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Economic front runner tyres?

I had some 5inch/60/15 Nankang tyres ordered, but now the supplier can't get, as not made anymore. I dont want to pay $280 each for Goodyear/MT frontrunners. Is there any other reasonable options for frontrunners?
I have 4 inch Globe rims.


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Re: Economic front runner tyres?

Try 165,175 or 185 R 15 ute or light truck tyres ......they are relatively cheap, readily available and plenty of LOAD rating for a tyre this narrow on a V8 .

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Re: Economic front runner tyres?

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Try 165,175 or 185 R 15 ute or light truck tyres ......they are relatively cheap, readily available and plenty of LOAD rating for a tyre this narrow on a V8 .

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Are they still a "cross ply" tyre, and how would they fit on a 4 inch rim?
We can't run radials with the full slicks.

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Re: Economic front runner tyres?

There are a couple of cross plys available . Not sure who makes them ....maybe Hankook or Kuhmo, Olympic used to do a cross ply, ask your local tyre dealer.

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There are a couple of cross plys available . Not sure who makes them ....maybe Hankook or Kuhmo, Olympic used to do a cross ply, ask your local tyre dealer.

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The only ones(appart from the $250ea Moroso ect) were some 5/90/15 tyres to fit my 4 inch rims. The tyre shop says they will be fine, but they seem to look like they need air, and they have 32 psi in them. Also, i couldnt wait to try, but when driving along, it is like the brakes are on, when i let the throttle off. Maybe it is just the slicks. Here is the fronts i have tried.

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Re: Economic front runner tyres?

Check max. pressure tyre can be inflated to, should be stamped on sidewall of tyre.
Try at max. pressure, tyre will probably still look like it is slightly underinflated because of narrow surface area in contact with road, compared to a normal street tyre ....ie. 225 x 60 x 15 .

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Re: Economic front runner tyres?

I have Olympic cross ply tyres. I run them at 38psi with no problems.
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Re: Economic front runner tyres?

i have just taken a set of those Nankangs off my XP. i have never been so terrified going down the Toowoomba range with nylons and radials on the back. scared the shyte out of me.

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