• Peter S30
    27 November 2007 at 15:40 #46961

    Dear Forum members,

    I am wondering if somebody made experience with different brands of tires for the V12
    here is a supplier for different brands (width from 140 to 175mm) http://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/search.php?searchMethod=term&searchTerm=600%2F650+X+18


    Peter S30
    28 January 2008 at 15:39 #47162

    Hi all V12 drivers,

    which tires do you have on your cars, 6.00/6.50×18, but which brand, width ?

    what are your experiences ?

    The ones I have now are with much profile but old and cracked and I assume they are a bit risky and I have to get new ones

    Julian Messent
    6 February 2008 at 16:16 #47185

    Michelin Cable comfort or “double Rivet’ as they are commonly known, 600/650×18 is by far the best tyre and correct size combination for your car Peter.
    But not cheap.

    Best regards,

    Peter S30
    10 February 2008 at 11:15 #47191

    Thank you Julian,
    The cheaper “Excelsior” has a less pronounced profile and is narrower (140 compared to 175mm)
    Why are the Michelin better?

    Julian Messent
    12 February 2008 at 13:43 #47195

    Hi Peter,
    Simple answer is Quality, tyre compound and size,
    Michelin have tried hard to come up with a very good all round tyre with the Double Rivet design and these are VERY well suited to larger heavier and more powerful cars such as the V12.
    The Excelsior are really not a good tyre in my opinion, and fitting the correct size tyre is quite important to get the best from the V12.
    Have you heard of “Tupperware” ;o)
    Even with tyres “you usually get what you pay for”

    Best regards,

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