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New tyre options (UK)

PostPost by: Grizzly » Tue May 30, 2017 2:36 pm

Just been linked to this which is interesting (the XZX don't come out very well) https://classicmotorsports.com/articles/retro-rubber/
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PostPost by: Bahamayellow » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:23 am

vincereynard wrote:Cheaper than XAS and original equipment once -

http://www.vintagetyres.com/item/117/16 ... --road--tl

They certainly look the part!

EDIT -

Apparently dearer than XAS!
http://www.vintagetyres.com/search?qs=L ... +1968-1973


I had aquajets on my Cooper S and they were awful.
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PostPost by: Grizzly » Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:22 am

Bahamayellow wrote:
I had aquajets on my Cooper S and they were awful.

Must admit i remember them being quite good but that was back in the early 80's so i guess tyres have progressed allot since then.
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PostPost by: 661 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:48 pm

After much deliberation have gone for Uniroyal rain expert 3 165/70 13. They've been good on the Beemer so I thought I'd give them a go on the Elan. Shame they call them rain experts as it perhaps implies they are pants in the dry, however, that's not my experience.
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