It is currently Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:09 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Forum rules


Please click here to view the forum rules



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 387 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 22, 23, 24, 25, 26
Author Message
PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:25 pm 
356 Fan
User avatar

Joined: Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:25 pm
Posts: 1463
Location: Arizona
on a 58 A and a 62 roadster.

nice tires, have them on all my cars either as 165 or 185.


Attachments:
roadster T6x.jpg
roadster T6x.jpg [ 396.08 KiB | Viewed 2193 times ]
DSCN4728.JPG
DSCN4728.JPG [ 258.48 KiB | Viewed 2193 times ]

_________________
Jules

Air never freezes nor overheats
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:12 pm 
356 Fan

Joined: Tue May 31, 2011 10:07 pm
Posts: 648
Location: VT
So it looks like the Silver cab has the 185's? Looks like a nice fit, thanks for the pics. I am being extra careful with tire size/selection, since I have had a string of 'not quite what I was looking for' tire purchases.

I like the look of the 205's since they have the additional center rib, but obviously too big for our cars.

Thanks Brad, my mistake. I thought they were all Sprints. I checked out Longstone and they have a great selection of vintage tires, but some quite expensive . The Vredsteins seem like a pretty good value for like 140 each. If money was no object I would probably go for the Dunlops.

'EDIT' I do see a Vredstein sprint classic in 185 70 15, the tread pattern is different from the classic (?). These are what I was referring to:

https://www.google.com/aclk?sa=l&ai=DCh ... CDU&adurl=

And another 'EDIT' - I think they just vary in appearance depending on size. I see two very different looking Vredsteins advertised as 185/70/15, maybe not photos of actual tire size. Anyway, I think I will be buying some of these but will confirm it is what I think it is. Glad I can throw the (nearly new) toyo's on the Jetta!

And yet another 'EDIT' - Tire Rack mentions the cold storage thing:

"Note: Tires exposed to temperatures of 20 degrees F (-7 degrees C) or lower must be permitted to gradually return to temperatures of at least 40 degrees F (5 degrees C) for at least 24 hours before they are flexed in any manner, such as by adjusting inflation pressures, mounting them on wheels, or using them to support, roll or drive a vehicle.

Flexing of the specialized rubber compounds used in Grand Touring Summer tires during cold-weather use can result in irreversible compound cracking. While compound cracking is not a warrantable condition because it occurs as the result of improper use or storage, tires exhibiting compound cracking must be replaced."

Seems weird, not sure I want to deal with that..


Thanks,

Mark


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:33 pm 
356 Fan
User avatar

Joined: Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:25 pm
Posts: 1463
Location: Arizona
No clue either but i am in phoenix, az. The entire city would come to a halt with those temps

_________________
Jules

Air never freezes nor overheats


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:41 pm 
356 Fan

Joined: Sat Jun 21, 2008 11:16 am
Posts: 1681
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Mark, there must be lots of pictures in the tire thread.

Jules, your Roadster looks sharp! What is the engine?

_________________
#6386


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:16 am 
356 Fan
User avatar

Joined: Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:25 pm
Posts: 1463
Location: Arizona
it's a S90, that is why it needs fat tires :)

_________________
Jules

Air never freezes nor overheats


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:12 am 
356 Fan
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 26, 2008 9:32 am
Posts: 924
Location: SW Boston
Tag: Go Gators
Mark: I'm running Vredsteins on my '65 and '55 near Boston, and am quite happy. My guess is that you won't be driving on days under 20 degrees, and on warmer days the tires will most certainly have warmed up for the required period of time before you're ready to drive. It's never been an issue for me and it's over ten years. Tom

_________________
 KTF, member #15


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:41 am 
356 Fan
User avatar

Joined: Sun Apr 20, 2008 4:57 pm
Posts: 949
Location: Northeastern MA
PM sent Mark

Jeff

_________________
Registry Member Since 1978

1963 356B T-6 Super 90
2009 997.2 Carrera S
2013 958 Cayenne diesel
2015 958 Cayenne diesel


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:44 pm 
356 Fan

Joined: Tue May 31, 2011 10:07 pm
Posts: 648
Location: VT
Thanks for the replies.

I did check the tire sticky and there are no pics of this seemingly popular tire size.

I do not anticipate driving it in extreme cold, but do store it cold. I have not had any problems storing vehicles cold with tires on, but best to just remove them and install the original wheels/old tires for winter storage.

Looks like the 185/70's are what I am after. I like a bigger tire and slightly lower pressure for some of the rough roads around here. I have 185/65's on it now and there is plenty of room.


Mark


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:54 pm 
356 Fan

Joined: Sun Feb 08, 2009 8:41 am
Posts: 49
Location: Wing, Buckinghamshire, England.
Do the 185X70X15 tyres on a steel 5.5 inch spare wheel, fit under the hood?
.

_________________
Robin Walker
1962 356B S90 Coupe. sold.
1964 356C Coupe RHD
1973 911S Coupe LHD
1983 924 coupe RHD


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:25 pm 
356 Fan
User avatar

Joined: Sun Apr 20, 2008 4:57 pm
Posts: 949
Location: Northeastern MA
If you mean in the front trunk, no. Carry a regular size as the spare, or even better get a run-flat spare (space saver) from a recycler.

_________________
Registry Member Since 1978

1963 356B T-6 Super 90
2009 997.2 Carrera S
2013 958 Cayenne diesel
2015 958 Cayenne diesel


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:50 pm 
356 Fan

Joined: Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:36 pm
Posts: 611
Location: Lincoln, NE
I like 175/70/15 Vreds on 4.5" wheels

_________________
Bill Brown


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re:Fresh Date Code
PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:54 pm 
356 Fan
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 30, 2008 8:55 am
Posts: 49
Location: Grand Terrace, CA
Just received Michelin XZX 165SR from Jegs Performance FREE shipping $126 with less than 7mo date code. Your results may vary. Michelin's were the 'cool ' tire back then and still are for me today. Daryl SoCal 63 super 90

_________________
Daryl Bruhl


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 387 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 22, 23, 24, 25, 26

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Baidu [Spider], Google [Bot], Mike Ruddy


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group