Classic TR Tyre Options
Dougal says he often sees 165 SR 15 Michelin XZX fitted to TR’s but feels these are more suited to 60’s non-sports cars like the VW Beetle. Longstone recommends the 155 HR 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67 for TR2 & TR3, and 165-15 Michelin XAS for TR4 -TR6. Whilst with The TR7 in 1975 these were fitted with 175/70R13 Goodyear G800S or Michelin XV, currently they suggest fitting 175/70 VR 13 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN36. From 1979 the 5 speed model of TR7 was fitted 185/70R13 tyres, Longstone suggest fitting the 185/70 VR 13 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN36, these tyres are best fitted with a Michelin 13E inner tube. Tyre choice may vary according to the type of driving you are doing.
"Offering important advice like not using tyres over ten years old, over-inflating tyres on cars for winter storage to avoid flat spots are all part of the excellent service Longstone offers. Longstone have a vast amount of information for TR owners on their website which is extremely helpful with a wide range of classic tyres suitable for our TR’s including Michelin, Pirelli, Dunlop, Avon, and Vredestein."