Tire choices for 14 inch Alpinas

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  1. Stevehose

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    They're great. I drove 1400 miles on them to the Vintage, and 6 hours through torrential rain, just as good as my previous set of new Michelins. I don't track them though so I can't comment on that aspect of handling.

     
  2. Dan Mooney

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    Thanks for the compliment! I hadn't thought of it before, but if I could find some reasonably priced core seats I might consider setting the velour seats aside. My personal preference is definitely for leather, but I can see that some might prefer the velour common to the Euro spec cars.

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    I agree. In fact I have staggered tire sizing on a couple of my other cars where the wider rear tire has a slightly lower profile.

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    Dan
     
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    Here are a couple of photos of the Michelin XWX 205/70/14 tires installed. I really like this wheel and tire combination.
    Cheers!
    Dan

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    Nicad Well-Known Member Site Donor

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    Looks very nice. How's the ride and handling?
     
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    The ride feels great. Can't honestly comment on the handling yet as the car isn't running well enough to do much more than a gentle cruise. I have a pretty good vacuum leak that I haven't had time to address yet.
    Dan
     

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