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Have read the posts regarding tire choices for 205/60 - 13's . It appears that the consensus is the Sumitomo HTR 200's....unfortunately they are NLA...called all the usual places, Tirerack, Vulcan, Online Tires etc. No Luck!!!

Anyone have experience with "Nankang XR611 Toursport" , "Federal Formoza FD1", "Cooper Cobra GT" or the $$$ Vredestein Sprint Classic? .....or any other tire available in 205/60-13.

Please advise.....

Thanks in advance.

Rob

 

 

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I have a request into J.C.Whitney.
I will let you know when i find something out.
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http://www.discount-tires-2go.com/Store_Detail.cfm?ID=183240&InfoID=4853&ShowLarge=True

 

Just bought a set of Sumitomo HTR 200 205/60/13's


found a set of TOYO R888 205 60 13 on ebay as well. Use 205 60 13 as search term.

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Thanks, I just ordered 5 for my car.
Whitney could not find any.
Regards,John

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Thanks for the reply...placed an order today for the Sumitomo's at discount tires 2go

Rob

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John,

Did you get the Sumitomo's from discount tires 2go ? If so you recieved the last ones...I had not recieved a shipping confirmation so I called about my order and was notified that they are NLA.

So still looking for tire suggestions?

Thanks...Rob

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Rob,
I did not get mine either.
When I tried to call I was put on hold for an hour.
They did not even email or call me to tell me I was not going to receive them.
I did find some 185/70/13 in a T rating.
I will keep looking.
I will inform you if I find them.
Regards, John

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I know this doesn't offer any help but this is the reason I went with 15" rims and tires last year when I bought some for my car. I didn't want to be in the postion of not being able to find tires anymore.

That and the fact that the 15" rims look so much better on the car. Especially after having both on the car.

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Found these tires...

http://www.performanceplustire.com/products/tires/searchType/searchBySize/tireSize/205_SLASH_60-13

Maybe one of these would work well for us. I apparently didn't get the Sumitomo tires I ordered either.

 

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Will a 215/50/r13 tire fit the stock wheels and fit the Jensen  Healey without any interference?

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It will fit the wheels (R13 always fits on 13" wheels), and It shouldn't rub anywhere.

BUT: I don't think you want to go to that dimension. You increase the RPMs by close to 8% compared to (what I believe is) stock 185/70 for any given speed. Since the gearing isn't exactly tall to begin with, it could be really annoying really quickly. According to European rules, it wouldn't be street legal either, max deviation in circumference is +-5%.

Have a look at http://dekkalkulator.com/ to play with different tyre dimensions.

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After much deliberation I decided to go with Federal 595..... 205/60 13's

http://www.federaltyres.com.au/tyres/high-performance/595

I purchased them from  http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=370364671519 (the usual disclaimers apply)


These tires are the required standard for the "Legend" racing series http://www.uslegendcars.com/racing_series/

I recieved the tires within a week and will post my two cents worth after they are mounted and I have had time to drive them a bit.

Thanks for everyones input....Rob 

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Rob
what have you to say about the federals?
any idea on the tread life of this sticky comp tire?

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I found the Federal Formosa FD1 in 205/60/r13  87H    at
http://www.onlinetires.com/products/vehicle/tires/federal/205%252F60-13+federal+formoza+fd1+87h+bsw.html
Hopefully I will receive these with in a week.
Regards, John
ps. These are not race tires.

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very good
they aren't that far from me  might be worth the drive thanks Rob

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Rob
online tires com says.... back ordered
took an hour on hold to learn this

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er I mean John
online is back ordered

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I just  talked to online tire at 5:30 est and they told me
they have no idea when they will get any 13" tires .
They have a couple 175/70/13 but nothing else.
 I will keep trying and see if I can find some .
I will keep you informed.
Regards, John

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I have decided to go with the stock 185/70's basiclly for the speed rating and I haven't had stock tires on the car since 1986

but for those interested RG & John
tireeasy.com

http://ssl.delti.com/cgi-bin/rshop.pl?dsco=135&cart_id=19388033.135.19194&s_p=Tires

has at least more than 8 205/60T-13's in stock for delivery according to a rep on the phone that sounded a bit like an off shore call center
they are T rated and raised white letter but they are 205/60's!!

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http://www.tire-easy.com has 40 Federal formosa 205/60/13 h rated  tires for sale.

$73.70 each

On web site go to the bottem and click on the American flag.

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I guess we should be happy we have lived long enough to join the ranks of classic cars that can't find decent rubber.

My Sumitomo 205/60-13 HTR 100's have served well over the last 7 years with incredible dry handling and truly awful wet handling. They never squeal at the limit and give great feedback.  Performing gut wrenching runs through the twisties is their specialty. Thanks Koni and Aadco! Sorry cyclists!

When the dew falls it's like piloting a motercycle on eggshells. Rain means certain death.

 

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I have had the pleasure over the past 2 years and 10 months to put 16,870 miles on the Set of Cooper Cobra's which came with 11602.

They were about half gone when I got the car and are wear bar prone on all four at this point. The tread wear rating is 448 for these and they are probably quite old time wise. I do not think you can find them anywhere as Cooper doesn't make this size any longer.

Which is to say that when it is wet the traction is very fun to play with. Once the rear end is loose in second and/or third gear controlled wheel spin can last for hundreds of yards depending on the hill your on.

So eBay provided a set of PRO METER LL600 ALL-SEASON STEEL BELTED RADIAL's for $385 which is a good deal less than the Verdesian's. The PRO METER's are 400 on the thread wear number, "T" Speed rating and am looking forward to a new balanced set of tires with a fresh front wheel alignment.

As I probably "jacked-up" the caster angle and toe set when I put Vaxhaul-Viva urethane bushings on the truss bars which I might add make a lot of noise when the front suspension is cycled and thus some inner wear has resulted on the Cobras.

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The Coopers are shot and got some 205/60-13 Pro Meters.
They measure more like 197 rather than 205 on the 5.5 OEM wheels. Are 400+ tread wear and are quite comfortable.

This combination weighs in at 30 lb.

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I just replaced my 13 * Aluminum wheels (not OEM) with VTO 15" rims and what a difference. WIth that said, I now have for sale very nice aluminum wheels with knock off spinners and all hardware with almost new (less than 500 miles) less that 5 months old. I have attached photos of the wheels and hardware with and without the car attached to them. Asking $250 for all 4 complete with hardware. Tires are 175-70R-13 and are in great almost new condition.

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Pic of the like new tred for the tires

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Here is a photo of the tires mounded on my 13046 recently restored JH

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Tried to locate store with these tires, but no luck(both SIMPLE TIRES, ONECLICK tires< and of course TIRERACK)?
SIMPLETIRE has some nice Vredestein 205/60 VR13" for about $145/tire)?
thanks, bruce madden
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For what it's worth...inasmuch as we do not race our Jensen Healeys, we just go to the Firestone store and they get a set of 13 inch tires the next day. They dry rot before we can wear them out anyway.....same on my Jensen Interceptor...I replaced the last set that looked just like new, but the sidewalls after eight years were beginning to show signs of aging...so we bought regular everyday tires and have no problems...

I can understand going to 15 inch wheels and tires, but do not understand why any would buy the top of the line tires when they age out before they wear out...that is unless you drive the car every day...and that is a horse (or car) of another color..



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