Perished tires - BRA289

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steveshaw
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Perished tires - BRA289

Post by steveshaw » Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:09 am

Hi everybody
I have 205 70 15 Avon Turbospeeds on my BRA, one of the fronts has some small cracks developing due to age.
Although it has passed its MOT the fronts need to be replaced, I'm not spending £230 on Avons again, and I'm wondering if the car would look better on 185 - 15's which were probably period correct or to go with some "old looking" modern 205 70 15's that are not van tires.
Does the team think that the "skinny" look would suit the car better?

Cheers

Steve

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Re: Perished tires - BRA289

Post by peterc » Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:32 am

Steve ,
Suggest you do a search on the forum under the tech section for Blockley Tyres and keep with 205’s for a bit more grip.
It appears they come recommended by some members for the slab side style Cobra. I can’t comment as mine are Avon’s as needed on an FIA.
Having replaced my tyres at 15 years you feel the difference the new rubber makes to the driving confidence.
Peter C

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Re: Perished tires - BRA289

Post by clive » Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:01 pm

Hi Steve,

There is a debate regarding the replacement of tyres here http://www.the289register.com/phpBB3/vi ... f=3&t=3644 and this is Blockley's website http://www.blockleytyre.com/ I fitted a pair of Blockleys just before my trip to Silverstone this year and think they look great. The only comment I would make is that they require a wee bit more pressure than Pirellis as the sidewalls seem softer.
Cheers, Clive.

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