Michelin TB5 F -Soft Compound 16/53-13 (185/55R13 72V)

Michelin TB5 F -Soft Compound 16/53-13 (185/55R13 72V)

Michelin’s TB5 tyre was developed in period as a semi-slick, tarmac rally tyre, part of its TB range of road legal competition tyres. Carrying less tread than the intermediate TB15, it is ‘E’ marked and road-legal. It is aimed primarily at rear-wheel drive classic rally cars, and is available in 2 different compounds. These are indicated by ‘F’ (front tyre compound) and ‘R’ (rear tyre compound).

Its unique pattern, and very aggressive stance make it an ideal, and period-correct tyre for many performance cars from the 1960s to the 80s including the Porsche 911 and Lancia Stratos. The TB5’s sizing marks are race/rally derived so for clarity we have put the closest standard size in brackets. If in doubt, please contact us to confirm appropriate sizing and fitments.

This 16/53-13 (185/55VR13) size Michelin TB5 F is an ideal front tyre for high-performance versions of: Alpine A110 (Group 3 and Group 4); Renault 8 Gordini (Group 2), Renault 5 Alpine (Group 2); Opel Kadette GTE (Group 1); Ford Escort RS (Group 1); BMW 2002 (Group 1); Volkswagen Golf GTi (Group 2 and Group N); Simca Rallye 2 (Group 2).

Radial tubeless tyre - road-legal race. Semi-slick for the ultimate performance on dry tarmac.

Special order tyre. Delivery will take up to 12 days, as these tyres are despatched from the manufacturer to ensure they are from recent production stock.

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Technical Specs

SKU: MI151031
Tyre Diameter: 13"
Tyre Size: 16/53-13 (Radial), 185/55R13
Brand: Michelin
Width: 185, 185/55
Tyre Diameter: 13, R13
Profile: 55