Go Back   FerrariChat.com > Model Specific Discussions > 365 GT4 2+2/400/412

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 01-17-2017, 09:28 AM
Formula Junior
Sponsor
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Full Name: Dougal
Posts: 713
240/55VR415

Hi Team

sorry to be so blatantly commercial

I have lots of the Michelin 240/55VR415 TRX Tires on the shelf

Grab them while they are fresh
Reply With Quote
Non-Sponsor Ads
  #2  
Old 01-17-2017, 10:13 AM
Formula 3
Silver Subscribed
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Barrington, Ill. USA
Full Name: Ross
Posts: 1,902
Do USA customers pay the tax?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-17-2017, 10:20 AM
Karting
Rossa Subscribed
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Los Angeles
Full Name: Peter N
Posts: 214
I purchased from Longstone Tyres last year and I had an exceptional experience - they shipped to California Michelin 240/45VR415s free of tax and shipping and they arrived within a week.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-25-2017, 11:37 AM
Formula Junior
Sponsor
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Full Name: Dougal
Posts: 713
Thank You for the reference Pnorell
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-25-2017, 12:40 PM
Newman's Avatar
F1 World Champ
Consultant
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Barrie, ON, Canada
Full Name: Newman
Posts: 12,290
Quote:
Originally Posted by pnorell View Post
I purchased from Longstone Tyres last year and I had an exceptional experience - they shipped to California Michelin 240/45VR415s free of tax and shipping and they arrived within a week.
Agreed as did I
__________________
A boxer's like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-25-2017, 01:21 PM
Formula Junior
Silver Subscribed
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: San Jose, CA
Full Name: Ruben Padron
Posts: 618
Quote:
Originally Posted by Newman View Post
Agreed as did I
+1 - IMHO, it's the only way to buy tires for our beloved beasts! Great service and price.

Cheers!

Ruben
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-25-2017, 03:11 PM
Karting
Not Subscribed
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: San Francisco, CA
Full Name: Noah
Posts: 76
I've never understood why people make a big deal out of the tyres. Yes, they're metric. Yes, they cost a little more. But the idea that they're prohibitively hard to get and expensive that people have replaced their wheels is so silly and uninformed. I've even seen car listings where they will further try to sell you on their ridiculous modification stating that the car rides better without the original tyres.

With Longstone I got 5 fresh tyres shipped to California in a week. No VAT. Reasonable price. Excellent service. No shipping cost. The head of the whole company will email you directly and quickly. Tyres and wheels have actually been the easiest aspects of 400 series ownership in my opinion. Especially with Longstone.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-27-2017, 09:59 AM
Formula Junior
Sponsor
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Full Name: Dougal
Posts: 713
I LOVE YOU GUYS
Reply With Quote
Non-Sponsor Ads
  #9  
Old 01-27-2017, 12:47 PM
PDB PDB is offline
Karting
Not Subscribed
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Leicestershire, UK
Full Name: Paul
Posts: 240
Quote:
Originally Posted by Longstone Tyres View Post
I LOVE YOU GUYS
Hi Dougal,

Am I following you, or are you following me? I've just come from the Cobra forum where we were discussing a very similar issue with you.

I've currently got Fuldas on my 308, but I've recently discovered that they're 12 years old, so need replacing really, even though they look sound, with no visible cracks and plenty of tread left. I'm thinking either Pirelli or Michelin.

Paul
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-03-2017, 08:47 AM
Formula Junior
Sponsor
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Full Name: Dougal
Posts: 713
Quote:
Originally Posted by PDB View Post
Hi Dougal,

Am I following you, or are you following me? I've just come from the Cobra forum where we were discussing a very similar issue with you.

I've currently got Fuldas on my 308, but I've recently discovered that they're 12 years old, so need replacing really, even though they look sound, with no visible cracks and plenty of tread left. I'm thinking either Pirelli or Michelin.

