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Tyre Sizes #1293508
01/12/2011 08:11
01/12/2011 08:11

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Hi,

Does anyone know the correct tyre size for a 20v Turbo Plus? Does it vary from the standard 20v turbo at all.

Also has anyone run Avon tyres on a coupe before?

Thanks

Re: Tyre Sizes [Re: ] #1293520
01/12/2011 08:49
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Hi there....

all the info you need is here -

useful info

225/45 ZR 16 for a plus...

iv run Avon before, good tyres, Toyos & Falken 452s are highly recommended on the forum though! laugh

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Re: Tyre Sizes [Re: ] #1293536
01/12/2011 09:28
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Rich is spot on with that. And to answer your other question, yes they do differ from the standard 20v turbo, which run 205/50/16's

Re: Tyre Sizes [Re: ] #1293828
02/12/2011 10:45
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Cheers guys, my main priority is to have a good all round tyre but durability is probably top of my list. I've also heard people talk about Dunlops and Continentals would they be in the same league as Toyos and Falkens?

Re: Tyre Sizes [Re: ] #1293838
02/12/2011 11:10
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I ended up going for Falken 452 recently on my coupe and they have been brilliant. Had a good run out in the Yorshire Dales at the weekend and they were superb. (the roads started off really wet, then dried out towards the end of the run)

I had Kumho KU31s on previously and they were brilliant on a trip to the alps earlier on in the year. They performed really well on 2 sessions at Spa too.

And I Had Toyo Proxie T1Rs on my previous 16vt which were excellent.

So basically, my advice is go with whichever of the above you can get for the cheapest! smile

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Re: Tyre Sizes [Re: ] #1293879
02/12/2011 13:25
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Originally Posted By: charliesw
I've also heard people talk about Dunlops and Continentals would they be in the same league as Toyos and Falkens?


I would suggest that Continentals in particular would be a league above Toyos and Falkens, i have continental sport contact 2s on my car at the mo and they are the best i feel i have had on the car, previously i had goodyear eagle f1s and prior to that bridgestones, eagle f1's good tyre but seemed to wear quickly, bridgestones seem to last forever

Re: Tyre Sizes [Re: ] #1294180
03/12/2011 18:32
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What do people fit on 17s? Im sure I have seen people using 2 different sizes confused

Re: Tyre Sizes [Re: Liquid] #1294226
03/12/2011 20:53
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215/40 on the 17's


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Re: Tyre Sizes [Re: MCMike] #1294297
04/12/2011 10:05
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Just put a couple Vredestein Ultrac 205/45 17's on, and am pleased to report that these increase the ride comfort over rubber bands and are brilliant in the wet.

Re: Tyre Sizes [Re: ] #1294401
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So there ARE 2 sizes confused Which is best though?

Re: Tyre Sizes [Re: ] #1294465
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low look 40,s comfort 45s


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Re: Tyre Sizes [Re: cowboy] #1294502
04/12/2011 23:08
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Originally Posted By: cowboy
low look 40,s comfort 45s


Ta Sir smile

Re: Tyre Sizes [Re: ] #1294922
06/12/2011 10:07
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stock 20vt and LE (as they came from the factory) 205/50 r16
stock 20vt "plus" 225/45 r16

some late 20vt(6) came with 225/50 r16 from the factory, but it was a bit of stock clearance in the final year of production. It's irrelevant, as homologated dimensions (in mainland Europe, don't know about the UK) on all 20vt are both 205/50r16 and 225/45r16.

205/50r16 has 611mm diameter.

if you go aftermarket, you can run
215/40 r17 - diameter 604mm, -1,2% compared to 205/50r16
gives "low" look, doesn't fill the arches if the car is not lowered (imho), doesn't rub the liners/arches (if you don't go crazy with low ET), probably "sharper" handling and less comfortable ride due to smaller sidewall height.

