Michelin XZX | 145SR15 78S
Michelin XZX | 145SR15 78S Michelin XZX | 145SR15 78S Michelin XZX | 145SR15 78S
SPECIFICATIONS
Tire Series XZX
Brand Michelin
SKU 56040
Product Size 145SR15 78S TL
Tire Construction Radial
Sidewall Style Blackwall
Radial Width 145 mm
Radial Aspect Ratio 80
Rim Diameter (in/mm) 15 inch
Overall Diameter (in) 24.3
Section Width (in) 5.6
Rim Width (in) 3.50 - 5.00
Service Description 78S
Speed Rating S
Load Index 78
DOT Approved Yes
Tube Type or Tubeless Tubeless

Michelin XZX | 145SR15 78S

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MICHELIN® XZX 145 SR 15 XZX 78S TL

 Michelin XZX radial is available for many popular European applications requiring a 15 inch radial tire and authentic styling. These 15 inch radial tires feature Michelin's XZX tread pattern and an S speed rating. With radial casing plies, Michelin XZX Tires offered a considerable advance in technology. Its revolutionary construction for the time had the special feature of separating the sidewall function from the crown function. The first major innovation from Michelin, the radial tire was first marketed as the "X" tire in 1949. At that time, Lancia was the first car manufacturer to fit the X tire as original equipment on the Aurelia model. From 1955, radial technology became more popular and the majority of European car manufacturers opted for the radial solution. The X could be fitted to cars of very different categories, from the original and popular 2 CV or Beetle to the fascinating Mercedes 190SL or Facel Vega. The advantages of the radial tire compared with the cross-ply tire could be clearly seen in all areas :?- greater safety (road-holding, grip, braking)?- economical to use (double the mileage, considerable reduction in fuel consumption) - increased comfort thanks to the flexibility of the sidewalls. In the Fifties, the superiority of the X tire was such that a number of racing drivers adopted it, although Michelin was not officially involved in any racing.


145R15 Tire Conversion Chart

Suitable Radial Replacement For: 5.00-15 Bias Ply Tire

Similar Size Radial Alternative: 135R15

S Speed Rating

S Speed Rated: Up to 112 mph (180 km/h). Often required OE for higher performance trim level classic automobiles.

Radial Tire Construction

Radial tires were first introduced by Michelin in the 1950's, and by the mid 1970's, all American cars came from the factory with radial tires. Radial tire construction means that the tire's ply layers are positioned at a 90 degree angle to the bead. This allows the tire to flex and glide over bumps and breaks in the road. Radial tires provide a smoother ride and longer tread life than bias ply tires. We offer wide whitewall radial tires, as well as narrow whitewalls, redlines, gold lines and high performance radial tires. 

XZX Tire Series

THE ULTIMATE X EVOLUTION, The MICHELIN XZX: the Michelin ZX evolution that provides even more driving sensations. Traction on slippery surfaces. At the end of 1975, the XZX succeeded the highly popular ZX tire. Thanks to the two large circumferential grooves and its continuous lateral grooves, the "MICHELIN XZX" tire provides excellent drainage in the contact patch. The numerous sipes provide excellent lateral grip on snow-covered surfaces. Fitments for Volkswagen, Volvo, Smart, Peugeot and others.

Michelin Brand Collector Vehicle Tires

Michelin is known for its high quality tires, and we keep thousands of popular Michelin tires in stock every day. Our Michelin product offerings include fitments from the 1920's all the way into the 2000's, with an intense focus on classic sports cars. Build quality, fitment options and period correct styling makes the Michelin product line a favorite among sports car enthusiasts around the world.

Please Note

  • Tire mounted on wheel for demonstration purposes only. Wheel and other accessories are not included. Please note that dimensions listed (tread width, section width and overall diameter) are non-scientific and based on an inflated tire, mounted to a wheel. Dimensions may vary due to rim width and inflation pressure.

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