any white letter tires in your stock size 225/60R16. Are you using an alternative size?
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 by Paul Miller

I am looking for raised white letter tires that are size p225/50 r17. What are my options?

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 by Tire Rack Team

Paul, Unfortunately we do not have any white letter options at this time.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 by Bruce Murch

I'm looking for a white letter tire in 205/55-16. Anything out there?
Sunday, October 16, 2016 by Steve

Need RWL tires in 225/60R17 and or 215/65R17. Thanks!!
Saturday, November 5, 2016 by David Jeslis

Clearly, there is a market for 16" and even 17" RWL tires!!!! I have a 1999 Trans Am; it takes 245/50r16, and I can't find RWL tires in this size anywhere!!! Cooper Cobras even come close, but strangely the 16" is only available blackwall! Some freaking tire manufacturer needs to get their act together!
Thursday, June 15, 2017 by Kim Walters

Looking for 275 40ZR 20 & 315 35ZR 20 tires with white letters...2010 Camaro SS
Friday, June 16, 2017 by Tire Rack Team


Unfortunately we do not carry anything with white letters in either size.
Saturday, February 10, 2018 by Clete

Looking for white letter tires for 225/45R18 for a 2004 Mazda RX-8. Do yall have any available?
Friday, February 16, 2018 by Tire Rack Team

Clete, no, we don't have any manufactures making a white letter tire in any size for your RX-8.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by Mike

Looking for RWL tires in 195/70R14 for a 1999 Toyota Camry. If not available in this exact size, is there another size that would fit and not cause interference issues with suspension or body parts?
Monday, April 16, 2018 by Tire Rack Team

Mike, you could use the size 205/70R14 on your 1999 Toyota Camry, it is a little bigger but still fits. An option for the tire could be the BFGoodrich Radial T/A with the raised white lettering. Follow the link for current pricing:

Monday, May 7, 2018 by Mark

I have a 97 Monte Carlo Z34 with 225/60R16, I know they do not make a 16 RWL but I do not mind going down to a 15 inch rim, Question I have is with a 15 what size tire would I need to keep the width and outside dia the same as the ones that came with my car?
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by Tire Rack Team

Mark, unfortunately, a 15-inch wheel will not fit over the brake calipers on your Monte Carlo Z34, at least not one that we carry. If there was a 15 inch wheel to use, the closest tire size would be 225/65R15.

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