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Old 09-21-2011, 02:52 AM
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The Dunlops on my daily driver have been very good, over 110,000 miles on them....came on the vehicle.

I use Goodyear on all my Ferraris.
We used to have Goodyears on a Z, they were good once they warmed up but not so sticky in cool and wet weather.
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Old 09-21-2011, 05:02 AM
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my really late carb 308 GTB ( #34379; Oct. '80 ) probably came with the 16" wheels in the first place.
For tyres: when I bought the car it had Goodyear Eagles. The worst tyre I ever came across.
Then for years I drove on Michelin Pilot Sport ( 1st series ). Very good rubber for this car. Forgiving, responsive and gives a lot of feedback.
Then Michelin came with Pilot Sport series 2 and stated explicitely, that this tire may be dangerous on wet conditions. Because I don't want to stay at home if there are some clouds in the sky I occasionally drive through rain. Therefore these tyres were no option for me.
Then I tried Pirelli P Zero Nero. I still have them on my car. Better, than the former Goodyears but not so good like the 1st series Pilot Sport.
A little bit soft for my taste and therefore not so responsive.

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Old 09-21-2011, 05:24 AM
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Then I tried Pirelli P Zero Nero. I still have them on my car.
Martin, Guten Tag. I read the big Reifen test ADAC does every season (I'm a member). They seem very thorough. Are they accurate in your opinion?
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Old 09-21-2011, 05:53 AM
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Martin, Guten Tag. I read the big Reifen test ADAC does every season (I'm a member). They seem very thorough. Are they accurate in your opinion?
yes, absolutely ! I always choose the tyres for my daily driver based on their test. Especially with winter tires I don't think twice, but purchase their test winner.
Other car magazines do tire tests as well, but not so trustworthy.

BTW; what causes a UK resident being a member of a german car club ?

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Old 09-21-2011, 06:07 AM
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The Dunlops on my daily driver have been very good, over 110,000 miles on them....came on the vehicle.
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110.000 mls. on one set of tyres ??? How do you drive ?

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Old 09-21-2011, 07:02 AM
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BTW; what causes a UK resident being a member of a german car club ?
I used to live in Germany and the service is great, much better than the UK outfits. The UK ones have stupid rules for driving on the continent and having old cars.
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Old 09-21-2011, 04:24 PM
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110.000 mls. on one set of tyres ??? How do you drive ?

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Very gently once the tread is gone!!

It's my Toyota inline 4 cylinder Tacoma and with the 5 speed manual I can baby them along. It runs empty for the most part so not much weight on them....

I was amazed also.

I can run over a quarter now and tell you "heads or tails"..I'll put new ones on next week, now that I have mentioned it the spell is broken!!
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Noticed a nice bulge on the inside of one of my P205/70R14 tires on my 1980 308gtsi, so looking to get a new reasonably priced set. Don't care about high speed rating, don't track it, just drive it for fun.

Will any P205/70R14 work with the car? There are quite a few options in that size out there -- but Tire Rack only has a winter set. And they said they don't expect to get anything else in in this size.

Any suggestions of where to get a set of these (I want to stay at the 14's) and recommendations of a online vendor (I'm in Virginia) would be great.

For instance a quick google shows these tires available in P205/70R14:

P205/70R14 93T | Toyo Extensa A/S
Kumho Solus KR21 P205/70R14 93T
Cooper Trendsetter SE - P205/70R14 93S BW - All Season Tire
Falken Sincera Touring SN211 - P205/70R14 93T BW - All Season Tire
Hankook Optimo H724 Tire P205/70R14 93T WW A/S


Thanks for any advice! Would love to have the 308 ready for spring! Already fixed leaky fuel line, leaky oil pan (dry as a bone now), and coolant leak. Everything else is ready for some nice springtime driving!

Scott
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Expand your options some by going up to 215 or even 225/70/14. But pickings are slim for a half decent performance tire.
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:01 PM
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Expand your options some by going up to 215 or even 225/70/14. But pickings are slim for a half decent performance tire.
Will those fit fine on my stock 14" wheels?
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:09 PM
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In the 215 & 225, Tire rack has BF Goodrich Radial T/A Performance All Seasons...
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Since the car is in Europe, I imagine that 16" Pirelli P-Zeros for the 308 sizes are easier to purchase - if you can find them, I'd get those.
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:20 PM
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Since the car is in Europe, I imagine that 16" Pirelli P-Zeros for the 308 sizes are easier to purchase - if you can find them, I'd get those.
My car is in Virginia, USA.
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Old 03-05-2013, 06:56 PM
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So just to be sure, will 215/70/14 fit fine on my stock 308 wheels (that currently have 205/70/14s).

If so, is there a reason to go to 225/70/14 vs 215/70/14?

Thanks!
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