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Where to order street performance 13" tires.


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Where are you guys getting performance orientated street tires? Not looking for R compound DOT tires. just looking for something that will fit a 13x7" wheel nicely.

I can't seem to find a decent set on Tirerack.com. It also looks like they no longer carry the Sumitomo HTR's.

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Here is a site that seems to have some variety of 13 inch tires...

http://www.carid.com/tires/13-inch/

--Scott

1985 318i (My First); 1996 535i (Loved it/sold it); 1999 323is (My kid likes'em too); 2003 325i (BMW Buy Back)

2005 530i (Best Ride Ever); 2007 x5 (Loved the look, but not the maintenance); 1976 2002 (Bitch'in ride) 1957 Isetta (under restoration)

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Here's a set of Federals:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Federal-FORMOZA-FD1-205-60R13-87H-TL-BSW-TIRES-/220943244421?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&fits=Section+Width%3A205%7CAspect+Ratio%3A60%7CRim+Diameter%3A13&hash=item33713e5c85&vxp=mtr

Funny thing about Tire Rack and a few other tire retailers, their inventory of 206/60 x 13 tires seems to fluctuate. 4-5 months ago there were a few good options (I bought a set of Falket Ziex), then a month or so after that I saw some very nice performance Yokohamas, I believe, and maybe 2 or 3 other good brands. Then a month or two later, there were none. I'd keep checking their sites, maybe even call around.

There are some hi-perf and racing tires in this size on e-bay europe, if you want to pay the freight.

I always do it right the second time.

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there is no such thing as a " street performance 13" tire"

now - Yes, back in the 1970's you have 6 + choices

for 'street performance' tyres. No one uses that type

of 'tall' profile tire on today's production tire/wheel.

It's a dead size unless your a Vintage racer.

you choose to use 7x13" wheel which was, and it is,

a competition, high sport size (Lotus, race cars +)

there is new rubber for your 7x13" wheel and

it's the " DOT " TOYO Proxes RA1 205/60x13"

no whining

toyo_proxes_ra1_ci2_l.jpg

BUY NOW AT TIRERACK

'86 R65 650cc #6128390 22,000m
'64 R27 250cc #383851 18,000m
'11 FORD Transit #T058971 28,000m "Truckette"
'13 500 ABARTH #DT600282 6,666m "TAZIO"

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Those are race tires. Not good for street and OP said he did not want.

There were two Toyos, one race, one street; just out of stock on the street.

I always do it right the second time.

1970 2002 Chamonix (Fiona)

1976 2002 Chamonix (Blanche), '73 2002 Colorado (Nemo), '72 2002 Riviera, '74 2002 Atlantik, '71 1600 Sahara (Binkley) all sold

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there is no such thing as a " street performance 13" tire"

now - Yes, back in the 1970's you have 6 + choices

for 'street performance' tyres. No one uses that type

of 'tall' profile tire on today's production tire/wheel.

It's a dead size unless your a Vintage racer.

you choose to use 7x13" wheel which was, and it is,

a competition, high sport size (Lotus, race cars +)

there is new rubber for your 7x13" wheel and

it's the " DOT " TOYO Proxes RA1 205/60x13"

no whining

toyo_proxes_ra1_ci2_l.jpg

BUY NOW AT TIRERACK

The RA1 is NOT a street tire!

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HEY! i said No Whining!

this stinking siennabraun 02 has those tyres on it,

driven from home-to-Lime Rock 160 miles round trip

for each track day, over a period of about 8 years.

Many, many heat cycles, and those tires just keep

on sticking like nobodies business.

Damn good in the rain also.

your right? - must not be street tyres ?

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'86 R65 650cc #6128390 22,000m
'64 R27 250cc #383851 18,000m
'11 FORD Transit #T058971 28,000m "Truckette"
'13 500 ABARTH #DT600282 6,666m "TAZIO"

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any tire can be driven on the street, whether that is what it is designed for or not is an entirely different thing.

the RA1 is designated by toyo as a competition tire. not a very good one, but it is. it was toyo's track tire until the r888 came along to replace it. unfortunately, the r888 wasn't that good, so toyo did not completely phase out the RA1. the RA1 is not designed for day to day driving.

"DOT Competition" tires are track tires that just barely meet the DOT specs do they can be used in racing venues that require a DOT tire. these are referred to as "R-comps". RA1 is one.

use it on the street if you must, but..

the rubber compound hardens quickly with age. about 20 trips to the grocery store and your grip will fall off fast.

if it is cold outside, the tires get hard as rocks and have no grip.

tread wear rating is about 50. street tires are 200+. they wont last long.

i ran them many years ago as track only tires for schools. they suck as track tires, but they are better than street tires on track.

and if you drove for 8 years on the same set of tires, yikes.

2xM3

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I think the point CD was making was the RA1 can be used on the street and comes in the right size. We have all seen many people drive RA1's on the street. They are a soft compound tire that wears pretty good.

Anything else out there in a 205/60 these days?

John

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