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Thread: 2013 Matched Set (Non-Stock Sized Rears or Fronts) Tires

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    Only place I could find the Nankang XR-611 offered in the 235/60R15 size:

    http://www.mytyres.co.uk/cgi-bin/rsh...n&typ=R-227464

    The matching 195/60R14 for the fronts are fairly easy to locate.

    Perhaps someone looking for tires might want to contact Nankang about importing a few of the 235/60R15s for interested D owners???

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    As I've received a couple PMs about these, I just wanted to go on record that the Nankang NK Comfort XR-611 receives marginal to poor reviews (and is made in Taiwan), thus while they are being produced in stock/OEM sizes for a matching set, I still wouldn't personally recommend them or put them on my own car.

    My personal endorsement still goes to the Vredestein Sportrac 5, even though you do have to drop the rears down to a 225.

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    I ordered a set of Cooper CS4's. The place wants to dispose of the factory rear tires, which look pretty good to me. The fronts were splitting, but no visible damage on the rears. Any reason to keep them? Is anyone out there looking for the Goodyear rears?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexwolf1216 View Post
    I ordered a set of Cooper CS4's. The place wants to dispose of the factory rear tires, which look pretty good to me. The fronts were splitting, but no visible damage on the rears. Any reason to keep them? Is anyone out there looking for the Goodyear rears?
    Goodyear NCTs in good condition have value to concours owners. If you post a for sale thread I bet they would sell. 5 years ago I found someone to give me $100 for my original rears.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidProehl View Post
    Goodyear NCTs in good condition have value to concours owners. If you post a for sale thread I bet they would sell. 5 years ago I found someone to give me $100 for my original rears.
    To my personal amazement, of the 3 cars that entered the concours at DCS this year, I was the only one who was running the NCTs (and I actually put 900 miles on them getting to and from the show, not to mention drag raced with them on Thursday night). Ken K had NCTs on his car, but he didn't enter the concours (something about it having been judged too much already in the past and that he rarely if ever drives the thing, so it never changes).

    Condition is everything with the NCTs - which BTW, the concours judges remarked that my NCTs were the 'nicest they had ever seen.' Of course, I think the coolest part is how I'm still willing to drive on them anywhere in the country

    Ordinarily, I'd be interested in acquiring more excellent condition NCTs, but I'm currently sitting on 3 full sets as it is, and Texas is too far/expensive for me to ship from.

    But if your NCTs are in good shape and have a decent amount of tread left on them - definitely offer them to the community, as someone will be sure to want them at some point.
    Last edited by NightFlyer; 06-29-2014 at 02:01 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightFlyer View Post
    I would, but that's your decision to make. If you do letters out, you could always use tire paint to create some letters on the front. Dave Graham is a big fan of RWL on our cars and did something like that on his car. I personally like both styles. What looks like ass is when you have just the fronts or rears in RWL, IMHO.

    Hi!
    Is this DeLorean of the photo using 185/60r14 on front?

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