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I realise my tyres must be more than 20 years old and it shows. While they look good and still have plenty of tread having done relatively few miles over that period, the ride is hard with lots of different vibrations over the speed range. What modern tyres do members prefer and are there any recommended suppliers/fitters in the Malvern/Hereford/Worcester area?

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Choice of tyres in 185/70 x 13 is pretty limited these days, especially for H or higher speed rating - see Camskill for example

 

https://www.camskill.co.uk/m73b0s367p0/Car_Tyres_-_MPV_Tyres_-_People_Carrier_Tyres_-_13_inch_R13_inch_-_185_70_13_185_70R13

 

I've found the Uniroyals outstanding in other applications, if your insurers are happy with a T speed rating . . . .

 

or try Vintage tyres - http://www.vintagetyres.com/search?qs=%5B185%2F70R13%5D

 

or Longstone - http://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/search

 

Otherwise it's switch to a larger diameter road wheel.

 

Cheers

 

Alec

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Keith,

 

What sort of driving do you do, such long lived tyres indicate you are quite gentle on tyres and do not need something special?

 

Alan

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Hi Alec, did you notice we'd moved at long last? Thanks for the information. I'll check the wheel size. They are Alleycat alloys which I'd like to keep. I think they are 185s though.

 

Hi Alan. I think that's down to doing so few miles over the years rather than me being gentle on tyres. My daily driver gets through a few.

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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

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There are many aspects of life that might be to recognise than to define in words, rules or regulations.

 

When it comes to classic cars, enthusiast owners and specialist suppliers enjoy a symbiotic relationship - neither can survive for long without the other . . . .

 

I'd suggest that most classic petrolheads are sufficiently astute as to be able to discern between a supplier offering shedloads of sound advice for the hell of it, simply because that's the sort of guy he is . . . . . and on the other hand someone who sees a Forum as nothing more than another advertising medium to be milked for all its worth.

 

I'd also suggest that most of our suppliers might fall somewhere between the two extremes, depending what day of the week it is and what they had for breakfast after last night's beer. And they won't always hit just the right tone, either.

 

Come on, we're big grown up boys and girls, if Dougal gets carried away with his own views we aren't going to take his indisputably knowledgeable offerings as gospel, we know he has a commercial motive too - and he doesn't attempt to conceal that commercial element. Fine, no problem.

 

As for Pirelli, Itsa Italian Itsa Rubbish as an Italian race mechanic I worked with long ago used to explain dozens of times every day - but then the poor sod did have to work on Italian race cars every day. Crapiti he used to call them, Italian race cars that is, a term that pretty much sums up my personal opinion of Pirellis . . . . . and I've driven a fair few Pirelli variations in almost 50 years.

 

But hey, different strokes for different folks, if you love Pirellis that's fine by me . . . . . and sorry Neil but your refrain harping on about commercial input has gone stale. Can it, we can make our own minds up, thanks a bunch.

 

Cheers,

 

Alec

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Keith

 

I use a very good fitter balancer near Malvern, he is happy to get what ever tyres you want, also happy to fit and balance if you supply.

 

Check the size of the Alleycats, if they are wider than the standard TR7 rims, then you have a lot more choice in tyres, its just getting anything decent in 185 13 that is a problem.

 

Alan

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https://www.123pneus.fr/cgi-bin/rshop.pl?dsco=125&sowigan=&Breite=185&Quer=70&Felge=13&kategorie=6&Marke=&ranzahl=4&search_tool=standard&rsmFahrzeugart=ALL&suchen=--Recherche--

 

My choice would go to the Hancook K715 : old school look/shape , confortable ride, very predictable tyre.

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