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



I have those Cooper Cobras front and rear in the correct sizes.
Bought them in the US approx 4 years ago.
Have to say that the do not impress me on wet roads.
In rain, especially heavy rain one has to decrease the speed to often less than 50 MpH and even them the tail likes to wag when finding puddles of water.
On dry roads they behave better.

My next set of tires probably won't be Coopers.
Don't know yet what they will be as it becomes harder to get the correct sizes.

Welmoed.



--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Jon Heese" <jonheese@...> wrote:
>
> Remember that the sidewall height is measured as a percentage of the tread width.  So yes, a 195/60R14 is 10mm narrower than a 185/60R14, but it also has a 6mm shorter sidewall.
>  
> 185/60R14 means:
> 185 mm tread width
> 60% of 185 mm = 111 mm sidewall height
> 14 inch rim diameter
>  
> Going from a 195/60R14 to a 185/60R14 will make your speedometer read 2.1% slow-- when your speedo says 60, you'll actually be going 61.2 mph.
>  
> http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html <http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html> 
>  
> Regards,
> Jon Heese
> 
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> From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx on behalf of gmfm1@...
> Sent: Mon 10/29/2012 2:18 PM
> To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [DML] Tires
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> I have had Cooper Cobras on the front for years. I don't believe that they make 195/60 R14 any more, but I do believe that they make 185/60 R14. You would need to check with a Delorean shop to see if that makes a big difference. I wouldn't think that 10 mm or 3/8" would make much difference. I know that when I need the fronts again I plan on staying with the Cooper tires. On the back Cooper makes a 235/60 R15. I put them on this spring and what a difference from the NCT's that I was on. I have been driving on Cooper tires on all my other cars for decades and I really like them. They are the only tires that I buy now.
> Cooper tires used to be made in America and as far as I know, they still are. Cost was a little over $100 dollars each for the rears plus balancing. I don't remember what the fronts cost. Ask for what the date codes are and try to get the youngest tires. Coopers can be had locally and don't have to be shipped to you.
> Good luck in whatever you choose.
> Gary Masie
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: boB
> Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 1:01 pm
> Subject: [DML] Tires
> To: "dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx"
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> > I know this has been written about but I would like to know what
> > tires are recommended for our Deloreans? I still have original
> > tires and even though they might be ok around town, I don't
> > trust them for long trips. If anyone has changed rims I'd love
> > to hear about what fits the D.
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > boB
> > 16909
> >
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