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    Tire recommendation wanted

    Anyone have a tire recommendation in size 205-65-16 for a non-Porsche vintage car? My TR6 has an old set of Falken Ziex ZE912 that have served quite well but they are no longer available.
    Lee Fishpaw

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    I've always thought the BFGoodrich Silvertown (or Coker classic) redlines look nice on TR6's.
    Looking for motor number: 3280343 (I am running engine number 3280124)
    Looking for transmission number: 3280571

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmaddox View Post
    I've always thought the BFGoodrich Silvertown (or Coker classic) redlines look nice on TR6's.
    Apparently not available in 205-65-16.
    Lee Fishpaw

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    I can only find classics in a 205/55 16, hard to find a 65. Pirelli Cinterato and Michelin SX MXX3, of those two the Michelin look the most fitting. Sorry I'm not much help on that specific size.
    Looking for motor number: 3280343 (I am running engine number 3280124)
    Looking for transmission number: 3280571

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    Do you really have 16" wheels on the Triumph? Stock wheels were 15".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arne View Post
    Do you really have 16" wheels on the Triumph? Stock wheels were 15".
    Yes...16x7 Konig Rewinds. The stock 15 inch steel wheels were all bent. I could have them straightened, but the Rewinds work very nicely on the car. The diameter of the 205-65-16 is quite close to the standard 15 inch setup.

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    Lee Fishpaw

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    Neat looking Triumph!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 72targa View Post
    Neat looking Triumph!
    Thanks! It's a rickety old thing with the structural integrity of al dente pasta but it offers a wonderful, raw, vintage, sports car experience. Mine has the HVDA Toyota 5-speed conversion and a mostly Richard Good (goodparts.com) suspension, so it is quite the go-kart... but it ain't fast!
    Lee Fishpaw

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    Quote Originally Posted by 767driver View Post
    Yes...16x7 Konig Rewinds. The stock 15 inch steel wheels were all bent. I could have them straightened, but the Rewinds work very nicely on the car. The diameter of the 205-65-16 is quite close to the standard 15 inch setup.

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    Sweet-looking rig, man! Nice

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