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 Posted: Feb 22, 2021 09:52PM
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Originally Posted by JerseyMini
I need some Tires for My golf cart wheels on my mini. I installed Falkens on them and Jr. Dragster slicks. Where can i find them for $75 a tire? Id be willing to try a pair for the front.
My mistake. Best current price I've found for the 032s is $103 ea. including shipping.

EDIT 02/25/21:
Not to put too fine a point on it, but the best price on the Yokohamas to date is $69.50 ea. plus $43.00 per tire shipping to the west coast. It's a shame to pay more than 50% of the cost of the tires for shipping, but it's still the best deal I've found. The tires arrived 10 days after ordering. This is my 3rd set of 032s. I love these tires.

 

Michael, Santa Barbara, CA

. . . the sled, not the flower

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I need some Tires for My golf cart wheels on my mini. I installed Falkens on them and Jr. Dragster slicks. Where can i find them for $75 a tire? Id be willing to try a pair for the front.

 Posted: Feb 6, 2021 09:31PM
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Originally Posted by Dan Moffet
…but might it have been Talon Tire in Montreal? 
Thanks, but I don't think that was the place. I recall them having a good price on Yokohama 032s. Talon's 032s are a little pricey. They want $120.00 US per tire. The popular British suppliers are around $75.00 per tire. Our host gets an eye-watering $145.00 bucks each.

 

Michael, Santa Barbara, CA

. . . the sled, not the flower

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 Posted: Feb 6, 2021 04:36PM
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Scott, I have stacks of 6" wheels up on the loft.  Next time I am at the shop I will inventory and send you a list of the ugly ones that I will never use.  Not going to part with the Revolutions or Minilites but maybe the Jupiters and some others.  BTW, they all are mounted with tires, most are Yok008s or Hoosiers,  old but you could do back/back testing.

 Posted: Feb 6, 2021 10:42AM
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Originally Posted by Dan Moffet
I didn't make the reference you are seeking, but might it have been Talon Tire in Montreal? if so, here's a link. I bought Falken 12" ties from them away back in 2004.

https://www.talontire.com/
I bought six x 12" tires from Talon Tire in QC as well.  Came in 2 bundles of 3 each tied together with plastic strapping and delivery fees were reasonable.  Don't recall the price, but I tend to be a little frugal on some things and recall it was quite a good deal. 

I bought Falkens iirc the model might've been FK07's (does that sound right?).  Very pleased with them.  That was back in/around 2010...still running the same tires, but I only put on a few hundred kms/year nowadays and it hasn't turned a wheel in nearly 3 yrs (long story)...


I suppose eventually I'll need to get out the super glue ! (LOL)

  ~ 30 minutes in a Mini is more therapeutic than 3 sessions @ the shrink. ~

  Mike  Cool  NB, Canada   

 Posted: Feb 5, 2021 11:53PM
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Originally Posted by S. Alexander

I wouldn't be afraid to drive em over a hundred, for short distances.  I have recently run my 15 year old, cracked sidewall, leaky, Goodyear Eagles up to 130, and not a DOT tire.  If you get a flat or blow out, when you stop spinning, put on the spare..  Doubt the golf tires have any grip at all tho.

 

 

 

Some 40 years ago when I got my mini I had cracked sidewalls.  What I did was roll the car until the cracks opened up.  Then I would put super glue into the cracks and roll them until the crack closed. Took a few times to get all the cracks filled but I ran out of tread long before the cracks came back.  Yes I'm a cheap bastage.

 Posted: Feb 5, 2021 01:24PM
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I didn't make the reference you are seeking, but might it have been Talon Tire in Montreal? if so, here's a link. I bought Falken 12" ties from them away back in 2004.

https://www.talontire.com/

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"Hang on a minute lads....I've got a great idea."

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I was searching the forum for a link to a Canadian Tire dealer someone posted a couple of weeks ago. Anyone have that link or can recall the thread it was posted on? They had a good price on Yokahama 032s.

Regarding this thread about golf cart tires, I bought a set a couple of years ago and ran them for less that a week. Although they look great, they're totally unsuited for driving of any kind. MiniMania calls them "a little squirrelly." That's putting it mildly. It was like driving on black ice with a 40 mph crosswind. Goodyear Double Eagles

 

Michael, Santa Barbara, CA

. . . the sled, not the flower

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 Posted: Jul 10, 2011 11:51PM
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Done that too, with scars to prove it.  Same bike at Bonneville went 211.  Turbo Kawasaki 1140.  All gone now; dropped at El Mirage going 186 on the dirt mile; shut down the course for an hour, while they picked up the pieces and filled in the holes.  What else ya got?

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 Posted: Jul 10, 2011 02:52PM
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Originally Posted by S. Alexander

No, I am not nuts, but maybe close.... You want to live forever?  I'm 65, been everywhere; done everything. 

 Oh Yea! Have you dragged your right knee around turn 8 at 130 mph at Willow Springs? Then you still have some livin to do

Doug

 Posted: Jul 10, 2011 02:46PM
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The Bugatti Veyron tires will last 15 minutes at its top speed of 255mph. Not to worry though as the car will run out of fuel in 10 minutes. With manufacturing inconsistencies I would strongly reconsider using these tires for extended street use. If you’re doing car shows and you like the look then carry an extra set and change them at the show, otherwise run tires with an “H” rating or better. My two cents.

