Tires for an Early Corvair

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Tires for an Early Corvair

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My local Corvair mechanic has told me I need to replace my 12 plus year old tires.
I been looking online for P185/80R13 Maxxis MA-1 90S WW White Wall Tire.
So far I have found them at Amazon for $125.00 and Performance Plus Tire for $109. Both have free shipping.
Will most likely purchase from Performance Plus Tire.
Has anyone seen them out there at other dealers?

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I have seen them available recently at Simpletire.com. Pricing was the same as Performance plus you mentioned above.
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I'm seeing them on Simple Tire but price is $123.97.
P185/80R13 Maxxis MA-1 90S . Not sure what the difference is between 90S and the 89S.

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They both carry the same S speed rating (rated at 112MPH). The load rating is slightly different. The 90 ones are rated at 1323 LBS and the 89 at only 1279LBs. essentially identical.
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I bought a set several months ago from Simpletire for $106 each. Looks like price went up a little. Free shipping, transaction went smooth. Would buy from them again.
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Thanks for the explanation of load ratings.
I contacted SimpleTire to see if they would price match and they are not any more.
Performance Plus tire has them for $109 so may end up purchasing there.
Going to wait till Black Friday and see if someone drops price.

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I would guess the 90S and 89S is a typo. If it isn't I would ask for date codes because that would clearly be a different run of tires. I can't imagine that they would make both types at the same time.
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joelsplace wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:20 am
I would guess the 90S and 89S is a typo. If it isn't I would ask for date codes because that would clearly be a different run of tires. I can't imagine that they would make both types at the same time.
I thought about this as a possibility also.
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I am running the Maxis and so far so good . But I did see these on ebay
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-Milestar-MS7 ... 0005.m1851

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$66.39 on eBay with 3 tires in stock?

Shop around....

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P175/80R13 86S
Manufacturer Part Number: 24700003
Tire Specifications
Speed Rating [?] : S
Sidewall Style [?] : 5/8" WW
Load Index : 86
Section Width : 175
Diameter : 13
UTQG [?] : 480-A-B
Tire Construction : Radial
Speed Rating : 112 mph
Our Price: $58.91

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Milestar MS775 Touring SLE 175/80R13 Tires
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$52.00
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Walmart says they have Milestar tires at a price $47.21 each . Has anyone ever tried a set of these ?

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Milestar-MS7 ... thena=true

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corvair500 wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:13 pm
Walmart says they have Milestar tires at a price $47.21 each . Has anyone ever tried a set of these ?

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Milestar-MS7 ... thena=true
Who cares? These tires (155/80R 13) are 8% too small in diameter and 16% too narrow. WAY too SMALL. https://tiresize.com/calculator/
The 175/80R 13's mentioned above are only a couple percent on the small side.
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Re: Tires for an Early Corvair

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I decided to order the P185/80R13 Maxxis MA-1 90S from Performance Plus tire.
I want the right size tire on the car and it seems everyone that has the Maxxis is happy with them.

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