TR6 Tyres - Advice Please

TR6 Tyres - Advice Please

Author
Discussion

Adenauer

Original Poster:

18,074 posts

204 months

Wednesday 5th May
quotequote all
That's a lovely looking TR6, is it black? Never seen one in black before.

Looks like you have original seats in, which is refreshing, the Americans seem to be obsessed with fitting MX-5 seats to their cars, I find that a bit weird. Surely half the fun of a classic car is enjoying the idiosyncrasies of them, like the reassuring feeling of the headrest sitting in the middle of your back? biggrin

RATATTAK

7,033 posts

157 months

Wednesday 5th May
quotequote all
Thanks ... it's blue


Adenauer

Original Poster:

18,074 posts

204 months

Wednesday 5th May
quotequote all
Lovely, I do love a nice dark blue wink



hilly10

5,887 posts

196 months

Wednesday 5th May
quotequote all
Adenauer said:
Looks like you have original seats in, which is refreshing, the Americans seem to be obsessed with fitting MX-5 seats to their cars, I find that a bit weird. Surely half the fun of a classic car is enjoying the idiosyncrasies of them, like the reassuring feeling of the headrest sitting in the middle of your back? biggrin
I have MX5 seats in mine purely for comfort the original seats play havoc with my back. I do think that the Mk2 seats look better then original in the car, give me comfort over originality anytime

Adenauer

Original Poster:

18,074 posts

204 months

Wednesday 5th May
quotequote all
hilly10 said:
Adenauer said:
Looks like you have original seats in, which is refreshing, the Americans seem to be obsessed with fitting MX-5 seats to their cars, I find that a bit weird. Surely half the fun of a classic car is enjoying the idiosyncrasies of them, like the reassuring feeling of the headrest sitting in the middle of your back? biggrin
I have MX5 seats in mine purely for comfort the original seats play havoc with my back. I do think that the Mk2 seats look better then original in the car, give me comfort over originality anytime
Each to their own, etc. I like to keep cars as original as possible, including the discomfort that comes with it. biggrin

hilly10

5,887 posts

196 months

Wednesday 5th May
quotequote all
You would be surprised how many British owners have MX5 seats it’s not just an American obsession

Adenauer

Original Poster:

18,074 posts

204 months

Wednesday 5th May
quotequote all
hilly10 said:
You would be surprised how many British owners have MX5 seats it’s not just an American obsession
It's not right / holy. biggrin

Adenauer

Original Poster:

18,074 posts

204 months

Monday 10th May
quotequote all
Yertis said:
Interested in how you get on with these, please post a pic when they're on the TR thumbup
I'm a man of my word, it was lovely weather over here yesterday, so I took the old girl out for a little airing.

In the TR6 biggrin




Yertis

16,238 posts

234 months

Monday 10th May
quotequote all
Adenauer said:
I'm a man of my word, it was lovely weather over here yesterday, so I took the old girl out for a little airing.

In the TR6 biggrin



They look good. I'm unhappy with the handling of mine at the moment. I uprated the front ant-roll bar and changed the tyres at the same time. The car is now over-sensitive / unstable and I'm not sure whether it's the tyres or the ARB. I'm putting the original ARB back on to see how that changes things.


R TOY

1,649 posts

196 months

Tuesday 18th May
quotequote all
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!

I fitted these in 185/70 to replace the skinny 15yr old 165 Michelin’s on my tr5 . Michelin’s are a fortune, one corner was more than the Dimax set .
They look great on wires and very period .
I don’t suppose this will be any comfort while sliding backwards into a ditch but they actually seem pretty good , even though they are hardly bedded in .

R TOY

1,649 posts

196 months

Tuesday 18th May
quotequote all
Only just seen your latest post .
I would suggest giving the Dimax some time to bed in . All that nasty tread can play havoc with a light cars handling, I assume the tracking has been checked ?
As you say the tyres look great on a classic but you need to be happy with the handling.

Adenauer

Original Poster:

18,074 posts

204 months

Thursday 20th May
quotequote all
R TOY said:
Only just seen your latest post .
I would suggest giving the Dimax some time to bed in . All that nasty tread can play havoc with a light cars handling, I assume the tracking has been checked ?
As you say the tyres look great on a classic but you need to be happy with the handling.
The tracking was done as I had to have the tyres and the 'steering linkage rubber things'? biggrin changed for the MOT.

After driving it for the first time on the new tyres they did feel a bit twitchy, I dropped the pressures all round from 2.4 to 2.2 and they now feel fine. Very happy with them (until I fly backwards into a ditch, as you said). laugh