205/45 r17 - dimeter 616mm, +0,8%
imho looks really good, shouldn't make big difference to ride&handling, might catch the liners on full lock (depending on ET, lowering of the car and actual tyre model/shape), probably cheaper/more common tyre dimension than 215/40

215/45 r17 - dimeter 625mm, +2,3%
I'm currently running this size, and I'm very pleased with the looks, ride and handling. Mine's a standard 20vt plus, and compared to previous 225/45r16, the car is maybe 30% more comfortable. Handling: the steering is notably lighter (maybe too much), but that's probably because of me messing with the ET (spacers - Brembo clearence issues, final ET28); it's difficult to comment on the rest as the old tires (Pirelli) were past their prime, but I'm pleased. The speedo on my car is bang-on, it reads exactly s the GPS.
This is quite common dimension on contemporary cars, so the tyres are quite cheap and available.
WARNING: my wheel / tyre combo catched the front liners on full lock (eg. parking), now it stopped. There is 1-2mm groove on the liner's gille aft of IC, and the tyres have a few mm of thread cosumed.

Hope that helps...

Re: Tyre Sizes [Re: Anonymous] #1653694
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I need new back tyres for my 20V Turbo Plus and 225/45 R 16 are like hens teeth and those that are available are expensive and really best for track usage it seems. Has anyone changed to run 205/50 R16 one a Plus model...is this possible, what impact will it have other than being able to find more options? My primary concern is the speedo not reading real speed, is this something that can be altered?

Thanks

Re: Tyre Sizes [Re: cp07] #1653695
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Originally Posted by cp07
I need new back tyres for my 20V Turbo Plus and 225/45 R 16 are like hens teeth and those that are available are expensive and really best for track usage it seems. Has anyone changed to run 205/50 R16 one a Plus model...is this possible, what impact will it have other than being able to find more options? My primary concern is the speedo not reading real speed, is this something that can be altered?

Thanks


It's common to see 205/50/16 tyres on 7.5J Plus rims, there's no real difference in the handling of the car, visually you'll notice the difference.

Re: Tyre Sizes [Re: Countrycruising] #1653696
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Visually in a good way....I'm running on standard springs etc.

Will I need to have the speedo recalibrated?

Re: Tyre Sizes [Re: Anonymous] #1653698
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Nope, no need to have it recalibrated. The tyre's diameter is almost the same.

Re: Tyre Sizes [Re: cp07] #1653699
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Originally Posted by cp07
Visually in a good way....


They'll be narrower than the 225 width.

Re: Tyre Sizes [Re: Anonymous] #1653704
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Guys at local kwik fit seem to think 205 50 16 tyres won’t fit the Plus rims?!?!

Re: Tyre Sizes [Re: cp07] #1653705
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I think I've got the plus wheels?:

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The previous owner put 205/45/16's on:

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Re: Tyre Sizes [Re: lancer778544] #1653706
26/10/2021 18:22
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This is my car....wheels are different on a Plus

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Re: Tyre Sizes [Re: cp07] #1653708
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Ah, apologies.

Re: Tyre Sizes [Re: lancer778544] #1653711
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No worries....I'm also new to Coupe ownership.

Re: Tyre Sizes [Re: Anonymous] #1653717
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I have Plus wheels with 205/50 x 16 tyres (Contis). No problem at all. Who would have thought that Kwikfit might have it wrong lol.

Re: Tyre Sizes [Re: wink] #1653731
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Thanks....I'm going to see my local friendly independent tyre person this week who doesn't see an issue with 205/50 16 tyres on the Plus. Thanks all for the advice.

Re: Tyre Sizes [Re: Anonymous] #1653761
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Likewise, I've got 215/50 x 16 (Continental Sport Contact 2) fitted to my Plus wheels and they've been fine, although Roger at Power Italia gave me a telling off for spoiling the look

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Pic shows previous Toyo Proxes.

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Re: Tyre Sizes [Re: Anonymous] #1654149
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I have plus wheels and have always gone for the 225/45/16 size.

They usually need to be ordered in- and there is not a great deal of choice- but always been able to find them ok.

Regards

Re: Tyre Sizes [Re: Master_Mariner] #1654152
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Check out mytyres.co.uk They have a choice of nine in the correct 225/45/16 size.


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