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    tyres 1600hf

    I want to replace the incorrectly sized p6 195/60 14 on my s2 hf with the correct 175/80 14. There are plenty to choose from (goodyear gt2,semperit,continental etc).I would like some advice/opinions please to help me choose. Thanks.

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    Re: tyres 1600hf

    I you really want to go original then fit the Michelin XAS. They cost an arm and a leg but are worth it. They look the part and really suit the car.
    attached the XAS fitted to my 1200Hf. I descided to do it after long internal debate but as soon as I picked them up from the tire juweler (yes they are expensive) I knew I made the right choice

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    Re: tyres 1600hf

    Quote Originally Posted by Fulvia-hf View Post
    I you really want to go original then fit the Michelin XAS. They cost an arm and a leg but are worth it. They look the part and really suit the car.
    attached the XAS fitted to my 1200Hf. I descided to do it after long internal debate but as soon as I picked them up from the tire juweler (yes they are expensive) I knew I made the right choice

    Cheers,
    William
    Ordinarily, I'd be the first to agree about XAS. Unfortunately, Michelin has not remade the correct 175/80-14. So Richard would face the same problem I have with my original 175/80-13 fitment, which is having to choose between 165 and 185. I run 185s, but there clearance issues to deal with.
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    Re: tyres 1600hf

    As I have posted before I run Michelin 175 80 14 Energy tyres which are a modern equivalent to the XAS on my Sport 1600 and I am very happy with these.

    I also run 175 70 14 Dunlop Sport 200 on my HF1600 which are very good. You can get (and I did) the 175 80 14 too but as I run wheel arch entensions those tyres rubbed on max rear suspension travel hence the use of the next size down. Both are great tyres.

    Chosen through a careful research on various tyre supplier databases.

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    Re: tyres 1600hf

    My Car came with 185 60 14's from my dad on widen rims, i have 175 65 14's on my cromodora rims at the moment. They tend to be a bit hard over the bumps but inflated to 1.6bar they are fine for the time being. I have a 1.3s coupe.

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    Re: tyres 1600hf

    Quote Originally Posted by lancialulu View Post
    As I have posted before I run Michelin 175 80 14 Energy tyres which are a modern equivalent to the XAS on my Sport 1600 and I am very happy with these.

    I also run 175 70 14 Dunlop Sport 200 on my HF1600 which are very good. You can get (and I did) the 175 80 14 too but as I run wheel arch entensions those tyres rubbed on max rear suspension travel hence the use of the next size down. Both are great tyres.

    Chosen through a careful research on various tyre supplier databases.
    My car (Fulvia 1.3S '72 with Chromadora wheels) came with 175/70 x 14 Michelin Energy that were new. I have nothing to compare them to but they are very satisfactory and look like they belong on the car. If you ask 50 people for an opinion you will get 50 answers. I won't spend $1200 on tires when I can get the feel, performance, look, no-speedo error, and no clearance issues from modern rubber compounds and construction ata small fraction of the cost. Alas , I believe the 175/70's are getting more difficult to find too.... maybe not in Europe. It all boils down to priorities. If it were me, I would want to drive the XAS's before I bought them. A similar situation occurs in Giulietta land. Vriedestein has a tire for $90 (that entered the market for like $38 only a few years ago) and Pirelli Cinturatos are $260 a pop. I can't imagine the benefit of the P's at my level of driving. In fact, at the time, the P's were an inferior tire. There used to be a chart to compare sizes but I can't find it on the net. Attached is a photo
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    Re: tyres 1600hf

    Thankyou for the replies so far. With xas unavailable I will look at the michelin energy. Tyre size calculator at www.etyres.com. This shows that 175/70 14 is a 5.5% difference ( 2.5% recommended maximum difference). I would prefer to go with 80 profile both for comfort and to keep ratios correct. Vredestein do a classic tyre at £106 (compared with about £56 for the michelin)-are they worth it?

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    Re: tyres 1600hf

    Richard,

    I can't help with the Vredestein vs Michelin Energy comparison, but IMO you're absolutely right to stick with the original 175/80-14 size. 50 people may give you 50 different answers, but you won't go wrong if the people you listen to are the original Lancia engineers.
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    Re: tyres 1600hf

    a friend of mine runs Vredenstein classics on his 1960 Giulietta with which he drives the Dutch Tulpenraly. He is very competitive and has tried all brands. he swears with the Vredensteins. they last two rallys.
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    Re: tyres 1600hf

    Thankyou all for replies. fitted dunlop sport 200 175/80 14' s yesterday and what a difference over the old 195's. No tramlining, easier to park,comfier ride, gear ratios feel better etc etc.

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