RE: [DML] Re: Tires
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RE: [DML] Re: Tires

Another option exists if you want to maintain the correct sizes front and


I'm on my second set of Pirelli's all round.

P6000 on the front 195/60/14

P600 on rear 235/60/15


The difference between the P600 and P6000 is a slightly different tread
pattern.  I find the tires quiet, hard wearing and fantastic in the wet over
here in good old Blighty!


Rears are made on/off by Pirelli due to their low demand.  Pirelli confirmed
to me recently that they have no plans to discontinue them.  The only thing
to be careful of when buying them is ensuring that the tyre's you buy
haven't been sitting on the shelf of the vendor for the last five years as
they also have a shelf life when not on the car either.


Tyre's have a numbering sequence that allows you to 'read' the manufacturing
age which can be very useful.  


Tires Manufactured Since 2000
Since 2000, the week and year the tire was produced has been provided by the
last four digits of the Tire Identification Number with the 2 digits being
used to identify the week immediately preceding the 2 digits used to
identify the year.

Kind regards,

Chris Hawes

Vin 5255 grey 5-speed


From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Sent: 03 October 2010 19:11
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [DML] Re: Tires



Tire dilemma

My Delorean has an original set of tires-Goodyear NCTs. Even though they
still look brand new, It's time to change them.

My front tires: 195/60/14
My rear tires: 235/60/15

Can the following tires be mounted on a 1983 delorean?

Front: 195/60/14 - the answer is obviously YES.

Have found them from many manufacturers, but excluding the ones on back
order, i have found these brands available for front and rear:

1) Falken-ZE 912 
2) Bridgestone Potenza
3) Pirelli-P6
4) Cooper CS4

Rear: here is the dilemma - which tire is the right one?

1) 225/60/15

A) Falken ZE 912
B) Cooper CS4
C) Pirelli P6

2) 235/60/15

None available in this size, only Cooper cobra gt which are on on back order


3) 245/50/16

A) Falken ZE912 
B) bridegstone - potenza 

Bottom line: 

Do I go with 245/50/16 rear?


Do i go with the 225/60/15 rear?

Obviously matching Falkens, Pirelli and bridgestones are the choices here.

What's a boy to do?


Sent from my iPad

On Oct 1, 2010, at 5:18 PM, "Joe" <jsjb100@xxxxxxxxx
<> > wrote:

> I got the Falkens and really like them.....good price and good tire
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <> ,
"daveswingle2" <swingle_dmc@...> wrote:
> >
> > If you go one size lower in the rear (225-60-15) you can find some
available in matching front and rear tires:
> > Michelin Pilot Exalto (great tires)
> > Falken Ziex 512 (cheaper but seem to drive OK)
> > 
> > BF Goodrich covers both but not in the exact same tire line.
> > 
> > --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <> ,
"Steve T. Gove" <stgove@> wrote:
> > >
> > > Okay, on to my question: What say ye now is the best course of action
> > > tires for our cars, now that we can no longer get Yokohama's as a
> > > set? My local tire guys can't find any one company that makes a set of
> > > tires for the front as well as the back from the same manufacturer.
> > > also like to hear from the DMC parts places around the country as to
> > > recommendations are now also, i.e., DMCH, Grady, to name but a few.
> > > 
> > > Thanks,
> > > Steve
> > > 4280
> >

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