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    How are your tires handling up? Mine are a few years old and like any other tire, will eventually need to be replaced. I'm happy with my pep boy tires (cooper) but am thinking ahead for next time I need tires.

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    Price seems to have dropped a little as well. I'm just window shopping, but I put those tire sizes on the tiresbyweb website and it came up at $496 for the set.

    I wonder if they are selling new rubber or if this is stuff that was produced back on 2013.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevedmc View Post
    How are your tires handling up? Mine are a few years old and like any other tire, will eventually need to be replaced. I'm happy with my pep boy tires (cooper) but am thinking ahead for next time I need tires.
    Quote Originally Posted by stevedmc View Post
    Price seems to have dropped a little as well. I'm just window shopping, but I put those tire sizes on the tiresbyweb website and it came up at $496 for the set.

    I wonder if they are selling new rubber or if this is stuff that was produced back on 2013.
    The tires are holding up GREAT with about 6,000 miles logged on them so far - I estimate around 80% tread remaining.

    I also haven't noticed any cracking in either the sidewall or the tread, and just inspected them yesterday while doing some work on my car.

    The ride is exactly as it was when you rode with me to/from the Woodward Dream Cruise a couple years ago.

    A price drop is always welcome and $125/tire shipped isn't bad for top quality

    Vredestein still shows the Sportrac 5 as being in active production, but I have no idea what the demand is here in the states for such tires in our sizes. As I was the one who convinced them to import them after many months of continued begging, I'm thinking that it's relatively low, thus my guess is that they're probably selling stuff that was manufactured in either late '13 or early '14, not that such would be bad, as warehouses tend to store them in cool dark places, and Tirebyweb ships to you directly from the warehouse.

    I'll have them on my car at Andrews and you can take a look see / test drive for yourself
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    Well, it looks like its tire shopping time for me again. As of last month, my Futura tires are seven years old. For the past few months I have noticed one of the front tires has a small leak as well.

    This time I am going to go ahead and get my wheels refinished as well. I have needed to do this since I got the car. The being said, I wonder if the wheel refinisher could mount and balance my new tires as well.

    A quick search on TireRack shows that we now have a stock sized matching set available from Hankook!

    https://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireS...&tab=All&EAF=Y

    Thoughts? I am running Hankook tires on my daily driver and have been very pleased with them. This looks like a good deal for a quality tire.

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    Another option for tires would be changing the rear size so I can run a set of Michelin tires.

    At the last Midwest open house I met a gentleman who was running 205 65 R15 on the rear and the stock size 195 60 R14 on the front.a

    I believe he was using Michelin Pilot Exalto tires which looked very nice.

    Thoughts? He said he didn't have any problems but I'm curious what everyone else's opinions are.

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    Judging from this info, it looks like I wouldn't have any clearance issues as the 205 65r 15 tire is slightly smaller than stock.

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/tirecalc...5r15-235-60r15

    The data shows my speedometer would be 2.4% off. I'm not a very smart man, but I suppose this equates to a slight drop is gas mileage as well.

    Thoughts? I've been happy with the Hankook tires on my daily driver, but am definitely curious about switching to Michelin tires if it means they will give the car a more comfortable ride.

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    The Hankook will be better than the Futura. I'd just run those and be done with it.

    I would not put a 205 tire on the rear, that's getting pretty skinny. Not sure why your speedo would be off since it's driven from the front wheels tho

    I have a set of used Exaltos from the late 2000s in a 14/15 195/225 if you really want a Michelin and aren't concerned with tire age LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by FABombjoy View Post
    I would not put a 205 tire on the rear, that's getting pretty skinny. Not sure why your speedo would be off since it's driven from the front wheels tho
    I'm not very smart. Be thankful I haven't converted to EFI. I'd be begging someone to hold my hand the whole way.

    Thanks for the advice. I'm happy with the Hankooks on my daily driver so I'll just order a set for the Delorean and be done with it.

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    Tires ordered. Now Iíve got to find a local shop to refinish the wheels.

    And of course, I have no clue what to ask for. Machined? Powder coated?

    Here are pics of what they currently look like. One has paint flaking inside the fins.




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