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> Time for new tires, Suggestions please , summer tires or so cal tires
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post Oct 31 2017, 06:55 PM
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This look cool and expensive

My luck they would rub , 205/50 15


http://m.nittotire.com/competition-tires/n...ad-course-tire/
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post Oct 31 2017, 07:19 PM
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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.

Not sure about the legitimacy of that listing, as those tires only come in one size (245/40 R18) and they are $345/tire per the Dunlop website.

http://www.dunloptires.com/en-US/tires/sp-sport-600-tires
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post Oct 31 2017, 08:28 PM
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The majority of my tire purchases are from Tire Rack. Shipping is from NV to CA so there is no applicable sales tax, but the cost of shipping makes it a wash. They can drop ship to ASAP Tire that is a mobile installer that comes right to you in a van with full mounting and balancing capabilities. Super Convenient.

Tire Rack also includes full road hazard warranty with all purchases which is another value added. They also advised against the Dunlops and Yokohamas as being an older design and not offering better performance for the increased cost.

For whatever reason the set of General Altimax RT 43s on my 914 were less money at America's Tire at $64.00 per, but a real pain in the ass to go hang out there while their installers move at a snails pace.

Tire size is 195 65 15s and the Altimax RT 43s are quite good for the price, keeping in mind that noise level and wet performance are irrelevant as the car is only driven on nice days with the roof off.




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post Oct 31 2017, 08:42 PM
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QUOTE(ThreeV8s @ Oct 31 2017, 06:19 PM) *

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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.

Not sure about the legitimacy of that listing, as those tires only come in one size (245/40 R18) and they are $345/tire per the Dunlop website.

http://www.dunloptires.com/en-US/tires/sp-sport-600-tires

Well, the Simpletire page shows 3 sizes, including the big 18”. Wouldn’t surprise me if Dunlop’s webpage doesn’t get updated regularly.

And MSRP for tires is one of the biggest jokes out there. Street prices of most tires are a small fraction of the official MSRP.

Actually, if it really is available, I like it. Nice to see a modern summer tire in this size.
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post Nov 1 2017, 12:09 AM
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problem with online order is that you still have to get them mounted and balanced. I’ve found that if I find a tire on tire rack, go to a shop and ask for their best price, their out the door price (tax, mount balance, warranty) is usually close (sometimes less) than tire racks price for tires and shipping.

I just went to Tucker Tire out here in OC (after hearing so many recos), Out the door they were over 100 less that TR price before shipping. I think I’m a customer for life now...
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post Nov 1 2017, 10:12 AM
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QUOTE(arne @ Oct 31 2017, 10:42 PM) *

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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.

Not sure about the legitimacy of that listing, as those tires only come in one size (245/40 R18) and they are $345/tire per the Dunlop website.

http://www.dunloptires.com/en-US/tires/sp-sport-600-tires

Well, the Simpletire page shows 3 sizes, including the big 18”. Wouldn’t surprise me if Dunlop’s webpage doesn’t get updated regularly.

And MSRP for tires is one of the biggest jokes out there. Street prices of most tires are a small fraction of the official MSRP.

Actually, if it really is available, I like it. Nice to see a modern summer tire in this size.

I called simpletire out of curiosity since my new tires haven't been mounted yet. They called the warehouse to verify that they have 46 tires, some with date codes back to 2016. I couldn't find these tires anywhere else in the US or much information about them. Could be an interesting choice being that they are summer tires, but hard to say. Dunlop makes some great tires and some that are not. Probably a risk worth taking at that price.
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post Nov 1 2017, 02:49 PM
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Just seem to me like everyone here has settled
For all seasons tires


I just think if any car could benefit from summer or
Performance tires

Its a 914


As im finding out its a bit of a challenge finding
Tires this small in anything but all season

Or touring



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Shout out to the cheap sob
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post Nov 1 2017, 03:26 PM
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QUOTE(thelogo @ Nov 1 2017, 01:49 PM) *

Just seem to me like everyone here has settled
For all seasons tires

For year-round driving here in Western Oregon, yes, I do use all seasons, even on my 911. I drive too much in the cold and wet to not do so.

If I lived in SoCal, I’d be looking for summer tires, for sure. Which is why those Dunlops seem worth a look.
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post Nov 1 2017, 10:38 PM
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Yeh i wouldn't think a 911 in w.Oregon winter
Would do to well with summer tires

But in l.a i think i could get away with it

Although ive never had a car with summer tires maybe these

https://m.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?gcli...0171102050058:s
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QUOTE(ThreeV8s @ Nov 1 2017, 11:12 AM) *

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QUOTE(ThreeV8s @ Oct 31 2017, 06:19 PM) *

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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.



