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Re: 205/60r13 tyres

Postby Bug » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:30 pm

2 or 3 years ago I sourced about 50 Federal SS-595 tyres, 205/60x13 HR

In my village, Northwold, Norfolk, lives a chap called Ian Hales who races in the 'Legends' series.
They use this tyre as a 'control' and at that time he was importing them by the pallet-load and distributing them amongst the other racers
They have to use ones made for the US market (as that's where the race series originated)
By mistake he got sent a pallet of Euro-spec ones.

Now, I have moved on from the Capris and haven't seen Ian for months, but I do know you can google his racing videos and can find him on facebook.
Maybe someone could get in touch with him and see if a deal can be done.

Can't remember who had all the tyres, but quite a few went to members of this forum; maybe they'll be able to give some feedback?

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Re: 205/60r13 tyres

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:48 pm

Bug wrote:Can't remember who had all the tyres, but quite a few went to members of this forum; maybe they'll be able to give some feedback?

Hi Martin,
If I remember correctly, loads of them found their way to CCI.

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Re: 205/60r13 tyres

Postby Bug » Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:17 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Bug wrote:Can't remember who had all the tyres, but quite a few went to members of this forum; maybe they'll be able to give some feedback?

Hi Martin,
If I remember correctly, loads of them found their way to CCI.

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I believe they may have done.
I got a lot out to people at a good rate (basically I bought about 50 and sold them at a price which enabled me to keep 4 'free' ones for me)
I think we all got a decent deal?
However, I think Ian did indeed pass more to the club when I ran out of options (ie, the club could afford to stockpile them but I couldn't)

My point is that Ian may still be able to supply them if someone was prepared to negotiate a deal?

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Re: 205/60r13 tyres

Postby andyd » Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:05 am

Just been to our local tyre company to get a slow puncture fixed on the Focus, and out of interest I asked what 205 60 13 tyres they could get....None :shock:
Checked online and only a few available and some scary prices, and on top of that I would have to pay fitting at probably £40 to £60 the set.

Although currently running 15" wheels I like Pepperpots, but is it worth keeping them or should I sell them on :? :headscratch:

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Re: 205/60r13 tyres

Postby damajin » Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:39 am

Another option is the Avon CR28 http://www.avonmotorsport.com/road-lega ... cr28-sport

Any Avon stockist should be able to source them for you.

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Re: 205/60r13 tyres

Postby pbar » Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:45 am

andyd wrote:out of interest I asked what 205 60 13 tyres they could get....None :shock:
Checked online and only a few available and some scary prices, and on top of that I would have to pay fitting at probably £40 to £60 the set.


Any use Andy?

https://www.mytyres.co.uk/cgi-bin/rshop ... p=R-367495

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Re: 205/60r13 tyres

Postby D366Y » Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:52 am

I got 205/60R13 on my wheels, got some Falkens :)

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Re: 205/60r13 tyres

Postby andyd » Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:04 pm

Thanks for the replies guys.
I don't intend getting this size as my 15's are almost new, it was more a case of what was available if I wanted a change in the next few years.
Danny, Falken no longer do them that I know of, and Paul apart from Nankang which I had on my last 2 Capri's, Maxxis are the resonable price for this size add fitting takes it to around £50 a tyre which imo is more than enough to pay for 13"

My Peppers are mint being refurbed in 2018 but have old tyres so only suitable for storage.....

I know you shouldn't scrimp on tyres, but for the mileage and conditions that I drive it in, 15 inch are the same sort of price so I think i'll stick with them :)

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Re: 205/60r13 tyres

Postby D366Y » Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:50 pm

I've been having this problem more and more over the years - less and less companies want to make 13" tyres so I'll have to eventually buy 15" rims and get tyres for that instead :(

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Re: 205/60r13 tyres

Postby andyd » Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:57 pm

D366Y wrote:I've been having this problem more and more over the years - less and less companies want to make 13" tyres so I'll have to eventually buy 15" rims and get tyres for that instead :(

Danny, I think this will be an issue for many owners...
From CCI re. their 15 inch 7 spoke alloys;
"Ideal for 2.8 owners who are tired of not being able to find suitable tyres for their 13 inch version of the same alloys".

