Fastback Standard Tyres

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Type1234
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Fastback Standard Tyres

Post by Type1234 » 1st May 2021 - 11:11am

The current tyres on my Fastback are 165 R 15 but I will be replacing them before it gets back on the road. The question is new tyres will be something like 165/60/R15 So what should I be looking for to replace these older tyres?

Don

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Re: Fastback Standard Tyres

Post by sparkywig » 1st May 2021 - 5:37pm

The original tyres would have been 6.00/15 bias ply (cross ply), the modern equivalent is 165/80/15.
Your 165SR15 is 165/82/15, so you're running the closest size.
You can still buy Michelin XZX in 165SR15.
https://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/tyres/ ... n-xzx.html

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Re: Fastback Standard Tyres

Post by purplepeter » 2nd May 2021 - 8:37am

I've tried Toyo 165/80/R15 but I wouldn't recommend them- very noisy
I'm now on Nexen 165/80/R15 which are lovely to drive on

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Re: Fastback Standard Tyres

Post by Type1234 » 2nd May 2021 - 9:41am

Thanks for the advice guys. I will be checking out the Nexen tyres.

Cheers
Don

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Re: Fastback Standard Tyres

Post by JackReddick » 3rd May 2021 - 9:44am

I have a set of 4 continental contact tyres for sale for £200 if of interest. They’re basically brand new - 2 years old, covered less than 200 miles. Cost me double that. I’m based in surrey.
They are 165/80/R15 87T

Jack
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