[DML] DeLorean Tire Options for Stock Wheel Sizes
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[DML] DeLorean Tire Options for Stock Wheel Sizes

Greetings all,

I was just reminiscing about the time when one could browse to www.tirerack.com, do a search for DeLorean tires and get about 4 - 5 options. This seems like it was only a few years ago, but now there are no matching sets.

With that in mind I was trying to recall all of the former matching tire sets ignoring the presence or absence of white lettering and this is the list I have so far:

BFGoodrich Radial T/A
Dunlop GT Qualifier T
Firestone Firehawk INDY 500 with Uni-T
Michelin Pilot XGT H4
Yokohama AVS Intermediate

I am ignoring the original BF Goodrich NCT tires because they haven't been available for years, plus they were a crappy tire when they were new. Whereas the ones listed above are all good-to-great tires.

Please reply to this adding any other matching tire sets that you recall? I have also noticed new tires that are close to matching, please add any series that you would like to see available to the DeLorean Community such as:

Yokohama AVID H4S

I figure that we can all pick a few from this list and possibly organize a petition to get them to reissue a tire they already have the tooling for, then maybe the community will have an available matching set.

Additionally, I am looking at +0 tire sizes that would work with the stock DeLorean wheels. Here is what I have compiled thus far:

STOCK 14/15
***** Tire Size Diameter in Inches
FRONT 195/60R14 23.21
REAR 235/60R15 26.10

***** Tire Size Diameter Difference From Stock Diameter
FRONT 205/55R14 22.88 -0.33 Requires Spacers, may need speedo calibration, Currently on David Watts' car
FRONT 215/55R14 23.31 0.10 Requires Spacers, may need speedo calibration

REAR 245/60R15 26.57 0.47 Currently on Gary Adams' car
REAR 255/55R15 26.04 -0.06 Numerically Optimum, but size doesn't exist
REAR 265/50R15 25.43 -0.67 Smaller diameter made for quicker launches and higher highway rpm, was installed on Ryan Gould's car
REAR 275/60R15 27.99 1.89 Way too large diameter, rubs on bumps, Currently on David Watts' car
REAR 275/50R15 25.83 -0.28 Never seen it used, but could work, and David Watts is considering it

Please add to this any additions, notes, observations, and criticisms.

Thank you,
Ben Ferguson
Mesa, AZ
VIN's 6477 & 10365 (selling 6477 to Scott Stricker, Little Rock, AR)


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