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What kind of www 14" tires are you imperial owners using?
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Paul Hettick
Posted 2020-04-28 8:33 PM (#597487)
Subject: What kind of www 14" tires are you imperial owners using?


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Prefer radials. Scared of ordering anything else from coker. 235 14
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wizard
Posted 2020-04-29 1:38 AM (#597492 - in reply to #597487)
Subject: Re: What kind of www 14" tires are you imperial owners using?



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There's a "new" player on the market, a sub-brand of Nokia, Kontio
kontiotyres.com/whitepaw-classic/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI-4am8_OM6QIVF8-yCh179QXEEAAYASABEgJcP_D_BwE

I'm waiting for some feedback from a friend that have bought a set...…..

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brdtee
Posted 2020-04-29 6:39 AM (#597497 - in reply to #597492)
Subject: Re: What kind of www 14" tires are you imperial owners using?



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wizard - 2020-04-29 8:38 AM

There's a "new" player on the market, a sub-brand of Nokia, Kontio
kontiotyres.com/whitepaw-classic/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI-4am8_OM6QIVF8-yCh179QXEEAAYASABEgJcP_D_BwE

I'm waiting for some feedback from a friend that have bought a set...…..



Here's pic from Kontio's brochure. It says they start deliveries in May 2020. Some have already got sets from their pre-production runs. One friend of mine told me that his set rides very good, better than Cokers he says.

Kontio Renkaat 0y (Kontio Tires Ltd) is an independent Finnish company, not affiliated with bigger brand Nokian Tyres in any way but Kontio company is registered in the town of Nokia, Finland (which also the tire & mobile phone company Nokia got it's name).

I recall Kontio tires are made in China but they do look good and the price range is very tempting.

http://kontiorenkaat.fi/whitepaw-classic/



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Daniel 1959
Posted 2020-04-29 9:00 AM (#597499 - in reply to #597497)
Subject: Re: What kind of www 14" tires are you imperial owners using?



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Would be tempting , hope they do shipping to Switzerland


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Paul Hettick
Posted 2020-04-29 10:32 AM (#597502 - in reply to #597487)
Subject: Re: What kind of www 14" tires are you imperial owners using?


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Would rather not buy anything made in China.
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wizard
Posted 2020-04-29 11:12 AM (#597505 - in reply to #597487)
Subject: Re: What kind of www 14" tires are you imperial owners using?



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They're named Kontio, not Corona

Joke asides, China is a very big producer of tyres. I have still not got a confirmation that they're made in China, if so, it's a very cunning idea to register the Company in Nokia.

Also, the Nokia tires I have on my car is produced in...………………………………..Russia (: but they have been totally nice and reliable.

the 225X75R14 is 27,3" high (694mm), according to the specs. I have asked for a "true" measurement as well.

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Paul Hettick
Posted 2020-04-29 1:14 PM (#597511 - in reply to #597487)
Subject: Re: What kind of www 14" tires are you imperial owners using?


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I'm not a fan of Chinas policies on just about every level and do not wish to give them any of my $ if I can help it.
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jboymechanic
Posted 2020-04-29 1:41 PM (#597516 - in reply to #597487)
Subject: Re: What kind of www 14" tires are you imperial owners using?



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I just bought some Auburn Deluxe tires (15" though) for my Imperial from Diamondback tires. Made in Taiwan, but quality appears to be pretty good. I haven't mounted them yet, but once we can go back out of the house I will get them mounted and then on the car and get back with a more accurate assessment.
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Paul Hettick
Posted 2020-04-29 6:50 PM (#597525 - in reply to #597487)
Subject: Re: What kind of www 14" tires are you imperial owners using?


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I've had good luck with diane backs but unfortunatly they do not lost the large 235 14 size
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JT Newman
Posted 2020-05-15 3:21 AM (#598302 - in reply to #597487)
Subject: Re: What kind of www 14" tires are you imperial owners using?



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I bought a set of Kontio WhitePaw in size 225/75R14. Looks good, but I haven't installed them yet. I'll report results when Rust Bucket is back on the road.
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