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Is the size different on from VR to ZR Rated Tire

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No...diameter should be the same. The difference is the width of the contact patch. The correct VR has a 7 block pattern tread width and quite a square shoulder section. The ZR has a 6 block tread width and very rounded sidewalls. The effect is that the ZRs look much narrower despite having the same nominal size.

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Yeah...I've got them on mine. I mourn the passing of the VRs but the ZRs aren't too bad from the side - definitely not as good though. I'm really hoping the classic size manufacturers take pity on us soon.

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Here's what it will look like from behind.

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I didn't know that Goodyear made a Z-rated in that size?

They dont any more Tom but they were available (old stock I believe) for a year or two after the VRs ran out.

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Goodyear actively prohibit fitting the ZR 6 block tyres to Esprits..they are for Jaguar XJ-S cars. And don't work anywhere near as well on an Esprit..as I found out when I tried them!

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