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I have the Michelin Sports on my 2002 Jaguar XJR too. Great tire!
Mind you there is quite a bit of difference between tires in the USA and Europe. Same model, size, but still very different.

I used to live in Kansas City, where I bought the Jaguar of Ebay. I liked it so much, I decided to bring it back to the Netherlands. Tires are so much cheaper in the USA than in Europe. So I decided to get four new Michelin Sports fitted, just prior shipping the car to the Netherlands.

So the car sails across the pond, gets imported into the Netherlands, Dutch registration, the works. The first week in the Netherlands, I manage to ruin one of the tires. So I visit a local tire specialist. Only to find out that European Michelin Sports are vastly different from the USA ones!
 

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Oh, fudge! Few, if any, would’ve seen that coming. I feel for you. That said, as a lifelong sports car nut, I lament the overall homogeneousness of vehicles these days. I used to love the differences as they used to strongly reflect the culture of their country of origin. That was a big part of their charm, at least it was for me anyway. I feel the unfortunate need to explain in these wacky times this is not meant as a criticism. What I mean is, I love different cultures. And few things used to reflect them better than architecture and transportation. The world getting smaller and more homogeneous is good for business but utterly boring in every other respect. Enjoy your Jaguar!
 

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I have the Michelin Sports on my 2002 Jaguar XJR too. Great tire!
Mind you there is quite a bit of difference between tires in the USA and Europe. Same model, size, but still very different.

I used to live in Kansas City, where I bought the Jaguar of Ebay. I liked it so much, I decided to bring it back to the Netherlands. Tires are so much cheaper in the USA than in Europe. So I decided to get four new Michelin Sports fitted, just prior shipping the car to the Netherlands.

So the car sails across the pond, gets imported into the Netherlands, Dutch registration, the works. The first week in the Netherlands, I manage to ruin one of the tires. So I visit a local tire specialist. Only to find out that European Michelin Sports are vastly different from the USA ones!
I have the Michelin Sports on my 2002 Jaguar XJR too. Great tire!
Mind you there is quite a bit of difference between tires in the USA and Europe. Same model, size, but still very different.

I used to live in Kansas City, where I bought the Jaguar of Ebay. I liked it so much, I decided to bring it back to the Netherlands. Tires are so much cheaper in the USA than in Europe. So I decided to get four new Michelin Sports fitted, just prior shipping the car to the Netherlands.

So the car sails across the pond, gets imported into the Netherlands, Dutch registration, the works. The first week in the Netherlands, I manage to ruin one of the tires. So I visit a local tire specialist. Only to find out that European Michelin Sports are vastly different from the USA ones!
Oh, fudge! Few, if any, would’ve seen that coming. I feel for you. That said, as a lifelong sports car nut, I lament the overall homogeneousness of vehicles these days. I used to love the differences as they used to strongly reflect the culture of their country of origin. That was a big part of their charm, at least it was for me anyway. I feel the unfortunate need to explain in these wacky times this is not meant as a criticism. What I mean is, I love different cultures. And few things used to reflect them better than architecture and transportation. The world getting smaller and more homogeneous is good for business but utterly boring in every other respect. Enjoy your Jaguar!
 

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I recently put a set of Goodyear Eagle Sport A/S on my GTV6. They have a V speed rating. They perform very well. Personally, and this is just me being silly, I didn’t want to put Asian tires on my classic Italian car. I have nothing, and I mean NOTHING against Asians, their tires, cars or any of their other products. In many cases their products are truly great. But ideally I wanted a Euro tire on my Euro car. I wish Pirelli still made a sport tire in the small (by today’s performance car standards) size to fit the GTV6 but, sorry, their P4 econo tire doesn’t cut it. Michelin doesn’t have anything either. Back in the day Goodyear was supplier to many Euro brands including Ferrari. Was also huge in sports car racing. And, they still make a performance tire that fits the GTV6. So that’s what I bought. For my performance needs I’m pleased to say they exceed my expectations with the added bonus of being historically/aesthetically appropriate.
 

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gadeko - How is the noise factor? In some reviews I had read that were a bit noisy...any thoughts?
 

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Are the Goodyear Eagle Sport quiet? i know that they perform well, but read that are a bit noisy. Any thoughts?
 

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I am running Nokian tires on my 2013 VW GTI. They are every bit as good as the OEM Pirellis.
I agree, I don't see any difference between these and the OEM Pirelli's.

I also like the sidewall on the Nokian's as well.
 

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I also put Goodyear Eagle Sports on my ‘89 Quad. They are a very nice V rated tire. in combination with the Koni Reds they made the car grip And handle a bit better.
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Doug,
Thank you for the picture and comment. Are the Goodyear Eagles noisy? I've asked a few members on this post, but have not yet gotten a response.
Please let me know is you have a minute to do so.
Much appreciated.
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Doug,
Thank you for the picture and comment. Are the Goodyear Eagles noisy? I've asked a few members on this post, but have not yet gotten a response.
Please let me know is you have a minute to do so.
Much appreciated.
ACC
No, I don’t think that they are noisy at all.

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All,
Thanks everyone for your comments and suggestions.
After all of the research, and giving it a lot of thought, I ended up buying the Yokohama Avid Envigor - P205/60R15. I was really hung up on the size, so my options were limited. I do really like what I've seen and read about the tires, but time will tell if it was the right choice. I was able to get a very good deal due to the 'Presidents Day Sale', and also fell in to free shipping as well as free installation!!!
They should be arriving in within a week, and are scheduled to be installed on 3/7/20. I'll try to post pictures once i am able to in a couple weeks.
Lastly, Yokohama tires are Italian, right (?)...after all, the name ends in a vowel! :)
Again, thanks to everyone in the Alfa community!
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