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What brand of 16" or 17" tire is your LM rolling on?
Posted by: Mike Doiron ()
Date: October 06, 2017 04:03PM

Interested in hearing from members about their experiences with tire brand, performance, rolling resistance, sound, etc on 16" and 17" rims.

Doing some research before making a purchase.

TIA

Mike

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Re: What brand of 16" or 17" tire is your LM rolling on?
Posted by: moomba32 ()
Date: October 07, 2017 02:04AM

I have 14" on my 66, Falcon Azenis, great tires for autocross, behave great on the road too, soft so not a long life but my tires age before wearing out so soft works for me.

Don Marlowe
66 Monza 2Dr 140/pg
64 Spyder convertible now, 110/pg
Eutawville SC

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Re: What brand of 16" or 17" tire is your LM rolling on?
Posted by: Bill Warren ()
Date: October 07, 2017 07:13AM

Mike,
These are Falken Ziex 225-50-16 tires on 16X 8 wheels. I found them slightly used on CraigsList for $100. The guy said they made too much noise at Interstate speeds. I avoid the Interstate so they work fine for me. I had to grind the corners out of the front wheel well corners because they scrubbed a little. Backspace on these wheels is less than perfect for a Corvair. Most recommend 4 to 4.5 inches. Hope this helps.

Bill Warren
Decatur, AL
65 Corsa
68 Monza


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Re: What brand of 16" or 17" tire is your LM rolling on?
Posted by: BobV66Vair ()
Date: October 07, 2017 08:05AM

I am running 17" Pirelli P0's on the rear and 15" Pirelli P0's on the front.

Bob Vinnacombe
Sandy, Oregon
1965 Corsa 140 stock
1966 Monza Soon to be race car
1968 Monza Parts for now

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Re: What brand of 16" or 17" tire is your LM rolling on?
Posted by: 65180 ()
Date: October 09, 2017 09:47AM

Kuhmos. 225/16 and 245/16 on a 4.75 BS

Mike Lake
Tucson, Az
65 Corsa 180
65 Corsa 140 sold
66 Monza PG
66 Monza 4sp sold
61 Lakewood sold
61 La[corvaircenter.com]

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Re: What brand of 16" or 17" tire is your LM rolling on?
Posted by: gnvair ()
Date: October 09, 2017 10:25AM

I run 215/45ZR17 on front and 245/40ZR17 on rear Firestone Firehawk on 7" front and 8" rear rims.

Lee J

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Re: What brand of 16" or 17" tire is your LM rolling on?
Posted by: Mike Doiron ()
Date: October 09, 2017 12:14PM

Thanks all for this info. Very helpful.

Mike

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Re: What brand of 16" or 17" tire is your LM rolling on?
Posted by: chanceparker ()
Date: October 09, 2017 02:25PM

I on my 2nd set of Sumitomo HTR-Z IIs. I run 225/45 and 245/45 17's on my car on 8" rins. I was really worried about both ride quality and noise but I have been pleasantly surprised on both fronts, especially given how affordable they are.

Reviews on Tire Rack are also quite good.

Tire Rack

Chance Parker
Golden, Colorado
Auminum LS-powered 1965 Corsa Convertible



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Re: What brand of 16" or 17" tire is your LM rolling on?
Posted by: Chilly Willy ()
Date: October 09, 2017 03:41PM


Falken Ziex 512 nice wall that protects the rim a bit.



Will
Northern California

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