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roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
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04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Tires please
Posted by: roverman
Date: May 11, 2012 08:18PM

I would like to find "honest" pricing on Nitto NT 01's. Discount Tire Zone list $114. ea on their webbsite, but not in stock and don't know when. Summit Racing says they will price match, but will not admit to DTZ's webbsite price. I have since faxed proof. Perhaps this is a problem of too much demand vs pricing games ? Anyone have a tire distributor they like ? Thanks, roverman.


Spitfire 350
Phil McConnell
Perrysburg, OH (Toledo area)
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74 Spitfire 350Chevy

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Re: Tires please
Posted by: Spitfire 350
Date: May 11, 2012 10:07PM

Art,
I deal with Tire Rack and I am happy with the service and prices. I run Sumitomo HTR-Z tires and I really like the ride, performance, and price. The wear rating is 180 but I got 3 years out of my last set and there was about 50% of the tread left. The only reason I took them off was to put on the new 17" rims and new HTR-Zs.


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(2977 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: Tires please
Posted by: roverman
Date: May 14, 2012 06:36PM

Thanks Phil, I was able to buy from Summit Racing as they "price matched" Discount Tire Zone's webbsite listed price, which is phoney ! "Zones" real price is $136 ea. vs $114.,(webb). Games ! Cheers, Art.



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MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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10/23/2007 11:32PM

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79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Tires please
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: May 14, 2012 06:49PM

$114 sounds like a great price. What size did you get?


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(2977 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: Tires please
Posted by: roverman
Date: May 14, 2012 06:57PM

205-55-14 NT-o1's. They don't have a good size for 15 x 8" rims. These should be good enough to learn on. 14 x7 Yongblod wheels came with car , for wet races. Cheers, roverman.


Bill Young
Bill Young
Kansas City, MO
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10/23/2007 09:23AM

Main British Car:
'73 MG Midget V6 , '59 MGA I6 2.8 GM, 4.0 Jeep

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Re: Tires please
Posted by: Bill Young
Date: May 14, 2012 11:23PM

Sounds like you got a fair deal. I also deal with Tire Rack and used Sumitomos on my Midget.


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(2977 posts)

Registered:
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Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: Tires please
Posted by: roverman
Date: May 15, 2012 12:08PM

NTo1s' are back ordered by 3-4 weeks. I woun't need till then, anyhow. "Plenty" of other things to work on. Cheers, roverman.



MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Tires please
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: May 15, 2012 04:47PM

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MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Tires please
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: May 15, 2012 04:48PM

I've been running 205/55-14 Toyo RA1s on 14X6 for several years on the street. 14X7 would be much better. Can't get them any more so went with the best extreme Summer tires I could find, Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec. Had to settle for 195/60-14, though.


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(2977 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: Tires please
Posted by: roverman
Date: May 15, 2012 05:46PM

Nitto NTo1 , 205-55-14 fits 5.5"-7.5" rim. They just went to $134 ea. Cheers, roverman.


WedgeWorks1
Mike Perkins
Ellicott City, Maryland
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07/06/2008 08:07AM

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1980 Triumph TR8 3.5 Litre Rover V8

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Re: Tires please
Posted by: WedgeWorks1
Date: May 24, 2012 08:15PM

I just bought Hankook RS3s in 225/45/15 for the rally car. They are a 140 ratiing the lowest Targa NF allows before they add time to you final time. They cost 110 each and were in stock too.


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(2977 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: Tires please, here !
Posted by: roverman
Date: May 30, 2012 01:37PM

NTo1's arrived. I can't find the date of manufacture. ? are the dates ? Thanks, roverman.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Tires please, here !
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: June 02, 2012 10:00AM

Look for a 4 digit number on the sidewall near the bead. First 2 are the week, 2nd 2 are the year.

Check both sides of the tire. My Toyo RA-1s only have 'em on one side.



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roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(2977 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: Tires please, not so old ?
Posted by: roverman
Date: June 04, 2012 05:18PM

Carl and clan, "CEH 4 6 11" ! I'm thinkin April 06/2011 ? Seems kinda OLD, for tires that were back-ordered ? These are for racing, and hence my concern. Thanks, Art.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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Registered:
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Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Tires please, not so old ?
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: June 04, 2012 10:00PM

Usually the numbers are together, no spaces, like 4611. That would be the 46th week of 2011.

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roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(2977 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: Tires please
Posted by: roverman
Date: June 05, 2012 12:14PM

Carl and clan, yes that is correct. I guess this is the system, as explained on Nitto's webb site.Thanks, roverman.


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