[ROVERNET - UK] Re: Rover 2000SC Tires
wfritz at mindspring.com
Fri Oct 1 02:48:10 BST 2004
I vote for Michelin MX4 175R14. If the tread is wider it causes heavier steering. The
MX4 is an excellent handling tire with excellent wear .
Vern Klukas wrote:
> Both those sizes are too small in diameter compared with the std
> tire. A 185-70 14 gives about the same diameter as the original, the
> other possibility would be a 175-75 14.
> >Hi everyone. Many thanks for the responses to my questions on the SC
> >steering box. I took the easiest possible remedy as the first thing to
> >check i.e. check tire pressures and set pressure to 31 pounds and it seems
> >to have worked. The steering, though tough reflects manual rather than
> >pumping-iron-arm-strong steering.
> >New question, but still on tires: The tires on the car are Pirelli 164x14's
> >and I will need to replace them soon as all four tire walls are cracking.
> >My local OK Tire store manager priced the 164x14's at $189 each if I wanted
> >to keept to the original specs. I told him that I wouldn't be putting the
> >car in for any concours competitions, so at $184 each tire, I could pass.
> >He suggested either 175x65x14 or 175x70x14. The former are Ford Escort-spec
> >tires, but the latter give a higher profile. I told him that my main
> >concern is that the speedo not be influenced too much (it gave up the ghost
> >3 weeks ago, but I didn't tell him that), plus, before deciding I would
> >check with other P6 owners about the size of their tires. SO:
> >What tires are you P6 2000 owners running on your cars ans where do you go
> >for tire work?
> >Thanks. Walter.
> >Walter D. Reynolds
> >19753 Wildcrest Avenue, Pitt Meadows, B.C. V3Y 1M3
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