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tires for Jupiter

From: Rick Jowett
Category: Jupiter
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Date: 19 Nov 2001
Time: 16:28:55


I am in the process of upgrading my tires for E2SAL813. I would like to ask you as a Jupiter owner for some advise.

1.) What were the vintage correct tires for an exported 1952 Jupiter ? I believe the answer is "Goodyear Diamond Treads", is this correct ? 2.) Where can these be found ? 3.) In the likely event that "Goodyear Diamond Treads" are no longer available, what other alternatives exist. I am more concerned with vintage correctness rather than performance. My research has turned up 4 options in the 5.50x16 dimension. a.) Dunlop Gold Seal (bias ply), b) Michelin Pilote X (radials), c) Firestone (bias ply), and d) BF Goodrich (bias ply). I prefer the Dunlops from a vintage correctness standpoint, but the Michelins look diamond tread like and may be a option (although they are radials and expensive). Does anybody have a recommendation for a tire other than "Goodyear Diamond Treads" that they have had good experience with on the Jupiter ? 4.) Are there any pieces of information you can share with me on tires for the Jupiter (i.e., be aware of rim width problems, etc) ?

Thank you for your time and I look forward to your response.

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