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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.
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I put on a set of Good Year Eagle Sport a/s and they work great
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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.
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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.
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Are they really cheap?
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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.

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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?
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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.
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Which tires are you referring to?
The Goodyear rim strips.

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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.
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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.

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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.
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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