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 Post subject: 145 tyres
PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:38 pm 
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What were regarded as the better 145 10 tyres for Minis when you could actually buy some?
What is availability and cost like nowadays?
Cheers. Mark

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 Post subject: Re: 145 tyres
PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:41 pm 
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Dunlop SP Sport are the most authentic, but a bit pricey. There are three others that are quality jobs, Falken,who are Japanese,the company is Sumitomo, and they make all Japanese made Dunlop stuff. The other two are actually the same tyre,though sometimes the patterns vary,they are Korean Kuhmo and Marshal. It has been rumoured that Blockley we’re going to make 145-10’s but that’s gone a bit quiet.


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 Post subject: Re: 145 tyres
PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:48 pm 
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Blockley are still on with their SP3 tread tyre, in line to try the prototype tyres 8-) ;)


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 Post subject: Re: 145 tyres
PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:58 pm 
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That’s what I was wanting to hear lol.
We’re Goodyear G800’s or Uniroyal Rallye 280 any good?

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 Post subject: Re: 145 tyres
PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:33 am 
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Michelin XAS were a great tyre back in the day, They were the first tyre with an asymmetrical tread pattern.

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 Post subject: Re: 145 tyres
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nick@dunsdale wrote:
Michelin XAS were a great tyre back in the day, They were the first tyre with an asymmetrical tread pattern.


My old 'MEG' still had a set on when I bought the car! Cinturatos were the other tyre of choice, both still in production, neither in 10" of course!


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 Post subject: Re: 145 tyres
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Pirelli Cinturato had the best combination of comfort, wear and road-holding in all weather and terrain, in my view.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:26 am 
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I'm with winabbey there. Pirelli Cinturato for me. It was well known among the tyre dealers and fitters that Pirelli would always go the extra mile - if you'll excuse the pun - to make a sale and get your money


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 Post subject: Re: 145 tyres
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rolesyboy wrote:
That’s what I was wanting to hear lol.
We’re Goodyear G800’s or Uniroyal Rallye 280 any good?

Great in their day but you wouldn’t want to be using them now.
My mums brand new ‘67 mk2 had the Dunlop C41 crossply’s removed and replaced with G800’s on day one. The later G800S steel braced version was very bad for separation as they couldn’t get the rubber to bond well to the steel plies, only Michelin had that one sorted.


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 Post subject: Re: 145 tyres
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Pete wrote:
nick@dunsdale wrote:
Michelin XAS were a great tyre back in the day, They were the first tyre with an asymmetrical tread pattern.


My old 'MEG' still had a set on when I bought the car! Cinturatos were the other tyre of choice, both still in production, neither in 10" of course!




Long time since i saw any on a mini :)
last time i saw a set they were on a set of non reverse S rims I had bought

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