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> Time for new tires, Suggestions please , summer tires or so cal tires
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post Dec 4 2018, 05:24 PM
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QUOTE(bandjoey @ Dec 4 2018, 02:48 PM) *

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
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How much is the only detail you didn't mention? $
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post Dec 4 2018, 05:33 PM
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There are some decent performance-oriented tires in the 205/55/15 size at tirerack. I believe that is the OEM size front tire for the Elise.
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post Dec 4 2018, 05:39 PM
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Of all places, I checked Walmart’s site and they have tons of tires in 195/65-15. A friend just put the Cooper tires on his 911 and is quite happy with them.
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post Dec 4 2018, 05:46 PM
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QUOTE(thelogo @ Dec 4 2018, 03:24 PM) *
QUOTE(bandjoey) *
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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How much is the only detail you didn't mention? $
Google is your friend ... https://www.americastire.com/buy-tires/cont...contact/p/14001
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post Dec 6 2018, 10:26 AM
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So after taking a deeper dive and reaching out to some of the manufacturers via social media here is what I have found.

It seems all of the summer tires in a 195/65-15 are out of production, certainly all of the ones below are.

I did not reach out to Dunlop, but the aggressive looking SP SPORT 600 shown here:
https://simpletire.com/dunlop-p195-65r15-dp...DSABEgKvGfD_BwE

Looks like and all-season tread when I search for actual images in the wild:
https://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MjQ5WDQwMA==/z/W...8/$_20.JPG

Next up is the Toyo Proxes 1. Other than confirming it is discontinued, and offering me tires I already explained I didn’t want and why, they pretty much bailed on me.
Amazon has a few of them left:
https://www.amazon.com/Toyo-Proxes-Performa...e/dp/B076Y63NF2

I could not find actual pictures of this size in the wild, but suspect it looks like the Toyo Proxes C1S:
https://static.baza.farpost.ru/v/1487426191481_bulletin

The most helpful so far has been Accelera tires. They have confirmed that this tire has been out of production for 5 years.
https://americaswheel.com/195-65-15-acceler...mber=1200000046

I have asked them to confirm the UTQG. And a search for it in the wild confirms the aggressive tread pattern.
http://warriorbali.com/wp-content/uploads/...651-300x169.jpg

Can’t get hurt at this price either so I may give it a go.

Finally we have the Goodyear Excellence:
https://www.amazon.com/Goodyear-Excellence-...e/dp/B00F6I3QXE
https://www.samsclub.com/sams/goodyear-exce.../prod2390184.ip

Doesn’t do it for me and they are very expensive.

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post Dec 6 2018, 10:44 AM
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i have avon zt5's on mine. stick to the road like shit to a blanket. windy / twisty country & mountain lanes recently was an epic drive. mix of damp & dry surfaces didn't make a difference.

my golf (rabbit?) has them on too and that gets a thrashing sometimes, again lots of confidence in them.
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post Dec 6 2018, 11:09 AM
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I have been running Michelin Pilot Exalto 205x65x15" on my original steel 5.5" rims for several years. They have been outstanding in all season "spirited" driving conditions, and are a very close diameter match to original 165x15" but do rub a bit inside the well when turned to full lock. Came from Tire Rack as my usual source but don"t recall price.
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post Dec 6 2018, 01:33 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.


These do look interesting ... Only the 18" have a UTQG 3 . It is 200 .
If the 15s had the same rating I would be very interested
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post Dec 6 2018, 03:07 PM
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Anyone have an opinion on these? Looking to fit 195/50/15's.

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?ti...romCompare1=yes

Attached pic are tires I am selling. Bridgestone Potenza's 205/60/15


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post Dec 6 2018, 05:40 PM
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Anyone have an opinion on these? Looking to fit 195/50/15's.

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?ti...romCompare1=yes

Attached pic are tires I am selling. Bridgestone Potenza's 205/60/15

195/50 diameter is too small, looks bad, makes 1st gear useless, and adds a lot of revs at speed
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post Dec 6 2018, 05:42 PM
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QUOTE(Wyvern @ Dec 6 2018, 02:33 PM) *

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.


These do look interesting ... Only the 18" have a UTQG 3 . It is 200 .
If the 15s had the same rating I would be very interested


They don't have those ratings and don't look like the picture. See my post above
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post Dec 7 2018, 07:45 AM
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QUOTE(Jamie @ Dec 6 2018, 12:09 PM) *

I have been running Michelin Pilot Exalto 205x65x15" on my original steel 5.5" rims for several years. They have been outstanding in all season "spirited" driving conditions, and are a very close diameter match to original 165x15" but do rub a bit inside the well when turned to full lock. Came from Tire Rack as my usual source but don"t recall price.

I've also been running a 205x65x15 (but not as nice a tire) and I really like the size. It gets you pretty close to the original diameter and a bit bigger contact patch. Though on mine the sidewalls are a bit soft, which I can only tell when I AX the car.


