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    Anyone running these tires on their cars? I ve shod my Z's with 60 series rubber for years, but its hareder to find H speed rated 14's these days.
    I did find these newer Yoko's in a 205-60-14 size though. They look real aggressive, maybe to much for a vintage look, but i want the best handling I can get. I did have 215 widths in the past. Do you think it will A. throw the speedo off too much or B. hurt handling with a narrower tread than ive run before?

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    I am running 215-60VR-15 Yokohama AVS ES100's on my 71 240Z (with 15" ZX Turbo Swastika wheels). I don't drive in the rain, but dry traction and dry cornering are great in my opinion for a tire with a 280 treadwear rating.

    205-60-14 sounds short however... They are 23.7" high, versus around 25-26" for stock tires. If you want to keep your existing 215-60-14 size, you can pretty much only get it in all season tread designs. The Michelin Pilot XGT H4 is the only H rated I know of in that size...

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    I like them. They came on the car as I bought it, I'm pretty sure I'll replace them with the same when needed. See attached pictures. Sorry I haven't cleaned them up, auto-crossing was yesterday and tonight is the club meeting. Maybe a quick bath at the corner car wash before the meeting.

    Don't worry about the speedo, it's off anyways.

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    Consider Dunlop Sport A2. Lots of sizes incl 195/70/14 which I run. Great traction, low noise, H rated. Good performance given 70 profile. Work well on 77 280z using 35 psi.

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    I ran them on my Z31 225-50-16 and a friend on this site uses them on his '70 240Z with 15" Panasports, 225-50-15. Wet/Dry traction there great all around.

    You can step up to Yokohama AVS dB S2 I ran these on my wife's 240SX, these are All Season Ultra Performance...
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    I just ordered a set for my 240z and I should be receivng them in about an hour. The size is 225/50/16 which will be going on my 16x7 Panasports. Anybody else running the same setup on their 240z? What do you think?

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    I have a set of these in 225/50/15 on Panasports. I use them for high speed (on-track) autocross and HPDE's. So far I like them a lot. Very good traction and handling. I autocrossed in the rain with them once and they seemed to do pretty well. I am not sure how they would do for a daily driver in bad weather, but they are good for a dry, summer tire.

    They do have a pretty square shoulder on them. I have heard some people complain of chunking in that area.

    Well, that's my 2 cents,

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    I am running the AVS ES100 in 225/50/15 on 15x7 Panasports. So far I lovw the tires overall. The sidewall seems a little soft for what I am used to. Also, prob due to the soft sidewall, the tires are noisy above 80mph...but I am very particular about these things. I would not run a 205/60/14.....spend the money and upgrade to 15 in rims or run a 225/50/14 if your exhisting rims are wide enough.Prob with the 14 is tire selection in any size.
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    Yeah well I'm going to stay with my original 14" wheel size and the good ole slotted mag style. I think I may just get all season tread design.

    I'm running some Yokohama All season 215-60-14's (T speed rated)on my 280 ZX and they're not too bad.
    Les Schwab has some 60 profile H speed rated tires that seem to look OK.

    I already have a 3.9 rear with stock 4 speed in the 240-Z (turning 4000 at 70 MPH) and I think the 205-60-14's would just result in the engine winding up too much at hiway speeds..
    (or even excess of hiway speeds!)
    I guess Ive convinced myself the H speed rating is prety important because of the stiffer sidewall, other wise I would just go with S or T.
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    They are great on even pavement but, they make steering a little hairy sometimes on uneven pavement. I switced to Pirelli P Zeros more forgiving for every day driving with performance.

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