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jblake9000 Jack B
Johns island, SC, USA   USA
Any suggestions on tires for a 1988 +8 with 205-60-15. Plenty of all weather touring tires in that size, but having trouble finding anything "Morgan appropriate"

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DuncanCharlton Duncan Charlton
Elgin, Texas, USA   USA
1931 Morgan 3 Wheeler "Gwenda (Sold)"
1967 Morgan 4/4 "Toly's Car"
1967 Unknown Unknown
1970 Mini Countryman    & more
What type of tyre are you looking for -- high performance summer tires, or something with a little less "edge"? Some claim that a Morgan does not benefit much from super-high performance tires and use something like a Michelin Michelin Primacy Sports or Goodyear F1 GC-D3 (I'm not sure they come in the size you're looking for); I haven't tried either of these tires on a Morgan (I did have the Goodyear F1 GC-D3s on a VW R32 but much preferred the Michelin Super Sports Pilot tires), since my '71 Plus 8 doesn't allow much room for experimentation unless I add wheel spacers. I ended up with some Bridgestone 195/65R15 Potenza RE 960AS Pole Position tires on our 1971 Plus 8 (primarily because they were a modern tire that fit without looking too odd on a car that was designed for 185/80R15 tires) and I have autocrossed on them. They felt controllable, although not anywhere nearly as sticky as the Hoosier race tires (which need to be heated up to have good grip) that I had on my 1952 Plus 4. The Bridgestones were good enough for "fastest Plus 8" at MOG 44. Link to the autocross video:

David P. of Maryland was using these a few years ago: Michelin Primacy MXV4 - 205/65-15 VR 94V

Richard R. in rainy Ireland was happy with these on his daily driver Morgan Plus 8: Michelin 205/65-15 Primacy MXV4 VR

If they were made in the right size for our Plus 8 I'd get the Michelin Pilot Super Sports in a second. They have a good combination of grip, wear, noise, wet traction, dry traction and stability.

Morgan13 Timothy Barlow
Vancouver, WA, USA   USA
I just put a full set of Michelin Pilot Exalto 205/55 ZR 16 97Y that I like. It's a stock tire size and I don't race but I have been known to do spirited driving at times.

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jblake9000 Jack B
Johns island, SC, USA   USA
Decent 15" tires are much harder to find than 16".
I would like to keep standard wheels.

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