Lotus Elan

Tyres and tubes

PostPost by: pereirac » Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:46 am

Just wondered.
Is anybody running Uniroyals Rainsports or Dunlop Street Response tyres with inner tubes?


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PostPost by: Orsom Weels » Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:14 am

Hi Carl
As mentioned in a previous post, I had inner tubes in Uniroyals & was plagued with punctures caused by the ribs on the inside of the tyre cutting into the tubes. My tyre man did a bit of research & apparently Uniroyal state their tyres are not suitable for use with inner tubes. It seems very few radials are.

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PostPost by: JimE » Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:33 pm

I've recently put Continental ContiEcoContact 3 tyres on my Elan (with tubes) and +2 (without) and no problems. The Elan was previously fitted with Uniroyals (with tubes) with no problems too. Jim
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PostPost by: 661 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:24 am

I have Uniroyal Rain experts with no tubes and on revolution alloys.
The only comment so far is that I think I need to check the geo.
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PostPost by: alan.barker » Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:07 pm

Hi Carl,
i have Dunlop Street Response on my Sprint with tubes and no problem.
That is with original steel knock on wheels.
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PostPost by: tcsoar » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:14 am


Put a set of Uniroyal Rain Experts on my plus 2 last May, without tubes on standard steel wheels. I have done over 2k on them since including some very hot driving in France and some very wet driving in Wales. I have had no problems and tyres have performed well.

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