145×10 tyres

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  1. imported post

    They aren't cheap, but they have been great on my car

    [url=http://www.vintagetyres.com/display.asp?K=20071217_2728_000113&sf1=manufacturer&st1=dunlop&sp1=not&sf2=type&st2=racing&sort=sort_size&ds=Dunlop&m=1&dc=77]http://www.vintagetyres.com/display.asp?K=20071217_2728_000113&sf1=manufacturer&st1=dunlop&sp1=not&sf2=type&st2=racing&sort=sort_size&ds=Dunlop&m=1&dc=77[/url]

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    I've got Kumho 145×10 tyres on my 850.

    They seem OK in the dry but not sure about the wet. Wouldn't like to say what they'd be like if you was to put them on a more powerful Mini and give it some teddy!

    One make I would steer clear of areCamac's. Virtually indestructable but are awful in the wet and not much better in the dry.

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    [b]Mk 3 S Meister wrote: [/b] “There is precious little choice in the 145 x 10 market these days. Ohtsu are supposed to be OK – I think they may be made byFalken?

    Tks Meister. PM sent.

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    Hi Niall,

    I've just fitted a set of Falken Sincera's to my 850,they are not overly aggressive in appearance andseem to suit the 850 well. They were also the cheapest brand I looked at,NZ$65 and that is just over 20 pounds each.

    Regards

    Al

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    Tks Al. A mate had some 165 Falkens on his car and, while ok in the dry, they were pretty sketchy in the wet. are the 145's any better in that respect?

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    I can't say, I've never driven the car in the wet. They havea pretty average looking tread and I rate them as a good, sensible tyre and probablybetter than Aquajets butif you're looking for something to go racing on, count them out.

    Regards

    Al

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    Hi i used this company very helpful good service
    they did stock uniroyals but i cant see them listed now.

    [url]http://ssl.delti.com/mytires/start.html[/url]
    hope this helps
    cheers.
    Mark.

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    [b]mj66 wrote: [/b] “Hi i used this company very helpful good service
    they did stock uniroyals but i cant see them listed now.

    [url=http://ssl.delti.com/mytires/start.html]http://ssl.delti.com/mytires/start.html[/url]
    hope this helps
    cheers.
    Mark.”

    cool tks, i'll give them a call then. 😉

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    hi i would have to agree with mj66 on the uniroyals, i run them on my 1071 s and my cooper and they are brilliant in all conditions, but unfortunately they have been discontinued. i have had a word with a continental rep and they have had a number of enquires on them now, so may make another batch, this was some time ago and have not heard anything since, i will enquire in the new year. we are also a falken dealer but i do not rate the sm807 very highly, i prefer the kumhos which we can get for around £20 a tyre. james

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    try these

    [url=http://www.camskill.co.uk/products.php?plid=m4b0s346p0]http://www.camskill.co.uk/products.php?plid=m4b0s346p0[/url]

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    anbody tried these fellas out?:D

    [url=http://ssl.delti.com/cgi-bin/rshop.pl?details=Ordern&cart_id=9625289.110.10557&Cookie=froogle&typ=R-127638&ranzahl=4&Breite=145&Felge=10&Speed=R&weiter=0&kategorie=6&Ang_pro_Seite=10&Transport=P&F_F=&dsco=110&sowigan=So&Achse]http://ssl.delti.com/cgi-bin/rshop.pl?details=Ordern&cart_id=9625289.110.10557&Cookie=froogle&typ=R-127638&ranzahl=4&Breite=145&Felge=10&Speed=R&weiter=0&kategorie=6&Ang_pro_Seite=10&Transport=P&F_F=&dsco=110&sowigan=So&Achse[/url]=

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    Kumho tyres – very interesting. The tread looks very similar to the 'Endurance spec' Colway tyres I used on Lombard Revival rally 2004 on 12' wheeels. I found the tread quite suitable for tarmac in all conditions but not that good when compared to 13' 'Pug' tread on the forest roads. I used them at Coopers at Combe last year and in wet and found them OK, but i was using an mpi, standard spec for Lombard!!!!!!!!!
    Niall, when is your rally next year?

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    [b]hanlminiman wrote: [/b] “Niall, when is your rally next year?”
    it'll be around same time of year as the last one if things go according to plan. cheers.n.

  14. Any more views?

    I need 4 new boots for my 998 and as far as I can see the choices are:

    Falken SN-807 – About GBP 25
    Kumho – About GBP 25
    Dunlop Aquajets – about GBP 65 😮

    Dunlops obviously good (?) but toooo expensive.
    Falkens OK to good
    Kumhos ?

    Any other views?

    Also the comparative merits of putting 165s on 4.5' rims – I think that might be too much for a 998?

    Any thoughts appreciated before I take the plunge! 🙂

    Cheers

    Stewart

  15. [I]comparative merits of putting 165s on 4.5' rims[/I]

    165's are absolutely fine on 4.5' rims.

    My preference for the road is Yoko A008's (possibly discontinued)

    Avons are what I use on my race car & are brilliant but expensive, but they grip & last very well too.

    Never tried 0032's or Falkens so can't comment

    165 Aquajets were a shite tyre in the 70's & 80's don't see why they should be better now.

    M.

  16. mk wrote: “[I]

    165 Aquajets were a shite tyre in the 70's & 80's don't see why they should be better now.

    M.”

    Very good! 😀

    I realize I can easily put 165s on but just worry that it'll be too much rubber!

    Also having reverse rims I think I would have possible plod issues without wheelarch extensions (yuk!)

  17. Same issue really…. Might have to buy some tyres soon….Don't think I'll get many more miles out of these will I:D! Falkens now seem to be about all that's available in a 145 unless anyone knows different? (Aquajets aren't worth the money being asked in my opinion). The Yokos would seem a good buy if I have to go for a 165?

    Any other opinions?

  18. It's a shame the Kumhos are no longer made. I've had their tyres on modern cars and been quite happy with them. I'm not sure the Falkens would be fully up to the job in hand (Mk1 1275S) and the Aquajets (possibly made under licence?) aren't worth £70+ pounds each – in my opinion – just for a period tread pattern when the 165 Yokos are less than half that. I was just trying to stick with 145s to keep everything within the wheelarches really!

  19. How does modern rubber compare with old?

    minorpart wrote: “It's a shame the Kumhos are no longer made. I've had their tyres on modern cars and been quite happy with them. I'm not sure the Falkens would be fully up to the job in hand (Mk1 1275S) and the Aquajets (possibly made under licence?) aren't worth £70+ pounds each – in my opinion – just for a period tread pattern when the 165 Yokos are less than half that. I was just trying to stick with 145s to keep everything within the wheelarches really!”

    Probably a question that cannot be answered, but with the progression in tyre technology how would driving on today's Falkens compare with driving on new SP3s in the late 60s?

    A bit like trying to compare Charlton and Lampard I know :rolleyes: but how close are we to experiencing how it was when these cars were new?

    Does it really matter if Falkens aren't as good as Yokos? (Setting aside safety arguments – if we were that bothered we wouldn't drive 40 year old cars :D)

    PS 50 posts! 😀 😀

  20. Congratulation on the first 50:). May there be many more.

    All interesting points, and I suppose I'd fit the (expensive!) Aquajets for the most period look & feel.

    As you say, probably the Falkens are as good or better than most tyres available in the 1960s but since I can buy Yokos for less than £4 each more than the Falkens, they would seem the better buy. My car has worn Aquajets since the 1970s so a change is probably due anyway;). They're just not good value now.

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