[DML] Re: Delorean tires
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[DML] Re: Delorean tires



People seem to be most concernecd about "high performance" tires. The 
big problem is finding the two sizes in the same product line. It's not 
a big challenge to end up with, say, Goodyears on the front and BF 
Goodrichs on the back, but it's not all that desireable to do that 
unless you really don't test the car's handling at all. Plus it looks 
dumb. 

There are some non-high-performance tires available, the Dunlop GT 
Qualifiers come to mind that are fine for low-impact driving but they 
are a pretty antique design.

What has people worried is that the long-time Hi-perf favorites, the 
Yokohama AVS-I, was discontinued a couple of years ago. For about the 
past 2-3 years Michelin made a great Pilot tire that fit, but they just 
dropped that too. 

So - there's no immediate danger that you'll be driving on just the 
rims, but it's getting to be difficult to find a state-of-the-art tire 
in the combined sizes we need. For some reason the rears seem to be the 
problem. 

Dave Swingle


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "alex morgan" <mauibarber@xxxx> wrote:
>
> I am a little confused about the tire "shortage".  Are there going to 
be no 
> tires available for our cars? Or are we talking about high 
performance tires 
> for our cars?  I wasn't aware the tires on the delorean were a crazy 
or 
> weird size.  Could somebody clear this "shortage" up for me.
> -Alex
>








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