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  This topic is about my 1979 MG MGB MkIII
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mgchef Gold Member Richard Reynolds
Fairport, NY, USA   USA
1974 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Spits Oil"
1979 MG MGB MkIII "Penelope"
Hi,
has anyone had experience with either;

Toyo Proxes T1R tires

or

Laufenn G GIT AS tires

If so your opinions of each and or other recommendations within the same price point as the aforementioned tires.
Some background, I drive the car a 3K miles per year. The only reason I'm replacing current tires is they are ten years old.
I use it for touring.
I do not drive it in the rain intentionally but may have to on occasion.
I live in Western NYS, USA and the car is garaged during winter months.

I am on a budget and am not looking to spend mucho $$$, however I do want a safe reliable tire.

I look forward to your input.

Richard



"I can be right or I can be Married"!

Richard Reynolds
Fairport, NY
1979 MGB "Penelope"

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tvrgeek Scott S
Hillsborough, North Carolinia, USA   USA
1965 MG MGB
As B's are hyper sensitive to round and balance, I might suggest being picky. A lot of folks run the General or Verdistein.

Toyo does not make a 185/70-14 in the proxie. Only the Extensa

Laufenn came in way below par in Tire Rack, but it is cheap. A cheap Hankook. Get what you pay for. My car came with cheep Chinese tires. I had to have them shaved to get rid of the front vibration.



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ohlord Gold Member Rob C
North of Seattle, N.W., USA   USA
1957 Land Rover Series I "EYEYIYI"
1971 MG MGB
1971 MG MGB "Bedouin 2"
SINCERA SN250 Falken about $50ea.
Excellent performance and wear



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It's gonna take me where I'm bound
It's a long way around"



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jramstad Silver Member Jeff Ramstad
North Vancouver, BC, Canada   CAN
Love my Generals!

Like Scott, my B came with el cheapo out of round, way beyond balancing tires too.



1974 MGB CB Tourer, 18V+.040, County NS head, OD, HIF4's, Advance 25D w/points, TR7 5-speed disc/AP plate/roller TO, 185/70 Altimax RT-43's on Rostyles.

Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, just to feel a few things twice.

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mgdriver67 Silver Member Stephen Farrell
Pensacola, FL, USA   USA
1967 MG MGB MkI "Lulu"
2017 Honda Ridgeline 4WD "Mom's Truck"
2019 Subaru Crosstrek XV "Suki"
General Altimax 283.96 delivered free to installer near you by TireBuyer.com AND you get a $50.00 prepaid Visa card rebate.
I’ve had mine 4 years. My size is 175/70R14 on wire wheels. Tubes extra. Great tires all around with more grip than you can probably use.


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ingoldsb Silver Member Terry Ingoldsby
Calgary, AB, Canada   CAN
1971 MG MGB
My tire dealer recently convinced me to get a set of Champiro VP1 tires - they are available in 185/70x14. I was pretty skeptical - I'd never heard of them and they seemed pretty inexpensive (despite a fairly good speed rating - I think it is H). Anyway, I am delighted. They handle well and are fairly quiet.

I have had Pirelli P6 tires on the car in the past (when they were available in our size) and believe it or not, I think I prefer the Champiros.



Terry Ingoldsby
terry.ingoldsby@DCExperts.com

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RonnieMac Gold Member Ron McDonald
Rosthern, SK, Canada   CAN
1952 MG TD
1971 MG MGB
Hi Terry,

I'm due for a set of tires this year. Are your 185/70x14 on wire or disc wheels?

I have been running 175 70R14 on wire wheels. I don't mind going to a 185, but don't want to set up any rubbing.

Thanks!

In reply to # 3908182 by ingoldsb My tire dealer recently convinced me to get a set of Champiro VP1 tires - they are available in 185/70x14. I was pretty skeptical - I'd never heard of them and they seemed pretty inexpensive (despite a fairly good speed rating - I think it is H). Anyway, I am delighted. They handle well and are fairly quiet.

