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Harv

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6.9 Tire Option - Pirelli Cinturato CN36
« on: 13 April 2019, 12:06 PM »
I know good tires are tough to find for our cars. Aircooled 911 guys are swearing by these. They are "W" speed rated to 170 mph. They have that vintage period correct look too.

Offered in 205/70/14. Although pricey at $300 a pop.

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Re: 6.9 Tire Option - Pirelli Cinturato CN36
« Reply #1 on: 13 April 2019, 12:09 PM »
Nice but too rich for my blood  :'(
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Re: 6.9 Tire Option - Pirelli Cinturato CN36
« Reply #2 on: 14 April 2019, 08:18 AM »
6.9 needs a 215/70 Tyre, but the 205/70 is correct for 350/450

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Re: 6.9 Tire Option - Pirelli Cinturato CN36
« Reply #3 on: 14 April 2019, 09:06 PM »
Hello Harv

The 6.9 came from factory with 215/70 X 14 but I do like the Pirelli
116   1978 450SEL 6.9 #  4848
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 5884
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 6225  SOLD
116   1978 450SEL  6.9 # 5128  SOLD
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 5884  SOLD
116   1974 450SEL  DJet

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Re: 6.9 Tire Option - Pirelli Cinturato CN36
« Reply #4 on: 15 April 2019, 09:27 AM »
Yes, sadly they don't make them in 215.
1980 300SD
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Re: 6.9 Tire Option - Pirelli Cinturato CN36
« Reply #5 on: 17 April 2019, 06:07 AM »
PLEASE update us on how the tires are with cornering and stopping ability, and if by chance you run them, in the rain very interested to know.

Little tire history:
The CN36 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ was introduced in 1969 as PIRELLI's 70 profile high performance range of tyres, and is well known for it's fitment to Porsche 911 and Ford Escort Mexico. It is the perfect low profile tyre to be fitted as a period upgrade, to a full profile tyre without spoiling the handling of the light weight rear wheel drive sports cars of the '60s & '70s because its rounded shoulders are developed to run in conjunction with the car technology of the day.

Wow! Here is a source, I think shipping is included from what I can tell https://www.lucasclassictires.com/205-70VR14-PIRELLI-CINTURATO-CN36-2057014CN36.htm

Please update us on how you 300SD handles with them, these new tires are junk once a little tread gets worn off. I can't believe they still make these tires! I can only imagine how superior they are to the crap we get now a days, of course the composition is different and cheapen but I bet they are a far superior tire even to crap Michelins.
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1980 450SEL/SE 722.004 Trans 150kmi ($50)
1978-1980 300SD Trans 260k mi $50
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