[ROVERNET - UK] Re: Rover 2000SC Tires

Fritz Rauschenberg wfritz at mindspring.com
Fri Oct 1 02:48:10 BST 2004

I vote for Michelin MX4 175R14. If the tread is wider it causes heavier steering. The
MX4 is an excellent handling tire with excellent wear .
Fritz Rauschenberg

Vern Klukas wrote:

> Both those sizes are too small in diameter compared with the std
> tire. A 185-70 14 gives about the same diameter as the original, the
> other possibility would be a 175-75 14.
> Yours
> Vern
> >Hi everyone.  Many thanks for the responses to my questions on the SC
> >steering box.  I took the easiest possible remedy as the first thing to
> >check i.e. check tire pressures and set pressure to 31 pounds and it seems
> >to have worked.  The steering, though tough reflects manual rather than
> >pumping-iron-arm-strong steering.
> >
> >New question, but still on tires:  The tires on the car are Pirelli 164x14's
> >and I will need to replace them soon as all four tire walls are cracking.
> >My local OK Tire store manager priced the 164x14's at $189 each if I wanted
> >to keept to the original specs.  I told him that I wouldn't be putting the
> >car in for any concours competitions, so at $184 each tire, I could pass.
> >He suggested either 175x65x14 or 175x70x14.  The former are Ford Escort-spec
> >tires, but the latter give a higher profile.  I told him that my main
> >concern is that the speedo not be influenced too much (it gave up the ghost
> >3 weeks ago, but I didn't tell him that), plus, before deciding I would
> >check with other P6 owners about the size of their tires.       SO:
> >
> >What tires are you P6 2000 owners running on your cars ans where do you go
> >for tire work?
> >
> >Thanks.  Walter.
> >
> >Walter D. Reynolds
> >19753 Wildcrest Avenue, Pitt Meadows, B.C.  V3Y 1M3
> >Ph:  604-465-6350   Fax:  604-465-6367
> >
> >
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