TR6 Tyres - Advice Please

TR6 Tyres - Advice Please

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Adenauer

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18,074 posts

204 months

Tuesday 27th April
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Morning all,

I've done a search but the last thread on this was nearly 10 years ago and for a different size.

My TR6 sailed through it's MOT (TÜV) yesterday but did have one rather strong advisory, seeing as the tyres are 25 years old it was hardly surprising biggrin

It's a US spec. car so running on 185HR15.

The only real contender in that size over here in Germany is the Vredestein Sprint Classic, but at 250€ per corner it's not cheap.

Any other recommendations of tyre or places to buy in the UK, I can easily get them brought over.



Edited by Adenauer on Tuesday 27th April 11:13

Scrump

14,774 posts

126 months

Tuesday 27th April
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Those black circles ones are van tyres and have a high load rating, I would think the ride would be adversely affected with those.

How about these?:
https://www.vintagetyres.com/shop/tyres/retro-clas...

Or these which actually mention US spec TR6 :
https://www.blockleytyre.com/product/185vr15

plasticpig

12,567 posts

193 months

Tuesday 27th April
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They are van/ light truck tyres and will be absolutely horrible for a TR6.

Adenauer

Original Poster:

18,074 posts

204 months

Tuesday 27th April
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I've just seen that they are Van tyres and deleted the link but only after two of you already saw it laugh

Adenauer

Original Poster:

18,074 posts

204 months

Tuesday 27th April
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Scrump said:
Those black circles ones are van tyres and have a high load rating, I would think the ride would be adversely affected with those.

How about these?:
https://www.vintagetyres.com/shop/tyres/retro-clas...

Or these which actually mention US spec TR6 :
https://www.blockleytyre.com/product/185vr15
Those Blockley's look okay, never heard of them though and they're only slightly less than the Vredestein, which I've now found at 200€ per corner.

Adenauer

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18,074 posts

204 months

Tuesday 27th April
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Bloody hell, these are cheap and appear to be car tyres.

https://reifen.pkwteile.de/federal-6941995637069-1...

Scrump

14,774 posts

126 months

Tuesday 27th April
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Adenauer said:
Bloody hell, these are cheap and appear to be car tyres.

https://reifen.pkwteile.de/federal-6941995637069-1...
They do have the car load rating thumbup
Not listed on the UK site so I hope they fit a UK car wink

Edit: They are on the UK site (although out of stock) but at £265 each yikes
https://tyres.buycarparts.co.uk/federal-6941995637...

Edited by Scrump on Tuesday 27th April 11:27

Adenauer

Original Poster:

18,074 posts

204 months

Tuesday 27th April
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50 quid in Germany and 250 quid in the UK, well that's Brexit for you laugh

Can't go far wrong with them if I can get them at that price, or?

Adenauer

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18,074 posts

204 months

Tuesday 27th April
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Adenauer said:
50 quid in Germany and 250 quid in the UK, well that's Brexit for you laugh

Can't go far wrong with them if I can get them at that price, or?
My man over here in Germany told me they are trailer tyres and to stop being stupid and a cheapskate. laugh

fourfoldroot

479 posts

123 months

Tuesday 27th April
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Ive got vreidestein t-trac 2’s on my TR4. Had no problem whatsoever.
https://www.demon-tweeks.com/vredestein-t-trac-2-p...

Adenauer

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18,074 posts

204 months

Tuesday 27th April
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Ordered the Vredestein Sport Classics, you only live once, etc. biggrin

Magnum 475

2,423 posts

100 months

Wednesday 28th April
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Do you have the option to use 195/65 15s??

Not sure what profile the standard 185 is, but assuming it's a '70', then a 195/65 should have roughly the same diameter. I had to do this with a 944 - the fronts should have been 185/70/15, but there was nothing decent in that size, whereas 195/65/15 gave me loads of options.

InitialDave

8,929 posts

87 months

Wednesday 28th April
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If otherwise undefined, 185R15 would be 185/80R15.

Adenauer

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18,074 posts

204 months

Thursday 29th April
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InitialDave said:
If otherwise undefined, 185R15 would be 185/80R15.
That's what they are, sorry for not putting it in the opening post.

Yertis

16,238 posts

234 months

Friday 30th April
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Magnum 475 said:
Do you have the option to use 195/65 15s??

Not sure what profile the standard 185 is, but assuming it's a '70', then a 195/65 should have roughly the same diameter. I had to do this with a 944 - the fronts should have been 185/70/15, but there was nothing decent in that size, whereas 195/65/15 gave me loads of options.
I've got 195/65s on at the moment. I know that's technically correct WRT rolling radius etc but I think they make the car *look* a bit under-tyred. Might be just the tyres, but I think I'll try 195/70 next time. The guys in the US seem to run quite 'big' profile tyres.

Adenauer

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18,074 posts

204 months

Monday 3rd May
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I know this will probably be frowned upon, but I canceled the Vredesteins and ordered some ying yang ditch finders, they're on now and are really good.

The way I look at it is that the tyres I've been running were 25 years old so not exactly 'safe' anyway, and I only take the TR6 out for weekend jaunts and these don't involve going mad and drifting around the local roads. I also never go out in the wet.

Radar Dimax Classic 185/80/15. They're basically a copy of the original tyres and at 60€ per corner cheap as chips. They have a nice 'classic' branding on the sidewall and first impressions are that they are perfectly good for a classic car.

I'm bloody glad I had them all changed as when the guy did it he found that the front right didn't have an inner tube, all the others did!


Yertis

16,238 posts

234 months

Tuesday 4th May
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Adenauer said:
I know this will probably be frowned upon, but I canceled the Vredesteins and ordered some ying yang ditch finders, they're on now and are really good.

The way I look at it is that the tyres I've been running were 25 years old so not exactly 'safe' anyway, and I only take the TR6 out for weekend jaunts and these don't involve going mad and drifting around the local roads. I also never go out in the wet.

Radar Dimax Classic 185/80/15. They're basically a copy of the original tyres and at 60€ per corner cheap as chips. They have a nice 'classic' branding on the sidewall and first impressions are that they are perfectly good for a classic car.

I'm bloody glad I had them all changed as when the guy did it he found that the front right didn't have an inner tube, all the others did!

Interested in how you get on with these, please post a pic when they're on the TR thumbup

hilly10

5,887 posts

196 months

Tuesday 4th May
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I run Avon 205 65 slight rub on full lock but other than that no problems

Adenauer

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18,074 posts

204 months

Wednesday 5th May
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Yertis said:
Interested in how you get on with these, please post a pic when they're on the TR thumbup
They're on and look spot on thumbup I'll take a picture at the weekend unless it rains.

Another way of looking at it is if they were a normal size they'd be the same price per corner as a Kuhmo or a Continental, and I'm not paying four times more for a name just because they're an oddball size.


RATATTAK

7,033 posts

157 months

Wednesday 5th May
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I have a full set of Avons spare at the moment. I took them off because I wanted thin whitewall on my TR