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post #21 of 47 Old 05-03-2013, 02:58 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks! Many will go faster but few will have as fun as I do.

I will try the wheels for the American market now which are one inch wider and can cope with 215 dimension Michelins instead of European 205. I'm curious to test it. In 215 you can also install period correct Michelin racing tyres. They say they are great when warm but a complete menace when cold... Might buy racing tyres further on but for now the standard 215s will be great.
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Another shot from underneath, pretty!
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Cool, I love seeing your Dino on the road.


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Great to see that this gorgeous Dino has found such a good home, being driven far and fast with fastidious preventative maintenance in between. Looking forward to seeing you both soon!

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Great to see that this gorgeous Dino has found such a good home, being driven far and fast with fastidious preventative maintenance in between. Looking forward to seeing you both soon!


Looking forward to seeing your restored 365 BB too!!

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Thanks! Many will go faster but few will have as fun as I do.

I will try the wheels for the American market now which are one inch wider and can cope with 215 dimension Michelins instead of European 205. I'm curious to test it. In 215 you can also install period correct Michelin racing tyres. They say they are great when warm but a complete menace when cold... Might buy racing tyres further on but for now the standard 215s will be great.
Excellent work!
BTW, Vredstein makes very good tires in the correct size
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Excellent work!
BTW, Vredstein makes very good tires in the correct size
Thank you!

Are the Vredestein more performance oriented than the Michelin?

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Capo- No, but they are usually quite a bit cheaper. I ran Vredensteins on my 69 911S back in antiquity.

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Capo- No, but they are usually quite a bit cheaper. I ran Vredensteins on my 69 911S back in antiquity.
Are they as good as the Michelins?

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Thank you!
Are the Vredestein more performance oriented than the Michelin?
I have sets of tires from both, purchased new, same sizes.

I prefer the Vredstein Sprint to my Coker XWXs and I have driven over 40k Kms in my Dinos since buying both sets of tires. They grip better and have better sidewall stiffness than the XWXs and are less than half the price

OTOH to call these performance tires when compared to modern rubber, like a 575M might have, would be a far reach. There are three of us Dino guys who have drivers and we prefer the Vredstein over the XWX, but is relative to the options available...
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Capo- No, but they are usually quite a bit cheaper. I ran Vredensteins on my 69 911S back in antiquity.
Terry was your choice on the Daytona always the XWX's ?

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I have sets of tires from both, purchased new, same sizes.

I prefer the Vredstein Sprint to my Coker XWXs and I have driven over 40k Kms in my Dinos since buying both sets of tires. They grip better and have better sidewall stiffness than the XWXs and are less than half the price

OTOH to call these performance tires when compared to modern rubber, like a 575M might have, would be a far reach. There are three of us Dino guys who have drivers and we prefer the Vredstein over the XWX, but is relative to the options available...
Thanks!

I will sure try them next time!

I wasn't expecting too much of the tyres when I started driving my Dino but I'm impressed how well they suit the rest of the cars performance.

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212- Affirmative, XWXs for the Daytona and Dino, the Vredensteins were only on the 911S. Remembering that was nearly 40 years ago, the XWXs were much better than the Vredensteins then, but the Vs were way cheaper and lasted much longer than the 5-6000 miles of the XWXs. Compounds are completely different now, so not sure how relevant my experience is for current tires.

Shortly after putting the Vs on the 911S, I put her in a four wheel slide that would have been just a normal corner for the XWXs. The 911S was much better handling than the 911T or 911E from that period, either of which probably would have spun instead of sliding.

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Further refinement for "racing blipping"

Before I used to have the brake pedal widened to the right in order to easily blip the throttle on the down changes while braking. That however took some space away for the throttle shoe. Only narrow driving shoes would fit between the brake and the side wall. When Jimmy tried the car in Scotland he had to take his shoes off to work the pedals smoothly.

Now I've come up with a better idea. The brake pedal is back to normal width and instead the accelerator is widened to the left. This solves the problem allowing for wider shoes. Additionally they have raised the brake pedal 7 mm to perfectly level it with the accelerator under full braking. I only dry tested it yesterday at the shop but it should make for an improvement.
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Looks lovely Capo Did you decide not to re-instate the satin black along the lower body or did you buy it like that?

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Looks lovely Capo Did you decide not to re-instate the satin black along the lower body or did you buy it like that?
Thanks!

I bought it like this but the car was actually born yellow. It will remain Grigio for a long time but some day it will be resprayed in original colour.

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