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#1 james4563

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Posted 30 March 2019 - 11:31 AM

My ABS has always kicked in pretty early, even in the dry. I know this is common on VX and the ABS isn't great anyway.

I was wondering though, why do people fit 205/45 rather than 205/50 when going to 16" wheels.

 

If the standard size is 175/55/17 then from what I can tell from tyre size calculators, 205/50 is actually much closer to the same rolling radius as the OEM size. Wont the 205/50 be better for the ABS system?

Is it to do with the sidewall height being slightly more compared to the OEM for the 205/50 which has an effect on handling/turn in? It looks like it's only 5mm taller sidewall though than the OEM tyres?

 

I'm just about to order a set of AD08R, but for the front I can't decide on 205/50 or 205/45 as they come in both. 50 being close to OEM size would make sense if it's better for the ABS and it will also fill the front arch better than the 205/45 as well. I think it's about 2cm taller overall.



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Posted 30 March 2019 - 07:05 PM

1st. Do you have OEM size for the rear, I guess its fron to rear wheel ratio that is the most important.

2nd, If it works with the smaller front diameter and rear OEM then it does.

3rd, I guess mny choose the smaller tire because they think it looks better.

 

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Posted 30 March 2019 - 09:14 PM

ABS is crap fact, dont worry about the tyre too much

 

You have 2 options

 

Disable the ABS which is what most people do and makes a massive improvement 

or

Buy the 4 channel lotus version (not cheap)



#4 james4563

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Posted 02 April 2019 - 12:29 PM

1st. Do you have OEM size for the rear, I guess its fron to rear wheel ratio that is the most important.
2nd, If it works with the smaller front diameter and rear OEM then it does.
3rd, I guess mny choose the smaller tire because they think it looks better.

Br, Per


I have oem rear yes. 225/45/17
Should I get AD08R in 205/50 or 205/45 for front 16 inch wheels? Does anyone have comparison having tried both?

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Posted 02 April 2019 - 01:20 PM

James , when are you going to pay the money you owe me , £500

#6 james4563

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Posted 02 April 2019 - 01:35 PM

James , when are you going to pay the money you owe me , £500


Wow, I'll send you pm. Not sure this is a chat we should have in this thread.

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Posted 02 April 2019 - 01:35 PM

James , when are you going to pay the money you owe me , £500


After he has bought new tyres by the sound of it.

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Posted 02 April 2019 - 01:40 PM

James , when are you going to pay the money you owe me , £500

Wow, I'll send you pm. Not sure this is a chat we should have in this thread.

Where's that popcorn emoji when you need it? :lol:




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