Oh, and if you want to know how bad the tires can be. just read the 1-star reviews on Walmart for the Douglas tires. There a few too many cases of catastrophic failure with these tires. I don't think it can be possible to make something safe for so cheap.
Here are the 1 star reviews for your tires
I still think the Tiger PAW is the best tire you will get at a lower price point. Anything cheaper is not going to be as reliable and high performing.
Thanks everyone for your answers and also for the alternative suggestions. I don't think a 165 is wide enough for a 5" MGB Alloy wheel.
The Douglas does sound like a promising bet-I like them being made in the USA. Some of the higher priced alternatives sound like they're worth the extra, though.
Did you use the $50 rebate for the RT43s' from GENERAL ? If not , go to generaltire.com and click on OFFERS at top of site . The rebate ends on 4/30 . Keep us up to date with take of the 43s' .
Yep, that sounds like a decent tire high profile tire for a car like that, as sticking like glue isn't really what that car is about. I don't know if you drive it in the rain but those tires should be fun as well with a gradual break away.Took about a 50 mile drive on them today and I like them.
I did chirp them a few times, but that may also because I've been dealing with run-on and got a tongue lashing from an old time MG mechanic I talk to occasional who had some choice words when I said I was shifting at 3K-3500. He told me I was wasting the cam I paid good money for if I didn't run it up to 4K-4500 before shifting, and I seem to manage some 1st gear chirps about the time I really hit the power band of that cam(which is right where I'd been shifting before).
In any case, though, they both ride and stick better seemingly than the 5 year old Yokohama Avids I still have on another set of wheels. I suspect part of that is because the Yokos are getting some years on them, but they should still have another year or two at least left.
Assuming I can still get them the next time I go tire shopping, I see another set of Generals in my future.