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#1 Freddie1975

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 10:38 PM

I managed to pick some second hand Tds up, 16"x7" Fronts and trying to decide on what size rubber to buy ? Seems to be a huge choice but looking to be as good handling a S2 Exige any advice welcome

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Posted 19 January 2019 - 12:35 AM

195 50 16 & 225 45 17



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Posted 19 January 2019 - 09:08 AM

And that size will be ok going from a 175/55/17 as is much smaller

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Posted 19 January 2019 - 11:30 AM

If you have the usual size TD's for the VX front and rear those are the sizes to use

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Posted 19 January 2019 - 11:31 AM

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Posted 19 January 2019 - 11:48 AM

And that size will be ok going from a 175/55/17 as is much smaller

 

Depends what you mean by ok ?

It will turn in sharper.

There will be more grip because its a bigger contact patch.

It will look a bit crap on a car on standard suspension because its a smaller diameter wheel/tyre in a wheelarch designed for a 17" wheel. There will be a big gap.



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Posted 20 January 2019 - 12:35 AM

Many others use 205 45 on the front.



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Posted 20 January 2019 - 08:54 AM

I've tried a variety of tyre profiles on the front and my advice would be to use a tyre with as much profile as possible (for the road anyway), as it lends itself to absorbing the ripples and undulations in the tarmac.



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Posted 20 January 2019 - 09:29 AM

I've tried a variety of tyre profiles on the front and my advice would be to use a tyre with as much profile as possible (for the road anyway), as it lends itself to absorbing the ripples and undulations in the tarmac.

 

 

BTW, I meant that for the fronts, the rear profile isn't as important, probably due to the weight over the axel.
 



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Posted 20 January 2019 - 12:39 PM

Take into account that your front/rear wheel rotation ratio will change and this could have an effect on your ABS.

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Posted 20 January 2019 - 07:29 PM

Take into account that your front/rear wheel rotation ratio will change and this could have an effect on your ABS.


When i went to 16 fronts the abs didnt like it at all. Easily solvec with a delete switch though.




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