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Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by Crony, Jul 21, 2004.

  1. Crony

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    I have an 87 Mondial. Anyone got a good source on tires.
     
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  3. Erik330

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  4. Darolls

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    www.tirerack.com
     
  5. Crony

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    Phone them, they do not stock. THe tires are 240/55/R390
     
  6. Frank R. Masiarz

    Nov 10, 2003
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    Hi...........

    390-millimeter TRX wheels !?? The tire supply dwindles each day.

    TRX Michelin tires may be purchased from Coker Tire Company @

    www.coker.com

    or:

    Longstone Tyres in England @

    www.longstonetyres.co.uk/radial.php !!

    Check the links at the Longstone site at the left side of the radial tire page. Use "R390" in the "Vintage Products" search function at the Coker site.

    Good luck !!!!!!

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  8. ria

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    coker tire XWX at $ 379.00 must be a better price out ther I KNOW THIS TIRE WILL DO OVER 140 MPH this price is way out. moor info on this???
     
  9. tifosi

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    tire rack has them tell them to look carefully - also avalon makes one too
     
  10. Frank R. Masiarz

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    Hi again...............

    Performed a "Search for Tires by Size" at the Tire Rack site. Found Michelin TRX 220/55-R390 for $209 per tire. No 240 tire at the site in any of the three TRX size categories.

    Be sure to scroll down to the special TRX designations for tread width and rim diameter at the search engine:

    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/SearchTires.jsp

    Perhaps a phone call would be a better approach.

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  13. sparta49

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    I have always been happy with tire rack
     
  14. ria

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    tire rack only have the tires size of 205 / 70/ 14 speed rating = H 130 mph i like the = V 149 MPH DO NOT have the = v tires . any boody know ware to get the = v rating 149 mph at this size 205/ 70/ 14 at a good price????
     
  15. bill308

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    Avon, now owned by Cooper Tires, makes or used to make a model CR28 in TRX sizes. I don't know if they are imported to the USA any more. They might be had from England. I think I remember Verell posting he bought a set for his car and was happy with them.
     
  16. Frank R. Masiarz

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    Hi...........

    Just went to the High Performance Tire site @ www.hptire.net. No TRX tires for the Mondial in stock.

    Search engine only goes back to 1984; no Boxer tires either.

    Frank.........23005
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  17. BigTex

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    My car has some BF Goodrich Radial T/As that are V rated. PO put them on I don't know if its still sold..it's an odd designation....

    205/70VR14

    Labeled: "Comp T/A 70V" in raised black outline letters.

    I'm probably gonna go with Goodyear AquaTread 3s next.
     
  18. Crony

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    Jul 14, 2004
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    I ended up buying them here in the UK. I live in Canada and paid about $400 USD in the door. Much better than the $1000 a piece I started at. THe tires are something like 15.6". Why the hell did they do that. It scares me in the long term for buying tires.

    http://www.longstonetyres.co.uk
     
  19. ria

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    the size 205 / 70VR / 14 thay only have the / H / 130 MPH no one in the / V / 149 MPH on the 14 rim size . on 15 inch rims no problum to get the / V /. moor info???
     
  20. Frank R. Masiarz

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    #17 Frank R. Masiarz, Jul 23, 2004
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    Hi.........

    The metric TRX tires and wheels were an "experiment". Obviously a concept which did not "catch fire" in the industry. The TRX tire supply will dwindle with time and a lack of demand and/or the prices will skyrocket too.

    Many car owners with TRX wheels will upgrade to modern, large diameter wheels to take advantage of modern tire technology in the 16- and 17-inch sizes.

    It may be possible to take advantage of wheel interchangeability. The hub splines for the TRX wheels and the 15-inch wheels on many Ferraris of the era may possess identical specifications, so that you may be able replace the TRX wheels on your car with the "normal" equivalent and only suffer the cost of the wheels themselves. Of course, you will still be limited to 15-inch tire choices, which also dwindle each day.

    See the attachment for a table with a summary of the Daytona and Boxer tire dilemma.

    Frank...........23005
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