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TimS
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« Reply #105 on: January 15, 2013, 08:32:30 pm »

I got the Vredsteins in the end, can't say how they handle yet though!
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Oetker
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« Reply #106 on: January 15, 2013, 08:47:16 pm »

Let us know.
I found in Poland the last set new Uniroyal 550 Ralley in195 60 14 86H for my 1.6
Production date 2006 Cheesy but only €72.- for te 2 including shipment to the Netherlands
Didd a few miles so have to test for a while, but have the feeling the sidewalls are also to thin.

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Murena 2.2 Red 1982. Murena 1.6 black on places.
klumzer
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« Reply #107 on: January 18, 2013, 03:55:58 pm »

Has anyone tried Fulda Carat Progresso?

http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/images/tyres/Carat_Progresso.jpg

It was not bad in ADAC tests some years ago, in size 185/60 R14.


It is quite funny to inquire at tyre shops here. The shop assistants are sure that I am not right regarding the size of the rear and front tyres. They think there is no car with different diameters in R14 size... Smiley They always want to convince me... Smiley
Then I tell the type of the car, but most of them do not know what I am talking about.... Cheesy
It is a very unknown car here.
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speedyK
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« Reply #108 on: October 06, 2013, 09:52:56 pm »

In the end, I got the Vredenstein Sportrac 5 for my Murena 2.2, as they were available in both sizes and do well in tests*.

The Conti Contact 2 are old tyres now. I did get a set of them in 185/70 14 for my Lancia Beta Spider - but they are old stock about 4 years old - and couldn't find them in 195/70 14.

Not pushed the Murena on the new tyres, but they seem OK so far.


* http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Tyre/Vredestein/Sportrac-5.htm

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Jon Weywadt
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« Reply #109 on: March 28, 2014, 06:59:58 pm »

I just came across a great site for figuring out which rim and tire sizes will best replace the originals.

http://www.rimsntires.com/specspro.jsp

Not only can you play with rim diameters, widths and tire sizes, you can also adjust offset to make sure that your new tire will clear the fenders and suspension.  Grin
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roy4matra
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« Reply #110 on: April 01, 2014, 06:49:51 pm »

I just came across a great site for figuring out which rim and tire sizes will best replace the originals.

http://www.rimsntires.com/specspro.jsp

Not only can you play with rim diameters, widths and tire sizes, you can also adjust offset to make sure that your new tire will clear the fenders and suspension.  Grin

Wheel offset is not about being able to adjust things to make them fit physically.  As I have explained before, you should NOT be altering the offset when replacing wheels, but attempting to match the original specification as close as possible.  The offset dimension is to align the centre-line of the wheel and tyre with the centre-line of the wheel bearing.  This is to give the correct loading.  Any additional offset will give a side torque to the bearings which can cause them to fail prematurely.

Roy
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