They also advertise some 13 inch tyres but for how much longer who knows :?

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Re: 205/60r13 tyres

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:16 pm

andyd wrote:They also advertise some 13 inch tyres but for how much longer who knows :?

Well, Dunlop only recently introduced the Sport Classic in 205/60R13 size, other companies may follow their lead, you never know.

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Re: 205/60r13 tyres

Postby andyd » Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:27 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
andyd wrote:They also advertise some 13 inch tyres but for how much longer who knows :?

Well, Dunlop only recently introduced the Sport Classic in 205/60R13 size, other companies may follow their lead, you never know.

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Hi Andrew, I recall these mentioned, horrific price though https://www.mytyres.co.uk/rshop/Tyres/D ... V/R-341502

If other companies follow hopefully prices will fall....

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Re: 205/60r13 tyres

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:45 pm

andyd wrote:Hi Andrew, I recall these mentioned, horrific price though https://www.mytyres.co.uk/rshop/Tyres/D ... V/R-341502

Hi Andy,
Yes, they are at the top end of the range, above Toyo Proxy and Vredestein Sprint Classic.
At the other end of the Scale, Federal don't appear to make them any more, but now a company called Ovation do.
https://www.mytyres.co.uk/cgi-bin/rshop ... p=R-327440

Is one Dunlop worth three Ovations? They are if they last three times longer, but we can only know that with some experience of both brands. I notice the Dunlop tyres have a much lower decibel level, wet weather grip level rating and also fuel efficiency rating. Maybe none of that makes a difference in the real world, but perhaps it points to the Dunlop tyre being a better quality product?

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Re: 205/60r13 tyres

Postby andyd » Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:49 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
andyd wrote:Hi Andrew, I recall these mentioned, horrific price though https://www.mytyres.co.uk/rshop/Tyres/D ... V/R-341502

Hi Andy,
Yes, they are at the top end of the range, above Toyo Proxy and Vredestein Sprint Classic.
At the other end of the Scale, Federal don't appear to make them any more, but now a company called Ovation do.
https://www.mytyres.co.uk/cgi-bin/rshop ... p=R-327440

Is one Dunlop worth three Ovations? They are if they last three times longer, but we can only know that with some experience of both brands. I notice the Dunlop tyres have a much lower decibel level, wet weather grip level rating and also fuel efficiency rating. Maybe none of that makes a difference in the real world, but perhaps it points to the Dunlop tyre being a better quality product?

Andrew.

Ovation looks like a nice tread.
As you say in the real world if you worried about every detail you wouldn't know what to buy...Imo, set your budget and stick to it :)

Tyres aren't really a thing you can stockpile for years either, so have to buy when required.

My spare still has an Eagle NCT, so hopefully would be ok to get me home but ideally it needs replacing.

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Re: 205/60r13 tyres

Postby Noel » Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:07 am

The Dunlops are cheaper at Vintage Tyres:
https://www.vintagetyres.com/shop/tyres ... rt-classic

I don't call £100 a crazy price for a decent tyre.
I had a set last year and they are excellent.

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Re: 205/60r13 tyres

Postby D366Y » Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:15 pm

The same site still stock the Falkens I use...

https://www.vintagetyres.com/shop/tyres/nankang-xr611

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Re: 205/60r13 tyres

Postby andyd » Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:21 pm

D366Y wrote:The same site still stock the Falkens I use...

https://www.vintagetyres.com/shop/tyres/nankang-xr611

Hi Danny,
That's showing Nankang :? which are alot cheaper here https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SUMMER-TYRE- ... :rk:1:pf:0

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Re: 205/60r13 tyres

Postby D366Y » Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:26 pm

I'm getting old! I have Nankangs currently, have Falkens on my old wheels - getting myself so confused haha

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Re: 205/60r13 tyres

Postby andyd » Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:30 pm

D366Y wrote:I'm getting old! I have Nankangs currently, have Falkens on my old wheels - getting myself so confused haha

:lol:
Still one hell of a price difference though :shock:

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Re: 205/60r13 tyres

Postby D366Y » Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:34 pm

It is crazy, half the price!