The 285/40 tires are not possible to obtain in North America in a VR rating. The only source is a very occasional production run by Yokohoma in Europe. The Svenska De Tomaso Klubben buys up these production runs, stockpiles the tires and then offers them for sale.
Be careful if you happen to find some advertised in North America, because they will usually be very old and, therefore, unsafe. There are threads here on this forum that explain how to read the date codes.
Be ready for a shock, though, because the price, after you have paid all the shipping, import duties, taxes, brokerage fees, etc is stratospheric. But don't worry; your kids probably didn't want to go to college anyway...
Thanks for the links Peter, priceless, and don't worry the kids graduated college. I do know how to read the date codes but that's hard to do overseas. You say in VR but how about in any rating? I take it no one has tried the Hoosier 275/35ZR15. Are there any other forums? I think I'm going to go with this 270/45VR15 from http://www.summitracing.com/parts/COK-71227/
I just remembered that, a couple of years ago, Russell Stuckey in Australia was selling 285/40R15 Yokos for AUD$863.46 for export. He also had 345/35R15 rears in Pirelli PZero for AUD$750, but those can be obtained at Tire Rack in the USA every once in a while.
If you want Russell's contact info, send me a private message.
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