View Full Version : White Lettering on Tires

12-07-2003, 06:43 PM
Do you guys like to show off your letters (on your tires) and put the white lettering on the outside or do you hide it and put the white lettering facing in?

Got Smoke?
12-07-2003, 06:53 PM
I put my white letters in. I think it makes for a cleaner look when I take the time to clean my truck up and polish the wheels and spray tire wet on the sidewalls.

12-08-2003, 07:58 AM
I hide the white lettering.

12-08-2003, 08:02 AM
I don't buy tires with white lettering.


12-08-2003, 10:24 AM
IMO Raised white letter tires when out of style in the late 80's. The white letters go on the inside for me.

12-08-2003, 04:07 PM
Inside on my Ford. No white letters on my Dodge.

12-08-2003, 04:10 PM
When I mount new tires with the white in I clean all the blue stuff off AND I paint the white letters with black interior vinyl spray dye. On cool rigs that is!!

12-08-2003, 04:11 PM
if you look at my truck,,,,,, you will see BFG Radial All terrian just as proud ad Cummins, Dodge And Ram

Duluth Diesel
12-09-2003, 02:43 AM
White letters facing out. If I bought cheap tires, I'd probably hide the letters, but as was already said, display it proud!

But on my wife's car, blackwalls showing. It's a Taurus wagon, so there's no bragging what-so-ever.

College Cummins
12-09-2003, 09:46 AM
Its all about the white letters out!:) Personally on a truck that is either lifted or stock height, white letters out, BFG MUD proudly displayed on the Ramcharger and Michellin LTX/MS on the diesel, but hopefully some muds in a month or so:) But if your gonna lower it, or try to make it a car, and no longer a truck, with 20's and what not, then the letters in, but then again with low profile tires you can't really get raised white outlines, can you? No flaming goin' on, just personal preference.

12-10-2003, 07:35 AM
It all depends on how old your trying to be. :D

I'am still a kid in an old mans body.


12-10-2003, 09:10 AM
On mine I tried both and the black sidewall look just doesn't get it for me. I turn all my white letters out and will continue to do so if they are so equipped. . . . . . . . . . Andy

12-10-2003, 11:02 AM
Ours came with white letters out and Jodi thinks it looks good, and with this color and configuration I agree. :)

12-10-2003, 12:02 PM
I don't do the letters out. #1 They're too often dirty. #2 You have to pay to advertise on my trucks, unless you are Cummins or TDR or Wildcat or the local bike club.

It's like leaving the car lot name on there--NO WAY.

With all that said--the white outlined letters do look better than solids. :p

12-10-2003, 12:11 PM
there nothing wrong with leaving the dealerships name on the tailgate,,,,,,,,,,,,, espeically when you the Dealer,,,,;)

12-10-2003, 12:31 PM
So far I have yet to come across a dealership worthy of remaining on my truck. Especially after recent events with the locals around here. . . . . . . Andy

12-10-2003, 02:21 PM
Whit letters in I get tires of cleaning them dam things. To many curbs here to worry about also, and half the time they don't come clean no matter what you do. IMHO black walls look much better, easy to clean and don't have to worry about any scuffs.


12-10-2003, 05:24 PM
Only had'em on the factory set. Westley's bleach white worked wonders on'em, but it's one less thing I have to clean now.

Besides, if ya put'em to the inside people think you went to a tire store that was too stupid to know how to mount them the right way.


Got Smoke?
12-10-2003, 06:56 PM
Originally posted by RKohn

Westley's bleach white worked wonders on'em, but it's one less thing I have to clean now.

And also did a number on my Alloy wheels when they were brand new! D'OH!:mad: They never have shined as good since that day. :{

12-11-2003, 01:29 PM
I put them on the inside. . . black is the clean look. . . . . plus they ain't paying me to advertise. . . . . so I won't.


12-11-2003, 01:37 PM
Black side out!!! We're not driving sports cars here.

12-12-2003, 05:29 AM
I usually put the white lettering out when I purchase them brand new.

Then after a couple of years I switch them to the inside.

Kind of an anal way of rotating my tires however because our trucks ball joints don't adjust camber to well. . . I feel they dont wear on the inside section of the tire. So after a couple years I switch them around to wear that side in.

JM2cents :)

Just a note - my 315/70r17's came black on both sides so thats the way they'll be. ;)

12-12-2003, 11:49 PM
If I had a white truck I might consider it, otherwise there is nothing on the truck to match the white lettering. I go blackside out.

Turbo Horseman
12-14-2003, 07:45 AM
Hide it!

12-14-2003, 04:25 PM
I "outgrew" them at age 19. I dont buy em, if for some reason I end up with them as in used vehicle or a good price, they go in.

12-14-2003, 04:35 PM
My wide white walls are facing out! :D

12-14-2003, 04:43 PM
Letters go out!!

Helps those innocent bystanders see what truck is spinning the tires!(as if the black smoke,white smoke, and dual straight pipes aren't enough)

Don't have a reason, just like em that way. I'm no longer 19 either, wonder what that says:rolleyes:

12-15-2003, 04:25 AM
Andy -

What about the mud flaps that (I hope) your ordered from West Pointe? ;)

12-15-2003, 06:16 PM
I don't buy tires with white letters. On a 4X4 the letters on the inside look worse than they do on the outside.