FU2!! (II)'s 30th birthday is coming up this year! Tyres?

FU2!! (II)'s 30th birthday is coming up this year! Tyres?

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paul.deitch

Original Poster:

1,654 posts

221 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Which means I can get a "H" registration and reduced taxes here in Germany.
It hasn't moved for at least 3 years now but I'm now getting ready for better weather.
And my kids are itching for a ride more than I am. smile

I don't think that the tyres are 30 years old but I have never changed them and they are as hard as hell.
Are there any current recommendations for only summer use?

v8s4me

6,834 posts

183 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Hi Paul thumbup

Dunlop Blue Response or Fast Response have always been popular for the 'S'. I have the Fast Response on the V8 because that one comes in 55 profile.

https://www.dunlop.eu/en_gb/consumer/tires/sport_b...

magpies

4,786 posts

146 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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There seems to be two main camps: 1. Dunlop BlueResponse and 2. Uniroyal RainSport5s (used to be 3's)

Both give good road holding and handling. I have Rainsport 5's on my Jag engined S1

mentall

395 posts

94 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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1990 S3C.
BluResponse here.
Total satisfaction.

v8s4me

6,834 posts

183 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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magpies said:
There seems to be two main camps: ........ and 2. Uniroyal RainSport5s
I don't drive in the rain laugh

fozzy280472

282 posts

112 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Bridgestone Turanza T001 , been pretty good all round for me .

paul.deitch

Original Poster:

1,654 posts

221 months

Thursday 4th March
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Thanks for all the feedback. I'll see what offers the local dealer has.

HvdWeerden

1,689 posts

164 months

Thursday 4th March
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sixor8

3,852 posts

232 months

Thursday 4th March
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v8s4me said:
magpies said:
There seems to be two main camps: ........ and 2. Uniroyal RainSport5s
I don't drive in the rain laugh
There's been many threads on other models of TVR and other cars too recommending the UR Rainsports. Because they are good in the rain, they are softer so grip well in the dry, but don't last as long. Unless you use your TVR for loads of mileage that isn't an issue.

AutoAndy

2,254 posts

179 months

Monday 8th March
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Another vote for Dunlop Blue Response - A -rated in the wet ..with a light weight car the wet is when it is most vulurable...plus they seem to work OK on track days.

If your tyre is over 7 years old then change it, no mater what the tread is like - they start to go hard then and this makes a big difference to their performance!

The age is indicated on the tyre itself...

Granturadriver

288 posts

225 months

Monday 8th March
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30 years ago the DOT numbers used to have 3 digits only! smile

paul.deitch

Original Poster:

1,654 posts

221 months

Monday 8th March
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So this will be week 12, 2006?


Old enough!