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bhoulis

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225/60-15 recommendations
« on: August 02, 2018, 01:56:09 PM »
Looking for input on 225/60-15 tires for a 67 GT350, with 1" drop. Street driven but something that is performance oriented ( H-rated? ). I can't say it will never be driven in the rain so something with decent rain handling characteristics. I noticed the General Altimax RT43 on Tire Rack. Looking to stay under $100 per tire. Any thoughts appreciated. Thanks. Brian

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Re: 225/60-15 recommendations
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2018, 06:29:29 PM »
FWIW - we've had several sets of the RT43s on various fwd daily driver cars - not the "H" rated version - and have been very pleased with them as regular all-season tires.
IIRC, they don't necessarily make it all the way to the "expected" mileage, but they do well in terms of wet, dry, & light snow traction.

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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2018, 09:57:30 AM »
With all due respect to the OP, why are you putting a $100 tire on a $50,000 - $100,000 car ???

Get a  set of CR6ZZ Avons and you won't be sorry. Put a $100 tire on that car and you'll be sorry every time you look at it.

JMO,

Z

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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2018, 10:14:09 AM »
Z. What is best place in U.S. to purchase Avons from? Thanks.
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« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2018, 10:16:53 AM »
With all due respect to the OP, why are you putting a $100 tire on a $50,000 - $100,000 car ???

Get a  set of CR6ZZ Avons and you won't be sorry. Put a $100 tire on that car and you'll be sorry every time you look at it.

JMO,

Z

Agreed +1

As an alternative to the Avons in this size range are the Goodyear 225/60-15VR Gatorbacks from Kelsey tires at $320 each. These are VR speed rated tires! And they're "Goodyears". I run these myself, unfortunately these are the only size available. So if you can live with this size on all four corners. I'd say this would be the way to go. Just my opinion.

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« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2018, 10:21:10 AM »
Z. What is best place in U.S. to purchase Avons from? Thanks.

Roger Kraus Racing in Castro Valley CA on the west coast, Sasco Sports Inc in Alton VA on the east coast are the distributors of Avon Tires.

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« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2018, 10:23:12 AM »
Z. What is best place in U.S. to purchase Avons from? Thanks.

a well known distributor is Krause Racing. Others may have different sources or  ideas on who is best.

https://rogerkrausracing.com/pdfpricing/Avon-CR6ZZ-2017.pdf

http://www.avonmotorsport.com/historic/historic/cr6zz


just remember, your tires are the most important part of the suspension. If they are second rate, the best shocks and springs in the world won't do you a bit of good.

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Re: 225/60-15 recommendations
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2018, 11:11:06 AM »

Another Avon distributor in the Illinois area is Frisby Performance Tire.

https://shop.frisbyracetire.com/main.sc;jsessionid=A19E32AFE615F466C86FEFBCE87674E5.p3plqscsfapp004
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Re: 225/60-15 recommendations
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2018, 04:01:57 PM »
Vredestein Sportrac 5 - V-rated and 300 treadwear; just put sets on both my 66 and 67.

https://www.tiresbyweb.com/p-12283-vredestein-sportrac-5-tires.aspx

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« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2018, 06:47:12 PM »
Skimping on tires on a Shelby, or even a good clone doesn't make sense.  I am a Good Year fan personally. I wound up going 17X7 front and 17X8 rear.
There just aren't enough good choices for 15" rims.  I kept the OE rims for a day when I return it to stock.

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« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2018, 06:59:44 PM »
Get a  set of CR6ZZ Avons and you won't be sorry.JMO, Z.

  I couldn't agree more! Avon CR6ZZ's are an awesome Hi Performance ( DOT Legal ) Tire.

  I purchase mine, from SASCO Motorsports in Alton, VA. They are right next door to VIR.
  Good folks, that take good care, of Shelby people.

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« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2018, 12:57:17 PM »


".......  I left for the DFW area 16 years ago....."

That must be a huge source of pride. 

;);).    ;)


Z

PS. FULL DISCLOSURE:   native Oklahoman here, not natural for Oklahoma and Texas to see eye to eye on anything !
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« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2018, 03:49:55 AM »
ZRay.. A relief without a doubt, but the Commieforians didn't learn the lesson of where they were, so they come here with the same mentality politically and the taxes are getting as bad as CA, less the personal income tax.  A 500K house here runs about  17K a year in property taxes. Ca was 1% and they didn't re-assess the property every year. They aren't bothering me about my Class3 stuff... Yet.
P.S. I was just in Tulsa for several days and my Shelby was painted in OK. Stratton to be exact.


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« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2018, 09:17:42 AM »
ZRay.. A relief without a doubt, but the Commieforians didn't learn the lesson of where they were, so they come here with the same mentality politically......"         

was just getting in some friendly interstate rivalry  jabs ,

my daughter lives and works in McKinney so I'm floating thru the DFW traffic periodically, and also "enjoy" the I-35 experience twice a year on my way to Austin for a check-up (no doctors in Oklahoma I trust ;)  ).  My hats off to anyone who has to navigate that Texas traffic every day.  And it's much worse now than I've experienced anywhere else I've lived, LA, NYC, Miami, Austin, Hong Kong, etc,  all have had traffic issues that I had to endure in the past, but I think the I-35 corridor is about the worst ever, mainly due to the never ending construction.

As far as California goes, I have no problem with them, or the people in any state....


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Re: 225/60-15 recommendations
« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2018, 11:14:32 AM »
I bought my Avonís, for both of my Cobra replicas, from
Nick Acton. Nick is great to deal with and gave me a better price than Krause. The Avonís are great, but the treadwear rating is not the highest and rock chips/road debris due to stickiness are issues, especially if you have a $$$ paint job.

Iíve had no problems with the BFG Radial T/As on my 67 GT-350. I usually just cruise around but Iíve also had it on the track for fast show laps. Again, no problems. It depends what look you are trying to achieve you.

Nearly every Shelby spent a good portion of their history on bias ply, and most of those cars are still around  today. It depends on how you drive and how well you can drive.