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Dirtbiker
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
694 Posts

Posted - 07 Oct 2018 :  20:11:21 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote
Hi All,
Thinking about a new set of tyres for the 96. Was planning on some 165/80 R15 Firestone F560s. Thing is, I don't seem to be able to find any... Local tyre fitters can't get them and they are not listed on Longstone tyres website - although I thought they were there recently?
I have always liked the look if the F560 - I bought some Toyos not so long ago which to me just don't "look" right.
Any recommendations? What about these:

https://www.tyres.net/all-tyres/car/summer-tyres/continental-ct-22-165-80-r15-87t__11898997?gclid=Cj0KCQjw3ebdBRC1ARIsAD8U0V75NM6xsx9oVY1_5uQnV-MpkTaD5Dq1aunp5SbAO9TjBmxhmcFxA4waAtVVEALw_wcB&rows=20&ID=sea_tnet_uk_Google_Shopping&s_kwcid=AL!682!3!114680506041!!!g!!&ef_id=WEMDjwAABaJ7rn@F:20181007191126:s

Cheers

Iain G
V4 Fan

United Kingdom
109 Posts

Posted - 07 Oct 2018 :  21:00:13 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Last 2 sets I bought were Vredestein TTrac2 bought on the bay for about 50-60 each delivered.
Very impresseed with them. Quiet and grippy.

Iain G
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Dirtbiker
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
694 Posts

Posted - 10 Oct 2018 :  21:23:03 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote
Hi Iain,
Thanks for the advice. My local tyre place can get these so I'll have a chat to them.
Cheers
Gareth
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shoestring
Starting Member

48 Posts

Posted - 10 Oct 2018 :  22:48:28 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Hi Gareth,
I have Vredestein tyres that have bulges on them that look as if they have been kirbed but they have not.
This is a common problem with these tyres that is documented on the Internet.
The manufacturers claim it is not a safety issue,

Cheers,

Barry
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melle
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2770 Posts

Posted - 11 Oct 2018 :  09:31:03 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
I switched to Hankook 165s (not sure of type) when my last set of Firestone F560s finally gave in. The Hankooks look good, they perform very well under all conditions and they're reasonably priced. I also have Hankooks on the 900, can't fault them either. If anything, don't buy Vredestein Sprint Classic tyres; they're a horrible tyre in the wet, pretty dangerous if you ask me. Their classic winter tyres are great though, although, unsurprisingly, a bit noisy.

www.saabv4.com
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Dynorog
V4 Fan

United Kingdom
132 Posts

Posted - 11 Oct 2018 :  16:47:33 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Oops Ive just bought 4 VCS s. Ill let you know when it rains
Cheers

Dynorog
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Peter96
V4 Fanatic

United Kingdom
286 Posts

Posted - 25 Feb 2019 :  19:06:06 Show Profile Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by shoestring
Hi Gareth,
I have Vredestein tyres that have bulges on them that look as if they have been kirbed but they have not.
This is a common problem with these tyres that is documented on the Internet.
The manufacturers claim it is not a safety issue,

Cheers,

Barry



Hi Barry

Just saw this. I noticed the bulges myself when I had the car and had them checked by a tyre guy as I was going to replace them. He said it was to do with the way the tyre is joined in the mold and itwasn't anything to worry about as the rubber was still in good condition. Mind that was just before I sold the car to you. Hope XMS is still running well.

Peter.
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Peter96
V4 Fanatic

United Kingdom
286 Posts

Posted - 25 Feb 2019 :  19:06:44 Show Profile Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by shoestring
Hi Gareth,
I have Vredestein tyres that have bulges on them that look as if they have been kirbed but they have not.
This is a common problem with these tyres that is documented on the Internet.
The manufacturers claim it is not a safety issue,

Cheers,

Barry



Hi Barry

Just saw this. I noticed the bulges myself when I had the car and had them checked by a tyre guy as I was going to replace them. He said it was to do with the way the tyre is joined in the mold and itwasn't anything to worry about as the rubber was still in good condition. Mind that was just before I sold the car to you. Hope XMS is still running well.

Peter.
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Peter96
V4 Fanatic

United Kingdom
286 Posts

Posted - 25 Feb 2019 :  19:07:09 Show Profile Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by shoestring
Hi Gareth,
I have Vredestein tyres that have bulges on them that look as if they have been kirbed but they have not.
This is a common problem with these tyres that is documented on the Internet.
The manufacturers claim it is not a safety issue,

Cheers,

Barry



Hi Barry

Just saw this. I noticed the bulges myself when I had the car and had them checked by a tyre guy as I was going to replace them. He said it was to do with the way the tyre is joined in the mold and itwasn't anything to worry about as the rubber was still in good condition. Mind that was just before I sold the car to you. Hope XMS is still running well.

Peter.
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Peter96
V4 Fanatic

United Kingdom
286 Posts

Posted - 25 Feb 2019 :  19:07:37 Show Profile Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by shoestring
Hi Gareth,
I have Vredestein tyres that have bulges on them that look as if they have been kirbed but they have not.
This is a common problem with these tyres that is documented on the Internet.
The manufacturers claim it is not a safety issue,

Cheers,

Barry



Hi Barry

Just saw this. I noticed the bulges myself when I had the car and had them checked by a tyre guy as I was going to replace them. He said it was to do with the way the tyre is joined in the mold and itwasn't anything to worry about as the rubber was still in good condition. Mind that was just before I sold the car to you. Hope XMS is still running well.

Peter.
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shoestring
Starting Member

48 Posts

Posted - 26 Feb 2019 :  13:05:19 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Hi Peter,
Good to hear from you.
The saab is fine, currently fitting cheese grater grill and round headlights with the addition of a electric fan while I'm in that area.
What are you driving around in now?

Cheers,

Barry
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shoestring
Starting Member

48 Posts

Posted - 26 Feb 2019 :  13:05:46 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Hi Peter,
Good to hear from you.
The saab is fine, currently fitting cheese grater grill and round headlights with the addition of a electric fan while I'm in that area.
What are you driving around in now?

Cheers,

Barry
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shoestring
Starting Member

48 Posts

Posted - 26 Feb 2019 :  13:06:32 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Hi Peter,
Good to hear from you.
The saab is fine, currently fitting cheese grater grill and round headlights with the addition of a electric fan while I'm in that area.
What are you driving around in now?

Cheers,

Barry
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shoestring
Starting Member

48 Posts

Posted - 26 Feb 2019 :  13:11:09 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Hi Peter,
Good to hear from you.
The saab is fine, currently fitting cheese grater grill and round headlights with the addition of a electric fan while I'm in that area.
What are you driving around in now?

Cheers,

Barry
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Peter96
V4 Fanatic

United Kingdom
286 Posts

Posted - 08 Mar 2019 :  07:34:04 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Hi Barry

It'll be interesting to see a picture of that when its done. Still messing about with a 63 Morris Minor which hopefully will be back on the road in the near future.
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