[Sunbeam Talbot Email List] tires 55 Alpine

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Mon Jul 25 20:54:12 EDT 2011


Don, One small point. blackwall tyres were standard fitting on all cars.Whitewall was an option. The Brits generally look on whitewalls as an "American thing" Pete 

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From: "Mike Knoche" <knoche at bigpond.com> 
To: "Don Herr" <donherr123 at hotmail.com>, staowners at sunbeamtalbot.info 
Sent: Monday, July 25, 2011 5:24:18 PM 
Subject: Re: [Sunbeam Talbot Email List] tires 55 Alpine 

Hi Don 

Not sure how the very low profile 55 would look in the wheel arch, but I’d be a bit dubious about using that configuration. 

I used to run Michelin London taxi tyres, 175/80/16, but these had a quite low speed rating although they appear to wear very well. Some years ago was able to find some Falken 175/80/16 which not only have a higher speed rating but are also better in terms of handling and ride. A number of people in Australia now run them tho local supply seems to have dried up. They were only ever imported in small batches. 

Believe Croker in the US make a 175/80/16 but could be wrong. 

Mike 


On 26/07/11 1:55 AM, "Don Herr" < donherr123 at hotmail.com > wrote: 



Hi all, I am planning on having two sets of tires for my 55 Alpine- wide whitewalls for a factory look and black wall radials for a "works " look. I will be using original Alpine 16" rims for both sets. I have found two brands that might work for the black wall radial- Kumho Solus KH16 195 /55 R /16 and a Continental-Conti Pro contact 195/ 55 R /16. The Kumho will fit on a 5" rim with a 6" tire cross section and a diameter of 24.4"-the conti will fit on a 5.5" rim(cross section unknown) and a diameter of 24.4". Does anyone have experience with this size-I believe the diameter is ok but I do not know if a 6" cross section will rub the inside splash wall on a sharp turn? Thanks for any advise. Don Herr        


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