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Re: Conti Tires

#16 Post by Mark Roth » Mon May 20, 2019 11:08 pm

Check Lucas classic tires in the USA. May be less expensive.
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#17 Post by Jim Clement » Mon May 20, 2019 11:49 pm

Lockie - what was the cost in cdn $$ when delivered to Victoria ?
 

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#18 Post by Lockie McKinnon » Tue May 21, 2019 11:14 pm

Jim Clement wrote:
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Lockie - what was the cost in cdn $$ when delivered to Victoria ?
Hi Jim, I will let you know when I finalize my order. The last time I bought something from England, it also arrived without duties and taxes.
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#19 Post by Lockie McKinnon » Tue May 21, 2019 11:16 pm

I was also told to get the 17 .5mm sport sway kit from Willhoit
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#20 Post by Lockie McKinnon » Tue May 21, 2019 11:24 pm

Mark Roth wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 11:08 pm
Check Lucas classic tires in the USA. May be less expensive.
Stoddard was a little cheaper
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#21 Post by Jim Clement » Tue May 28, 2019 5:38 pm

Lockie
did you get your tires ordered ?
my tire fellow .. (very knowledgeable) cannot find the Pirelli CN 36 - anyone else know where to find them ?
or Similar, at av reasonable rate ?
 

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#22 Post by Edwin Ek » Tue May 28, 2019 5:54 pm

Lucas Classic Tire in Long Beach, CA

Porsche dealers. Before you say they are too expensive, Sunset Porsche in Oregon sells parts at dealer cost plus 20%. I don't know if that applies to tires also.

Tire Rack is the official Porsche tire supplier, I think. They should have them.
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#23 Post by Lockie McKinnon » Tue May 28, 2019 10:21 pm

I just wanted to provide an update. I tried to buy these in Canada and the dealers couldn't get them.
I finally decided to buy online with Longstone Tires and they arrived from England in under a week and there was no shipping charges.
When I did all the conversion math and added up all the charges I saved about $250 Cad. for 4 tires.
Great service from Longstone. Highly recommended.
Thanks everyone for the assistance
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#24 Post by Dave Whittick » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:25 pm

FWIW I have a set of 5 CA67's that I ordered from Longstone but I've changed my mind. Never installed. Located in Toronto, Ontario.

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#25 Post by Dougal Cawley » Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:04 am

Edwin Ek wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 1:06 am


However, the CN36 was not introduced until the early 1970's.

Hi

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

I believe the CN36 was 1968

The CA67 tread pattern was developed in 1952. So it is the only radial tyre that is cuurrently made that is period.

Well i guess the XAS came out in 1965.

They are the only 2 good sporty tyres in the size 165R15 really

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#26 Post by Brad Ripley » Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:51 pm

You can buy the Pirelli 165 x 15 right here in the USA. See http://www.nlaparts.com/store/pirelli-c ... 21951.html

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#27 Post by Dougal Cawley » Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:47 am

Just out of interest, on this web page https://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/classi ... e/911.html towards the bottom there is an article from a German magazine comparing a load of tyres on 911.

It is worth noting that the Vredestein does not look like a classic tyre. It has the word 'Classic' written on the side of it, which is exactly the polar opposite of looking like a classsic tyre.

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