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Old 5 Feb 2020, 11:31 (Ref:3955847)   #1
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zefarelly should be qualifying in the top 3 on the gridzefarelly should be qualifying in the top 3 on the gridzefarelly should be qualifying in the top 3 on the grid
Road Tyres for race cars

Any recommendations ? I'm sure we had this conversation about 10 yers ago!

both cars are 13" wheels 5- 5 1/2 J wheels, road Cortinas are usually happiest on 175/70's

I don't use the cars on the road very much at all, but Dunlops are not only illegal but horrible! The Cortina is virtually un-driveable.
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Has to be Avon ZZ (which are 70% profile) if you want to keep as close to period looking as possible. There are older Pirelli and Michelin tyres being made again now, but no idea if cheaper or more expensive.....
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That was my thought, from previous (vague) recollection. Don't people use them for the 6hr? presumably they don't upset handling too much compared to M's ? although TBH the roads are so bad its more a question of keeping it on the road and not hitting anything!
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That was my thought, from previous (vague) recollection. Don't people use them for the 6hr? presumably they don't upset handling too much compared to M's ? although TBH the roads are so bad its more a question of keeping it on the road and not hitting anything!
Yes, default tyre for 6hr and also Peter Auto. Being radial much more compliant and far better it the wet than Ls. Road legal as well. Penalty is that they are quite a bit heavier than said Dunlop cross plies.
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Yes, default tyre for 6hr and also Peter Auto. Being radial much more compliant and far better it the wet than Ls. Road legal as well. Penalty is that they are quite a bit heavier than said Dunlop cross plies.
They last a lot longer too.

Never knew you could use them for PA events.
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They last a lot longer too.

Never knew you could use them for PA events.
You can use Dunlop’s but most grids that are of the correct period (like 60s Endurance) use Avons.
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As Mike says Avon ZZ is a good choice, predictable and acceptable in case of rain.
Good value for money even tho rather expensive and doesn't need much negative camber. If its really a matter of budget you could test a set of ZT5.
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