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houlis

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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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Re: 225/60-15 recommendations
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2018, 12:39:08 AM »
When I read, I think a lot.

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« Reply #3 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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Re: 225/60-15 recommendations
« Reply #4 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 #5 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 #6 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 #7 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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« Reply #8 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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« Reply #9 on: Today at 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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Re: 225/60-15 recommendations
« Reply #10 on: Today at 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 #11 on: Today at 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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