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    Default Nankang retro tires

    for those interested currently on special
    Nankang 185R15" 93H Classic 001 185/80R15" New Retro Tyre 185 80 R15 Front Runner $144.99



    Nankang 185R15" 93H Classic 001 185/80R15" New Retro Tyre 185 80 R15 Front Runner

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    Do they have 175/15 for the 'D' series?
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    Check their website or call Nick

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    Don't forget the tread was the wrong way round in the first incarnation of that tyre. That might be worth checking. I can't recall if the name change implies the tread had been turned around at the same time.

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    has anyone tried them? any reports of actual use? they look terrific and much cheaper than Michelin - if you even find them that is

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    That's a good price. I paid $175 each for the retro tyres on my D special last October. I had them supplied and fitted by Swan Tyres in Richmond. Nice blokes. Good service. Respected the car.

    The retro have the tread the right way round. No complaints so far. They helped steer out of a dangerous water sheeting during a storm on the Hume Hwy that had other cars behind me spinning off the road.

    The only slight drawback (for the purists) is that they don't have the "ridge" on the mid-line of the outside of the tyre that the Michelin have, so don't "look" quite right. But at more than $1,500 difference for a set, I figured it was worth it.
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    That ridge is on the XVS-P version, not the XVS. So it not being there may well be as they were originally supplied.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David S View Post
    That ridge is on the XVS-P version, not the XVS. So it not being there may well be as they were originally supplied.
    I stand corrected. So much the better then!

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    I've had them on for a couple of thousand Ks now and I'm very satisfied with them. Hard to find? Go to a service-orientated tyre dealer. I got them in Crows Nest (pop. 1,500!!) fitted and balanced on a proper adaptor for $175 each.

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