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Re: 65 356 C tire selection

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:57 pm
by Edwin Ek
Brad Ripley wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:03 pm
Further to Mike Grant's comments about Pirelli CN36 Stoddard NLA stocks those tires -- link is http://www.nlaparts.com/store/pirelli-c ... 21951.html
Brad, you should stock the 185-70 size also.

Re: 65 356 C tire selection

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:42 pm
by Sebastian Gaeta
Bruce Smith wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:03 am
Sebastian Gaeta wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:41 am
To me a modern tread pattern looks out of place on an old car. I have the Vredestein Sprint Classic on one car, $121 each at Universal Tire and the Michelin X on the other car for only $126 each also at Universal Tire. Both have the correct “dog bone” tread pattern and round shoulder so they look just right. They both ride very well too. If your car is stock these are a great way to go to complete the period correctness without compromising handling and ride.
I've got the same, Vredestein Sprint Classic on one car and Michelin X on the other. They both look good and ride well.
I honestly don't know which one I'd get next when it's time to replace either one they are that close in performance and price and they both have the right vintage look. I cringe when I see a completely stock car that is otherwise beautiful but with super aggressive modern tires. The sidewall and treads look very out of place.

Re: 65 356 C tire selection

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:47 pm
by Dave Wildrick
Jerrold Powell wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:25 pm
Dave--Are these the tires you currently have?
https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.js ... =865HR5DTH

Am considering, H rated 185 instead of 195.
Jerrold, It looks like I last ordered these in October 2015 and they were the Michelin® DEFENDER XT 185/65R15 tires.
I searched the internet and it looks like these may not be still available or if they are, might be old stock. I'll bet they may have been superceded by the ones you found.
I was really aiming for the lowest priced Michelins I could find that had good reviews (for example on Tire Rack).
So, I don't believe you would go wrong with these T & H Michelins.
I personally don't care that much about having a tread that looks like an old Michelin.
Having a good quality tire is cheap insurance for cars as valuable as ours currently are, maybe better than saving a few dollars on an unknown quality set of El Cheapos.

Re: 65 356 C tire selection

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:50 pm
by Brad Ripley
Stoddard NLA does stock that the 185/70 see: http://www.nlaparts.com/store/pirelli-c ... 21952.html
That one is about 2% less of diameter but about 10% wider and was really on the later 911s with 5 1/2' wheels.

Re: 65 356 C tire selection

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:01 am
by Al Zim
Some tires sold by vendors are copies of well known and respected brands but they are not made by the original manufacturer. Other tires made by Pacific rim manufacturers are not round and usually lack construction details that promote long life without cord or tread situations. For over 55 years I have been more than satisfied with Michelin tires and recommend the Defender 195/65/15. You will never drive your car for any distance faster than the lowest speed rated tire will be able to handle. al zim

Re: 65 356 C tire selection

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:46 pm
by Dick Weiss
What's the spare wheel wear, Tom?

Re: 65 356 C tire selection

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:28 am
by Greg Bryan
This thread will be merged into the tire sticky thread

Re: What type & size of tires to use / what fits? / "best" tire?

Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:02 am
by Dougal Cawley
Could you guys have a look at this web page i hhave built

https://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/classi ... tml#page=4

If you see any mistakes let me know.

If you have any pictures i could use please send them along.

I have done a fitment guide at the bottom if i have missed any mmodels please let me know.

if you have any interesting tyre fitment articles or period tyre related pictures i would love to see them

Tire size question - front to rear

Posted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:51 pm
by Jim Beam
1963B T6. For years I have run 185/70-15 Vredestein Sprint tires on 15x5.5 rims. A few years ago (purely out of curiosity) I installed 165HR-15 Vredestein Sprint tires on 15x4.5 rims up front. I have enjoyed running with this setup and experienced no problems. It is time for new tires and I am wondering whether the staggered size - front to rear - may present issues of which I am not aware, i.e. alignment, etc? Car is used strictly for pleasure drives. Comments?

Re: Tire size question - front to rear

Posted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:59 pm
by Martin Benade
I doubt if that is actually a handling improvement, partly due to the mismatched nature of the front and rear suspensions (a fairly poor camber curve in rear, and none at all in front), but I see no harm in doing so. If you like how it drives, do it.

Re: Tire size question - front to rear

Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:09 pm
by Dick Weiss
The 356 was never designed for different tire sizes front-to-rear; Besides, which spare would you use
altho the larger wheel wouldn't fit in the compartment--unless you have a mini-spare and a pump.but at least you're wide tires on wide rims and narrow tires on narrow rims is correct including the aspect ratio.
However, do what you want for satisfaction.

Re: What type & size of tires to use / what fits? / "best" tire?

Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:51 am
by Dougal Cawley
Hi

If you are thinking of buying some tyres in the near future can i encourage you to look on here

https://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/classi ... e/356.html

There are some CN36 on there with a 2017 date code that are a bargain. i only have a limited quantity so grab them while you can.

these are still the V rated tyres that Posrche themselves tested and homologated with the N4 Porsche homologation.