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  1. Longstone Tyres

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    Hi Team

    Could i ask for some help clrifying original equipment tyres

    348tb & 348tbs 1987 - 1993
    215/50R17 front 35psi
    255/45R17 Rear 38psi

    348GTB, 348GTBS 1993 - 1994
    215/50R17 front 35psi
    255/45R17 Rear 38psi

    348 Spider 1993 - 1995
    215/50R17 front 35psi
    255/45R17 Rear 34psi

    In my period fitment guides by tyre manufacturers it lists 17" tyres not 18". However Pirelli do have some 18" tyres that they list as 348 tyres as well as listing the 17" ones

    225/40R18 P-Zero front
    265/40R18 P-Zero Rear

    These tyres are also listed as 355 tyres.

    can you guys clarify what happened? could you specify 18" wheels at the factory gate? If so is there any period data about that such as those window stickers, because i would like to get some tyre pressure dat as well so i can build an accurate web page about the 348.

    What tyres are best. I'm a big Pirelli fan and they still make the P-Zero, but what are you guys fitting and why?
     
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  3. Ferrarium

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    225/40R18 P-Zero front
    265/40R18 P-Zero Rear

    Those are 355 tire sizes. 348 always has 17" rims, there was no 18" option.

    These were always 348 specs.
    215/50R17 front
    255/45R17 Rear

    The pzeros are not that great. Just read performance tests on tire rack.

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  4. steved033

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    But they are for concours...they were originally equipped like that, right?

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  5. Ferrarium

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    Yes correct they were oem tires as far as I know.

    There are several books that cover it like the keith bluemel one.

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    Correct but if you ran Challenge wheels on your 348, those 18" tires (same as 355) would be the correct size yes?
     
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  8. Ferrarium

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    #6 Ferrarium, Nov 1, 2021
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    You bet yes, I suspect at that time those were challenge cars only I am not certain you could order a 348 with those. You can of course add any 18" wheel and use those tires as well. I have 355 wheels on mine actually. For the TB/TS they were 17" factory spec.

    However if you did buy a Challenge car new then yes it would come with those sizes as mentioned. OP listed TB/TS variants not the challenge. I think there were North America only and the numbers of examples was fairly small.

    How did one get one anyhow.. was there some secret method or did you have to know someone? I don't think you could walk in and buy one could you?
     
  9. A348W

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    Pirelli website is next to useless.
     
  10. Ferrarium

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    I think it varied by market too?
     
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  12. 348Jeff

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    It did yes, if you check those links out it says except Aus(tralia) or J(apan)
     
  13. allandwf

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    Mine is a 91 ts UK supplied car. Door plate states Pirelli.
     
  14. Longstone Tyres

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    i dont suppose anyone can post a picture.

    Also does anyone have any cool tyre related pictures with 348 that they are happy for me to use on my web site.
     
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    Mam inne opony Bridgestone Expedia i bezprecedensowo niższe ciśnienie w oponach z tyłu niż z przodu (2,5 bara z przodu i 2,3 bara z tyłu). Mój samochód jest europejski 06/1992.

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  18. Longstone Tyres

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    thank you.

    what country is that in
     
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    Auto pochodzi od dealera w Belgii, pierwszy właściciel był w Luksemburgu, a teraz auto jest w Polsce.
     
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  21. Ferrarium

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    Poland it sounds like.
     
  22. Longstone Tyres

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    Yep, but my google translate tells me that the car originally camer from Belgium.
     
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    P Zeros are ok but they wear down quickly
     
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    1991 ts UK market.
     

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