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Dellb

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Sat 09 Jun 18 19:08

Tyres


Guys
Any out there with experience of cooper cobra tyres? I have been offered a new set at a very reasonable price. I will not be burning rubber or trying doughnuts, Nor will I be cornering at max chat.

I have been offered a set of 235/70 R15 which appears to be in the middle of what the manual recommends. Grateful for any feedback
Rgds Dell


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Sid.123

Club Member

Sat 09 Jun 18 19:12

Re: Tyres


I had a set or two many years ago on a trans-am..
Didnt fault them then although i may be wrong but i sort of remember them being a hard tyre.but i could be wrong


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Forrest Gump

Regional Rep

Sat 09 Jun 18 19:26

Re: Tyres


The diameter of these tyres works out at 28". Ideal tyre diameter for a C3 is 27" to be sure of clearances and the speedo being about right.
I've just gone from 255/60 (27") to 225/70 (27.4") tyres and all is fine. Car certainly drives better with the narrower tyre width.


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curious bystander

Committee Member

Sat 09 Jun 18 19:26

Re: Tyres


When you say "new". Have you checked the date of manufacture?

Maybe they're cheaper for a reason


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Nick B

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Sat 09 Jun 18 19:38

Re: Tyres


I used Coopers on a 1979 pro-street Z28 I had a few years back and had no issues with them at all, they looked the business and gripped the road as well as any other tyres I've used on my yanks.

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roscobbc

Committee Member

Sat 09 Jun 18 22:04

Re: Tyres


There is a another choice of 'American' tyre - Galaxy. I think it may be the only American tyre in the 225/70/15 size used on Vettes that has a speed rating of HR (130 mph) - having said that - their 235/60/15 and 245/60/15 have a speed rating of VR (149 mph)


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Vetteheadtony

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Sun 10 Jun 18 01:00

Re: Tyres


Got these on the 81 Vette 225/70r15 Coopers, nice and quiet on the motorway, had them fitted in the States $398 fitted and balanced, bargain!!
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Daytona Vette

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Sun 10 Jun 18 13:18

Re: Tyres


As far as the tyre is concerned, nothing wrong with them, they will probably have an "M S" marking on them "Mud and Snow" so a softer compound, all the better to reduce / delay the onset of age hardening and dry grip.

If it is a C3 should be 225 70 15 or 255 60 15 - if the car is set up properly, with the correct tyre pressures, nothing wrong with the wider tyre, but if it is not set up at its best, the narrower tyre will be more forgiving.


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