[TR] A little story about Coker tires

Rochlin Robert rrochlin at comcast.net
Thu Oct 15 10:04:36 MDT 2020

	I have Dayton wire wheels on my TR6.  I had the wheels serviced by New England Wheel Specialty Co. about 3 years back.  After many years of use the wheels were true and did not require any adjustment.  On the advice of the owner I got new tiers from Tire Rack and had them delivered to, and mounted by, New England Wheel Specialty.  I then had a persistent shimmy.  I got the wheels rebalanced a couple of times and finally one tech told me that one tire was out of round.  One thing that did help was using the old fashion rim weighs in place if adhesive  weights used on the inside of the rim. After a couple of thousand miles on the new tires the shimmy has become almost imperceptible.
	 Fast forward to this summer.  I needed a new set of tires for my truck and my go mechanic suggested that I get them from Tire Rack. My mechanic mounted them and when I got them home notice that the raised lettering was defective on 2 of the tires. That did it for me.  I will now only buy tires and other hard to return items form local dealers.  In both of these cases, if the tires were bought locally, I could have easily returned them and had them replaced.  I  know that getting period correct tires locally is almost impossible, but for me, I’m stricken local even if I have to give up a little originality.
	BTW, Moss sells an adapter set to balance wire wheels on modern balancing machines, but the cost is north of $400.00-sometimes close enough is good enough. 
	’72 TR6
> On Oct 14, 2020, at 6:34 PM, Geo Hahn <ahwahneetr at gmail.com> wrote:
> As an alternative -- I installed these in my E-Type wires a year ago and have driven about 7,000 miles with them:
> https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06W2N5MTW/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 <https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06W2N5MTW/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1>
> <image.png>
> Wheels are tubeless Dayton wires and the beads were installed well after the tires were mounted (dumped in through the valve stem).
> I did this when I had a niggling vibration in the steering wheel that I couldn't seem to get rid of - these resolved that.
> Geo
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