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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff K View Post
    Awesome post, thanks!

    Do you know of any matching sets with 245's in the rear?

    Thanks
    Jeff
    None that I was able to find. If you just wanted a bigger rear tire (for whatever reason), the Coopers / Mastercraft / Hercules are all also available in 245/60R15, in addition to the OEM 235/60R15, but you'd still have to run 185/60/R14 in the front in order to have a matching set.

    You can get the Vredestein Sportrac 5 as a matching set with 225/60R15 in the rear and the OEM size upfront. I just chose to mix it with a Sportrac 3 in the rear because I really liked the tread design and the rears show the most tread. Unfortunately, the Sportrac 3 is not available in 14" sizes, so you couldn't get a matching set in the Sportrac 3 even if you wanted it.

    Hope that helps

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    Falken ZIEX vs Vredestein Sportrac - User Reviews

    Falken ZIEX ZE-512 - 32% Buy Again Rate

    http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Tyre/Falken/ZE512.htm

    Falken ZIEX ZE-912 - 74% Buy Again Rate

    http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Tyre/Falken/ZE912.htm

    Vredestein Sportrac 3 - 85% Buy Again Rate

    http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Tyre/Vr...Sportrac-3.htm

    Vredestein Sportrac 5 - 99% Buy Again Rate

    http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Tyre/Vr...Sportrac-5.htm

    The choice is yours - but in all honesty, there is no comparison to the Vredestein Sportracs!

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    Addition to Matching Sets Front 195/60R14 (OEM) / Rear 225/60R15:

    Apollo Acelere Load: 86/96 Speed: H (Apollo India)

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    Those Vredestein Giugiaro tires are absolutely awesome! I'm kind of embarrassed to admit that I've actually never heard of the brand, but wow! They seem very premium.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pezzonovante88 View Post
    Those Vredestein Giugiaro tires are absolutely awesome! I'm kind of embarrassed to admit that I've actually never heard of the brand, but wow! They seem very premium.
    Before I started compiling this list, I hadn't heard of Vredestein or that Giugiaro designed tires!

    I absolutely hate going into a big purchase (anything over $50) without first knowing all the available options, hence my reasoning for compiling this list

    But, I honestly believe that the Vredesteins are the BEST current option for use on original DeLorean wheels.

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    Current List with best choice in bold:

    Matching Sets – Front 195/60R15 (OEM) / Rear 225/60R15:

