165SR400 Michelin X Whitewall
Michelins first radial X tyres were made in the size 165SR400. They were developed in conjunction with the famous Citroen Traction Avante, and Citroen continued using the 165SR400 Michelin X through on its headline cars onto the DS and ID models.
Because these Michelin X 165SR400 radial tyres were such ground breaking technology many of the sports cars of the 1950s and early 60s started to use them, cars like Lancia Aurelia and Flaminia, and Alfa Romeo 1900, 2000 and 2600 and even some of the Ferrari 250GT models had 400mm Borrani wheels specially to suit 165SR400 Michelin X tyres. Of course it didn’t take long for other leading tyre manufacturers to take advantage of this radial technology, starting with Pirelli making their 165HR400 Cinturato CA67 in 1952. These Cinturato CA67 were a radial tyre designed for sports cars which Lancia, Alfa and Ferrari soon adopted.
165SR400 White Wall Tyres
This 165SR400 White Wall Michelin X has a 47mm White Wall.
We also offer the original black wall 165SR400 Michelin X.
For some time now Citroen Traction Avant and early Citroen DS owners who have wanted to fit white walls to their 165SR400 tyres have been forced to fit 16” white wall inserts, which of course are not the quality of a proper white wall tyre, and also of course there is a slight difference between 400 mm and 16”. However now, not only is the option of a 165SR400 tyre, but it is actually the original 165SR400 Michelin X White Wall.
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Maintaining White Wall or White Letter Tyres
Whitewall or raised white letters tyres will need continual maintenance; they are not a fit and forget item. You will need to keep the tyres clean, usually just with hot soapy water.
NEVER USE tyre shine products on Whitewall or RWL letters, many of these products have enhancers for black tyres that will discolour the white rubber permanently.
For information go to our cleaning and maintaining whitewall tyre page
|RIM DIAMETER||400 mm / 15.75"|
|ACTUAL WIDTH||162 mm / 6.37"|
|OVERALL DIAMETER INFLATED||677 mm / 26.65"|
|ROLLING CIRCUMFERENCE||2059 mm / 81.06"|
|WEIGHT OF TYRE||8.5 kg|
|LOAD INDEX||87 = 545 kg|
|SPEED RATING||S = 112 mph / 180 km/h|
|RECOMMENDED TUBES||Michelin 16F Ret|
|TUBE OR TUBELESS||TT (Tube Type)|
|RECOMMENDED RIM WIDTH||155 mm / 165 mm / 185 mm|
|ALTERNATIVE SIZE DESCRIPTION||165/80-400 , 165/80 -400 , 165/80 - 400 , 165 80 - 400 , 165-400 , 165 -400 , 165 - 400 , 165/80S400 , 165/80 S400 , 165/80 S 400 , 165 80 S 400 , 165S400 , 165 S400 , 165 S 400 , 165/80SR400 , 165/80 SR400 , 165/80 SR 400 , 165 80 SR 400 , 165SR400 , 165 SR400 , 165 SR 400 , 165/80R400 , 165/80 R400 , 165/80 R 400 , 165 80 R 400 , 165R400 , 165 R400 , 165 R 400 , 165/80X400 , 165/80 X400 , 165/80 X 400 , 165 80 X 400 , 165X400 , 165 X400 , 165 X 400 , 165/80 400 , 165/80 400 , 165/80 400 , 165 80 400 , 165 400 , 165 400 , 165 400 , 165/80*400 , 165/80 *400 , 165/80 * 400 , 165 80 * 400 , 165*400 , 165 *400 , 165 * 400|
|PRODUCT TYPE||Single Tyre|