Hi Guys am running Toyo Proxes S/T 295 50 15 will have to check the 225 50's not sure that they are the proxes but car is 100 miles a way so will have to check when i'm back there sorry.
PanteraDoug, it sounds weird, but come down to DC for car culture and driving weather.

We typically drive, salt free and reasonably warm from March-mid December.

What are the Toyo Proxes S/T like? That could be a more modern alternative to the Arrivas and BFG balloons?

LS
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Originally posted by lashss:
PanteraDoug, it sounds weird, but come down to DC for car culture and driving weather.

We typically drive, salt free and reasonably warm from March-mid December.

What are the Toyo Proxes S/T like? That could be a more modern alternative to the Arrivas and BFG balloons?

LS


Nah, I always get screwed up on Dupont Cirle and get in the wrong lane. Eeker
The Toyos are a great looking tyre, can't say re performance yet hope to do first drive next week.
they are a sports tourer, stated that its a summer tyre. but it was the only 295 50 that i could get here in NZ.
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I always get screwed up on Dupont Cirle and get in the wrong lane. Eeker


I was born and raised in the Md. suburbs and know the DC area like the back of my hand. And for those that know about Dupont Circle, THAT statement is fraught with mixed messages !!!!!!!
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Originally posted by PanteraDoug:


I always get screwed up on Dupont Cirle and get in the wrong lane. Eeker


I was born and raised in the Md. suburbs and know the DC area like the back of my hand. And for those that know about Dupont Circle, THAT statement is fraught with mixed messages !!!!!!!
Big Grin
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And for those that know about Dupont Circle, THAT statement is fraught with mixed messages !!!!!!!


The neighborhood declined after World War II and particularly after the 1968 riots, but began to enjoy a resurgence in the 1970s, fueled by urban pioneers seeking an alternative lifestyle. The neighborhood took on a bohemian feel and became an area popular among the gay and lesbian community. Along with The Castro in San Francisco, Hillcrest in San Diego, Greenwich Village in New York City, Boystown in Chicago, Oak Lawn in Dallas, Montrose in Houston, and West Hollywood in Los Angeles, Dupont Circle is considered a historic locale in the development of American gay identity. D.C.'s first gay bookstore, Lambda Rising, opened in 1974 and gained notoriety nationwide.[15] In 1975, the store ran the world's first gay-oriented television commercial
Gentrification accelerated in the 1980s and 1990s, and the area is now a more mainstream and trendy location with coffeehouses, restaurants, bars, and upscale retail stores. Since 1997, a weekly farmers market has operated on 20th Street NW.
The Dupont Circle neighborhood, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is home to numerous embassies, many of which are located in historic residences. The Thomas T. Gaff House serves as the Colombian ambassador's residence, and the Walsh-McLean House is home to the Indonesian embassy.Located east of Dupont Circle on Massachusetts Avenue is the Clarence Moore House, now known as the Embassy of Uzbekistan, and the Emily J. Wilkins House, which formerly housed the Australian embassy and now is occupied by the Peruvian Chancery.
Other landmarks, many of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, include the International Temple, Embassy Gulf Service Station, Christian Heurich Mansion (also known as Brewmaster's Castle), Whittemore House (headquarters to the Woman's National Democratic Club), and the Phillips Collection, the country's first museum of modern art. The Richard H. Townsend House located on Massachusetts Avenue now houses the Cosmos Club.[24] The Dumbarton Bridge, also known as the Buffalo Bridge, carries Q Street over Rock Creek Park and into Georgetown and was constructed in 1883.[24] The Nuns of the Battlefield sculpture, which serves as a tribute to over 600 nuns who nursed soldiers of both armies during the Civil War was erected in 1924.[26][27] The Mansion on O Street a luxury boutique hotel, private club, events venue and museum has been a fixture in Dupont Circle for over 30 years and includes over 100 rooms and 32 secret doors. The Brickskeller Inn & Bar has long been a popular bar in the neighborhood.
Curiously, one of my last random Detomaso sightings was in Dupont. It was a black L with tinted windows...looked fantastic. Also, one of my first Detomaso sightings was in the south end years ago...red Pre L with black trim. I was in my 308 and we drove alongside each other to Georgetown...sounded amazing.
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Curiously, one of my last random Detomaso sightings was in Dupont. It was a black L with tinted windows...looked fantastic. Also, one of my first Detomaso sightings was in the south end years ago...red Pre L with black trim. I was in my 308 and we drove alongside each other to Georgetown...sounded amazing.


He was probably looking for new tires there?
The red Pre L didn't need to look for anything. It was outstanding in every way...really recharged my love for the marque.
Hoosier makes a 245 and a 275 in 15" diameters. These may be a good choice for those running 8s and 10s on a narrow body car.

If anyone wants to try the Hoosier R6s without splurging for a new set, JB Racing Tires has used ones for $50-80.

I've used them before when experimenting with unfamiliar tires.

Jb Racing Tires
John & Mike
4985 Hwy 50
Delavan WI 53115
Office: 262-740-0180
Cell: 262-903-4235
Web-site: www.jbracingtires.net
A local cops keen eye and R6's could get you a ticket, they are not street legal.

Julian
They do have DOT stamps on them...so up to the officer to decide. I live in an area where they are lenient with antique vehicles.

We also have an avg 44 week driving season, warm temps, nice roads within 15 miles of downtown, thousands of exotics, multiple car shows each weekend, no emissions testing, cheap antique car registration...sorry will stop there.

LS
Has anyone tired these Hoosiers?
http://www.hoosiertire.com/strttire.htm

I've never heard of them before (this "Pro-Street Radial" line, not Hoosier). There look to be some sizes that may be suitable (if a bit "tall") for Panteras with wider 15" dia. wheels. They are H-speed rated and ARE DOT Highway (but NOT racing) approved.

See flyer:
http://www.hoosiertire.com/pdfs/prostr.pdf

In typical Hoosier fashion, the sizes are not normal P-Metric, but inch-height-width sizing.

Mark
I found a source for V rated 15" tires. They are Avon from England and I have located a single source they offer them even in 295-50-15 with matching 225-50-15 to 245-50-15. They are pricey.
Avon Tires
Sole supplier in the United States.
sascosports.com/

Jeff

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