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Pat.L Silver Member Patrick Ledford
New Wilmington, PA, USA   USA
Fellow local club member posted this on our club's mail list. No idea to how good these are but I thought I would share the website. I believe they come in other sizes also.

https://www.performanceplustire.com/tires-for-sale/vitour-tires/formula-2/so:prpop:ty:Tire:ts:21550-13/



Patrick
1980 TR8 DHC TPVDV8AT209637
1957 TR-3 Under restoration TS20462LO
Western Pennsylvania Triumph Association
TWOA

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FrankieD Frank D'Angelo
King George, VA, USA   USA
I was just shopping online for tires today. These look good enough, but not sure the standard 13 inch TR wheel can accommodate a 215 width. I see they also come in 195. That may be a better fit.

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Rover827 Rich Truett
Berkley, MI, USA   USA
1979 Triumph TR7 "Haggis"
1981 Triumph TR8
1982 Triumph TR8
I'd steer clear of Chinese tires.

I just tossed 4 brand new ones that came on my second-hand Mini Cooper.

Some, if not most, brands of Chinese tires have serious quality issues.

I am not trusting my car and my life to Chinese tires. The Chinese have a long way to go before I am convinced their tires are safer enough to trust.

Meanwhile, these are a good alternative:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-New-Toyo-Extensa-A-S-P185-70R13-85S-Tires/362568381226?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

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Darth V8R Vance Navarrette
Beaverton, OR, USA   USA
1980 Triumph TR7 Drophead "The Great Pumpkin"
1980 Triumph TR8 "Wedgie"
In reply to # 1600335 by Rover827
I am not trusting my car and my life to Chinese tires. The Chinese have a long way to go before I am convinced their tires are safer enough to trust.

+1

Vance



1980 Platinum Metallic TR8, frame off restoration, complete.
1980 Vermilion TR7 Sprint replica, in progress.

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sliproc Kevin Quistberg E
Long Beach, CA, USA   USA
Same goes for Chinese wheel bearings, they're crap.

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POW Peter Wirth
HEBRON, NH - New Hampshire, USA   USA
I've actually had pretty good luck with Chinese tires (Taiwan) Last set was SONAR, don't like the stupid name but the tires were pretty responsive. Had good luck with Chinese wheel bearings for both my VW Golf and my GMC pickup too. Those Toyo Tires look good but only 'S' speed rating. A TR 8 aught to be wearing 'H' rated sneakers. - Pete

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Darth V8R Vance Navarrette
Beaverton, OR, USA   USA
1980 Triumph TR7 Drophead "The Great Pumpkin"
1980 Triumph TR8 "Wedgie"
In reply to # 1600454 by POW I've actually had pretty good luck with Chinese tires (Taiwan) Last set was SONAR, don't like the stupid name but the tires were pretty responsive. Had good luck with Chinese wheel bearings for both my VW Golf and my GMC pickup too. Those Toyo Tires look good but only 'S' speed rating. A TR 8 aught to be wearing 'H' rated sneakers. - Pete

When I think of "China" I am thinking of the People's Republic, as opposed to Republic of China (Taiwan).

I would be OK with ROC tires. It is PRC tires that I will not put on my car.

Vance



1980 Platinum Metallic TR8, frame off restoration, complete.
1980 Vermilion TR7 Sprint replica, in progress.

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sheppjr Richard Sheppard
Huntsville, AL, USA   USA
I purchased a set of BF Goodrich Raidal TAs for my 78 TR7 coupe a few months ago from Simpletire.com. Turned the raised white letters in. Great riding 205 60 13 tire



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2019-03-15 01:11 PM by sheppjr.

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lgray001 Larry Gray
Lexington, VA, USA   USA
1976 Triumph TR7 "POS-2"
1979 Triumph TR7 "The Money Pit"
I purchased some Federal 205/60R13 aggressive tread tires from a racing organization in NC, but now I see they are sale from Easy Tire:


https://www.tires-easy.com/205-60-13/federal-tires/ss-595/tirecode/140H3A


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nick Silver Member nick m
Bend, OR, USA   USA
purchased some Federal 205/60R13 aggressive tread tires from a racing organization in NC, but now I see they are sale from Easy Tire:


https://www.tires-easy.com/205-60-13/federal-tires/ss-595/tirecode/140H3A

Larry, you must have gotten the last 4. They show out of stock confused smiley

Some alternatives:
https://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireSearchResults.jsp?zip-code=97703&width=205/&ratio=60&diameter=13&rearWidth=255/&rearRatio=40&rearDiameter=17



nick



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2019-03-16 07:01 PM by nick.

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TR8todd Todd Kishbach
Mass, USA   USA
1977 Triumph TR7 "Rally Fraud"
1978 Triumph TR8
1979 Triumph TR7
1980 Triumph TR8    & more
Those tires were not suppose to be sold to the general public. They are the spec tire for the Legends car racing series. As far as I know they were never DOT certified. Things may have changed over the last couple of years thou. Excellent tire non the less and they were priced at $100 each. Came with a 200 tread wear and they could last the better part of an entire race season. I heard of guys getting 20-25 weekends out of them. I first heard of them being run on other 70s/80s small tired cars. Things like Fiat 124, BMW 2002, BMW 320i, Jensen Healey, Sunbeams, etc. All of the other Federal 595 tire sizes with the same tire compound are DOT certified, so I don't think the only reason these were not certified is because of some kind of exclusive deal with the racing organization. These are the only tires I know of that fill the gap between Chinese tires and all out race tires. Most of us are content to drive our car a couple thousand miles a year and replace our tires every 6 years or so. These things a fill that bill perfectly.

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