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Discussion in '365 GT4 2+2/400/412' started by Nathan76, Feb 5, 2020.

  1. Nathan76

    Nathan76 Formula Junior

    Jun 20, 2013
    344
    Leicestershire, UK
    Hello all
    Thanks for the advice on the sidelights.

    I'm also interested in what tyres people are fitting. I've seen a couple of options from Longstone and wondered if anyone had fitted any other alternatives.

    I've currently got Pirelli 4000s fitted but it doesn't look like they are manufactured anymore.

    Thanks

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  3. SouthJersey400i

    SouthJersey400i Formula 3

    Mar 14, 2007
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    What size wheels do you have?
     
  4. 365GT4 2+2

    365GT4 2+2 Karting

    Jan 1, 2016
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    Essex, England
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    The Michelin XWX 215/70 15 is the obvious and available choice. Just wondering about 225/65 15 Pirelli P5 that Longstone have ?. I have a set of virtually new 225/65 P4000 that I am going to trial, the rolling radius is correct just slightly wider giving a more modern square appearance.



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  5. Nathan76

    Nathan76 Formula Junior

    Jun 20, 2013
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    Leicestershire, UK
    There std 15 inch rims

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  6. Ewan

    Ewan Karting

    Jul 5, 2015
    142
    Dorset, UK
    I have Vredestein Sprint Classic tyres on mine and I’m very happy with them.
     
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  8. ONSilver

    ONSilver Karting

    May 26, 2008
    156
    Oakville, Ontario
    If you had metric wheels, as my 412 has, the new TRX tires I just received from Longstone have a Very Fresh date of 3819. And their shipping costs are free.

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  9. Nathan76

    Nathan76 Formula Junior

    Jun 20, 2013
    344
    Leicestershire, UK
    I've got the p4000 now don't think they are available any longer which is a shame as they look great.

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  10. 365GT4 2+2

    365GT4 2+2 Karting

    Jan 1, 2016
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    I assume your P4000s are 215/60.
    P5s look similar to XWX. I am curious about the 225/65 which, whilst not quite correct are £100 each cheaper for a first grade tyre.


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  11. thomharrow

    thomharrow Rookie

    Jun 14, 2009
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    The Michelin XWX’s are the right tires. My 77 400 (SN21111) has a windshield sticker specifying them. They fit the wheel well correctly, have just the right profile and provide a more supple ride than the others. I’ve owned a number of Ferrari’s- 330GTCs, Daytona, Boxer. XWXs were the appropriate tire on all of them.

    Even the tread is nice looking. Kind of organic in a tire sort of way.

    Uhhh I guess I love these tires!!


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  13. Longstone Tyres

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  14. D.J

    D.J Karting

    Mar 17, 2015
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    Perth WA
    What about the Dunlop sport classics? they come in the 215/70 15 size.
     
  15. Longstone Tyres

    Longstone Tyres Formula 3
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    We only deal in classic tyres.

    The only thing that tyre has to do with classic tyres is someone wrote the word classic on the side wall of a holey modern tyre. your cars will drive better on a tyre carcass that is designed to work with that kind of chassis. such as:

    Michelin XWX https://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/tyres/215-70-15/215-70wr15-michelin-xwx.html that is what Ferrari fitted. Its kind of a no brainer for me.

    Pirelli Cinturato CN12 https://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/tyres/215-70-15/215-70wr15-pirelli-cinturato-cn12.html This is what Lamborghini and Maserati fitted at the same time. Also perfect.

    Pirelli Stelvio https://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/tyres/215-70-15/215-70wr15-pirelli-stelvio.html bit of an early tread pattern really and this tyre was designed specifically for the 250 GTO.

    Pirelli P5 https://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/tyres/215-70-15/215-70-wr-15-pirelli-p5.html Actually designed to improve the handling of Luxury saloon cars with Jaguar in the mid 1970s.

    All these tyres, (specially the first 2) are absolutely perfect for these cars, why would you want anything different. Well only if it was cheap as chips i guess. But i don't think that dunlop is that cheap. If they had made a proper period tyre i would get it, but as it stands i just don't get it.
     

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