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



They look good. Thanks for the suggestion.

Mastercraft Avenger GT - http://www.mastercrafttires.com/html/products/tires_passenger.aspx?page=mastercraft_tires_passenger_avenger_GT

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

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, S C <dmamessages@...> wrote:
>
> As I have posted before, there is also a new option in terms of tires
> besides the Cooper Cobras,  a sub company of Cooper called Mastercraft
> offers Mastercraft Avenger GT tires that are a matching set at both the
> front and rear tire size.  The reviews people have posted said that it is a
> very good all around tire.
> 
> -Steve Cosgrove
> Vin 1494
> 
> On Thu, Oct 1, 2009 at 1:10 PM, captain_hydrogen <captainhydrogen@...>wrote:
> 
> >
> >
> > 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
> >
> > STOCK WHEEL +0 TIRE OPTIONS
> > ***** 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)
> > captain_hydrogen(at)yahoo.com
> >
> >  
> >
> 
> 
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>




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