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Old 05-18-2022, 11:15 AM   #1
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Do you have any advice on the Lucas tires. We will be driving locally most of the time with an occasional road trip (100-200mi.)
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Old 05-18-2022, 11:39 AM   #2
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I have them on the truck and my dad has a set on his victora, they seem to be a real good tire for the price.
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Old 05-18-2022, 12:39 PM   #3
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6000 miles on mine. No issues.
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Old 05-18-2022, 12:46 PM   #4
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They did not last very long on our Victoria.
Would not buy another set.

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Old 05-18-2022, 01:49 PM   #5
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Have the 4.75-5.00x19 Olympics on my Town Sedan, no issues. I do have balance beads in the tubes, don't know if that helps.
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Old 05-18-2022, 01:49 PM   #6
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My Lucas tires and Lucas inner tubes are holding up fine, even in the AZ desert heat !!!!
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Old 05-18-2022, 10:48 PM   #7
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Thanks for the input, it helps to see what others experiences are
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Old 05-18-2022, 10:48 PM   #8
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On my 19” wheels, I didn’t like them, sold them and went back to the Goodyear’s. At 50+ mph, they were squirrelly. Goodyears aren’t.
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Old 05-19-2022, 03:20 PM   #9
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4.40/4.50-21" Black and White wall
The new European Classic 4.40/4.50-21" tyre with 75-mm whitewall is produced in Europe and designed to offer classic whitewall styling with the classic pattern from the old days. An ideal choice for classic antique cars. The tyre has a modern tubeless construction to avoid flat spots but it is also designed to be used with tubes. The tyre is the only E-marked tyre in this size, and it is 100% road-legal for use in Europe and DOT-marked for the US market.

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Old 05-19-2022, 03:22 PM   #10
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sorry, I went to pull up the comparison chart on 4-5 major brands and it reconfigured..........


guessing the european version is in Linux?

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To:you Details COMPETITOR COMPARISON


European ClassicFirestoneB.F. GoodrichGoodyearLucas E-markedNoNoNoNo Text in White wallOnly Black wall Ply rating44442 Non Staining
(no risk for Brown White wall)NoNoNoNo Tubeless contructionYesNoNoNoNo Flat spots when storring the Car for winter - with correct air pressureNoMaybeMaybeMaybeYes


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Old 05-19-2022, 03:28 PM   #12
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They did not last very long on our Victoria.
Would not buy another set.

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Would you mind elaborating on "not very long" . . . years or miles . . . other reasons? Thanks.
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Old 05-19-2022, 03:35 PM   #13
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according to the chart I just tried to post- the Lucas "grow" flat spots if stored for awhile.
the best part of the lucas is the pricing, but the european classics appear to be far better tires for the same $
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Old 05-19-2022, 04:06 PM   #14
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according to the chart I just tried to post- the Lucas "grow" flat spots if stored for awhile.
What is considered "a while"? Altho I usually drive it at least once a week, it has sat for up to a month. I have never noticed any flat spots.
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Old 05-19-2022, 06:21 PM   #15
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Im speaking of putting it away in the fall, and pulling it out in the spring- so say 5-6 months.


so Ive heard........
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Old 05-19-2022, 07:00 PM   #16
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Al Mack. We drive about 2500-3000 miles per year
During the 2nd year noticed significant tire wear.
In my opinion.... these tires are squirrelly on any pavement deviation. Gave uneasy feel.
We usually drive at 50mph on the open road.
I switched to the Firestones... and am happy.
Wish I would have known about the European tires... I continue hearing good things there
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Old 05-19-2022, 11:43 PM   #17
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Im speaking of putting it away in the fall, and pulling it out in the spring- so say 5-6 months.


so Ive heard........

Literally all my cars have that problem if I store them with normal tire pressure, even the Benz with semi slicks.


I increase the tire pressure to 3.5 - 4 bar when I put them away for the winter. No more flat spots that way.
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Old 05-20-2022, 02:09 AM   #18
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good point Mr Starnberg............


jack stands are another alternative.
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