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b3ngy

posted on 2/3/13 at 04:34 PM Reply With Quote
What size tyres are you using???

I've done a search but not really found the info I was after. If anyone can give me some pointers or a link to another thread that would be great!

Im going to be using a 15x7j wheel and wanted to know what the general consensus was on tyre size??

Also, is it common practice to use a slightly wider tyre on the rear than the front e.g 205 rear, 195 front??

Car is mk hayabusa.

Thanks for any help/advice.

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daniel mason

posted on 2/3/13 at 04:41 PM Reply With Quote
why 15" wheels? or have you got them already? it will look and ride better on 13" rims






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Ben_Copeland

posted on 2/3/13 at 05:23 PM Reply With Quote
195/50/15 is the most common size. Keeps costs down too.

I need 15's to fit over my brakes and I think it looks better on 15s





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b3ngy

posted on 2/3/13 at 06:27 PM Reply With Quote
I already have 15's. I may swap to 13's once I have some experience with the car.

Anyone else willing to share their tyre size??

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rodgling

posted on 2/3/13 at 06:54 PM Reply With Quote
Currently on 205 at the front, 225 at the back (15" wheels) but wondering if it's over-tyred - might try putting the fronts on the back and getting some 185s for the front. Then again are 205's at the back enough for 320 bhp? Really not too sure, interested to know what people recommend.
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fullpint

posted on 2/3/13 at 07:18 PM Reply With Quote
195-50-15 on my Mk Indy blade but would love to go down to 13's. I have little disc's so not an issue.
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Stott

posted on 2/3/13 at 07:45 PM Reply With Quote
I bought 15"s when I bought the car (when I was 16) and I have 195 50 15s, hard to argue with 150 for a set of 4, however now I'm older (32 and a half) I think if I had the choice I'd go for 13s as I've grown to like the look of the small wheel/big sidewall on 7s

Also 195 50 15s fit under the cheapo front arches on ebay hahaha

[Edited on 2/3/13 by Stott]

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fimi7

posted on 2/3/13 at 07:56 PM Reply With Quote
205/40/15 Toyo Proxies. Originally rubbed a little in the rear and I sill need to get bigger front wings. but they handle like glue.

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inkafone

posted on 2/3/13 at 08:38 PM Reply With Quote
195-50-15 here - 205-60-13 are the same radius and in theory have a more compliant sidewall but are almost twice the price. The higher the aspect ratio the more "forgiving" the tyre can be. I remember James Hunt used to drive an A35 as his day car as it was more fun to drive,that would have been on crossplies with an 80% tyre.
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whitestu

posted on 2/3/13 at 09:53 PM Reply With Quote
205/60 13s rear and 185/60 13s front.

I used to have 195/50 15s, but the 13s are much better.

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fege

posted on 2/3/13 at 10:23 PM Reply With Quote
I'm also on 205/60 13s rear and 185/60 13s front.





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mark chandler

posted on 2/3/13 at 10:47 PM Reply With Quote
185/60/13 all around, will grow wider at the rear this summer to 205's
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bi22le

posted on 3/3/13 at 01:39 AM Reply With Quote
i run 14" 185-60-14.

perfect for my car but my try to go to 13" for weight saving and cheap slicks.





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jeffw

posted on 3/3/13 at 08:59 AM Reply With Quote
185/60 13" on a 6J rim front
215/60 13" on a 8J rim rear.

The Avon ZZRs I use come up big and the 185 is closer to 205 while the 215 rear is 230 in section.






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bi22le

posted on 3/3/13 at 11:55 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jeffw
185/60 13" on a 6J rim front
215/60 13" on a 8J rim rear.

The Avon ZZRs I use come up big and the 185 is closer to 205 while the 215 rear is 230 in section.


Thats the same as my road tyres and R888. the 888 seem a hood 15mm wider than quoted. they have square walls instead of rounded ones.





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daniel mason

posted on 3/3/13 at 12:09 PM Reply With Quote
i have 185/60/13 on a 6" rim up front
215/55/13/on a 7" rear rim kumho v700 softs






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b3ngy

posted on 3/3/13 at 12:32 PM Reply With Quote
Well, looks like most people run a 13 inch wheel.

Think I'm going to keep with the 15" for now as I that is what I already have. Probably go with a 205/50 rear and a 195/50 on the front.

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jeffw

posted on 3/3/13 at 07:50 PM Reply With Quote
This is the 215/60 13" on a 8J rim








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