Michelin XZX | Narrow Whitewall | 165R15
Michelin XZX | Narrow Whitewall | 165R15 
Michelin XZX | Narrow Whitewall | 165R15
Tire Series XZX
Brand Michelin
SKU 105102579823
Product Size 165R15 86S TL
Tire Construction Radial
Sidewall Style Narrow Whitewall
Sidewall Style Width (in) 1.080
Radial Width 165 mm
Radial Aspect Ratio 80
Rim Diameter (in/mm) 15 inch
Overall Diameter (in) 25.43
Section Width (in) 6.46
Rim Width (in) 4 - 5.5
Service Description 86S
Speed Rating S
Load Index 86
DOT Approved Yes
Tube Type or Tubeless Tubeless

Michelin XZX | Narrow Whitewall | 165R15 86S

Per Tire




The Michelin XZX 165R15 is one of the most popular tires for vintage European cars, as the sizing covers hundreds of applications. Coker Tire is proud to offer the famous Michelin XZX in a whitewall, providing excellent fitment and performance on 1950's and 1960's classics. OE Fitments include 1954 through 1967 Austin Healey, 1961 through 1968 Fiat, 1961 through 1970 Peugeot, 1956 through 1974 Porsche, and of course the timeless Volkswagen Beetle, Saab, Triumph and Volvo. This tire features a 1.08-inch whitewall and the modern radial construction offers excellent grip in all environments, and a long tread life. The 165R15 sizing designates a 15-inch wheel fitment and an S Speed rating for safe operation and performance on today's highways. The Michelin XZX radial features a classic tread pattern and vintage sidewall markings for the ultimate period correct look.

165R15 Tire Conversion Chart

  • Similar Size Radial Alternative: 560R15
  • Suitable Radial Replacement For: 5.90-15 Bias Ply Tire
  • Suitable Radial Replacement For: 6.00-15 Bias Ply Tire
  • Suitable Radial Replacement For: A78-15 Bias Ply Tire

1954-59 Austin-Healey 100-6 (5.90-15) 
1959-67 Austin-Healey 3000 (5.90-15)
1960-66 Daimler SP 250 (5.90-15)
1963-68 Fiat 1800 B Sedan (5.90-15)
1951-54 Henry J Standard (5.90-15)
1961-70 Peugeot 404 (5.90-15)
1956-60 Porsche 1500 (5.90-15)
1956-62 Porsche 1600 (5.90-15)
1956-68 Triumph TR3 (5.90-15)
1956-68 Triumph TR4, TR4A (5.90-15)
1971-74 Volkswagen 411,412 Wagon (5.90-15)
1953-59 Volvo PV 444 (5.90-15)
1960-66 Volvo 122 S (5.90-15)
1954-61 Allard Palm Breach (6.00-15)
1962-63 Oldsmobile F85 (6.00-15)
1961-63 Rambler 6-cylinder (6.00-15)
1959-63 Studebaker Lark (6.00-15)
1973-77 Volkswagen Super Beetle, Beetle (6.00-15)
1963-73 Volkswagen Squareback Sedan (6.00-15)
1953-60 Volvo 445 Duett (6.00-15)

Fits these models and others. Please refer to your owners manual for details on the correct tire fitment requirements for your model and trim level.

S Speed Rating

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

Genuine Narrow Whitewall Tire

This product features a genuine narrow whitewall sidewall style. This means that the bright white rubber is added directly to the tire sidewall during initial construction of the carcass, resulting in a truly integrated, high-quality product after vulcanization. When we reference "narrow whitewall" tires, we typically mean a whitewall that measures less than two inches, but it can also mean a whitewall that does not reach all the way into the bead. Narrow whitewall tires are popular for many cars built in 1960's all the way through the 1990's.

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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