  Doug

 Posted: Jul 9, 2011 09:58PM
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Everything in life is a gamble; some of us are afraid to get out of bed in the morning, some will sky dive without parachutes.  suit your own risk tolerance and let others suit theirs.  There is more to life than being "safe".  I and some of my friends dive and spear fish with white sharks around us at Guadalupe Island.  My fellow club member just shot a new world record Yellowtail, right next to a big "eater".   A lot of folks would think that is crazy too; they watch too many Jaws movies.  I think some of you are being just a bit melodramatic.  Most blow outs are no big deal; you stop and fix it.  When testing, you can even reduce the risk, by monitoring pressures and heat buildup.  Response to this thread sounds just like an old one I posted a few years back on welding gas tanks, with a half gallon of gas still in them.  If you know how to do it, it's simple; if you don't, You might not want to try it.  I learned from experimenting, and yet here I am; 65 years old, and haven't killed anybody yet.  Come spend a few days with me though; a couple of you might have a heart attack!

Minimike, do you drive a Mini? don't you know they are dangerous? 

Scott, just a heads up on wheel choice; a few of the older designs, like Mambas, will not fit over my brake setup(7.9s).

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 Posted: Jul 9, 2011 07:31PM
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Okay,

Here is what I need to get testing done on these tires. I need a set (4) wheels (10 X 6) with an ET: -7 spacing . That will give plenty of clearance on the inner part of the wheel and tire for Steve's car. I am not pickey about style or general condition. They need to be round and true and have no cracks. LIGHT curb rash is okay. Steve will be testing these at a race track near his house. Please contact me and tell me what you have and how much you want. 

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Scott, stupidity is sometimes cured by age, if one makes it. I think it's safe to say, put the tires on your car and run the hell out of them in a private setting. Once you go on the public roads driving like Paddy Hopkirk, you're putting others at risk..Putting a big engine into a car and going fast has little to do with having a tire blow at speed. Good brakes don't do much to slow a car with a sidewall blowout. Anyway, I know I'm talking to others and not you.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by S. Alexander

I wouldn't be afraid to drive em over a hundred, for short distances.  I have recently run my 15 year old, cracked sidewall, leaky, Goodyear Eagles up to 130, and not a DOT tire.  If you get a flat or blow out, when you stop spinning, put on the spare..  Doubt the golf tires have any grip at all tho.

 

 

 

There's a lot less risk in running the DOT rated golf cart tires IMHO than old expired cracked tires.  

I go back to the time I tow dollied my Mini cross country with the rear axle rolling on old, hard Falken tires that had more than 50% tread on them.  On the hot Nebraska tarmac, the left rear decided to detread, and proceeded to whip a 20 pound flap of steel braided rubber around at 65mph, more than easily ripping off my OZ wheel arch, deluxe chrome trim strip and steel inner arch plate and flinging them down the highway.  I was glad I wasn't driving the car, but the time and cost to buy and wait for a new arch to arrive from Australia, paint it, make a new inner arch plate, new trim strip, new tire and fit all of that was not worth the risk I took.  

 

 

"I drive a Mini. What are you compensating for?"

 

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Mike, You seem to forget, you forget about all the poeple that have turned their series A engines into grenades trying to supercharge, turbocharge, design a new head and so on. All quite dangerous but all things that a lot have benefited from. Thank god that they never exibited the Osterich like tendencies that you do. Yes, Safety is a big concern and testing should be done around as few people as possible. You can only improve on things if you are willing to take the chance and try new things, even risky ones. So Mike, be a pioneer not an Oserich. Learn how to be positive, not negative. Your points about safety were well taken but the rest of your writing is, what word did you use...oh yes, cr*p.

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If you're read the other golfcart tire posts you might have read mine. I feel compelled to repeat this for other newbies. If you want to kill your self don't take others with you. Putting a non car tire on a car is plain stupid unless it's a trailer queen.

Once you crash, expect your insurance company to void your claim, and anyone else injured will surely attach your salary and home for the rest of your living kin's lives. you may not give a crap if you die, but think of the bigger picture. Aside from injury to others, how about spending the rest of your days in a diaper in a wheel chair or bed and having a stranger wipe your butt because you had to have golf cart tires on your mini!!

 Posted: Jul 1, 2011 11:18AM
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I might just take you up on that if I can find a beat up set of 10X6 wheels, since my car won't be on the road anytime to soon. Wouldn't want to ruin my new wheels if they don't live up to expectations. I'm also right there with you....55 been most places and done most everything that I ever wanted to. Life is too short not to push the envelope. Like Vin Diesel said in xXx just before he got yanked out the back of the plane...."I live for this S***". Or like doing aerobatics at ground level like I used to do in my Pitts. You never learn anything just sitting around on your ass.

Steve what offset do you want ? I have one on ET: -7 right now and the others are unmounted. I will be buying another set of less that cherry wheels to mount the tires on and send to you.

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No, I am not nuts, but maybe close.... You want to live forever?  I'm 65, been everywhere; done everything.  I will be happy to test those tires on the track, with my VTEC car; 20 minute sessions, Fry em off the corners in 110 degree F desert ambient temps, and up to 120MPH plus on the straights, if you send a mounted set.  they will probably slide all over the place, but if they stick ok, might be a nice Mini tire.

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 Posted: Jul 1, 2011 09:55AM
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