<VV> Fwd: NJACE: New Tire Availability
corvairduval at cox.net
Fri May 10 19:36:33 EDT 2013
OK, Bob and Ray (hey that's a comedy team!)
I am not a stupid person, but I have tried to find these tires on the
maxxis web site.
I DO NOT see that announcement, but I can find p/n TP36520000 when I
input 185/80R13 MA-1.
Now where do I go to order them?
No where do I see a "buy now" or "add to cart" button.
I originally tried after seeing the discussion on CCF, and no luck. I
looked at dealers, no Maxxis dealer within 50 miles. I called a local
store I do business with and no luck getting them there either, although
they said they could order Maxxis tires. I tried again after seeing this
email. Still, no where to get to order tires on the estore (at least these).
Are you sure this is not from April 1?
Help the inept!
Stock wheel kinda guy
On 5/10/2013 4:39 PM, Ramon Rodriguez III wrote:
> I'm forwarding this message from Bob Marlow since it is fantastic news for
> anyone who likes stock wheels on their 'Vairs!
> Ray Rodriguez III
> Certifiable Vair Nut
> Lake Ariel, PA
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Robert Marlow <RWMarlow at comcast.net>
> Date: Fri, May 10, 2013 at 12:24 PM
> Subject: NJACE: New Tire Availability
> As you may be aware, in recent years it has been difficult if not
> impossible to get new radial tires in the correct near-stock size for
> Corvair cars, that size being 185/80R13.
> Some persons have been lucky, finding some remaining stock, but no new
> tires in this size have been manufactured in recent years.
> The vintage tire industry has some suitable new bias-ply tires available,
> but these are pricey tires intended more for show cars than for regular
> on-road use.
> Until now.
> Maxxis tires has posted the following on their web site:
> *VINTAGE CAR COLLECTORS ALERT! **
> **The MA-1 P185/80R13 whitewall tire is now available in the Maxxis eStore!
> If you go to the Maxxis home page, http://www.maxxis.com, you'll see this
> notice on the right-hand side, after scrolling down slightly.
> By then selecting the tab for the eStore (near the top of the page) you can
> then begin the process of selecting this tire. The current price is $109
> per tire, not unreasonable for a tire with a limited market.
> If the tires on your Corvair are seven years old or older, even if they are
> not worn you should consider buying new tires. Age is very much an enemy
> of tires. The rubber compound gets harder as it ages, reducing traction
> significantly, and old tires are more susceptible to blowouts, tread
> separations, and other unpleasantness.
> *--Bob Marlow, NJACE Publicity VP*
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