I am going to bite the bullet and fit four new tyres to my Campagnolo GT5 wheels when they come back from being refurbished.

At present it wears (old) Pirelli PZero Asymetrico (345/35ZR15) on the back, and a Yokohama AVS (285/40ZR15) on the front.

Longstone Tyres in the UK have the correct sized Asymetrico for the rear, but not for the front. A P7 Corsa Classic would be the closest companion.

They have the correct size Pirelli Cinturato P7 for front and rear.

Has anyone fitted a Michelin TB to a GT5 wheel? They have a 335/35/15 and 285/40/15, but note that the front tyre has a semi-slick design which may not be great for inclement weather.

I guess the question is, should I just go for matching Cinturato P7?

Its an expensive exercise, and one that I don't want to make a mistake with.

Thanks a lot,

Tom

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Thanks, the Asymetrico that I currently have is ZR rated, so above 149 mph.

The new P7 is rated VR, so up to 149 mph.

And the TB is rated WR, so up to 167 mph

I am very unlikely to ever go close to 149 mph on a UK track, or trip to Germany.

I am very keen to hear from those that know what the original GT5 tyres were from factory, whether the P7 was an option from factory, and whether anyone's use of P7 or TB was an improvement, or the complete opposite, to the Asymetrico.

The original GT5/5S tires were P7’s.  I believe the old tires were V rated and I had heard the new ones are Y rated.  Like the Pirelli’s, the Yokohama AVS tires came in the same size as the Pirelli’s, but are no longer made.  On my 5S, I have the old P7’s on the front and P Zero’s on the back.  I plan on putting the new P7’s on my 5S once I finish the restoration on my 1973 L, soon hopefully.  Before Pirelli came out with their updated P7’s, the Michelin TB was the only option for the wide body cars for a matched set.  I told a friend of mine about them a couple of years ago and he purchased a set from Longstone tyres.  He thought that they had very good grip and was pleased with them.   Now that Pirelli has come out with the new P7’s, I will go in that direction.

Thanks Pirelli and Longstone Tyres for bringing them back to the market.

jimmym posted:

The original GT5/5S tires were P7’s.  I believe the old tires were V rated and I had heard the new ones are Y rated.  Like the Pirelli’s, the Yokohama AVS tires came in the same size as the Pirelli’s, but are no longer made.  On my 5S, I have the old P7’s on the front and P Zero’s on the back.  I plan on putting the new P7’s on my 5S once I finish the restoration on my 1973 L, soon hopefully.  Before Pirelli came out with their updated P7’s, the Michelin TB was the only option for the wide body cars for a matched set.  I told a friend of mine about them a couple of years ago and he purchased a set from Longstone tyres.  He thought that they had very good grip and was pleased with them.   Now that Pirelli has come out with the new P7’s, I will go in that direction.

Thanks Pirelli and Longstone Tyres for bringing them back to the market.

Thanks jimmym, much appreciated, and very much what I hoped to discover. I will go with a full set of the P7s, and yes, excellent that Longstone and Pirelli have brought them back, as I heard dreadful stories of cars off the road through a lack of available tyres.

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