    Apollo Acelere - Load: 86/96 Speed: H (Apollo – India)
    Cordovan Mirada Sport GTX - Load: 85/95 Speed: H (Sumitomo – China)
    Evergreen EH23 - Load: 86/96 Speed: H/V (??? – China)
    Falken Sincera Touring SN211 - Load: 82/95 Speed: T (Sumitomo - Thailand)
    Falken ZIEX ZE-912 - Load: 86/96 Speed: H (Sumitomo – Japan/Thailand)
    Federal SS657 - Load: 86/96 Speed: H (Federal - Taiwan)
    Fuzion Touring - Load: 86/96 Speed: H (Bridgestone – China/USA)
    Geostar S6065 - Load: 85/96 Speed: H (Nankang – Taiwan)
    GoodRide H550A - Load: 86/98 Speed: H (Hangzhou Zhonghce – China)
    Hankook Optimo H418 - Load: 85/95 Speed: H (Hankook – South Korea)
    Hero Atlanta AR01 - Load: 86/96 Speed: H/V (Federal – Taiwan)
    Hero HR668 - Load: 86/96 Speed: H (Federal – Taiwan)
    JINYU YH12 - Load: 86/96 Speed: H/V (??? – China)
    Kenda Komet Plus KR23 - Load: 86/96 Speed: H (Kenda – Taiwan)
    Kenda Komet KR02 - Load: 86/96 Speed: H (Kenda – Taiwan)
    Kumho Solus KR21 - Load: 85/95 Speed: T (Kumho – China/South Korea)
    Marshal Power Racer II - Load: 86/96 Speed: H (Kumho – China/South Korea)
    Marshal Solus KR21 - Load: 85/95 Speed: T (Kumho – China/South Korea)
    Marshal Matrac MH11 - Load: 86/96 Speed: H/V (Kumho – China/South Korea)
    Maxxis MA-P1 - Load: 86/96 Speed: H/V (Chen Shin – Taiwan)
    Multi-Mile Mirada Sport GTX - Load: 85/95 Speed: H (Sumitomo – China)
    Nankang XR611 Toursport - Load: 86/96 Speed: H/V (Nankang – Taiwan)
    Nexen CP641 - Load:86/96 Speed: H (Nexen – South Korea)
    Nexen N5000 Radial - Load: 85/95 Speed: H (Nexen – South Korea)
    Ohtsu FP7000 - Load:86/96 Speed: H (Sumitomo – Japan/Thailand)
    Primewell PS830/850 - Load: 86/97 Speed: H (Giti – China)
    Sigma Mirada Sport GTX - Load: 85/95 Speed: H (Sumitomo – China)
    Sonar SX-608 - Load: 86/96 Speed: H/V (Nankang – Taiwan)
    Sunny SN880 - Load: 86/96 Speed: H/V (South China – China)
    Toyo Extensa A/S - Load: 86/96 Speed: H (Toyo – China/USA/Japan)
    Vanderbilt Mirada Sport GTX - Load: 85/95 Speed: H (Sumitomo – China)
    Vredestein Sportrac 5 - Load: 86/96 Speed: H/V DESIGNED BY GIUGIARO (Apollo – Holland/Germany)
    Wanli S-1023 - Load: 86/96 Speed: H/V (South China – China)
    West Lake H550A - Load: 86/98 Speed: H (Hangzhou Zhonghce – China)
    Zeetex ZT102 - Load: 86/96 Speed: H/V (ZAFCO Dubai – India/China/Indonesia)

    Matching Sets – Front 185/60R14 / Rear 235/60R15 (OEM):

    Cooper Cobra Radial G/T (Rear RWL) - Load: 82/98 Speed: T (Cooper – China/Mexico/USA)
    Mastercraft Avenger G/T (Rear RWL) - Load: 82/98 Speed: T (Cooper – China/Mexico/USA)
    Hercules H/P 4000 (Rear RWL) - Load: Speed: 82/98 Speed: T (Cooper – China/Mexico/USA)

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    Old but cool video about Vredestein:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XX9UTDQa-c

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    Thanks for keeping this list updated and current! I may do my Falken purchase again, but I'm steering clear of the Chinese made tires. As for Vredestein, they're fairly common in Europe. I first saw an ad for them at the AAFES service center in Stuttgart while I was there from 09-12. I looked them up and saw that they were local and really love some of their tread patterns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NightFlyer View Post
    Before I started compiling this list, I hadn't heard of Vredestein or that Giugiaro designed tires!

    I absolutely hate going into a big purchase (anything over $50) without first knowing all the available options, hence my reasoning for compiling this list

    But, I honestly believe that the Vredesteins are the BEST current option for use on original DeLorean wheels.
    The only damn problem is that you can't get them in 235/60/r15 or 245/60/r15. That's the ONLY killer for me. I'm just a stickler for not going down a size (even if it is barely noticeable). Otherwise, they're super cool, being that they're also obscure (but certainly not cheapo) like our cars.
    Previous Owner of 5875 - 1981/Grey/5-Speed/Grooved Hood

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    Quote Originally Posted by pezzonovante88 View Post
    I'm just a stickler for not going down a size (even if it is barely noticeable).
    I've had 245, 235, and 225 on my car. If 235 were to become available again matched, I'd certainly return to that size. But if the only choice for a while remains up or down, I'd choose down.

    Have you seen a car with 225 by chance? Good 225s will grip the road just as well as 235.
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