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

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

#601 Post by Mark Roth » Thu Aug 26, 2021 10:43 am

“Nope, but consider that if you fit 165 front and 185/70 rear, you will change the balance of the car a bit.“

When I first got the car it had that arrangement. I noticed that the car didn’t feel balanced in sweeping turns. I recall that there were different brand tires on the front and rear. Wasn’t sure whether it was the brands or the sizes. Then I went to all 185s on 5.5 rims based upon the performance thinking at the time.
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#602 Post by Martin Benade » Thu Aug 26, 2021 4:03 pm

That article has no comparisons with any of the tires we typically use, which could prove or disprove your point.
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Re: What type & size of tires to use / what fits? / "best" tire?

#603 Post by David Jones » Thu Aug 26, 2021 4:15 pm

Real world comparisons may not be of any real interest to someone who only cares about selling upmarket tires. I am a logic and function driven person and my Casio day watch and my cheap Seiko dress watch do it for me.
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#604 Post by Mark Roth » Thu Aug 26, 2021 4:45 pm

Real world comparisons may not be of any real interest to someone who only cares about selling upmarket tires.
David,
Please refrain from personal attacks. I don't see where Dougal has said anything other than his opinion which is backed up by some objective data. You have a different perspective that many others have as well. Both perspectives are valid depending on the needs of the perceiver. As I mentioned, I was very happy with the Kumhos when they were available in my size. I found the tire comparison test article useful and read it before I bought the CN36s. I may buy the Vredesteins next time as they test almost as good and are less expensive. Each to their own.
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#605 Post by Jim Breazeale » Thu Aug 26, 2021 6:37 pm

Mark Roth wrote:
Thu Aug 26, 2021 4:45 pm
Real world comparisons may not be of any real interest to someone who only cares about selling upmarket tires.
David,
Please refrain from personal attacks. I don't see where Dougal has said anything other than his opinion which is backed up by some objective data. You have a different perspective that many others have as well. Both perspectives are valid depending on the needs of the perceiver. As I mentioned, I was very happy with the Kumhos when they were available in my size. I found the tire comparison test article useful and read it before I bought the CN36s. I may buy the Vredesteins next time as they test almost as good and are less expensive. Each to their own.
Mark

You, most likely, haven't read all of the posts in this thread. There is more than one person that needs to be admonished in this thread, myself included.

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#606 Post by Martin Benade » Thu Aug 26, 2021 7:03 pm

Jim, you are a sensible guy.
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#607 Post by David Jones » Thu Aug 26, 2021 7:16 pm

Mark, that was not a personal attack it was an observation on a sales tactic. I doubt he has a 356 and has maybe never driven one. No matter, he is using the forum to market his company. I only pass on my personal experience and observations hopefully to the advantage of registry members. Go back 20 years and you will find I recommended Kuhmo tires after researching and finding they were being used as a spec tire in a racing series in Europe. I bought a set and reported on their performance, I have since bought other tires and recommended against them. I will comment and in the main will not denigrate members but I will comment on what I consider practices that are unethical. Using the forum to regularly promote one's own business is unethical and should be discouraged.
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#608 Post by Vic Skirmants » Fri Aug 27, 2021 7:34 am

+1 David.

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#609 Post by Mark Roth » Fri Aug 27, 2021 7:56 am

David,
There are many vendors who promote their products on the forum. I can think of about five off hand. I’m happy to be informed about the products. As long as the vendor is discussing the product objectively and not disparaging other vendors, I don’t have a problem with it. I bought my CN36s from a US based company rather than having them shipped from the UK.
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#610 Post by Martin Benade » Fri Aug 27, 2021 8:29 am

I do think he is disparaging other tire brands, sizes, and those of us that use them.
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#611 Post by Jim Breazeale » Fri Aug 27, 2021 9:33 pm

Martin Benade wrote:
Fri Aug 27, 2021 8:29 am
I do think he is disparaging other tire brands, sizes, and those of us that use them.
Dougal Doesn’t think much of my ability to offer a personal observation. So be it…….

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#612 Post by neilbardsley » Mon Sep 13, 2021 8:33 am

Bloody hell Doug has made it to another forum to upset members with relentless pushing of this tyres.

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#613 Post by David Jones » Mon Sep 13, 2021 8:52 am

He did not like our forum? What was it, inability to dispute facts? No real proof his was a better tire?
Choose one.
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#614 Post by Mark Roth » Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:07 am

Is there something in the water that has some people on edge? Jeez, if you don’t like someone else’s opinion, either ignore it or state your own.
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#615 Post by David Jones » Mon Sep 13, 2021 10:12 am

I did state my own opinion to him and he did not like it. His facts were advertising blurbs.
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