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> Time for new tires, Suggestions please , summer tires or so cal tires
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post Oct 31 2017, 01:51 PM
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Narrow or stock body fenders Car , 4 bolt real fuchs or 2liter wheels

Has 195/60r 15 on it now
Netto touring front (still tread enough but are like 8 years old )
Continental touring rear ( tread is pretty low also old but in good shape)


I beginning to realize a tire failure on these cars could be especially dangerous



Cause lets face it a 914 gets driven harder then
A toyota



I dont want to roll the fender lips and the clearance with current tire size is already tight


Budget pretty wide open since i want something reliable or high quality ?

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post Oct 31 2017, 02:10 PM
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See whats available in 195x65x15 or 205x60x15 unless you like the size you have. Both should fit a stock car with 2.0 Fuchs. Between whats available and some online reviews, you should be able to narrow it down pretty quickly.
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post Oct 31 2017, 02:29 PM
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www.tirerack.com is a good place to start some research

quite a few flavors in the sizes mentioned above
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post Oct 31 2017, 02:32 PM
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I bought Firestone Firehawk AS tires last week that still need to get mounted, but there is feedback about them and others in the thread below. They are one of a small group of "high performance all season" tires in 195/65 R15 and the tire rack reviews are pretty good. There are a few other similar tires on the tire rack in this size.

http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?sho...6241&st=40#
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post Oct 31 2017, 02:40 PM
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QUOTE(johnhora @ Oct 31 2017, 01:29 PM) *

www.tirerack.com is a good place to start some research

quite a few flavors in the sizes mentioned above




I thought about ordering from here
But wasn't sure 100% about size
And i never bought tires online before

I think they had some pirells for like 200 a tire
I was thinking about it (IMG:style_emoticons/default/screwy.gif)
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post Oct 31 2017, 02:47 PM
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QUOTE(thelogo @ Oct 31 2017, 04:40 PM) *

QUOTE(johnhora @ Oct 31 2017, 01:29 PM) *

www.tirerack.com is a good place to start some research

quite a few flavors in the sizes mentioned above




I thought about ordering from here
But wasn't sure 100% about size
And i never bought tires online before

I think they had some pirells for like 200 a tire
I was thinking about it (IMG:style_emoticons/default/screwy.gif)

We have a tire rack warehouse close by so we can pick up. They give shops a 15-20% discount so almost all our tires come from the rack.
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post Oct 31 2017, 02:48 PM
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Tire Rack is a great source and can have the tires drop shipped to your local tire store. They also have(had?) a list of recommended installers.

I’m running 195/65-15 on my car and have been quite happy with that size and looks.
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post Oct 31 2017, 02:49 PM
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This place is right down the road from me



Coker tires


Anybody know them

https://www.cokertire.com/
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post Oct 31 2017, 02:54 PM
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Conti Pro Contacts on mine. P195/65R15. They work fine, look right on my car and they're not expensive.
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post Oct 31 2017, 03:02 PM
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I have always had good luck with Tire Rack going back many years. Reviews on their site are accurate and even if you don't use them, they're a good place to check prices.
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post Oct 31 2017, 03:09 PM
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These are cool

https://simpletire.com/dunlop-p195-65r15-dp...DSABEgKvGfD_BwE

Look like moto tires ?
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post Oct 31 2017, 03:13 PM
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205/60s look a little like donuts on a 4 lug Fuchs wheel. My 6 x 15 five lug wheels hold the tire width better.

195s might be the call?

I'm running Yokohamas.
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post Oct 31 2017, 03:17 PM
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QUOTE(thelogo @ Oct 31 2017, 01:49 PM) *

This place is right down the road from me



Coker tires


Anybody know them

https://www.cokertire.com/


They are know for period correct tires using modern technology.
The XWX's are a period correct tire for the 914 but priced at $390 a tire!

maybe for a cw?
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post Oct 31 2017, 03:22 PM
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QUOTE(thelogo @ Oct 31 2017, 02:09 PM) *


Dunlop SP Sport 600
P195/65R-15
That looks like a pretty spiffy tire, if you get a set let us know how you like them!
I'm gonna need new rubber in 15k or so.
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post Oct 31 2017, 03:44 PM
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I agonized over sizes for a couple months. Did the research*, used all the tire calcs, so forth. Decided to go with Firehawk AS 195/60-15 as a compromise between the theoretically optimal size and some performance.

I've driven around several hundred miles recently, comparing indicated speedo to a GPS app for actual speed. With these tires the difference is less than 5%. For example, at a GPS-indicated speed of 72, I'm apparently actually doing 69 mph. Close enough for gov't work.

I'm using a recently-installed, known-good 120mph speedo I got from Garrold. Your miles-per-hour may vary... lol.

*From various source, our original 15" size was "165R15"? What, did we carry them on a pin mounted to a rack just behind the front fender, with a couple of "tire irons" held on with buckled-leather straps...?

Closest is apparently 195/65-15.
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post Oct 31 2017, 03:52 PM
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QUOTE(Larmo63 @ Oct 31 2017, 02:13 PM) *

205/60s look a little like donuts on a 4 lug Fuchs wheel. My 6 x 15 five lug wheels hold the tire width better.

195s might be the call?

(IMG:style_emoticons/default/agree.gif)

While 205 width tires are rated as ok on 5.5” wheels, they look too pinched on a wheel that narrow to me. I did like how the 195/65-15 fit both the car and the wheels.
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post Oct 31 2017, 04:22 PM
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Just go to America’s Tire, look at all there choices, fit a couple sizes and make your decision.

Easy as 1-2-3
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post Oct 31 2017, 05:08 PM
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QUOTE(GregAmy @ Oct 31 2017, 05:44 PM) *


*From various source, our original 15" size was "165R15"?


From what I recall, these are ever so slightly taller than a 165-85-15

QUOTE(GregAmy @ Oct 31 2017, 05:44 PM) *

What, did we carry them on a pin mounted to a rack just behind the front fender, with a couple of "tire irons" held on with buckled-leather straps...?



What, no side view mirror strapped to the top of the spare tire?
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post Oct 31 2017, 06:00 PM
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I decided to run Pirelli P4 195-65-15's on mine. Like one of the posters above, I figured it would be a good cross between performance and ride.

On tire rack, they are only $98.00 a piece as well.
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post Oct 31 2017, 06:35 PM
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QUOTE(mgphoto @ Oct 31 2017, 02:22 PM) *

QUOTE(thelogo @ Oct 31 2017, 02:09 PM) *


Dunlop SP Sport 600
P195/65R-15
That looks like a pretty spiffy tire, if you get a set let us know how you like them!
I'm gonna need new rubber in 15k or so.





Spiffy is right


Best non all season tires i see so far

The rest seem all pretty much same

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