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Mattias Henriksson
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« on: October 07, 2019, 01:42:44 pm »

Hello,

I just bought an Murena 2,2 from 1982 that havenīt been in traffic since October 1983 so it still have the original Pirelli tyres. It has only been driven 40000km and is in relative good condition but needs som maintance on the brakes and so on.
So I want to buy new tyres and realize that the original dimension itīs not so common if you want high premium sport tyres!

What tyres should I buy?

Best regards
Mattias

 
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JV
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« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2019, 05:35:15 pm »

Nice car.

There has been a wide discussion on the Belgian forum without a conclusion, except that a lot of tyres are too soft.
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« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2019, 01:58:04 pm »

Hello,

I just bought an Murena 2,2 from 1982 that havenīt been in traffic since October 1983 so it still have the original Pirelli tyres. It has only been driven 40000km and is in relative good condition but needs som maintance on the brakes and so on.
So I want to buy new tyres and realize that the original dimension itīs not so common if you want high premium sport tyres!

What tyres should I buy?

Best regards
Mattias

 

Hi Mattias. And welcome to the Matra experience. :-)
Good tires for 14" wheels are hard to get. But look for a tire with a V speed rating as it will have stiffer side walls and give better control. for example MICHELIN MXV 3A they come in 86 load and V speed rating. Not cheap though.
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Mattias Henriksson
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« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2019, 05:46:57 pm »

Thanks for reply!

I have always liked the Murena but they are very unusal here, around 10 cars in Sweden. Saw the car on an internet auction and it was located near my home so had to see it in reality. Itīs very nice in this colour I think and since it only have been in traffic from July 82 to October 83 and with 40000km I was very interested. I big interest during the auction but the price was ok so now itīs mine.
I have searched the internet and realize that original tyre dimension with V rating is very hard to find. The Michelin MXV3A is double the price as for Vredestein Sportrac 5, a modern tyre with good results in different test but only H rating. So perhaps the solution is to buy 15 inch wheels and V rated tyres!? I can get Vredestein Sportrac 5 in 205/195-50 or 55 profile with V-rating. We will see. The original Pirelli P6 tyres only have H rating but perhaps the side walls where stiffer back then...We will se what I found!

Best regards
Mattias


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« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2019, 10:12:39 pm »

Hi Mattias,

Nice car find, well done and enjoy it.

Here is a link (below) to a good site, to see at least what is generally available out there in 14" tyre size.

Cheers,

Graham

P.S. I like Khumo's.

https://www.oponeo.co.uk/tyre-finder/s=3/summer,winter,all-season/t=1/car/r=1/195-60-r14#&&_wEXDgUOcGNrX1RyTFNTc25JZHMFCTHilKwy4pSsMwUVcGNrX0xzdFNTb3J0UGFyYW1ldGVyBQIzNwUKcGNrX1RyTFNQRgUCMzYFFXBja19UckxTU29ydERpcmVjdGlvbgUBMgUIcGNrX0lPRlAFAjI0BQlwY2tfVHJMU1IFA-KUpAUHcGNrX0lQUAUCMjQFCXBja19UcjQ4aAUD4pSkBQpwY2tfVHJMU1BUBQI4OAUNcGNrX1RyTFNWVElkcwUBNAULcGNrX1RyTFNST0YFA-KUpAUHcGNrX0NQZwUBMQUMcGNrX1RyTFNTSWRzBQMyMDgFCnBja19UckxTU0wFAjIxKPcCbrcvBcP-n6NXncIACji688o=
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« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2019, 11:46:51 am »

No 14 inch tyres with V index at Oponeo
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Jan Verdam
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« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2019, 06:27:34 pm »

Check this article from Roy Gillard
http://www.matraclub.org.uk/pdf/Tyres.pdf

Ian
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« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2019, 07:03:18 pm »

https://www.rac.co.uk/drive/advice/tyres/tyre-speed-rating/

An "H - Rating"  is good for 130mph / 209km/h.

A "V - Rating" is good for 149 mph / 240 km/h. 

Does a standard Murena really need a V-Rating?

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« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2019, 01:14:05 pm »

At one point (before I sold my car  Sad ) I was looking into making some 15" wheels by doing what Chip Foose does in Overhauling.
Namely get some 15" wheel rims and then turning the original wheels on a lathe so the center could be welded into the new rims.
That way you would have wheels that looked original, but were able to be fitted with proper tyres.
The De Lorean club has done something similar to get original looking De Lorean wheels.
Just a thought  Grin
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