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which tyres?

Postby stuffedpike20 » Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:21 pm

Sorry to raise this topic again, but can anyone recommend a make of budget tyres that will not crack on a seldom driven Minor?

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Re: which tyres?

Postby Myrtles Man » Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:09 pm

Might something like this be the answer? http://www.armorall.com/products/tires/ ... protectant

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Re: which tyres?

Postby ManyMinors » Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:22 pm

There isn't much choice of tyres - never mind "budget" tyres. I have run one of mine on Nankang tyres (155/80/14) for the 7 years since I bought it. I have replaced 2 of them due to wear but the other 2 were on it when bought and are still OK.

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Re: which tyres?

Postby JOWETTJAVELIN » Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:57 pm

Even 'quality' tyres crack before too long due to the constitution of modern rubber.
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Re: which tyres?

Postby stuffedpike20 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:23 am

Armorall is not the answer, cracking appears between the treads.
If you switch to 155 65 14 tyres there is a big choice. Is there a problem with fitting this size of tyre?

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Re: which tyres?

Postby Myrtles Man » Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:54 am

Ah, yes, I see - I was thinking sidewalls. :(

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Re: which tyres?

Postby SteveClem » Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:19 pm

I think that with the mileage most of us do in our Minors,a budget tyre will do just fine!
My tyres were fitted some years ago,still loads of tread but the rubber is looking a bit iffy. Changing them all soon.

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Re: which tyres?

Postby ManyMinors » Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:23 pm

stuffedpike20 wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:23 am
Armorall is not the answer, cracking appears between the treads.
If you switch to 155 65 14 tyres there is a big choice. Is there a problem with fitting this size of tyre?
Yes. They're the wrong size in terms of profile. this, in simplistic terms means that the sidewall won't be high enough - if that makes sense - so the tyre won't have the diameter it should and will also look wrong. It WILL fit - Some will say that a 155 section (the width) is a little too wide but in reality a lot of Minor owners fit that size without a problem. I wouldn't personally fit a 65 section tyre as it'll look wrong and you'll lower the overall gearing of the car due to the smaller rolling radius: The overall diameter will be less.

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Re: which tyres?

Postby Castanley » Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:53 pm

I ordered a set of Bridgestone B381 145/80 R14 from Pneus online. £55 each which I thought was pretty decent.
They seem to be a very close match profile-wise to the original crossplys I'm replacing. Just waiting to have them fitted so I can provide a fuller report once I've driven a few miles on them.

https://www.tyres-pneus-online.co.uk/ca ... -t-kz.html

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Re: which tyres?

Postby stuffedpike20 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:46 pm

I believe they are summer tyres, is that correct?
I would love to know if winter tyres are less prone to cracking between the treads because they are made of softer 'riubber'.

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Re: which tyres?

Postby geoberni » Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:21 pm

stuffedpike20 wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:46 pm
I believe they are summer tyres, is that correct?
I would love to know if winter tyres are less prone to cracking between the treads because they are made of softer 'riubber'.
The Bridgestone 381 is an All Season Tyre: https://www.halfordsautocentres.com/tyr ... r14-76t-kz
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Re: which tyres?

Postby stuffedpike20 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:34 pm

B381 Tyres listed on ebay are summer tyres. The tyres Chris put a link to are summer tyres.
Are winter tyres less prone to cracking between the treads??????????????


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