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 Post subject: Re: Blockley tyre news
PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:37 pm 
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I haven't covered enough miles in different conditions to really give an authoritative review, but I'm very happy with mine so far - they feel good, dry grip seems surprisingly high, and they look the part. Blockley were great to deal with too. The 165s should be ideal for historic road rallying.

Peter's right though - if you go there, spend some time studying the map at the entrance to the industrial estate, or you might be driving round there all day!


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 Post subject: Re: Blockley tyre news
PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:47 pm 
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snoopy64 wrote:
Andrew1967 wrote:
That's very interesting to know as I'd want 165's on my S rep (that's NOT HOY by the way :roll: :lol: )

So reports are all good on these tyres then ?



With a 1000 mile satisfaction guarantee you can’t go wrong!!! :)


Sounds good to me ... I'll be looking into a set over the winter then. Christmas present to myself :lol:

Needs to get the old tyres off and wheels powder coated first.


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 Post subject: Re: Blockley tyre news
PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:06 pm 
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Blockley recommend the fitment of tubes due to the rim type of Mini wheels.

I've never run a new tyre with a tube on a Mini wheel.

What are peoples thoughts ? Normal road use.


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 Post subject: Re: Blockley tyre news
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:03 am 
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If the tyre manufacturer recommends it, and the rim is smooth inside there shouldn’t be an issue. I had problems with tubes going flat as most tyres are rough on the inside and can wear through the tubes

The handbook for my car has them as tubeless


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 Post subject: Re: Blockley tyre news
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:48 am 
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Their 145's look a great option but the sidewall on the 165's seemed very soft so not sure how they stand up to spirited driving or any type of Motorsport use - interested if anyone has used them as such.

I use Avon CRZ's for motorsport but you need a mortgage to buy them. I will definitely be buying a set of Blockley 145's for the 3.5 S rims.


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 Post subject: Re: Blockley tyre news
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:47 pm 
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9330FN wrote:
Their 145's look a great option but the sidewall on the 165's seemed very soft so not sure how they stand up to spirited driving or any type of Motorsport use - interested if anyone has used them as such.

See viewtopic.php?f=3&t=27575&hilit=blockley&start=10


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 Post subject: Re: Blockley tyre news
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:30 pm 
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My local tyre fitting company wouldn't even fit a Falken to an S rim without a tube...

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 Post subject: Re: Blockley tyre news
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:40 pm 
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Do 145 Blockley's look stretched on a 4 1/2" S rim ?

Any comparison 'fitted' pictures of 145 v 165 ?

I usually use 165's but open to views and suggestions :)


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 Post subject: Re: Blockley tyre news
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:50 pm 
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any excuse to post this .... :D 145 on 4.5 rims...


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 Post subject: Re: Blockley tyre news
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:58 pm 
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My goodness the road holding is good... :D


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