• Hi Guest! Being a Paying Supporter is NOT a requirement to participate at BCF. However, subscribing will help ensure we can continue to serve the LBC community for years to come. If you enjoy BCF and find our forum a useful resource...Please consider supporting us by **Upgrading**
    (PS: Subscribers don't see this banner)

TR2/3/3A Tires


Going to put new tires on my TR3A in the spring. Based on age of tires - not wear. Which tires does everyone prefer?

So far trying to decide between Michelin XZX and Vredestein Sprint. Both available online for about $122 each.

There's a great performance shop in the Cincinnati area that can properly mount, balance. true and align wire wheel and a TR3.


Jedi Trainee
Country flag
I had Michelin XZX on my TR3. Had to replace them due to age, not wear (they still looked brand new when I took them off). I now have Vredestein Sprints on the car. The Sprints seem to be a little softer and handle a little better than the XZX. Of course that could be due to the fact that the Michelins were over 30 years old when I did my seat-of-the-pants comparison.

Graham H

Jedi Warrior
Country flag
I agree the Vredestein Sprints look the part and work well.

Graham P1010153.jpg

Frank Canale

Jedi Warrior
Country flag
Graham, Your car would make any tire look great. Frank


Country flag
I've got Vred Sprint Classics on my TR3, but they are on wider (5.5") wires. I'm using 185-70/15. Nice tire, handles well. I aligned using the string method.


  • IMG_0728C.JPG
    89.7 KB · Views: 39
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
drooartz New wheels and tires for Penny Spridgets 7
TR6Canuck TR6 Wire spoke rims to fit Michelin Red Line Tires on TR6 Triumph 12
johnrip Wedge tr7 tires Triumph 1
vette North East Tires Austin Healey 16
F TR6 Wheels and tires Triumph 8
johnrip Wedge Tires for TR7 stock alloy wheels Triumph 1
B Tubes in radial tires on wire wheels - what do you do? Austin Healey 27
69MGC MGC What size tires will fit nicely MG 2
danstr6 For Sale Redline tires for sale Triumph Classifieds 0
Jayplum TR2/3/3A Wheels, tires, hubs and axles Triumph 22
edkap2002 TR6 wider tires Triumph 9
pbraun Ideas on tires for Bugeye with 13x6" wheels Spridgets 3
Bayless What tires for '67 Sprite? Spridgets 5
CessnaTPA New Tires or Keep Old Ones Austin Healey 36
5 Sumitomo 13 inch Tires Spridgets 19
madhouse Need Dunlop 165/R15 tires Austin Healey 8
P For Sale Five 6.50-13 Bias ply US Royal Safety 800 tires for sale Spridgets Classified 0
Joe Schlosser Wheels and tires Spridgets 15
T TR2/3/3A What air pressure is recommended in my Hoosier tires? Triumph 1
I For Sale Minilite replicas with Michelin tires $400 Triumph Classifieds 16
P MGB MGB tires MG 11
B XK-120 tires Jaguar 7
aero3113 Vredstein Sprint Classic Tires Austin Healey 28
davidb TR6 TR6 tires Triumph 13
S Michelin XAS tires for my '67 Austin Healey 3000 Austin Healey 16
Jim_Gruber New Wheels and New Tires for Bugsy IV Spridgets 5
D T-Series T is for Tires MG 10
H 280i Tires TVR 7
E Tires for BT7 Austin Healey 22
Jim_Gruber 13" Tires - What's out there right now Spridgets 21
Basil Vredestine Tires Restoration & Tools 5
CJD TR2/3/3A Latest Tires Triumph 38
K TR6 Wheels and tires Triumph 3
tinman58 TR5/TR250 tires, hubcaps and rims for sale Triumph 0
J Heidenau tires Austin Healey 0
Michael Oritt Does anyone drive with bias-ply tires? Austin Healey 40
rjc157 TR6 tires Triumph 8
maxwedge5281 advice on tires for v8 healey Austin Healey 7
B Tires - 185-65R15 for BT7 or BJ7? Austin Healey 19
S TR6 new wheels and tires Triumph 18
R TR4/4A Nexen Tires Triumph 7
M TR4/4A Tires! Sizes! Help! Triumph 3
T TR2/3/3A Is there a way to get more clearance between tires and back fender on TR3A? Triumph 10
Kleykamp TR2/3/3A 165/80/15 Nankang tires fit? Triumph 3
AngliaGT 155/13 Tires Spridgets 6
Merlin63Tr4 TR4/4A Tires for my '63 Tr4 Triumph 0
N TR6 just bought a 74 TR6 with over drive..which size tires would be best Triumph 6
L Accelera 165/55 R13 tires for a Sprite ? Spridgets 0
B Tires from Tire Rack Austin Healey 5
J MGB Are 175 tires the widest that will fit onto a MGB?? MG 3

Similar threads