I have had Pirelli P6 tires on the car in the past (when they were available in our size) and believe it or not, I think I prefer the Champiros.



Ron
1952 MGTD 15539
1971 MGB GHN5UB237226

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Wachtmans Wouter Strodijk
OVERVEEN, Noord Holland, Netherlands   NLD
1974 MG MGB "The Bee"
1974 MG MGB "The Bee"
1974 MG MGB MkIII "The Bee"
Like Rob said, FALKEN SINCERA SN250 are excellent!

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SpitfireJim Jim F
Telford, PA, USA   USA
I run this exact set and size on my wire wheel B and have been very happy.



In reply to # 3908147 by mgdriver67 General Altimax 283.96 delivered free to installer near you by TireBuyer.com AND you get a $50.00 prepaid Visa card rebate.
I’ve had mine 4 years. My size is 175/70R14 on wire wheels. Tubes extra. Great tires all around with more grip than you can probably use.

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donrissa Don G
Coventry, RI, USA   USA
I see a lot of guys run the Altimax tires, I bought a set and just had them m&b. I can't get the whiteish film off them- washed them with purple cleaner, simple green it does not come off - what's the trick? smiling smiley



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Eteamjack Silver Member Jack Barth
Placentia, calif, USA   USA
1974 MG MGB "Old Yeller 7D4MGB"
In reply to # 3909206 by RonnieMac Hi Terry,

I'm due for a set of tires this year. Are your 185/70x14 on wire or disc wheels?

I have been running 175 70R14 on wire wheels. I don't mind going to a 185, but don't want to set up any rubbing.

Thanks!

In reply to # 3908182 by ingoldsb My tire dealer recently convinced me to get a set of Champiro VP1 tires - they are available in 185/70x14. I was pretty skeptical - I'd never heard of them and they seemed pretty inexpensive (despite a fairly good speed rating - I think it is H). Anyway, I am delighted. They handle well and are fairly quiet.

I have had Pirelli P6 tires on the car in the past (when they were available in our size) and believe it or not, I think I prefer the Champiros.
Had Champiros on my firebird not good



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Eteamjack Silver Member Jack Barth
Placentia, calif, USA   USA
1974 MG MGB "Old Yeller 7D4MGB"
74B wih Falken sinceras very cheap 70000 miles? Ride nice look decent 175 65 15s. It was a tossup between the General Altimax and Falkens I like the aged Coopers that were on it, but too expensive to replace



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ingoldsb Silver Member Terry Ingoldsby
Calgary, AB, Canada   CAN
1971 MG MGB
Quote: I'm due for a set of tires this year. Are your 185/70x14 on wire or disc wheels?

My 185/70x14 Champiro VP1 tires are on Minator 6" width wheels. I wouldn't want to put 185 width tires on 4 1/2" wire rims. They should be okay on the 5" Rostyle wheels.



Terry Ingoldsby
terry.ingoldsby@DCExperts.com

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greenrman Gold Member Don B
Kelowna, BC, Canada   CAN
1973 MG MGB "Oscar"
2005 BMW 3 Series Cabriolet "Sabrina"
In reply to # 3908140 by ohlord SINCERA SN250 Falken about $50ea.
Excellent performance and wear

Rob.

Does it matter if one has original wires vs rostyles on your suggestion for these tires?

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ingoldsb Silver Member Terry Ingoldsby
Calgary, AB, Canada   CAN
1971 MG MGB
Quote: Does it matter if one has original wires vs rostyles on your suggestion for these tires?

Well - I'm not Rob - but whenever you buy a tire you should check to see if it is rated for the width of rim you will use. The original wire wheels were 4.5" width whereas the Rostyle were 5". Tirerack.com generally has specs on tires as to what rims they can be used on. For instance, the Kumho Solus 185/70x14 tire is rated for rims between 4.5" and 6", so it would be acceptable with both types of rims. That said, I would feel the 4.5" rim to be a bit narrow for 185 width tires.



Terry Ingoldsby
terry.ingoldsby@DCExperts.com

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