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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-27-2018, 08:40 AM Thread Starter
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Tires for my "new" '88 Spider?

I have reviewed all of the threads here on the BB, now I am totally exhausted! So risking being flamed, I am going to bring up the question just once....for me.
I just picked up the '88 spider veloce. Original tires (53K), barely holding on.
Stock suspension. My only mod will probably be a stiffener. This will be my weekend "quick drive in the country" car. California weather, she will stay garaged in the rain.
I spent 10 years in Formula Vee/Ford/Atlantic. Years ago. I have all of the "extreme driving" out of my system. Sort of.

I am looking at two options that are readily available around here:

195/60 -14 Kumho Solus KR21


195/70 -14 Yokahama Avid Touring S
or...the Kumho Solus or Sense


Keeth Lawrence
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-27-2018, 09:53 AM
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I peruse the comments section of various tires at Tire Rack to see what people report. Some tires are noisier than others, some perform poorly in the rain, etc. Since most of us don't drive our cars enough to wear out the tires, longevity is usually not the biggest concern.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-27-2018, 04:32 PM
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195/70/14 are going to look like balloons.

The 195/60/14 is probably a better choice, or 195/65/14.

Finding decent tires in 185/70/14 is getting harder.

But both those choices will likely be fine.

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If it's a summer fair weather driver, I don't see any reason to leave performance on the table by buying an all-season tire. The Falken Azeniz RT615K+ are available in 195/60/14.

They will give your car a more aggressive look and provide a nice handling benefit. Also, no reason to shop local for tires. Just have one of the online tire shops deliver to the installer of your choice.
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I have these and they're great.

It's Giuseppe's giubos, not Guido's guibos, on my 78 Alfas
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I recommend GoodYear Eagle Sport AS
I installed them on my 91 S4 and they perform well.

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