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ShillerBar 07-27-2018 08:52 AM

Suggested tires for Spiders
 
I'm looking for anybody's favorite sport touring tires for a summer only Spider. I'm wondering if Les Schwab has any good options since they are all over Oregon and have a pretty good warranty and service policy or if I need to go somewhere else.

BMX 07-27-2018 11:21 AM

Dougal where are you?

radamm 07-27-2018 01:50 PM

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Originally Posted by BMX (Post 8292956)
Dougal where are you?

You are a trouble maker, aren't you... :wink2:

Huzz 07-27-2018 03:36 PM

I put on a set of Good Year Eagle Sport a/s and they work great

BMX 07-27-2018 09:51 PM

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Originally Posted by radamm (Post 8293058)
You are a trouble maker, aren't you... :wink2:

Awww .... I'm just messin' with you...

dougal 07-30-2018 10:02 AM

Its OK BMX i haven't disappeared

Here is what we think at Longstone Tyres about the best options for you https://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/cla...eo/spider.html

and i would say 165R14 Michelin XAS or Pirelli Cinturato. but we also have 185/70VR14 tyres Michelin XAS and Cinturato CN36 if you want a larger tyre.

not2old4toys 07-30-2018 10:57 AM

Goodyear Eagle RS-A. Not all season. Softer compound so below average wear but driving a few thousand miles per year they will rot before you use the tread. Available at Tire Factory( some go by another new name). I bet there's one in Bend or Redmond.
Cheers, Jon

dougal 07-31-2018 02:42 AM

Are they really cheap?

Fiorentino 07-31-2018 05:12 AM

I just googled to see what they look like. They do look...economical. If I had a used car that needed a set of new skins before it left the lot, they'd be a candidate.

ShillerBar 07-31-2018 09:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Fiorentino (Post 8294572)
I just googled to see what they look like. They do look...economical. If I had a used car that needed a set of new skins before it left the lot, they'd be a candidate.

Which tires are you referring to?

ShillerBar 07-31-2018 09:32 AM

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Originally Posted by dougal (Post 8294214)
Its OK BMX i haven't disappeared

Here is what we think at Longstone Tyres about the best options for you https://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/cla...eo/spider.html

and i would say 165R14 Michelin XAS or Pirelli Cinturato. but we also have 185/70VR14 tyres Michelin XAS and Cinturato CN36 if you want a larger tyre.

Thanks, the video was helpful, explains why the placard in my glove box calls for 15" when the car ('84) is fitted with 14" wheels.

Fiorentino 07-31-2018 10:06 AM

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Originally Posted by ShillerBar (Post 8294682)
Which tires are you referring to?

The Goodyear rim strips.

nealric 07-31-2018 02:18 PM

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Originally Posted by ShillerBar (Post 8292894)
I'm looking for anybody's favorite sport touring tires for a summer only Spider. I'm wondering if Les Schwab has any good options since they are all over Oregon and have a pretty good warranty and service policy or if I need to go somewhere else.

If you are looking more at "sport" than touring, I would recommend the Bridgestone RE-71R in 205/50/15 on a 7inch wide wheel. I've heard autocrossers refer to them as "Jesus tires." Grip on warm dry pavement is akin to a full race tire from when our spiders were new.

alfaparticle 07-31-2018 06:21 PM

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If you are looking more at "sport" than touring, I would recommend the Bridgestone RE-71R
I have them on my GTV6 which is a street/track car. The grip is exceptional but they are about 30% worn after two track days. Maybe the thought of shelling out for another set soon will motivate me to become a smoother driver.:wink2:

nealric 08-01-2018 05:30 AM

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Originally Posted by alfaparticle (Post 8294896)
I have them on my GTV6 which is a street/track car. The grip is exceptional but they are about 30% worn after two track days. Maybe the thought of shelling out for another set soon will motivate me to become a smoother driver.:wink2:

As aggressive as they are, they aren't really track tires because they tend to overheat and wear quickly on the track. Ran a set on my daily/autocross Miata and actually got pretty decent life out of them.


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