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Re: Tyre'd about tyres [Re: Master_Mariner] #1631572
09/04/2019 10:36
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Were any coupes supplied with 225 tyres from the factory?

The modern trend for wide tyres is an over the top fashion thing anyway and 205 should be fine for such a light car, especially as the wheel width remains the same. Excess width especially at the front doesn't help how the steering feels. There is minimal grip difference going wider and lower but a definite trade-off in aquaplaning resistance.

Hankook has been scoring better and better in tests each year. The K115 on our Tucson seem absolutely fine as far as one can tell when just driving on public roads. and the K125 appears to have caught up with the best names. The winter tyres are also Hankook and they are also fine. If nothing else was available, I would be happy with them. At the moment, they seem to be the clever choice as they are still a bit cheaper but give away nothing on overall performance.


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Re: Tyre'd about tyres [Re: neil_r] #1631574
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Pretty sure the 225 was OE fit on the Plus or LE model but hopefully someone can confirm.


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Re: Tyre'd about tyres [Re: Slugcatcher1] #1631577
09/04/2019 11:58
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Yep, I found a couple of places stating that the Plus at least did. However, as the base car was technically pretty much the same, it would only be cosmetic. I would rather have a good 205 tyre than an average 225.


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Re: Tyre'd about tyres [Re: Slugcatcher1] #1631579
09/04/2019 14:18
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My late VT6 came with the 225 profile - from the factory, as mentioned above.

Which is the reason for asking for a better 225. I hadn't realised the collective was to down size to 205.

If anyone is thinking of 225 I've been told Yamohama's "Neova" tyre is a good choice.

Thanks for the helpful feed back all.

MM

Re: Tyre'd about tyres [Re: Slugcatcher1] #1631582
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The Neova is a track day tyre, right? You might want to take a look at this test: http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Article/2017-Track-Day-Tyre-Test.htm

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Re: Tyre'd about tyres [Re: Slugcatcher1] #1631585
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Hmmm....no bit too much then. I'll leave that for the wannabe race drivers.

Hmmmm they have the Toyo's on that page next to the hankook's.

More reading I guess before finally committing.

MM

Re: Tyre'd about tyres [Re: Slugcatcher1] #1631590
09/04/2019 20:24
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Yokohama Advan Neova AD08R

Look at reviews for this!

Excellent dry grip and very good in wet and under braking too.

Also comes in 205 and 225

Ive used them and ive used Conti on the coop with 400bhp and so speak from experience.


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Re: Tyre'd about tyres [Re: Slugcatcher1] #1631629
11/04/2019 21:58
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So, joining this debate late, what do we think for semi-track tyres? This coop is track-focussed - albeit road legal (just). Currently running stock suspension with 17" team dynamic wheels, in the next few weeks/months theres a set of bc coilovers, 23mm rear arb, and polybushed wishbones and rear beam to go on. It's on 3 eaglef1's and a crappy budget a moment (how the wheels came to me)

Re: Tyre'd about tyres [Re: jonnyboy54321] #1631631
11/04/2019 22:22
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I'm running R888r on my hillclimb Coupe at the moment - much more grip than the AD08 - i'm a second or two quicker at Harewood with them than I was with the AD08. Life of them is pretty short though and they aren't cheap!


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Re: Tyre'd about tyres [Re: Slugcatcher1] #1631642
12/04/2019 12:59
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Andy - which class are you in if you're running 888s?


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Re: Tyre'd about tyres [Re: Slugcatcher1] #1631643
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I'm in Road Modified class. It depends on the venue whether MSUK list 1A or 1B tyres are allowed - most apparently allow 1B tyres so Harewood moved to that a couple of years ago. It made everyone quicker but there were some variations in the difference made, an MX5 with a turbo that competes sometimes went from setting similar times to myself to vying for the class record because the R888r enabled him to put down the power he had, heavier cars not benefiting in the same way. I stayed about level with most others so all it did for me was up the cost!


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Re: Tyre'd about tyres [Re: Slugcatcher1] #1631644
12/04/2019 15:03
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888s and rainsports 3. I may try some Nankang semi slicks on my 17s soon though.



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