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Now I know there has been a lot of debates about 185/70/15 v 195/65/15 for fitting to the TR6, Ive decided that I'm going the 185 route thinking the increased should height will give a slightly more compliant ride for my old bones BUT main choice here seems to be the Vredestien Sprint classic or the Michelin XWK i've no doubt that ultimately the Michelin is the better tyre but is it a 2 1/2 times better the the Vred tyre? I suspect not, and I think I know where I'm spending my money but anybody have any thoughts ?.

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Had Avons 185's two sets for the last six or so years really pleased.

 

I do drive it hard here & europe :rolleyes::rolleyes:

 

Not silly money either

 

Cheers

 

Mike B)

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I have the 185/70 15 vredestiens on my 3a (TR6 steel wheels) that I drive too and from the tr sprint and hill climb events and use on the events.

I think they are great road tyres and cope with what I throw at them on track too.

I know others use them and are very happy with them.

H

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What's a matter with the original fitment 165 80 15's. Much easier steering and you wouldn't have to tell your insurance company that you have nonstandard tyres fitted!

 

Cheers John

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165s are too narrow for 6" wheels, 5-1/2" being the limit.

 

I've got the Michelin XWX on my '250 with 6" Panasports. Much, much crisper than the 195/65 Pilots before and actually smoother at the same pressures ( 25/27 ). This may be the pinnacle fitment, but they are expensive ( price did come down $100 per this year ).

 

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Cheers,

Tom

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Hi all just asking what would best the best tyres for 6 inch wheels on a tr6 ,been told 195x15 ,sorry to hijack the thread.

Nick

I use 195/65/15 Yokohamas on mine and they are very good

Stuart.

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I use 195/65/15 Yokohamas on mine and they are very good

Stuart.

 

I have 195/65 Yokohamas on 15in Minators on my 2500 saloon and they have proven themselves to be very good. Been on since 2013 and done around 20,000 mostly hard miles in that time. All tyres still have at least 3-4mm tread, although the fronts are more worn on the edges and the rears more worn in the middle. Thinking about swapping the pairs front to back to even it out a bit, but as I say, very impressed with tyre performance on what is a much heavier car than a TR.

 

Matt

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I have 195/65 Yokohamas on 15in Minators on my 2500 saloon and they have proven themselves to be very good. Been on since 2013 and done around 20,000 mostly hard miles in that time. All tyres still have at least 3-4mm tread, although the fronts are more worn on the edges and the rears more worn in the middle. Thinking about swapping the pairs front to back to even it out a bit, but as I say, very impressed with tyre performance on what is a much heavier car than a TR.

 

Matt

What Pressure are you running in the Rear,you may just have too much as that is often the cause of Tread Wear in the Centre.

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I use 195/65/15 Yokohamas on mine and they are very good

Stuart.

Me too. 28 psi front and 24 rear at present.

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Me too. 28 psi front and 24 rear at present.

Me too, 28psi Fand R. And 1-9psi in the manifold

Peter

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Vredestien classic sprints 185x70x 15 for me and are in favour of a few in NLG. Drove around Spa in torrential rain with out a murmur and I was pushing it.Really impressed and felt like I was on the dry. I had 195x65x15 but wanted a tyre to fill out the wheel arch better and these do.

Regards Harry

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What Pressure are you running in the Rear,you may just have too much as that is often the cause of Tread Wear in the Centre.

 

Hi Niall,

I tend to use 30psi all round.

Matt

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I have the 185/70 15 vredestiens on my 3a (TR6 steel wheels) that I drive too and from the tr sprint and hill climb events and use on the events.

I think they are great road tyres and cope with what I throw at them on track too.

I know others use them and are very happy with them.

H

Are you using standard steering box or rack and pinion with the wider wheels?

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Are you using standard steering box or rack and pinion with the wider wheels?

For a sidescreen car for road use 165 is plenty wide enough.Especially with a standard steering box.

Stuart.

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Hi Niall,

I tend to use 30psi all round.

Matt

I was running 28 in a TR6 and had the same problem,now down to 26 with better results.

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I was running 28 in a TR6 and had the same problem,now down to 26 with better results.

 

I'll try knocking 1-2psi off and see if that has an effect.

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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

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Are you using standard steering box or rack and pinion with the wider wheels?

Hi I have a very good and precise steering box with bronze bushed steering arms.

 

It's only a bit heavy manovering in very tight spots. On the move it's fine.

 

(I had the 165 vredestiens on my previous classic an Sp250 and they where fine)

H

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Hi

......

Fatter 185/70R15 tyres are more for the point and squirt driver. they will cut down wheel spin and improve dry braking.

 

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Loads of people like a fatter tyre because they think it looks more hairy chested.

 

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Well this must be me then !!! Sprints and hillclimbs probably are "point and squirt"

And your experience and knowledge of your client base will I am sure have informed your hairy chested comment.

 

The xas and Cinturato are over priced in my humble opinion. And difficult to find.

Do you sell them Dougal. ?

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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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Sprint and hillclimb?? Avon ZZ's!!!!!!! CR36?????!!!???

 

Dougal will supply those too!!!

 

TB15's too.......

 

Tom

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