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What are my options for a 13 inch tire? My wheels are 13x6.5

I want a summer tire that is a performance oriented, but is still somewhat rain friendly. I have some winter weather wheels/tires already.

I like the Federal 13 inch tires, but I'm not sure how to get those. Does anyone know how I can get a set?

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Les Schwab carries Federal tires. We actually have these on three of our cars. Decent tires at a decent price. Phenomenal service from every Les Schwab service place I've ever been to.

Not sure if they are up the Seattle area. For sure in Oregon and down to Central California.

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I run these:

13 x 6 MOMO's wrapped in Sumitomo HTR 200 215 50R13's

13 x 7.5 Lenso's wrapped in Kumho Ecsta V710 215 50R13's

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What are my options for a 13 inch tire? My wheels are 13x6.5

I want a summer tire that is a performance oriented, but is still somewhat rain friendly. I have some winter weather wheels/tires already.

I like the Federal 13 inch tires, but I'm not sure how to get those. Does anyone know how I can get a set?

I might be the ' heretic " view on this discussion . As I am partial to keeping my car stock & std looking.

I removed low profile modern 13" tires and went back to new std type

being http://www.vredestein.com/ various people sell roughly $ 99 each

Since I live in So Cal and do not even drive my car in the rain , cant comment on that ability.

Note: I am on std 13inch steel wheels

I have to say much smoother ride overall with the Vredesteins,

No not as tight but that is the look and feel that I wish to have with my car

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Federal 595's I here are pretty nice

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i like a lot my new GILLETTE Silver bear 165's.

skinny, but period correct.

thoses are not cheap japan out of round tires. easy to find.

only one wheel required balancing weight.

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I have the Sumi's on my E30M3 for the stock tires. Decent handling there. (As I can remember).

Pat- Where did you get your Gillette tires? If it's Canadian Tire that won't help a lot of us down south here.

Steve J

72 tii / 83 320is / 88 M3 / 08 MCS R55 / 12 MC R56

& too many bikes

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I have the Sumi's on my E30M3 for the stock tires. Decent handling there. (As I can remember).

Pat- Where did you get your Gillette tires? If it's Canadian Tire that won't help a lot of us down south here.

not they are NOT canadian tire sourced, but i bought them to replace some Motomaster AW that where realy wrong, canadian tire scrap. I had enough of the canadian tire scrap, thanks.

Gillette tires are manufactured (those that i have) in costa rica, and some time elsewhere in usa.

just google out gillette silver bear to find dealer of theses.

http://www.bmw2002faq.com/component/option,com_forum/Itemid,57/page,viewtopic/t,359286/highlight,tire/

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i like a lot my new GILLETTE Silver bear 165's.

skinny, but period correct.

thoses are not cheap japan out of round tires. easy to find.

only one wheel required balancing weight.

That's funny, I didn't know Costa Rica was know for it's tire manufacturing process whereas Japan makes tires that aren't even round?!?!? I thought Japan had manufacturing quality products on lock down. And Sumitomo is Korean IIRC....

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i like a lot my new GILLETTE Silver bear 165's.

skinny, but period correct.

thoses are not cheap japan out of round tires. easy to find.

only one wheel required balancing weight.

That's funny, I didn't know Costa Rica was know for it's tire manufacturing process whereas Japan makes tires that aren't even round?!?!? I thought Japan had manufacturing quality products on lock down. And Sumitomo is Korean IIRC....

Matthew

i didnt say ALL japan or korean tires manufacturers are wrong. Its just this specific one (AW) is realy made by a known very cheap and low quality company (i have the name somewhere).

Note that the GILLETTE where made some time by Firestone, and is now owned by Bridgestone. They probably have manufacturing plant all around the world.

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1985 XR4TI, 22psi ±300hp
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HTR 200s treated me well when I had 13s

Matthew

When I looked just recently Sumitomo had stopped making these in the narrower 13" sizes. Anyone else find this?

the HTR T4's are available in 185/70R13

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as in the other thread,

the Toyo RA1's still available in a 185-60-13.

Sticky, yes.

Long- lived... err... no.

t

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