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13 inch tyre reviews for performance purposes - what tyres are good and what aren't?

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Re: 13 inch tyre reviews for performance purposes - what tyres are good and what aren't? 2015/10/23 20:44:58 (permalink)
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I bit the bullet and ordered a set of these
 

 
Yokohama A539 in 185/60 13
 
Fitted them to the car today and I am very happy with them. They took about 20-30km of hills driving to scrub in properly but now they are fantastic. I am really impressed with the amount of grip I have both during cornering and take off. They feel like a soft tyre however are printed Treadwear: 300
 
If you can justify just over 900 bucks for a set of 4 tyres I would certainly recommend these if you dont want to run semis.
 
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Re: 13 inch tyre reviews for performance purposes - what tyres are good and what aren't? 2015/10/25 13:56:47 (permalink)
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Hey Ryan,

Any photos of the tyres on the car? Need some rubber and the yoko's are an option. You running 7" wide rims by any chance?

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Re: 13 inch tyre reviews for performance purposes - what tyres are good and what aren't? 2015/10/25 23:35:17 (permalink)
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Hey Ryan,

Any photos of the tyres on the car? Need some rubber and the yoko's are an option. You running 7" wide rims by any chance?

//Lee



Sure, I took a few photos after fitting them and when I went for a drive. These are the best I have for now. They are on a 6 inch wide rim. There is an obvious sidewall flex upon turn in which would be far less noticable on a 7.
 

 

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Re: 13 inch tyre reviews for performance purposes - what tyres are good and what aren't? 2015/12/07 11:27:17 (permalink)
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Mastercraft Avenger GT 205/60R13 on 6" front, 7" rear; 5 years, 20,000klm road & track:
Positives - hold the car up off the ground, has RWL, period(ish) tread style
Negatives - Hard compound, (very) slippery when wet, poor hookup out of corners at speed, approx $200 ea 4 years ago, no longer available
extra info - replaced with approx 7mm tread depth remaining - outer edges of tyres crumbling, poor grip in any form of wet weather, limited grip in the dry
 
Federal SuperSteel 595 205/60R13 on 6" front, 7" rear; 4 months, 1,500klm road only:
Positives - very grippy wet and dry, 460 wear rating, DOT approved, $110 ea fitted
Negatives - block squirm in dry due to soft compound and deep tread depth - improving with heat cycles, non period tread style, not RWL
extra info - used in USA as control tyre for Ledgends racing category (American version of Aussie Racing) - similar grip levels wet & dry (incl tropical downpour 2" in 1 hr)

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Re: 13 inch tyre reviews for performance purposes - what tyres are good and what aren't? 2015/12/07 22:32:11 (permalink)
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James a 460 wear rating is not very soft 80-120 is.
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Re: 13 inch tyre reviews for performance purposes - what tyres are good and what aren't? 2016/02/12 16:43:59 (permalink)
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Agree a '460' rating is not soft, these tyres however are to the point I can readily deflect the tread blocks with my fingers - I have my doubts as to the wear rating. Given I travel around 4,000klm a year not overly worried about longevity and at $110 fitted each -  meh, who cares?
On the plus side - now up to 2,400ks and 6 months, have given them a few good runs in the hills and open road - they are settling in very well, easily the best balanced tyre I've had on her in 26 years of ownership.

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Re: 13 inch tyre reviews for performance purposes - what tyres are good and what aren't? 2016/07/29 01:28:48 (permalink)
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Would you be interested in 185/70VR13 Pirelli Cinturato CN36. Because Pirelli are making them for us. (longstone Tyres)
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Re: 13 inch tyre reviews for performance purposes - what tyres are good and what aren't? 2016/07/29 01:53:03 (permalink)
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Er what about these? would they be any good?
 

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