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Correct tires for my 1987 XJ6

 
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Old 11-09-2014, 05:44 PM
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Where can I get correct tires for my 1987 XJ6? It takes P5 215/70 VR 15 tires.

I don't intend to go as fast as an R rated tire will go, but the sidewall strength is important for tire longevity and safe driving.

Thanks for the help.

Neal Lewis
 
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I believe you meant to say "...as fast as a V rated tire will go.....".

I don't know of any tire manufacturer that publishes sidewall specs but we assume...probably correctly...that tire with a higher speed rating and/or higher load rating will have stronger sidewalls.

Since V-rated (o even H-rated) 215/70x15 tire are almost extinct we're left with looking at highest possible load ratings. If you can find that size with a 98-99-100 load rating you'll probably be getting the stronger sidewall you're looking for.

Tire Rack is one good place to start the search

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Doug,

Thanks! That was exactly the sort of information I needed.

Yes the rating is V not R.

I will look at the load ratings and see what I can find in the 98 to 100 range.

Thanks again.

Neal Lewis
 
 
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