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Escort MK2 Tyre choice

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Any thoughts on this would be helpful going with the Mexico steel wheels 175x70x13 should i go the original pirelli CN36 or something else will be using the car just to enjoy on summer days with the odd moment of fun :)

 

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If you're not looking at entering concourse events then at £127 each for Pirellis plus carriage and fitting, I would  just go with something else for a much lower price.

See link below from Camskill, mid range tyres such as Kumhos, Uniroyals, Falkens and Toyos start from around £30 each (+carriage and fitting)

https://www.camskill.co.uk/m73b0s366p0/Car_Tyres_-_MPV_Tyres_-_People_Carrier_Tyres_-_13_inch_R13_inch_-_175_70_13_175_70R13

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I went with 185 60 13 yokohama a539 on my mex steels. Just for road use and odd blast....work very well 2a9879909aef4313c841459d71e1eeab.jpg

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10 hours ago, Vista said:

If you're not looking at entering concourse events then at £127 each for Pirellis plus carriage and fitting, I would  just go with something else for a much lower price.

See link below from Camskill, mid range tyres such as Kumhos, Uniroyals, Falkens and Toyos start from around £30 each (+carriage and fitting)

https://www.camskill.co.uk/m73b0s366p0/Car_Tyres_-_MPV_Tyres_-_People_Carrier_Tyres_-_13_inch_R13_inch_-_175_70_13_175_70R13

Some good prices on there 👍

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I went with the Yokohama A539's as well. First impressions are good but I will be giving them a proper test at Mallory park at the classic Ford show.

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Thanks guys sound advice as always i reckon the less expensive route might be the way to go.

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3 hours ago, zondas said:

Thanks guys sound advice as always i reckon the less expensive route might be the way to go.

I can see the appeal of the CN36s as their period pattern and originality on Escorts is attractive. They also use a modern rubber compound from one of their sports tyres rather than the originals.

For a regular Escort that your building for fun my choice has always been to overspend on tyres getting the best you can possibly buy in the size that you need. My reasons for this is that as go kart like and fun as Escorts are they are still old leaf sprung bouncy things that need every little handling advantage you can muster compared to modern hot hatches. Yokohama Advans or A008Rs, Toyo R888s or Avon CR500 or ZZs (is apparently their new replacement). The argument in the old days was that these tyres were so soft for road cars and they represented poor value for money but our cars simply don't clock up the miles any more and they will last you many years. In fact the last Yokohama 008Rs that I bought went past their expiry date and still had most of their tread. That's here in Australia where we drive them all rear round not pack the cars away for the winter. Try to buy the best you can afford even if you have to wait a bit longer to save and don't buy Chinese, they cant even make decent rubber for undie elastic let alone trust your life too.

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I would avoid the so called 185 60 13 "trailer" tyres as they provide fook all grip yet look ok.£35 each

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