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Avon Tires #586532
21/07/19 05:32 PM
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I am searching for 205 70 15 +8 Tires

On the Longstone Tyre website under Morgan +8 are two Avon Tires

CR6ZZ $378US
CR28 $262 US

I need good tires for Road use only. Can anybody help Me choose.
Shipping is very fair at about $100 for 4 tires to Seattle.


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Both the tyres shown are road-legal track tyres and a bit extreme for the kind of use you describe. While "Tyre Rack" may not list Morgan in their manufacturers list it might be worth giving them a ring and they might be able to save you the shipping and customs charges. I am sure that some of our U.S. +8 owners will be able to tell you about the options that are available domestically.
I just checked and the Dunlop Sport Classic which has recently been released is available in your size. This would be more suitable for the type of use you envisage.

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Originally Posted by Max5
Both the tyres shown are road-legal track tyres and a bit extreme for the kind of use you describe. While "Tyre Rack" may not list Morgan in their manufacturers list it might be worth giving them a ring and they might be able to save you the shipping and customs charges. I am sure that some of our U.S. +8 owners will be able to tell you about the options that are available domestically.
I just checked and the Dunlop Sport Classic which has recently been released is available in your size. This would be more suitable for the type of use you envisage.

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Originally Posted by Button
I am searching for 205 70 15 +8 Tires

On the Longstone Tyre website under Morgan +8 are two Avon Tires

CR6ZZ $378US
CR28 $262 US

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The CF6ZZ is a race car tyre , great grip , soft rubber so not great mileage. I don't know the CR28 but it is possibly similar.

If you like the look of Avon rubber , the recommended road tyre is the ZV7. I have not checked current availability in your size, but I am using the earlier version ZV5 in 205/60 x 15 and am very pleased with it on my +8.


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I have Toyo Proxes CF2 on my 1980 +8 -280BHP and have done 30k miles on them in the last 5 years. A few sprints but mostly continental and USA long distance driving. They are fine. Both these and the Avons can be sourced for £50 per tyre in the UK. I will check with my supplier if they ship to the USA


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To close this thread I chose Goodyear Eagle Sports 195 65 15. Per recommendation of Lorne Goldman. It is hard to find reasonable tires in North America at a reasonable price. I have only driven these for a short distance. I will report how they perform in a month or so.


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