Lotus Elan

Tyres

PostPost by: Quattro123 » Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:16 pm

Recently bought a +2 130/4 and it has some Goodyear Club 165/80/13 made in South Africa on it
I can't believe a tyre with tread on it can be so bad at slow speeds in the wet
You would think they were slicks
They have to go or I can only drive it when I know it's going to be dry all day not easy
Any thoughts and recommendations
Cost not a consideration as it's an accident waiting to happen
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PostPost by: MarkDa » Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:40 am

Have a look at Longstone tyre website if cost is not a consideration and you want something built like original tyres but with modern compounds.
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PostPost by: Steve Brooks » Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:17 am

Hello, it might be worth looking at The Blockley Tyre Company.They list a 165/80/13 H rated tyre.
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PostPost by: derek uk » Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:11 pm

Your tyres could be old and hard. Have you checked the dates on them? Over 5 years means replace soon. Sounds as if now would be better.
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PostPost by: Seamus » Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:42 pm

When I bought my Elan 2 years ago I found the same issue, it was lethal in the wet. The tyres were so old that they were not date stamped (20th century) so I changed them immediately and the car was transformed.

https://www.kwik-fit.com/tyres/information/tyre-age
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PostPost by: Stevie-Heathie » Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:18 pm

Just fitted Michelin XAS to my S3 and they are absolutely fantastic. As others have said, take a look at Longstone Tyres.
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PostPost by: Quattro123 » Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:32 pm

Date code front 426
Date code rear 039
But they look brand new
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PostPost by: derek uk » Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:26 pm

Pre 2000 according to the Kwik Fit site.

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PostPost by: Hawksfield » Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:36 pm

Hi

Three times I have had to change tyres due to age when only half worn.
The set I have on now will soon be changed as they are from 2011
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