Not sure about the legitimacy of that listing, as those tires only come in one size (245/40 R18) and they are $345/tire per the Dunlop website.

http://www.dunloptires.com/en-US/tires/sp-sport-600-tires

Well, the Simpletire page shows 3 sizes, including the big 18”. Wouldn’t surprise me if Dunlop’s webpage doesn’t get updated regularly.

And MSRP for tires is one of the biggest jokes out there. Street prices of most tires are a small fraction of the official MSRP.

Actually, if it really is available, I like it. Nice to see a modern summer tire in this size.

I called simpletire out of curiosity since my new tires haven't been mounted yet. They called the warehouse to verify that they have 46 tires, some with date codes back to 2016. I couldn't find these tires anywhere else in the US or much information about them. Could be an interesting choice being that they are summer tires, but hard to say. Dunlop makes some great tires and some that are not. Probably a risk worth taking at that price.


I don't normally dig up old threads, but has anyone actually purchased these tires?

I will need tires in the spring and am determined to stay on 195/65R15's but want a summer tire if they exist.

I have found a couple of other unicorns (sticky tires offered in 195/65 that are not on the manufacturers site) and contacted the manufacturers, but have not heard back yet.

I don't really trust a distributor to say they have them only to find out what they have is not what is pictured and then have to go through the disappointment and return shipping hassle.

Thanks,

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195/65x15 for handling and overall performance, 165x15 for original ride, and smoothness (wider tires feel the bumps more)

Do not put 205/60x15 on the stock 5.5 because they bulge off the rims too much and cause the Jello effect when entering and exiting curves. (even with a high speed tire with strong sidewalls)


quote name='thelogo' date='Oct 31 2017, 12:51 PM' post='2543934']
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 Dec 3 2018, 07:33 PM
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I ended up with cooper cs4 s

195,65,15
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Im thinking of giving these a shot when my bumblebee goes back together.

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?ti...C&tab=Specs


Modern summer compound in a vintage mold and proper size. Also 195s are to wide for stock 914 wheels. Having a tread width wider than your wheel width negatively impacts handling. Stick with in the 155-185 range depending on what wheel you are running.


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I typically ran 195/65-15 on 5.5" wheels on the 'BB' (2.1L). Really liked the Kumho tires .... they have a nice grip, wear well and they're not real expensive.

I'm gonna try out Pirelli P6 185/65-15 on the '71 as it's only a 1.9L - maybe a little more nimble ride than 195s.

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The only real "performance" tires are 205/50-15s. The rest are all "all season" compromise tires that, while said, are still 1000% better than 165 radials or period correct bias ply tires, but nothing to write home about if performance is the goal.

My -6 has 14" rims... and the only street performance tire is the Falken Azenis 615 blah blah in a 195/60-14.

Choices are limited for a 50 year old car. The only reason 205/50-15s are still available is the Miata.
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The only real "performance" tires are 205/50-15s. The rest are all "all season" compromise tires that, while said, are still 1000% better than 165 radials or period correct bias ply tires, but nothing to write home about if performance is the goal.

My -6 has 14" rims... and the only street performance tire is the Falken Azenis 615 blah blah in a 195/60-14.

Choices are limited for a 50 year old car. The only reason 205/50-15s are still available is the Miata.


This is why I brought this thread back to life Dave.

I like the way the car looks with 15" rims and 195/65's are close to the original diameter, which is great for gearing, the speedo, and the proper amount of sidewall on and old car (IMO). I will also agree with George that 205's are too wide for stock rims and 205/50's have an almost 2" smaller diameter than 195/65's.

I want a tires with an aggressive looking summer tread, and more grip than all-season tires have.

I do a few AX days every year, but do not want to buy/bring/change a second set of rims with low profile HP tires. Yes I can and have on all-season tires, but don't see anything wrong with wanting more grip.

While I will agree there are no DOT R-Spec tires in 195/65 I have found what I am calling "unicorn" 195/65 summer tires.

The Dunlop 600 tires posted last year is one example - there are others!

So I was wondering/hoping someone actually purchased a 195/65 summer tire that they can report on....
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The RT43s are also available in 185/65r15 at reasonable prices. Good fitment on 5.5" wheels with providing what should be adequate fender clearance.
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Comparisons ...

Dry & wet roads:

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?ti...-Speed+Rated%29



Ice & snow:

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/videoD...amp;videoID=478
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Continental PureContact™
Good buy at Discount Tire. As a daily driver and one long event a year, it's a great tire. 70k life, 60 day free trial, and 3 years roadside for flats. H 130mph rated
195-65-r15

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