[DML] Re: Dunlop tires
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[DML] Re: Dunlop tires

A 215/65R15 is virtually the same diameter as a 235/60R15 - 806 revs 
per mile vs 803. It is about 3/4 inches narrower. The new Michelin 
Pilot Exalto AS is available in the alternate rear size - the front 
195/60R14 is also available - both H rated - same tread and side 
wall. I'm guessing but I would expect the ride to be better with the 
narrower tire. Traction is not a DeLorean problem so the narrower 
tire should not be an issue. The 215/65R15's seem to have more 
matches with the front sizes.

Harold McElraft - 3354

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "outatym2001" <markman660@...> wrote:
>   Got the original stock rims on my '81 DeLorean rear 235/60R15 
> front 195/60R14 and I've put about 2,000 miles on this set in four 
> months.  Live just 3-1/2 miles from work.  I followed the DeLorean 
> handbook recommendation of 30 psi rear and 23 psi front for normal 
> driving.  At freeway speeds you do have to raise your voice.  It's 
> not bad.  There is a little more noise coming from the rear tires 
> than I like.  They're not quiet either.  You can guesstimate your 
> mph by the pitch and tone from the tires.  My commute to work is 
> just 3-1/2 miles and the speed limit is 35 mph max.  The tires let 
> you know they're spinning when you hit 30 mph and just get deeper 
> tone at higher speeds.
>   I used the Dunlops twice in the snow.  Decent traction when 
> traveling at speeds below 35 mph.  I didn't try going faster.  
> Although, when trying to start on a hill from a dead stop, 
> there's some rear wheel spin which eventually will get you rolling 
> then once your moving the Dunlops dig in and get you where you want 
> to go.
>   Good wet traction.  There's some pull when hitting a large puddle 
> of water on just one side but not so much pull to cause you to 
> your lane.  Of course the tread is new and it displaces a lot of 
> water.
>   Overall I'm happy with the set-up.  The only alternative is the 
> Goodrich Radial T/A on all four rims and I couldn't stand the noise 
> and vibration.  I got rid of them after only a month and 700 miles.
>   The DeLorean is light in the front so you'll want to NOT drive at 
> insane speeds around corners in any case while driving in the rain!
> Mark R. Vanyo.
> Member of www.pndc.org since Ocotber, 2000.

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