Tyres for +8.



Original Poster:

8 posts

260 months

Wednesday 25th June 2003
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Need to replace tyres on my plus 8; came from the factory in '95 with P600's which have done many miles and are 8 years old for goodness sake!
What is a good fit these days? I do have a P6000 spare which seems pretty good. I believe Yokohamas stick well but wear out more quickly: seems the usual spin off. Any suggestions?


18 posts

261 months

Thursday 26th June 2003
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We have just had a brand new Plus 8 35th Anniversary arrive. They are now fitted with Yokohama A539 tyres. We have just been appointed Morgan dealer for Leicestershire. Our parts department are constantly well stocked.




21 posts

260 months

Sunday 29th June 2003
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You don't say whether you have 15 or 16" wheels. If they are 16", read on:

I've had Pirelli P Zero Rossos for 30,000 miles on my 4.6 and really liked them. Stick like glue, very little wear during track days, excellent in the wet. On average I got about 14,000 miles out of a set, which is very good as this includes a fair bit of driving at Autobahn velocities. The P6/600/6000s were/are not well-matched to a Morgan chassis and the only reason to use them is if you get them cheap.

Recently I swapped my CWWs for CAWs which came with Conti SportContacts. The Contis tend to wander in a straight line and lock up more easily under hard braking. They also squeal a lot more (even shifting into 3rd). They are good in the wet but overall I don't rate them as highly as the P Zeros.

The Yoko A539s are supposedly pretty good although for serious driving I'd give the Yoko A032Rs a try. They are the control tyre for the Morgan Challenge race series. Not a lot of tread on those tyres, though, so I'm a bit suspicious about their ability to displace lots of standing water. I might try them if I can overcome my prejudice against having Jap tyres on my car.

If you're anywhere near Andover, call Micheldever Tyres. They'll save you a bundle on a set of four tyres, and they are one of the few places in the country able to balance centre-lock wheels properly.