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Relpacement tires for TRX 240/55 VR290?

Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by Charles, Apr 10, 2004.

  1. Charles

    Charles Rookie

    Nov 12, 2003
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    I'm looking to replace my TRX 240/55 VR390 tires. Any suggestions for replacements? If necessary, I'll replace wheels too. Any suggestions on wheel and tire packages? I tried tire rack, but they do not carry and had no suggestions. Any suggestions on U.S. equvilents?
     
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  3. khayes

    khayes Formula Junior

    Nov 1, 2003
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    Austin, TX
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    Kelly Hayes
    You may want to consider replacing wheels and tires and going to something more standard in size. What kind of car do you have?
     
  4. Charles

    Charles Rookie

    Nov 12, 2003
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    1984 Mondial Cabriolet
     
  5. pogibm

    pogibm Karting

    Nov 2, 2003
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    Washington
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    Randy Madamba
    Coker tire will be your only source last set i bought for my mondial was $395 each.
     
  6. Charles

    Charles Rookie

    Nov 12, 2003
    8
    It seems like I should replace the 390 with 16" rims. But what about the hole pattern? How do I know which will match?
     
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  8. joeyy

    joeyy Karting

    Nov 11, 2003
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    long island
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    joe
    328 rims will work and they are the correct bolt pattern. Ferrari UK has them.
     
  9. gabriel

    gabriel Formula 3

    Here goes that TRX debate again :)

    Some have stated that they had no problem getting TRX at Coker, but I've never found that to be the case for me. Very difficult to get, way overpriced, no selection.

    I did change my rims to 16", but mine are the single lug.

    As far as I know, all 5 lug Ferrari wheels have the same bolt pattern, which I believe is 108mm.
     
  10. tr328

    tr328 Formula Junior

    Jun 19, 2003
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    Pacifica, California
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    Darryl
    I found 2 TRX tires front tires for my 1985 Testarossa at Tire Rack for $220 each and rear tires at Coker for $370 each with no problem. Try calling Coker or Tire Rack.
     
  11. Z0RR0

    Z0RR0 F1 Rookie

    Apr 11, 2004
    3,445
    Montreal, Canada
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    Julien
    Another option are Sumitomo tires. HTR200 I think is the model. Much more affordable. And before you ask, no, they are not V rated (speed), I think they are T ... 210km/h.

    We have a Lambo Urraco P250, and faced that problem. The Sumitomo had good reviews when it came to the tire itself (not some crappy economy tire), and at 50$ per tire, we figured that for the times we'd hit over 200km/h, the price difference was worth it. And we didn't want to change the rims either...

    I'll make sure I gave you the right tire brand/model combo tomorrow.
     
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  13. Ashman

    Ashman Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Sep 5, 2002
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    The problem with TRX tires is that Coker only orders one batch every 6 months or so, and not a large batch at that. So if you catch them with a new batch just delivered, you're in luck. If not, you'll end up waiting a while until the next batch is produced.

    I don't know if Avon makes a TRX tire for the Mondial, but the selection is limited to Michelin and maybe Avon, period.

    The TRX tires for my 400i were about $250 each 4 years ago.

    John
     
  14. Philjay50

    Philjay50 Formula Junior

    Jan 16, 2003
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    Chester, England
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    Philip
    Avon used to make a 390 tyre, but I am noty too sure if they still do, it is not a TRX, that is a Michelin description. I think I have mentioned somewhere Dunlop do a metric but the width is 220 I think (as is the Avon). Someone (Avon or Dunlop and I cannot remember which) do a 230, I think.
     
  15. mondialman

    mondialman Karting

    Apr 23, 2004
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    N. CA
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    Mike
    I just added 360 wheels and tires to my 1986 3.2 Mondial. You can read about it on the following thread.

    FerrariChat.com > Model Specific Discussions > Modern (355/456/550 & Later) Anyone nearby want a set of 360 rims+rubber?

    I posted on May 29, 2004.
     

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