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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-28-2019, 03:08 PM Thread Starter
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Pirelli CN36's in 185/70R14 on sale

I was browsing for tires for a different car and noticed Longstone tires seems to have a special for 4 Pirelli CN36 tires in the size 185/70R14 for around $600USD + shipping. That seems like a phenomenal price when compared with Vredestein Sprints (which have doubled in priced to over $300/ea in the last 4 years) or vintage Michelin's.

I've bought tires from the UK before (not Longstone, twas a modern race spec tire), and it was as easy as buying from TireRack. Shipping was surprisingly reasonable.

For those of you who are staying vintage-sized, this seems like a good deal.

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You are looking at the wrong site for Vredestein tires....
165/H 14 for Alfas are only $127.00 each at the tire rack website!
H speed rated, not like the inferior R rated pirelli.....They also look and perform great on my GTV!
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I didn't realize tire rack carried these vintage tires! Not avail in the 185/70-14 size I need for my GTV, but if a 165R14 is what you want then this seems like a very good buy. I noticed they also have it in 185R16 which is the right size for some of the older British sports cars, again at half the price of a vintage Michelin.
Too bad about the incompatibility with cold weather as here in NE many of us drive our classics until they salt the roads. That can be doing a tour in temps down below 32F.

But, thanks for the tip as these are cheap and good.

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Don't think a cn36 is a snow tire either.....
165/14 is the factory size for '68 and up with 14" rims. Lighter and more compliant than most 185/70s that i have had. Easy on the steering box and plenty of grip!

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Actually I don't know if the cn36 can be used below freezing. I was considering the V Sprint for my old Jag but passed on it because I do at least a couple long drives every fall when temps dip below 32F. No snow but yes cold. It’s the warning to not move/roll the tire unless temps are above freezing that seems too restrictive to me.

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165R14 on 6" rims?

How do those CN36 sized 165R14 look and perform on a 6"-wide wheel? Any experience out there?
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I used to run CN36's year round on my '71 Spider but don't remember any warnings about cold weather use. Maybe there is a different/softer compound than Pirelli did then, or I was too dumb to care about this back in the 1970's. We used several sets of CN36 for autocross use until the arrival of the Phoenix Stahlfex 185/60x14 and used these to win Husband & Wife SCCA national solo championships way back in 1978. Does anyone remember these tires?. It came out later that this was a high performance brand from Continental.

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Actually I don't know if the cn36 can be used below freezing. I was considering the V Sprint for my old Jag but passed on it because I do at least a couple long drives every fall when temps dip below 32F. No snow but yes cold. It’s the warning to not move/roll the tire unless temps are above freezing that seems too restrictive to me.


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I remember the Phoenix's, when I first started Kleber's were the hot ticket back in the day.

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You are looking at the wrong site for Vredestein tires....
165/H 14 for Alfas are only $127.00 each at the tire rack website!
H speed rated, not like the inferior R rated pirelli.....They also look and perform great on my GTV!
What dimension is shown on your pictures, aren't this 186/70 on the cd35?
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Red face 165-H14 on 6 inch rims

MY gtv has 165-H14 Vredestein tires on 6 inch wide Chromodora rims!
Stock size tire for 1750 and 2.0 Alfas....Beautiful performance from the Vredesteins in wet or dry and quiet. Also way cheaper to buy!
Look at how clean that sidewall is! Just the right look!
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Thank you!!!
Your car looks incredible with the Cromodoras, do you have straight shots from the front and the back?


Now my CD35's have to restored...
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