[DML] Re: Reproduction tires needed!
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[DML] Re: Reproduction tires needed!



--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, <delornut@xxxx> wrote:
>
> > My original point was a potential call to organize the community to
> > put pressure on Goodyear and/or any other manufacturer to allow
> > vintage tire manufacturers like Coker and Universal to RE-produce
> > their performance tires that will fit our cars, like the stock NCTs or
> > the more recently discontinued Michelin XGTs. >
> 
> I can't belive the limited runs that these companies do can equal the 
> performance standards that we want to deal with on the Delorean. The
tires 
> they do for some of the classics are for cars that are never driven
on an 
> everyday basis and probaly never approach speeds anywhere near the 
> limitations of the tires  

>From the Coker FAQ:
"15. How authentic are these tires and will they look just like the
ones I remember from the past?
A: Our tires are built in the original molds to assure authenticity
and to give you the correct look for your car. They are, however,
built with modern materials which make them actually better tires than
those you will remember from the past."

If the tires are created from the same molds as the originals using
even better materials, I can't see how the performance would be any
less than that of the originals.


> In any event, the original NCT's where horrible 
> tires in the wet and didn't offer handling on par with Pirelli or
some of 
> the other performance tires of that era. DeLorean went with them
because of cost and 
> promotional deals with Goodyear. The chassis, I belive, was tuned for 
> Pirellis.

Then reproduction Pirellis would be the way to go, but I don't believe
there is such a thing. I'd be happy with any good reproduction
performance tires.

Dan W.
VIN 16192
AZ-D








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