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  1. Longstone Tyres

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  2. Natkingcolebasket69

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    Amazing!


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  3. MOSS

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    Bet they won't ship to U.S. Or if they did it would cost the price of the tire itself.
     
  4. xplodee

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    Curious what the advantage is of the Michelin at $1800 for a set versus BF Goodrich for $530 off of Tirerack. It's not like anyone is driving their TR's hard enough that the Michelins will be worth $1300 extra and the BFG's have a higher speed rating to boot (ZR).
     
  5. Prova85

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    Exactly. When Mich forced me to source 16" wheels I sourced 4 BFG tires for them for the price of 1 Mich. No way anyone is gonna convince me the Mich's are worth the absolutely stupid money they are asking for them.
     
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  6. Natkingcolebasket69

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    Maybe worth for concours winning? U might lose a point with bfg?


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  7. xplodee

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    But were the Mich tire options pilots back then? I assume it was some older Mich with a totally different tread pattern.
     
  8. Prova85

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    Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't the cars with 16" wheels originally come with Goodyear Gatorbacks or something like that?
     
  9. Natkingcolebasket69

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    Actually u are correct ! I am wrong at least at 84 Paris show they were good year


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  11. I'm having the Bfg tires put on tomorrow. Have Dunlop SP2 on at present but the tires are 16 years old!!!! Even so, held up very nicely to 161 mph:D
     
  12. Natkingcolebasket69

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    That’s dangerous though


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  13. Yep. But I checked over the tires - no splits, no cracks. The saving grace is also very little miles. Visual checks and road test prior gave no anomalies.
    So, what the heck, the gods were smiling :D
     
  14. Xtreme5053

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    They do ship to the USA, and it's free.


    Subtotal $1,655.10
    Shipping & Handling (Standard Shipping - Shipping times: UK = Next day; Europe = 3-4 days; USA = 6-10 days; Other = Varies) $0.00
     
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  15. Rosey

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    Evil Knievel himself would not even attempt that stunt !! 161 mph on 16 year old tyres... WOW !!
    Problem is that most of the deterioration on old tyres are hidden inside the carcass and with the belts, not so much on the outside when you can see.
    Glad you lived to tell the tale.
     
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  17. xplodee

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    Awesome video!! Thank you
     
  18. Longstone Tyres

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    Rossy thanks for that video. that is great bit of history.

    What was best in the day Goodyear or Michelin. I'm afraid my money is on Michelin.

    I might point out that Michelin do still make the best tyre in the sizes. the reason to buy the Michelin now is because of the handling.

    https://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/classic-car-tyres/ferrari/testarossa/255-50yr16-michelin-pilot-sport.html

    https://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/classic-car-tyres/ferrari/testarossa/225-50r16-michelin-pilot-sport.html

    The only reason currently to buy anything else is if they are cheaper.
     
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