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Tires

 
 By: Weems@8 : November 6th, 2019-08:23
What if you need new tires for your car?
What if you bought tires who made your car driving like new?

Precious state of the art Goodyear.

Note: I am not an employer of Goodyear, or make an advertorial. Just an enthousiast user.

I thought Michelin and Continental was the best, but 1 is the king.

Compare to watches Goodyear is Longines. Affordable and from a quality to lick your fingers.

Tires: Vector 4 seasons with the 91V symbol which can handle cars with a topspeed of 240 km/h.

Have a happy drive to you all. 🚗



Never skimp on tyres! It’s 4 times 6sq inches that keep you on the road or off it.

 
 By: nomadgiles : November 6th, 2019-11:01
Match tyre attributes to your car, driving style, road types and average weather. I've used the same 4Seasons on 2 Audi’s for many years now and they’re most excellent on twisting corners and in wet & snow - in fact all conditions except maybe very hot weather (which doesn’t come round too often in Scotland) 
Happy & safe driving! 

thanks to reply

 
 By: Weems@8 : November 6th, 2019-11:16
I had the choi’s to take the Michelins cross climats.
The memories of Goodyear made me choose it.

I had cars without esp, traction control, and abs. The Goodyears were the answer to a safer drive in the rain.
But my current car is even grippy with worn out tires.

As nerdy i am, i have a Goodyear tyre as spare tyre.

Last but least, i live also in a rain country.
Not always.



I consider how I use my cars when choosing tires.

 
 By: Emil Wojcik : November 6th, 2019-12:08
My wife's Jeep is the car we use the most since it's always at the end of our driveway, it's just easier, so it's driven virtually every day by each of us. So that car gets the same type tires that were on it when new. If they were good enough for the manufacturer, they're good enough for me.

But my cars are all classics (I don't really consider a 1994 E420 'classic', but it is 25 years old). And even though the Mercedes and the Jag are both 'daily' drivers for me, I doubt I put over 1,000 miles a year on each of them, especially since I also drive the 356 and MGB when I have the chance. So the tires on these four get old and lose their flexibility and grip long before they even look slightly worn. So for my cars I usually pick whatever looks nice on the car, or softer tires that wear out quicker but grip the road better. None of these cars need to be capable of driving over 70 MPH for an extended period of time, or are ever driven anywhere near their limits--except maybe the 356 but it's limit is far less than any modern car--so I just don't see the need for anything more.




just like my brother

 
 By: Weems@8 : November 6th, 2019-13:00
He drive mostly classic cars.

He have no clue about tires, so he drive with worn out stuff and complain when a car had test negative and must be repaired.
He drove with an almost flat tire with his kids at the backseat.

Recent the spheres exploded, and he placed the spheres with normal springs. Spheres are Citroën hydraulic suspension parts. With it a car drive like a flying carpet.

On holiday he spoke with an garage owner who is interested to buy his Citroën DS Pallas 2.4 injection.

The car is victim of the rust devil, and it is case to sell quick. Interesting detail, the car have Jaeger gauges. But there is no Le coultre wink





This message has been edited by cazalea on 2019-11-08 05:58:40

There's no valid reason to drive on worn or old tires, even if they look new. It's not worth risking your life, or your passengers, or the lives of others around you.

 
 By: Emil Wojcik : November 6th, 2019-14:35
Mine are replaced when the're seven to ten years old regardless of how they look. I've always driven vintage cars but they've always been well maintained. Hopefully you can convince your brother to be more concerned about the potential dangers of improper maintenance and old tires. Show him this photo of this 356 after its tire blew out on the highway. The tires were old but not worn. The driver was lucky no other vehicles were involved and he was unhurt. It could have been much worse.






And this one, when 15 year old, hardened tires weren't able to grip the road, causing it to slide through an intersection and into another car (both photos from the 356 Registry forum).







Ouch! But you are right. 10 years old tires have to be changed. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : November 6th, 2019-14:40
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pain to see your 356 hurt

 
 By: Weems@8 : November 6th, 2019-15:33
I hope your 356 repaired.

I met a Porsche at the ring, and after the drive i was sold.




On my wishlist a Porsche 911 Carrera RWD with PDK.
The GT3 of the ringtaxi is a proper track car, so driving on a highway is like a horse in prison. The baby needs speed, made for it, and love it.

More of this experience:
Sure the GT3 have a great 450 horse power. It push strong, but i thought after that a power up boost is an good idea. If a GT3 get 50 horse more, why not?

The 356s in the photos, damaged from old tire failure, are not mine. I replace my tires regularly to avoid such situations. [nt]

 
 By: Emil Wojcik : November 7th, 2019-04:44
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technical

 
 By: Weems@8 : November 7th, 2019-14:09
Technical knowledge is necsesarry to own and use classic cars.

Replacements are no so easy if tires are discontinued!

 
 By: cazalea : November 8th, 2019-06:08
For example my Lotus M100 came with special Goodyear tires made specially for Lotus and matched to its suspension, in a particular, uncommon size. But only 300 cars were sold in North America so Goodyear stopped making the tires.

Now after going through 3 sets I have to run Michelin (the only tire that fits) which is “okay” but not great.

Likewise the old Lotus made to run tall skinny tires which are almost unobtainable.

Tire from my 2CV van, February this year.





Cazalea


Michelin is king for me. Never skimp on tires!!

 
 By: everso : November 6th, 2019-14:06
I agree that Goodyear are decent and so are Continental and Pirelli even but Michelin, for me has been by far the best on track and on the street for summer and winter tires.

I've been using Continental Extreme Contact DWS tires on my '08 Honda Civic . . .

 
 By: Dr No : November 7th, 2019-11:42
. . . for several years, which both perform and wear well.  Usually, performance and longevity are mutually exclusive qualities, but not so with Conti's DWS (dry wet snow) design.

Best,

Art

The major manufacturers recommend a tyre life of not more than 6 years. [nt]

 
 By: kjkt3 : November 7th, 2019-13:43
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almost 5 years under my car

 
 By: Weems@8 : November 7th, 2019-14:14
The replaced tires where almost 5 years old. Used 124000 km. original from the fabric of Honda in Swindon UK Michelin (2014)
And when i seen the tires, there was no slik surface. So i have good experiences with Michelin.

Of course they do

 
 By: cazalea : November 8th, 2019-06:18
Just as some watch manufacturers recommend overhaul every 4 years.

But 6 years is unreasonable on cars doing 100-1000 miles a year and kept in a garage.

Keeping the pressure right in spec is more important than people think; also gentle driving and regular inspections for bulges, damage or odd tread wear.

I picked up this unwanted visitor this week in the front tire of my only-2000-mile Chevy Volt. Luckily the dealer could repair and rebalance the tire.




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 By: Weems@8 : November 8th, 2019-10:08
That is a pinny guest.

Cars are vehicle’s made for.....
use as much as possible.
Rest is rust, so take on the wheel and go.

For cars who stay more in the garage than others, take a charger to keep the battery fit.

Past year i had an empty battery, cause of my christmas holiday, i do not drive.
The garage measure the battery and concluded that all was ok, but i drove just enough to refill the battery.
This year i bought a brandnew Bosch battery for diesels.