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Triumph TR6 - found a great set of TR6 tires

I've been looking for a new set of summer performance tires for my 1973 TR6 for quite a while. The car had 185/70-15 Bridgestones and I had always found the ride to be overly harsh and the handling to be poor.

Based on a prompt in the Triumph Mailing List, I purchased a set of Kumho ECSTA KH11 205/65-15 tires from the Tire Rack and I'm thrilled with their performance. They seem to have an unusually good balance between handling, ride and noise - all of which are vastly improved over my old Bridgestones. I had thought my TR needed a rear sway bar to combat the understeer - now I don't need one at all. Best of all, they're only $48 US each or about $80 Cdn delivered to my front door from the US - a real bargain.

I have no connection to the Tire Rack or Kumho. I'm just thrilled enough with the tires that I thought I would share what appears to be lots of performance and great looks for a wonderful price.

Here's the link in case anyone is interested:

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Kumho&tireModel=ECSTA+KH11

Brian
Brian

Brian

I went with the Kumho Ecsta HP4 (206/65/15) and can not believe the difference in ride over the previous tall, unsticky tires.

The car really hugs the road with no jitters left/right going over bumps. Cornering is very grippy (stock suspension) and comfort is up too.

I priced through tiretrends.com and then a local shop matched - 5% that price. Tiretrends have lots of useful links too

bob

Bob Craske

Brian,

At what tire pressure are you driving them ?
They also sell them here in Holland and am about to buy new tires. Look like a real option for me too !!

Eric
Eric de Lange

Eric,

I'm running the factory recommended tire pressures: 20 psi front and 24 psi rear. I haven't experimented with other pressures yet. Has anyone got a better tire pressure recommendation for a TR6?

Brian
Brian

Brian,

Currently I am running 195/70/15 pirelli tires. They are about 16 years old. I'm running on pressures slightly hire : 22psi front and 26 psi rear. Runs great but the tires are not realy like modern ones, when considering drivability and road specifics.

Eric
Eric de Lange

Eric- 16 year old tyres? I think it is time for a new set of shoes. The rubber deteriorates after about 7 years and could not be safe anymore. Please be careful.
Don K.
DON KELLY

Don,
Thanks for the warning. It's one of the reasons I'm looking for new shoes !
I'm considering 205/65/15 or 205/70/15, because of the closer to original diameter.

Eric
Eric de Lange

This thread was discussed between 21/06/2005 and 28/06/2005

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