Paul
Hi Paul

I'm guessing it is an early car Ferrari 308 GTB on 14" wheels

I think it would originally have been an XWX. I also think they are great, and look right. One of the things we always like about Michelin is they make an excellent carcass, which gives you flawless quality control, good longevity and excellent directional stability at high speed. There is a tyre test done on this web page for Porsche Classic Porsche Tyres | Longstone Tyres . I think this test sort off passes by these features that are so good about the Michelins. and they didn't come out of the test very well, which really surprised me. However it was a bit of a racey test, not road. I'm a big Michelin fan. I'm thinking of having M. Bibbendum tattoo'd on my bum.

However in that test the Cinturato CN12 came out very well and the price is attractive 205/70WR14 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN36 | Longstone Tyres

I don't like Vredestein.

Incidentally here is a special tyre test we did ourselves, using Michelins, a Lexus, a trailer strap and a tree https://www.facebook.com/longstonety...6133938786646/ I would say that is a pretty robust carcass.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 02-03-2017, 01:24 PM
PDB PDB is offline
Karting
Not Subscribed
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Leicestershire, UK
Full Name: Paul
Posts: 240
Hi,

It's a 308 GT4, but I think the tyres are the same.

Paul
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 02-04-2017, 03:29 PM
Karting
Not Subscribed
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Spain
Full Name: Graaf
Posts: 164
Quote:
Originally Posted by Longstone Tyres View Post
I don't like Vredestein.
Hi Dougal,

Just out of curiosity why don't you like the Vredestein tyres?

Best regards, Toon
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 02-14-2017, 11:50 AM
Formula Junior
Sponsor
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Full Name: Dougal
Posts: 713
The big dint's you get in the side wall.

the tread pattern that looks very similar to the tread pattern that was on some Nankang tyres that were on my Mercedes Sprinter when i bought it.

the fact it has the word Classic written on the side. a similar faux-par to making a copy of the Mona Lisa but wearing a digital watch.

I have driven 2 Alfa Spiders one with Vredesteins, and second Spider of my aunties we took the Vredesteins off and fitted Michelin XAS the steering was so much more direct and they had far better directional stability. They were leaps and bounds better, like you wouldn't believe.

I took Vredesteins off my Daimler V8 Saloon and fitted XAS, it was a miles nicer car to drive, not just a little bit. (till i blew a head gasket on the way to Cornwall with my wife and 3 kids under 10)

When Pirelli first made the 185VR15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67 | Longstone Tyres the tyre that was OE on the 250 GTE, it is also very much a Jaguar tyre, we did some testing with a professional test driver in a MK2 Jaguar. he drove on both and stated that the Cinturato was by far superior. i didn't drive that car i was a passenger and the cars wandering at cruising speeds was dramatically improved. These were some test tyres where Pirelli still had the option of making subtle adjustments if they were needed.

Both the Michelin and Pirelli tyres are genuine period tyres from the period built by 2 of the worlds best tyre manufacturers who understand the technology of the cars of the day so they come with a carcass that is designed to compliment your car, instead of being a tyre that is about the right size.

I don't think they are completely crap, and when they were a lot cheaper than the good stuff, i understood why people were prepared to compromise on handling and could close their eyes when they walked passed their cars so they didn't have to see them.

But currently the other options are far better, special when you can buy these 215/70VR15 PIRELLI CN12 (Vintage Car use only, no DOT or E Mark) | Longstone Tyres which are a complete steel

Also Vredestein don't make TRX tyres
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 02-14-2017, 04:36 PM
Karting
Not Subscribed
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Spain
Full Name: Graaf
Posts: 164
Thank you for explanation Dougal, very much appreciated.

Makes my choise easier 😀

Cheers Toon
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 03-14-2017, 07:12 AM
Formula Junior
Sponsor
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Full Name: Dougal
Posts: 713
The current date code i have on the TRX tyres https://www.borrani.com/tyres/240-55x415.html is 4216
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:49 PM.


FerrariChat.com has no association with Ferrari S.p.A.
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.