Tires for 1972 GTV 2000 - Alfa Romeo Bulletin Board & Forums

 6Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 59 (permalink) Old 03-01-2017, 11:08 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 149
Tires for 1972 GTV 2000

What is a good street tire size 195x60x15? I so seldom buy tires that my current tires, Michelin MXV's are out of production. I would like something similar to the MXV. Any suggestions?

Thanks.
dimitridodys is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 59 (permalink) Old 03-01-2017, 11:25 AM
Registered User
 
Alfajay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: San Juan Capistrano
Posts: 7,982
Unless you have aftermarket wheels, your GTV has 14" wheels.

I run 185-70 14's.

Jay Mackro
San Juan Capistrano, CA

'63 Guilia spider
'65 Guilia Sprint GT
'67 Duetto
'91 164L
Alfajay is online now  
post #3 of 59 (permalink) Old 03-01-2017, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 149
Yes it does have after market wheels. I bought some 15 inch wheels in order to have access to a greater selection of tires. Thanks.
dimitridodys is offline  
 
post #4 of 59 (permalink) Old 03-01-2017, 12:31 PM
Registered User
 
feudal serf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 33
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alfajay View Post
Unless you have aftermarket wheels, your GTV has 14" wheels.

I run 185-70 14's.


I currently have 205/60 R14


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Mediocrity is a sin
feudal serf is offline  
post #5 of 59 (permalink) Old 03-01-2017, 01:23 PM
Registered User
 
1978alfa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Maitland, FL
Posts: 694
Someone shared this tire size calculator with me.

Custom wheels, wheel tire packages for your ride - RIMSnTIRES.com
1978alfa is offline  
post #6 of 59 (permalink) Old 03-02-2017, 06:47 AM
Registered User
 
brad fischer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Whitby, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 2,050
Garage
I think 195/60/15 is a good size. I have 205/60/15s.

http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/alfa-romeo-club-canada-toronto-chapter/149533-alfa-parts-garage-sale.html
brad fischer is offline  
post #7 of 59 (permalink) Old 03-02-2017, 10:05 AM
Longstone Tyres
Platinum Subscriber
 
dougal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Bawtry. UK DN10 6NX
Posts: 402
Hi

i've been down this route before:-

your car will handle and ride at it's best with either 165HR14 Michelin XAS or 165HR14 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67 Unless your car is heavily modified.

However many people do want a wider tyre, If you do think you want a wider tyre then 185/70VR14 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN36 or 185/70HR14 Avon CR6ZZ | Longstone Tyres are the only really good options. Pirelli for road use and CR6ZZ for racing. However you will only benefit from wider tyres if you are getting too much wheel spin or locking up the wheels under braking.

These 185/70R14 tyres are tyre carcasses that are designed to suit a car like your GTV. all the other carcasses in this size are modern tyre carcasses that are developed to be fitted to a completely different kind of set up.

fitting wider 15" wheels does not open up a selection of better tyres. quite the opposite there is a greater variety of not as good tyres that are not suited to your car but yes they are cheaper.

However i think that 185/70VR14 Pirelli Cinturato CN36 is very good value

there that should get things going.
nunki likes this.
dougal is offline  
post #8 of 59 (permalink) Old 03-02-2017, 11:08 AM
Registered User
 
GTA R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Yorkshire, UK.
Posts: 488
Garage
Dougal, see post three, he has 15" wheels,

Steve

GTA R
1963 Giulia Ti Super Rep almost finished.
GTA R is offline  
post #9 of 59 (permalink) Old 03-02-2017, 11:19 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 132
Dougal is on a myriad of forums for all different marque's purely to advertise the tyres he sells. It is very predictable when he's going to pop up. Can't blame him for trying but it does get very tedious
swallow is offline  
post #10 of 59 (permalink) Old 03-02-2017, 12:50 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 149
Also, do they even produce Michelin XAS or Pirelli Cinturato for the US market? I like MXV but they are no longer available.

To clarify my question, what tire brand and model that are speed rated do you folks recommend?
dimitridodys is offline  
post #11 of 59 (permalink) Old 03-03-2017, 01:33 AM
Longstone Tyres
Platinum Subscriber
 
dougal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Bawtry. UK DN10 6NX
Posts: 402
Quote:
Originally Posted by dimitridodys View Post
Also, do they even produce Michelin XAS or Pirelli Cinturato for the US market?
yes. we ship tyres all over the world, and lots of people on this forum take advantage of that. Alfa Romeo | Longstone Tyres

And the distributor for the specialist Pirelli Cinturato range of tyres in the US is Pirelli Cinturato buy on line or ring -- 1(800)952-4333

Hi GTA R. Sorry Steve, if i wasn't clear. As much as anything the reason in my post is that these cars ride better on 14" wheels, which is why Alfa changed to 14" wheels, In i believe 1968 (ish). which incidentally is the same year that Alfa had the opportunity to start fitting low profile tyres, which they chose not to do.
dougal is offline  
post #12 of 59 (permalink) Old 03-03-2017, 06:37 AM
Registered User
 
iachella's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Concord, CA
Posts: 1,750
I think the moderators should force this guy to stay in the "For Sale" section. It's like a commercial popping up everywhere when you don't want it. Can they look into that, please?

Stefano
Concord, CA
iachella [at] gmail [dot] com
iachella is offline  
post #13 of 59 (permalink) Old 03-03-2017, 08:26 AM
Registered User
 
Zinhead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Chicago
Posts: 1,125
For a 15x7 wheel like the Alfaholics, I would recommend the 205/55x15 Dunlop Direzza or Yokohama S.drive:

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...omCompare1=yes

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...omCompare1=yes

They also sell them in 195/55x15 sizes if you prefer.
Zinhead is offline  
post #14 of 59 (permalink) Old 03-03-2017, 08:51 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 149
Thanks. Good info!
dimitridodys is offline  
post #15 of 59 (permalink) Old 03-03-2017, 09:19 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 149
Do the 205's fit ok? No rubbing or too large?
dimitridodys is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Alfa Romeo Bulletin Board & Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome