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new tyres

Postby dockerman » Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:43 pm

Hi i am looking for some new tyres for my 1956 split screen and where to buy them from Thanks

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Re: new tyres

Postby palacebear » Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:34 am

I use Bridgestone radials on my '56 saloon. Quite widely available. They're 145x14 (I think - haven't got the car nearby to check today). They've been on it a few years now. The car has spent a lot of time in storage so not much wear obviously. More importantly no sign of cracking or perishing anywhere. If you want original spec crossplies I think you may struggle to find them, and need a sympathetic bank manager too !
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Re: new tyres

Postby Andy W » Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:10 am

I've just removed 4 x Nanking 155/80R14 from my Traveller as I have fitted wider wheels.
They seem to be really good tyres for relatively little money, around £50 - £55 each inc. fitting.
I had confidence in all weathers with them & they have loads of tread left after several thousand miles.

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Re: new tyres

Postby SteveClem » Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:46 pm

I've done nearly 10K miles in my Traveller on the same Nankings.They've been fine and plenty of miles left in them.

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Re: new tyres

Postby JOWETTJAVELIN » Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:23 pm

Dunlop D75 crossply are manufactured new in the UK from time to time, these were fitted to my old car for the period look and I found them to perform well in all weather conditions, except traction in snow was poor.

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Re: new tyres

Postby Biggles1957 » Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:03 am

I had Toyo's on my traveller and they were very good (155's). However, I've just had a set of Bridgestone 145's on my convertible and I think they are better. Lots of people say they're the best for a moggie... :P

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