215/70VR15 Michelin XWX - New

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  1. Longstone Tyres

    Longstone Tyres Formula Junior
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    Feb 2, 2006
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    Hi

    We have built a new web site. Here are our Ferrari pages https://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/classic-car-tyres/ferrari.html

    If you want to look for your car model and have a look at it you will find we are currently doing a massive bargain on full sets of the 215/70VR15 Michelin XWX. These are new tyres fresh from Michelin.

    If, while you are poking around on the site you spot any mistakes please let me know. We are keen to have it as an informative site as well as making me a few bob so i can much about with daft old cars too.
     
  2. donv

    donv F1 World Champ
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    Why aren't they ever on sale when I need them? Mine are only about 3 years old...
     
  3. alberto

    alberto Formula 3
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    Why is there no listing for 328?
     
  4. Longstone Tyres

    Longstone Tyres Formula Junior
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    Feb 2, 2006
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    Hi
    Fair point with the 328. Currently we only go as far as the 308 QV https://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/classic-car-tyres/ferrari/308/gtb-qv.html

    Currently because the 328 is fitted with 16" tyres that are still common place (50% profile tyres are no big deal these days) we do not have a bespoke set up. I do have 2 period tyres. However different tread patterns:-

    https://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/michelin-classic-tyres/sx-mxx3/205-55zr16-michelin-sx-mxx3.html is the correct front tyre i believe, but a Porsche fitment.

    &

    https://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/michelin-classic-tyres/pilot-sport/225-50zr16-michelin-pilot-sport.html whjich is the correct size for the rear, and also a correct tyre for the front of the TerstRossa. sadly different.

    However there is a glimmer of hope. we do currently have a plan to get a Pirelli P7 https://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/pirelli-cinturato/p7.html which will give us a correct size front and rear with a period tread pattern.

    What tyre was OE?
     
  5. Tinbender

    Tinbender Formula Junior
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    Mar 13, 2004
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    No 330 listing?
     
  6. Longstone Tyres

    Longstone Tyres Formula Junior
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    yep here it is https://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/classic-car-tyres/ferrari/330.html

    then there is

    330 GT https://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/classic-car-tyres/ferrari/330/330-gt.html
    330 GT 2+2 https://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/classic-car-tyres/ferrari/330/gt-2-2.html
    330 GTC https://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/classic-car-tyres/ferrari/330/gtc.html
    330 GTS https://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/classic-car-tyres/ferrari/330/gts.html

    I also think i did one of my best youtube films about 330 GTS tyres

    Also i am 97% certain that the 330 did not fit 215/70VR15 tyres, because i don't think they had been invented. I think the cars on 15" wheels fitted the 205VR15 Cinturato CN72. https://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/catalog/product/view/id/1455/s/205vr15-pirelli-cinturato-cn72/category/2514/

    My certainty comes from the fact that 70% profile tyres hadn't been invented yet. I beleiv e this 205 section tyre came out in 64 and it was adopt by a wide raange of manufacturers, as it was the biggest section tyre that was caapable of withstanding these kind of speeds. up untill then all the top cars were running 185VR16 (then some went to 185VR15 such as later 250 Ferrari's) then the 205VR15 came out with the same diameter as a 185Vr16, but a taller wider section at was capable of a V speed rating so all the top cars fitted it.

    there is a slight pissabolity that some of the last cars had 70% profile tyres because they came out in 1968

    When i first started dealing with Pirelli this tyre wasn't made, but one of my early projects was to get this tyre made again. aesthetically it makes aa big difference, filling up wheel arches again.

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    Our next step with our web sites is to attempt to start to list tyre pressures, so any recommendations gratefully accepted.
     
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