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  1. Here's where you get new ones http://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/page/triumph-tr6if your near by please pop in and we can do free fitting and check your tyre age if you like. We are also doing it in French too https://www.longstonetires.fr/pneu-voiture-collection/triumph/tr6.html Please try the French web site it has better and easier to compare pictures of the tread patterns
  2. Hi For any French members out there we are developing a French web site https://www.longstonetires.fr/pneu-voiture-collection/triumph.html I hope this is a helpful fitment guide
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    Hi They aren't difficult to find. just ask any classic tyre dealer. Yep we sell them http://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/page/165vr15-pirelli-cinturato-cn36-n4.html & http://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/page/165hr15-michelin-xas.html And we ship them all over the world. (The world just gets smaller) unconventional tyre sizes manufactured to the highest standards in small batches I'm afraid do amount to a large credit card bill. I can justify the price, but it is the sort of amount that does bruise your bank balance.
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    Tyres

    Hi Yes it will be nicer to drive on a 165HR15. It will be more comfortable and progressive with a faster turn in. just all round lighter and more sprightly. Fatter 185/70R15 tyres are more for the point and squirt driver. they will cut down wheel spin and improve dry braking. You can stretch a 165 onto a 6" rim, but it would be better on a 5.5" or 5" really. Loads of people like a fatter tyre because they think it looks more hairy chested. this is an interesting article comparing the options of tyre in the size 185/70VR15. http://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/page/classic-porsche-tyres that article is from an independent German magazine so it doesn't have a side. to be honest i was stunned when they rated the Vredestein over the Michelin, but that is only in the wet, I wonder what the date codes on the Michelin were? I have taken Vredestein off 2 cars and fitted Michelin XAS (not the XWX they are testing) and they miles better. Personally if i had a TR6 i would fit either 165HR15 Michelin XAS http://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/page/165hr15-michelin-xas.htmlor 165VR15 Cinturato CN36 http://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/page/165vr15-pirelli-cinturato-cn36-n4.html I have driven my friends TR6 that we fitted with the 185/70VR15 Cinturato CN36 (because he had 6" rims) and they were great tyres. the fact it is a period Tyre still keeps its handling pretty progressive even though it is a little over tyred. however it was just miles nicer than driving on a 195/65R15
  5. Hi Can i suggest that for the first time there is a truly good and suitable tyre for your car that is available at a sensible price http://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/page/185-70vr13-pirelli-cinturato-cn36.html Everything else is a modern tyre that happens to be the right size except the Michelin XDX http://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/page/185-70vr13-michelin-xdx.htmlwhich is again brilliant. the advantage of fitting either of these tyres is that you are fitting a tyre that is developed in period to suit a car with your kind of set up. Er, they do cost a bit more though. Dougal Longstone Tyres
  6. I thought you might be interested in this PM i received Hi Dougal What are your recommendations for changing tubes and rim tapes? Do you recommend changing them at each tyre change baring in mind that tyre changes for us are normally forced by age considerations rather than wear. It is sort of discretionary. tyre and inner tube manufacturers say change tubes every time you change a tyre. I would also suggest that when a tyre is 10 years old it has had it. I would suggest the same rule applies for tubes. I change my tubes every time i change a tyre, baring in mi8nd with my racing car i change the rear tyres 3 times a year. I suppose we all accept that if money were no object we would change our tubes regularly. However, money predominantly is a big object. Tubes do wear. if you imagine the bit of the inner tube that presses against where the tyre sits on the rim, that is the area that wears most. So if you are happy that the tube you have isn't too old and it is a good quality one then you can inspect that area for wear (it looks like it has sort of been nibbled). you can find it because there will be a line running round the inside circumference of the tube that you can follow round starting from the valve stem. this is the most likely area to get wear. However; if in doubt fitr a new tube. It always rains when you are on the side of a road with a puncture. we encourage our customers to fit Michelin http://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/page/classic-tyre-inner-tubes they are £ 12 + VAT at present. I think that is good to say it is a Michelin product
  7. Hi I received this PM and i thought you might be interested in it. Hi Dougal What are your recommendations for changing tubes and rim tapes? Do you recommend changing them at each tyre change baring in mind that tyre changes for us are normally forced by age considerations rather than wear. It is sort of discretionary. tyre and inner tube manufacturers say change tubes every time you change a tyre. I would also suggest that when a tyre is 10 years old it has had it. I would suggest the same rule applies for tubes. I change my tubes every time i change a tyre, baring in mi8nd with my racing car i change the rear tyres 3 times a year. I suppose we all accept that if money were no object we would change our tubes regularly. However, money predominantly is a big object. Tubes do wear. if you imagine the bit of the inner tube that presses against where the tyre sits on the rim, that is the area that wears most. So if you are happy that the tube you have isn't too old and it is a good quality one then you can inspect that area for wear (it looks like it has sort of been nibbled). you can find it because there will be a line running round the inside circumference of the tube that you can follow round starting from the valve stem. this is the most likely area to get wear. However; if in doubt fitr a new tube. It always rains when you are on the side of a road with a puncture. we encourage our customers to fit Michelin http://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/page/classic-tyre-inner-tubes they are £ 12 + VAT at present. I think that is good to say it is a Michelin product
  8. I don't have any historic evidence. However we did have a customer that insisted on fitting 205/70VR15 tyres, against our strong recommendations, and of course heaving a 205 section didn't handle very well, but with the 70% profile it also rubbed. My understanding is that it could be different for US cars. in that they might have been set up to fit a bigger tyre.
  9. Hi I'm sorry guys, but the choice to fit 195/65 tyres on a TR6 would only be made because of price. they don't handle as well with over sized tyres. i don't know if you have wire wheels or not, but you should not fit a 65% profile tyre with an inner tube. you might find this interesting http://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/page/triumph-tr6
  10. Hi can i suggest that characteristics like snap overseer are enhanced by oversize tyres. keeping the tyres fitted that triumph knew were right will make the car more predictable. When it comes to what brand to fit i would suggest this might be of interest to you https://docs.google.com/viewerng/viewer?url=http://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/image/longstone/english-website/porsche/porsche-classic-article.pdf
  11. Hi thanks for that. I will up date our web site
  12. Could i just ask what pressure you guys are running your TR2, TR3 and TR3A at?
  13. 195/65R15 is a cheap way of getting a tyre with approximately the correct diameter. Howerver it won't handle very well, unless you dramatically modify your car and compromise on comfort and progressive handling. and you should not fit inner tubes into a 65% tyre.
  14. What i know about tyre pressure is that testing is the answer to getting the pressure right for you. and the good news is; it's free less pressure gives comfort and (sort of) grip, ie less wheel spin. Higher pressure improves directional stability more progressive predictable handling. but it is a balance, so if you have too much understeer, either increase your front tyre pressure or let your rears down a bit! tyre dealers tend to encourage you to run higher pressures because there is less chance of a tyre failure, and often car manufacturers go for lower pressures to make the car have a more comfortable ride. if you would like some more sweeping generalizations please let me know.
  15. I don't think many of you chaps actually fitt a 155Hr15. However, i am about to run out of the Cinturato 155Hr15, but i expect to get more next month.
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