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YRRunner

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205 45 17 Federal 595 Supersteel 88W XL. Preferably good 5/6/7mm part worn or where to get a new one for my Mk3. Tried Cammy's, ATS, Blackcircles etc without success. Any help greatlt appreciated.

roddo

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We fit 215/45/17 to road and track cars
we also have them in stock

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YRRunner

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Problem is I've got 3 near perfect 205's with 6mm left on them. The 4th unfortunately took a bullet in the sidewall. Paul, do you know whether we can put your 225's on the back and leave 2 good 205's on the front? Any ideas what, if any, detrimental effect that might have on the handling? Many thanks!

MX-5 Lazza

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Effect on handling isn't a problem. What might be a problem is that the ABS system will see that the front wheels are spinning faster than the rears and assume that the rear end is locked and/or sliding so could fire the ABS all the time or at least very early. I had just this on a Focus a couple of years ago.

roddo

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215's on the rear and 205's on the front won't be a problem
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MX-5 Lazza

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On my Focus it was 195/50/15 on the front and 195/55/15 on the rear and the ABS fired every time I touched the brakes. I "fixed" it by swapping the 55s to the front but then of course the ABS & TC hardly worked at all.
That was a '98 Ford though so hopefully the ABS on a Mk3 MX5 is a bit more intelligent and the size difference you are talking about is smaller so should be less of a problem.
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