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  1. #1 Suggestions for 215/60r15 tyres 
    club member Club Member David's Avatar
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    Anyone got suggestions on this size of tyre, not wanting budget types, but neither £300 per corner! Continentals came up at £130, some Dunlops at £250. Not much choice from normal suppliers.

    Have checked out 205/65’s as well (OK on 7” rims) which gives more choice almost the same diameter, but slightly large and I have little clearance so a risky purchase.
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  2. #2 Re: Suggestions for 215/60r15 tyres 
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    Found this review, might help

    Tyre Reviewed Dry Grip Wet Grip Feedback Handling Wear Comfort
    Nexen N Blue HD Plus (46) 87% 83% 80% 79% 81% 85%
    Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme (64) 83% 86% 82% 77% 87% 86%
    Kumho Solus KH15 (24) 76% 69% 71% 60% 75% 80%
    Goodyear Excellence (119) 79% 71% 72% 71% 72% 74%
    Yokohama AS430 (4) 85% 75% 70% 50% 63% 83%
    Goodyear Eagle NCT5 (90) 75% 61% 68% 61% 77% 69%
    Pirelli P6000 (172) 66% 47% 55% 48% 67% 61%
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  3. #3 Re: Suggestions for 215/60r15 tyres 
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    Run 205/55/17 Kumho's on my Mini Cooper S. I know its not an identical match but I find that they are really good all round tyres and a good price.

    I'm expecting to re-shoe my Cabrio next year and expect I'll be trying to get Kumho's for that too.
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  4. #4 Re: Suggestions for 215/60r15 tyres 
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    I have 205/60/15 Continental EcoContact on the Sportster, tyre choice has reduced a lot in the last 10 years for that size, but these work pretty well. I used to get Yokohama's as they had lower tyre noise than other choices at the time. If I wanted more choice I'd have to go to a 16" wheel, where I'd probably get Micheling PS4 as I'm very happy with PS4S on my daily driver.

    There are Continental ContiPremiumContact 2 in 215/60/15 on mytyres those would be my choice from those available, not tried Kumho before but I hear good things

    If you want a laugh see how much the P6000's are on mytyres in 215/60/15 - £1039 per corner
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  5. #5 Re: Suggestions for 215/60r15 tyres 
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    Hi Patrick
    Here's a good place to look for your current size, although agreed your choice is limited.
    https://www.camskill.co.uk/m138b0s79...0_15_205_60R15

    Also check out National tyres online as they often have prices beating mytyres on promotions.

    I can recommend Uniroyal Rainsport and Rain Expert tyres. However after checking for you, they are not available in your size .
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  6. #6 Re: Suggestions for 215/60r15 tyres 
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    I had Uniroyal's on previous Cabrio and would have them again .I find the prices interesting as having two new Bridgestones fitted to 'our' SLK at £180 the pair I wonder how they can justify some quotes even given the limited demand for some sizes now.
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  7. #7 Re: Suggestions for 215/60r15 tyres 
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    Thanks all, very helpful.
    - 9th owner of T693 SSC a factory built Ford based V8 Sportster
    - 4th owner of Q309 RNV, an early Cabrio built by Bob Copping, owned Doug & Liz Billings for 16 years
    - 9th Custodian of JRR 929D, Triumph Vitesse based special Paul Moorehouse built prior to the Triumph Roadster kits.
    - 8th owner of Roadster chassis number 2395. Now owned by Barry!
    - Builder of chassis number 2325 (PKK 989M) in the mid 80's. Now owned by Eric & Lynne.
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  8. #8 Re: Suggestions for 215/60r15 tyres 
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    Auto Express do an annual test of tyres to come up with a top ten in various categories, google it. A couple of years ago I was looking for 205/65-15 tyres for my Berlinetta, and went for Continental Premium Contact as a good balance of price and performance based on reviews. I've only done 3k miles since but I'm happy with them so far.
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  9. #9 Re: Suggestions for 215/60r15 tyres 
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    By the way. A lot of people maybe unaware that Uniroyal tyres are made in the same factory as Continental in Germany.
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  10. #10 Re: Suggestions for 215/60r15 tyres 
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    I just crawled under the Sportster and I can see the rear tyres are occasionally rubbing on the chassis, paint is still there so it's obviously a light rub. Maybe I should go to 205's, would fit better under the front cycle wings then. It's very tight at the moment with the old (1998!) rubber. I'll check rolling diameters, don't want to have to try and recalibrate the SPA electronic speedo thing!
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    - 4th owner of Q309 RNV, an early Cabrio built by Bob Copping, owned Doug & Liz Billings for 16 years
    - 9th Custodian of JRR 929D, Triumph Vitesse based special Paul Moorehouse built prior to the Triumph Roadster kits.
    - 8th owner of Roadster chassis number 2395. Now owned by Barry!
    - Builder of chassis number 2325 (PKK 989M) in the mid 80's. Now owned by Eric & Lynne.
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