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Old 10-02-2020, 01:38 PM   #1
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Has any one purchased these tires? If you purchased a set, how do you like them?
They are advertised in The Restorer magazine.
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Old 10-02-2020, 02:56 PM   #2
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Yes, I acquired them to replace my old weather checked Brazilian Goodyear's (circa 1987?). Very happy with them so far ~ 100 miles - I like the diamond tread look similar to the Goodyear's but at a much lower cost. On freshly powder coated rims, I found the HF lug nut sockets have a Delrin jacket which prevents/minimizes chipping during mounting/unmounting. The first two I drove up to Performance Tires + in Ling Beach but mail ordered the second set from the restorer ad (free shipping).
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Old 10-02-2020, 07:24 PM   #3
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I have a set of 21" tires on my 29 Tudor. It rides and drives great. Much smoother than the 10 year old Goodyears that they replaced.
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Old 10-03-2020, 03:53 AM   #4
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I put a set of European classic`s on my 31 160A and have about 300 miles on them. I`m very happy with them.
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Old 10-03-2020, 09:10 AM   #5
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What is the warranty ?
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Old 10-04-2020, 04:22 AM   #6
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What is the warranty ?

Probably none.
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Old 10-04-2020, 06:28 AM   #7
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Yes, I acquired them to replace my old weather checked Brazilian Goodyear's (circa 1987?). Very happy with them so far ~ 100 miles - I like the diamond tread look similar to the Goodyear's but at a much lower cost. On freshly powder coated rims, I found the HF lug nut sockets have a Delrin jacket which prevents/minimizes chipping during mounting/unmounting. The first two I drove up to Performance Tires + in Ling Beach but mail ordered the second set from the restorer ad (free shipping).

Delrin does protect the lug nut area of the wheel, but the other end of the socket can still scar a nearby spoke. I ordered a Delrin socket from Amazon a while back, and I ended up returning it.


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Old 10-04-2020, 06:30 AM   #8
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What is the warranty ?

I found this link.

https://www.performanceplustire.com/...75-500x19-86m/

It doesn’t mention a warranty, but $109 per tire seems to be an attractive price.

One down side... The speed rating is only 81 mph. But our Model A’s are probably in little danger of exceeding that speed rating anyway.


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Old 10-04-2020, 08:35 AM   #9
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I found this link.

https://www.performanceplustire.com/...75-500x19-86m/

It doesn’t mention a warranty, but $109 per tire seems to be an attractive price.

One down side... The speed rating is only 81 mph. But our Model A’s are probably in little danger of exceeding that speed rating anyway.


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With free shipping too.
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Old 10-05-2020, 10:23 AM   #10
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Are these polyester or nylon cord? Not mentioned in the spec's .
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Old 10-06-2020, 06:31 AM   #11
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Their 16" tires are Nylon so I would guess that the construction would be similar, but the sidewalls are not marked.
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