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Blockley tyres for a Plus 2

PostPost by: Bigbaldybloke » Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:05 pm

Has anyone tried the Blockley 165 x 13 V rated radial tyres on a plus 2
I’m not interested in people telling me to fit Michelin xas tyres or Pirelli cn36, I’ve read all the comments on here about their merits, I’m interested in any experience people have actually using the Blockley tyres
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:54 am

There’s some info on this short thread:

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/top ... &t=1338896

Why not contact Dougal on here who owns Longstone Tyres I’m sure he’d be helpful.
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PostPost by: rcraven » Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:17 am

I don't think Longstone deal with Blockleys/Majzub
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PostPost by: Bigbaldybloke » Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:47 pm

Thanks for the link Steve, the piston heads article was very interesting.
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PostPost by: k00pa » Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:21 pm

I've had them on mine for a couple of months and I've nothing but positive things to say about them. Low speed steering had been transformed as the previous tyres were 185/70R13 and the steering wheel is a smaller-than-original Momo - it used to be hard work to steer. At speed they feel secure and predictable. They look perfect on the car, they were manufactured this year and they cost a fraction of the price of the viable alternatives. As an added bonus, the people at Blockley are a pleasure to deal with - especially the proprietor, Julian Majzub.

As far as I'm concerned they are the only sensible choice for anyone with a +2 running original-sized wheels.

Hope that helps.

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PostPost by: k00pa » Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:34 pm

Bigbaldybloke wrote:Has anyone tried the Blockley 165 x 13 V rated radial tyres on a plus 2


Note that they are speed-rated "H" rather than "V". I don't think they do a V rated tyre in that size.
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PostPost by: alan.barker » Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:18 am

Imho "H" is ok to 130MPH. I've had 3 different +2 Elans and never had more than about 115 MPH out of them. :mrgreen:
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PostPost by: Bigbaldybloke » Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:35 am

I believe original spec was H rated anyway, I just didn’t want the T rating that everyone kept offering me
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PostPost by: k00pa » Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:19 am

Bigbaldybloke wrote:I believe original spec was H rated anyway

It was, yes.

If you want the original size and speed rating and you don't want to pay over £200 a corner, then the Blockleys are the only option.
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