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Thread: What tires are you running on??? Its been 8 yrs.

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    What tires are you running on??? Its been 8 yrs.

    Mine are around 8 yrs old and look good but IIRC 10 is the max so its time to start looking. Did a quick search did not see much later than 2012 info. What are the favorites most are running and where to get them?? I am foggy on it but recall the fronts were from one manufacturer and the rears another. Any info appreciated and links even better. Thanks........
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    Quote Originally Posted by JIMJAM View Post
    Mine are around 8 yrs old and look good but IIRC 10 is the max so its time to start looking. Did a quick search did not see much later than 2012 info. What are the favorites most are running and where to get them?? I am foggy on it but recall the fronts were from one manufacturer and the rears another. Any info appreciated and links even better. Thanks........
    195/60/14 Cooper Touring in the front and 235/60/15Cooper Cobras in the rear. Drives great! Tread patterns are not the same but at least the brand is matching.


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    BF Goodrich G-force Super Sport - 195/60/14 (fronts)
    BF Goodrich Radial T/A - 235/60/15 (rears)
    Got them from Tire Rack but that was a couple years ago, so not sure of current availability.

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    Quick replies love em.... Keep them coming thanks!!!
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    I just spent a couple of hours the other day looking.

    I can't find the BF Goodrich front tires in that size anywhere. The 235 fronts are available and also available as reproduced by Coker.

    I assume the 225/195 Vredestein Sportrac 5 Tires are being (or have been) discontinued in one of the sizes. I could find only one online source and haven't heard back from them about the date codes.

    The non-matching Coopers seem to be the only US tire company (no idea where they are made) and there's still a few of the Asian tire companies that I didn't look at.

    I honestly don't think there's anything else in non-matching 235/195 tires or even non-matching 225/195 US tire companies. I am really hoping I am wrong.
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    I believe Bridgestone Fuzion tires are made in the 195/225 sizes. I think they still make tires in the U.S.

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    195/60 14

    https://m.tirerack.com/tires/tires.j...omCompare1=yes

    225/60 15

    https://m.tirerack.com/tires/tires.j...omCompare1=yes
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris 16409 View Post
    I believe Bridgestone Fuzion tires are made in the 195/225 sizes. I think they still make tires in the U.S.
    I didn't realize Fuzion was Bridgestone. Good to know. Looks like they have a matching 225 tire.

    Yokohama is making a snow tire in the correct 195 size as well. It could possibly come from one of their US plants. I don't see any 225 or 235 fronts.
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    Has anyone heard of Summit Tires? They appear to be a small US based company. They have matching tires in 195 and 225.

    I am going to send them the obligatory DeLorean owner's email where we inquiry about the correct sizes.


    http://www.summittire.us/tires-plt/H...Trac%20II.html

    https://simpletire.com/summit-p195-60r14-350501-tires

    https://simpletire.com/summit-p225-60r15-350516-tires
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    I'm running Futura Super Sport 235/60R15 tires on the back of my DeLorean. They are a private label tire made in Mexico by Cooper and sold by Pep Boys. IIRC they cost $80 each with free shipping to my front door. I liked them enough to put an identical set on my Bricklin earlier this year.

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    Front: Falken Zeix ZE912 - 195/60r14
    Rear: Falken Zeix ZE912 - 225/60r15

    I got them at Discount Tire in March 2014. I don't believe they are manufactured in those sizes anymore, though. They're not listed on Discount Tires webpage anymore.
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