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Hi All,

I'm a new member - just bought a 3a (1.6 Pinto). Its the culmination of a long held dream to own a Robin Hood!

All the tyres are old (newest was made in 1998). They're  185/60 R14s. I'd like to replace them all. Any advice as to tyre choice?

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Hi. I know Uniroyal rainsport 3 tyres used to be mentioned often. I used to have them until I changed wheel sizes. They seemed good. I suppose it depends on the sort of driving you will be doing. They are just a good all-rounder dry/wet tyre. 

PS. I'm also a 1.6 pinto runner👍

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If they are just for general road use I would suggest any mid range tyre would be fine (you can always pay more of course) probably more importantly is determining  correct tyre pressures.

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The 3a is relatively light and I found I had to drive like a maniac to get Toyo CF1’s to get enough heat to grip.

i run 22psi all round and have 120Lb springs up front

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choice in 14" is limited. I have vredestein sportrac5 which are better than anything else i've run.

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On 7/20/2020 at 4:13 PM, Leslie Walters said:

If they are just for general road use I would suggest any mid range tyre would be fine (you can always pay more of course) probably more importantly is determining  correct tyre pressures.

 

Thanks Leslie! Seems like 14" tyres are harder to find than 13" or 15"!

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On 7/21/2020 at 9:06 AM, Grim said:

choice in 14" is limited. I have vredestein sportrac5 which are better than anything else i've run.

Thanks Grim! I'm looking at the Vredestiens!

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On 7/21/2020 at 6:18 AM, Snapperpaul said:

The 3a is relatively light and I found I had to drive like a maniac to get Toyo CF1’s to get enough heat to grip.

i run 22psi all round and have 120Lb springs up front

Ah! Tyre pressure was my next question! Thanks!

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I think 22psi is a bit high, I’m happy to be corrected but I think you will find most of us are running 18-20 psi.

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Have to agree with Alan, 22 sounds a little too high, on my Haynes I am running 18.5 frt and 19.5 rear, although I haven't done that many miles yet, also still playing around with damper settings and still need to do a good run on a hot day. But looking at the other posts I feel you should be able to have a pretty good idea for a start pressure. 

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Personal preference really, on how you want the car to feel and how well the suspension is set up, and also the tyre compound. I run 22 myself.

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