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Dave Gee
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« on: 20 February, 2022, 11:01:19 AM »

I am getting towards a point in my project when I need to buy a set of 5 tyres. The recommended size in the manual is a 165 R15. It doesn't list a profile. Does anyone have a recommendation of any make/size of tyre they would recommend for a Flavia Sport, and possible supplier?

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« Reply #1 on: 20 February, 2022, 01:40:39 PM »

Longstone tyres best bet, LMC discount of 5% if you mention at time of purchase

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« Reply #2 on: 20 February, 2022, 06:39:19 PM »

The profile will be the standard, not a "low profile" as in something like 205/55VR16 where the 55 is the aspect ratio (profile)
The older stuff had a standard aspect ratio of 82%, sometimes marked as 80  as in 175/80R14
Dougal at Longstone stocks them as has been said, or try searching for 165/80R15 elsewhere to see if that brings any results.
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Sebastien
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« Reply #3 on: 20 February, 2022, 08:26:13 PM »

I see basically 4 possibilities:

Michelin XZX 165-15, this is a SR rated tyre, up to 180 km/h. I can't remember if Flavia Sport fitted those initially. Good value for money.
Michelin XAS 165-15, this is a HR tyre, up to 210 km/h. Certainly the best, but also very expensive.
Pirelli Cinturato 165-15, CA67 profile, also HR, and quite expensive.
Vredestein Classic 165-15, this is also a HR tyre, and good value for money.

Check prices on the Longstone website.

Vredestein would be my choice, I have them on another quite fast and sporty car, and am very happy.
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« Reply #4 on: 21 February, 2022, 10:19:32 AM »

Vredestien seem fine on my Sport.
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« Reply #5 on: 24 February, 2022, 10:24:12 PM »


As another option Blockley now have that size:

https://www.blockleytyre.com/product/165vr15

Their bold offer is "Use them for 1,000 miles or so and if they are not the best tyres you've ever driven on we will give a refund." 

£115ea, £138ea with the vat.


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David Laver, Lewisham.
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« Reply #6 on: 25 February, 2022, 08:12:12 AM »

There are several articles comparing different makes of classic tyres.
https://whattyre.com/news/classic-look-new-technology-auto-bild-tests-tyres-for-yesterdays-heroes/
 
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« Reply #7 on: 03 March, 2022, 05:31:28 PM »

Dave,

I was having trouble with the heavy steering on my 815 Coupe which was fitted with some obscure make of tyres that were on the car when I bought it in Turin back in 2012, the name of which I canít remember.

So a couple of years ago I bit the bullet and bought a set of Pirelli Cinturato CA67ís from Longstones and they are much better. The ride is nicer and more importantly the steering is a bit lighter, and for me they look more ĎPeriodí, so in my opinion well worth the (not inconsiderable) expense.

Bob
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« Reply #8 on: 18 May, 2022, 03:02:00 PM »

Need new tyres on my Coupe soon , have tubeless on the car - is that correct ?
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