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tyres for my 71 Elan Sprint

PostPost by: collins_dan » Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:44 pm

My local tire guy checked the wheels to make sure they are true which they are. I have now dropped off for powdercoating. Once back, my local tire guy can supply the defenders for a good price and mount them without tubes. He is an old Alfa racer, so very good at fitting new rubber on old wheels. I'll post pictures when done. Dan
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PostPost by: ianf » Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:28 am

I too have a '71 sprint and the Vredstein Sprint+ tyre. They aren't the prettiest but work really well in the wet and they are good value too. However they are T rated (115mph?) in case you want to redline your little car in top gear! I think there is a 155 section sprint with an H rating though and a classic with an S.

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PostPost by: pereirac » Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:48 am

I actually think the H rated Vredstein Sprints tyres look nicer than the Michelins but there again I would as I have them fitted :D.
If anybody wants a photo let me know and I will post one..

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PostPost by: bloodknock » Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:44 pm

Hello Carl
Do it, do it, I'd like to see.
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PostPost by: pereirac » Sun Jul 28, 2013 3:26 pm

Hi Bob,
Tyre photos as requested..

Carl

(And yes the garage ran out of large weights when they last balanced my wheels...)
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PostPost by: bloodknock » Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:07 am

Look good,
How do they perform? And...what is the spec, type and cost?
The car looks nice, from what I can see. Mines gold leaf, just being repainted, my wheels were silver from new. I need a good wheel if you know of any?
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PostPost by: pereirac » Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:28 am

Bob,
I don't race my Elan and treat her like a 40 year old car driving at normal road speeds ( and perhaps a bit higher). I don't have any complaints. I have not had any problems in the wet either, they seem fine.

Spec are 155 HR 13 ( not the usual TR rating) and cost was about ?60 each, so don't cost the earth... And about half the cost of the 'other' HR rated Tyres...

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PostPost by: bloodknock » Mon Jan 26, 2015 9:52 pm

Hello guys
Back to work after move to Welsh Wales! Still looking at tyres, does anyone have experience or knowledge of: Pirelli P4 Cinturato - 155/65 R13 73T TL???
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PostPost by: RotoFlexible » Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:05 pm

H-rated Vredestein Sprints mounted and ready to go.

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However, the weather is not cooperating...

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PostPost by: StressCraxx » Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:17 am

RotoFlexible wrote:H-rated Vredestein Sprints mounted and ready to go.

However, the weather is not cooperating...



Nice. Where did you find them?
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PostPost by: StressCraxx » Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:19 am

RotoFlexible wrote:H-rated Vredestein Sprints mounted and ready to go.

However, the weather is not cooperating...



Nice. Where did you find them?
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PostPost by: el-saturn » Wed Jan 28, 2015 6:44 am

even though not standard in any way B U T a modern tyre which isn?t like the ones you folks are constantly talking about: yokohama 15 60 13 A539. just something worth considering: about 40 to 50 quid a piece! sandy
PS: my car has loads of unoriginal stuff (160hp etc..), but everything modified as colin would have!
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PostPost by: bloodknock » Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:16 am

Hello guys'
dont mean to be a party pooper, but, I was considering vredestein until I read this on pistonheads........http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?t=1159000
What do you recon???
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PostPost by: pereirac » Wed Jan 28, 2015 3:42 pm

Better go and have a good look at my tyres then ...
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PostPost by: RotoFlexible » Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:46 pm

StressCraxx wrote:
RotoFlexible wrote:H-rated Vredestein Sprints mounted and ready to go.

However, the weather is not cooperating...



Nice. Where did you find them?


Universal Tire in Hershey, PA. The H-rated tire is $93, and the T-rated is $75. Shipping was $38 and very prompt.

bloodknock wrote:Hello guys'
dont mean to be a party pooper, but, I was considering vredestein until I read this on pistonheads........http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topi ... ?t=1159000
What do you recon???


The posts refer to the Sprint Classic, which is a different tire. I've had the Sprint+ (in T-rated form) on my car for several years and many miles, with no problems.
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