Introduction of a new 145/10 tyre

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Re: Introduction of a new 145/10 tyre

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Peter Laidler wrote:145's on 5" Dunlop D1's......... anyone.......?
Yup, got them on mine, think there are some pics on here somewhere but haven't found them yet...

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Re: Introduction of a new 145/10 tyre

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That's good enough for me!

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Re: Introduction of a new 145/10 tyre

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I'd guess that 5" rims....Dunlop D1's etc were available before 165 tyres, so 145's were the only option available to the man in the street ( other than race tyres )…?? It will be good to see 145's on 5" rims again on cars without arches...….I have a set of original ( which need refurbishing ) D1's which I may put on my Almond green MK 2 with 145 Blockleys. I'd like to see some pics of similar set up first if anyone can post :)
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I have a similar dilemma, my mk2 cooper has d1s with a008 tyres, but as they are quite old I am considering replacing with new, if 145 looks good and more period on the alloys would buy those, so would be interested in seeing a picture if anyone fits them. Am pretty sure they would look ok though, I think d1 alloys are an underrated alloy as they look very good and easy to refurb, they seem to hold up well with corrosion as well.

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Hold on chaps, I'll go and get them on my D1's this or next week. Thanks for the good advice and comments. You're right Daz, the D1's are a good looking wheel and the alloy composition (one of the LM's) was the same material as the alloy road sign type alloys that is very corrosion resistant.

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Re: Introduction of a new 145/10 tyre

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Here you go, 145s on D1s, sorry some of them are on their side, the system doesn't like portrait format!

Also see: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=23144
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Bought a set of 145s at Beaulieu from Julian today and will be fitting them on the minilites. They are a fantastic looking tyre and great value compared to the more common Aquas.

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Re: Introduction of a new 145/10 tyre

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Yes, it was good to talk to Julian, I plan to take advantage of his fitting service very soon... hope he sells enough to keep interested in it...he described sales ‘as a steady trickle’...the 165 example looked even better
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Me too, I paid for a set at Beaulieu and will pick them up and fitted this week (no room in car) as their works a fairly close. Great bloke that Julian man, said if I waited 6 weeks I could have a set of 165's instead.

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Andrew1967 wrote:
abs wrote:I can`t bring myself to buy a set due to the huge BLOCKLEY on the sidewall...
I too had the exact same thoughts when I originally saw the tyre sidewall...

I thought the same, but in the flesh it doesn't look that bad, and at £300 for four it is quite a saving over Dunlops offering.

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