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post Dec 7 2018, 07:48 AM
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Well....since I am going to be picking up my wheels from Weidman in the next week or two, I will begin looking for an appropriate tire for my Six. I had Weidman widen my deep sixes by 1" so they are now 15"x7" rims. They were widened on the back side so from the front the look 100% original for a deep six wheel. They are finished as factory too. I am in California so no snow and apparently not a lot of rain. Of course, I do not plan on driving in inclement weather, but other than that will drive the car regularly. I am thinking that a 215x65x15 would fit the rim well and look correct on the car. What do you all think? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/confused24.gif) My bias is a nice looking, performance tire- I love Michelins and have their new 4S Sport on my Audi S3 and it is a terrific tire.

Oh, in case you are wondering, I widened the wheels because with the 3.2 I thought having a tiny bit more rubber on the rear would be worth it. I did all 4 so I could rotate them. I had to leave the spare a stock deep six so it would fit the collapsable tire and still fit the trunk vertically. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
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QUOTE(Cairo94507 @ Dec 7 2018, 08:48 AM) *

Well....since I am going to be picking up my wheels from Weidman in the next week or two, I will begin looking for an appropriate tire for my Six. I had Weidman widen my deep sixes by 1" so they are now 15"x7" rims. They were widened on the back side so from the front the look 100% original for a deep six wheel. They are finished as factory too. I am in California so no snow and apparently not a lot of rain. Of course, I do not plan on driving in inclement weather, but other than that will drive the car regularly. I am thinking that a 215x65x15 would fit the rim well and look correct on the car. What do you all think? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/confused24.gif) My bias is a nice looking, performance tire- I love Michelins and have their new 4S Sport on my Audi S3 and it is a terrific tire.

Oh, in case you are wondering, I widened the wheels because with the 3.2 I thought having a tiny bit more rubber on the rear would be worth it. I did all 4 so I could rotate them. I had to leave the spare a stock deep six so it would fit the collapsable tire and still fit the trunk vertically. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)

I would have Harvey install the tires. He'll take the correct care with the wheels.
the 215x65 sound a little tall but it all depends on the look you are going for.
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So maybe, if it can be found, a 215x60x15? I like the idea of Harvey actually mounting the tires and balancing too. I will have to see what he suggests. Thanks Mark. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
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So maybe, if it can be found, a 215x60x15? I like the idea of Harvey actually mounting the tires and balancing too. I will have to see what he suggests. Thanks Mark. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)


If you can fit the 215, 60 would be the best sidewall ratio.
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QUOTE(Cairo94507 @ Dec 7 2018, 05:48 AM) *

Well....since I am going to be picking up my wheels from Weidman in the next week or two, I will begin looking for an appropriate tire for my Six. I had Weidman widen my deep sixes by 1" so they are now 15"x7" rims. They were widened on the back side so from the front the look 100% original for a deep six wheel. They are finished as factory too. I am in California so no snow and apparently not a lot of rain. Of course, I do not plan on driving in inclement weather, but other than that will drive the car regularly. I am thinking that a 215x65x15 would fit the rim well and look correct on the car. What do you all think? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/confused24.gif) My bias is a nice looking, performance tire- I love Michelins and have their new 4S Sport on my Audi S3 and it is a terrific tire.

Oh, in case you are wondering, I widened the wheels because with the 3.2 I thought having a tiny bit more rubber on the rear would be worth it. I did all 4 so I could rotate them. I had to leave the spare a stock deep six so it would fit the collapsable tire and still fit the trunk vertically. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)



^ This is the route I've been thinking about (I'm on Avon CR6ZZ 185/70s on deep sixes right now, and don't love the setup for a street car).

I think you will be rewarded with your 215/60 on 15x7 setup given your engine plans. That's the standard rear tire size for a 1984-1988 Carrera 3.2, at all four corners on a lighter car, and tires are better now than they were in the 1980s. And, with a strong 2.2, I am already thinking about wider tires—so you will probably want 205s or 215s. I too am partial to Michelin, but the 4S (running those on my 911) and A/S3 (which transformed my Abarth) aren't available in 914 sizing last I checked. In 215/60R15, I'd look at the P6000 N2 summer tires, and then the various Michelin offerings (though I think these are all passenger all-season tires).

I test fit a P6000 on a real 15x7R here (post #34/35): http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?sho...39516&st=20

It "fit" under stock fenders, but not really. Came to the conclusion that I'd need to move a brake line, space the wheel a bit more, and/or pull the fender. It can definitely be done, but I chickened out and came to the conclusion I'll stick with 6s and 185/70, 195/65, 205/60, or 205/55. Maybe 215s are something down the road. YMMV.

Another option to consider, if the fenders will accept them: 225/50R15 Toyos on your 7s. Will look pretty Ginther, but that's no bad thing…
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What don't you like about the CR6ZZ for street set-up?
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