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Triumph TR6 - TR6 Tires

Anyone have a recent update on tires that they have used lately that they recommend? I am not concerned with performance in the rain or snow!

Thanks Shawn
Shawn

Hi Shawn looking for tires for my 6, I work for a Honda dealer so the odd time I can try used take off's on my car to see how they look. I contacted michelin for the comparable 185-15 size and it's a 205-70-15, in my humble oppinion they look to big, so I'm going with a Michelin energy plus 205-65-15. (approx. $160.00 ea.) Fits on the stock rim and looks great on the car. We've also been shipped a high tec road force wheel balancer from Honda for big bucks which should have those babies humming.

Marten
M SIDDALL

Shawn
The TR6 madman here in Melbourne tend to go for Yokohama S760 195/65R 15 91H. The 195 wide looks a lot more original, than the 205 wide which I reakon look like a "rat with a gold tooth". They just look a bit out of place when at the concours.
http://www.yokohama.com.au/ourtyres/tyre.aspx?tyreid=69
http://www.yokohama.com.au/ourtyres/sizingCharts/chart_s760.aspx
(ps..I;m not in the tyre trade)

I've had these on my TR6 for 3 years and they are great and suit the TR road holding requirements and look good also.

The local Truimph workshop Outlet called the Healey Factory use them for TRs Healeys MGs when there For Sale cars need new tyres etc
http://www.healeyfactory.com.au/_car-sales.asp

regards kevin




KG Farley

don't think my car looks like a rat with a gold tooth....but I think 195s look to small I'd like to see some pictures if you have, always open to something new. martentr6@hotmail.com
marten

Shawn
I am running 205/70R15 Yokohama Avid T4. Reasonably priced and perform well. The 205 is closest to the stock 185 overal diameter and fits well on 5.5" width rims. There are lots of choices -the Yokohama tread design just happened to appeal to me. Just my 2 cents.
Mike '71 TR6
mike crane

All..thanks for the feedback. Mike... I am strongly considering the Yokohama's you mentioned and am hoping they will impove the ride over the dated redlines currently on my TR. I am assuming you have a regular suspension and that you do not get any tire rubbing.

Shawn
Shawn

Has anyone bought the Coker 185R15 Redline tires?
Dick

Dick,

I talked with Coker today. I agree,it would be nice to hear what other folks experience has been, specifically the redline classics from coker.

Shawn
Shawn Daley

I put a set of 205/65-15 Kumho ECSTA K11's on my TR6 last summer - they're performance summer tires. Without a doubt, they have transformed the car - with a great combination of handling and ride. They're available at the Tire Rack for $49 US each. Don't let the low price fool you, they are a superior tire.

Brian
Brian

Brian, that's a really good price on those tires you mentioned. Does that price include shipping?
Thanks, Chris
c.a.e. emenhiser

Shawn:
Before making a final decision, "Diamond Back Classics" in South Carolina is worth a look. http://www.widewhitewalltires.com/index.htm
They offer a redline 205/70/R15 that, when I bought mine in 2001, was a Dunlop Axiom Plus radial. Unlike Coker, who I believe paints the raised red bead (and IMHO not terribly well from those I've seen) the red bead is a separate piece that is vulcanized to the sidewall. $129US per corner back in '01. BTW they are wearing very well.
It looks like they're doing some maintenance on their site right now, but their toll free # is 888-922-1642.
Keith
Keith

Keith,
thanks..I will call them Monday and see if they still sell that tire.
Shawn
Shawn Daley

Chris from Oklahoma asked about the price on the Kumho tires - and if this included shipping. The answer is that shipping is additional. You can get a quote on the shipping charges from the Tire Rack site.

Cheers,
Brian
Brian

And don't forget to add mounting/balancing costs to your comparison.
Rick Orthen

Bag the red lines, get to the new millenium!
I went with 15X7 Panasports with 225/60/ 15 Yokohama AVS tires, totally transformed the handling, the TR handles great and grips like nothing else. MAtt
matt

Just drove home from work in the rain and have to say that Coker Classics are NOT good rain tires. One of them has a bubble on the sidewall and needs to be replaced. I have Michelin Redlines on the front and they did fine. The Cokers on the rear stepped way out before I could even correct.
SAT Scott Taylor

I had a set of 205/70-15 Yokohama tires fitted today - they look good - will see how they handle. Cost $111 each installed and balanced + taxes.

Barry
75 TR6
B.J. Quartermaine

Barry,
What model tire did you buy?
Shawn
shawn

Brings up a good point. If they don't work good in the rain, they probly won't work well anywhere else. And it just might rain on you someday by surprise. Fresh tires are an amazing improvement. Red lines were cool in their day, but they're only for show now.
Tom

Hi Shawn

I got Yokohama TRZ on the advice of the tire store - felt happy since I had seen reports of this on earlier TR6 postings. They have an interesting assymetrical tread pattern hence they have to be fitted with a specific side out - have a look here http://www.yokohamatire.com/TireIntro.asp?TireID=80&ID=p

I have a few hundred dry miles so far hence cannot comment on their performance in the wet.

Regards,

Barry
75 TR6
B.J. Quartermaine

Hey Barry,
Thanks for the feedback. I bought that model today and will have them mounted next week. Good tip on mounting too, I would not have known otherwise!

Shawn
shawn

I just put a set of Bridgestone 205-70 Turanza's on my 6 and They handle nice and don't squeal on corners...The manual says for the original 185's 20 front and 24 rear....I've got mine set at 28 for both front and rear and I'll see how that goes over the next few runs.

In talking to other TR6 owners, everyone has different tire pressures..

Charlie
Charlie B.

Charlie, others w/ Yokohamas:

How did you find the 28 lbs tire pressure? Has anyone else settled on a tire pressure that works best with Yokohamas. I can not believe what a difference they have made in the way in which the TR6 rides. Fyi.. The rep that mounted the tires could not believe I was running the red lines at 24/22.

Shawn
Shawn

I set my new Yokohamas at 24 front and 28 rear. Assumption was that the original pressure differential per the manual values had some justification. Car rides well however I haven't thrown it around.

Barry
75 TR6
B.J. Quartermaine

I find that 28 front and rear is "not right" I'm changing it to 24 / 26 ....only time will tell !
Charlie
Charlie B.

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