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Roy C

4,102 posts

222 months

Monday 23rd April 2001
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The obvious choice is RE71, if you can still get them. They were withdrawn from Europe when the rules on tyre construction changed, but I understand that limited stocks are still available. They were replaced by SO2, but these are not available as 15" 205/60, so you would need the slightly lower profile 205/55. This is not a problem with most cars, but it can be with an S (especially if you are keen to keep your exhaust). A popular alternative is the Yokohama A520 which is available as a 15" 205/60. http://www.jeffreydesign.hiway.co.uk/yoko/index.htm Try Micheldever tyres: http://www.micheldever.co.uk/

GreenV8S

26,640 posts

222 months

Monday 23rd April 2001
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The obvious choice is RE71, if you can still get them. They were withdrawn from Europe when the rules on tyre construction changed, but I understand that limited stocks are still available. They were replaced by SO2, but these are not available as 15" 205/60, so you would need the slightly lower profile 205/55. This is not a problem with most cars, but it can be with an S (especially if you are keen to keep your exhaust). A popular alternative is the Yokohama A520 which is available as a 15" 205/60. http://www.jeffreydesign.hiway.co.uk/yoko/index.htm Try Micheldever tyres: http://www.micheldever.co.uk/
The difference between 205/55 and 205/60 is less than the difference between a new tyre and a worn tyre. If it's that close, raise the springs by a couple of mil, put an extra 0.5 psi in the tyres and take the tape out of the cassette player to save weight - that should make up for it! Peter Humphries (and a green V8S)

s3 bob

74 posts

222 months

Monday 23rd April 2001
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I've got S02 PP's allround on my S3 and it seems to handle better than when I had Pirelli P6000's on the front. no noticeable loss of ground clearance either. I paid £105 each for PP's and was quoted £86 for S02's.

TVR Mark

45 posts

221 months

Wednesday 25th April 2001
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The difference between 205 55 15 and 205 60 15 is approx:- 5% of 205mm on rads = 10.25mm therefore 20.5 on diameter Or 15" - 15x25.4=381mm aspect of 205 55 = 112.75 (225.5 on dia) aspect of 205 60 = 123 (246 on dia) therefore 205 55 15 = 606.5mm diameter 205 60 15 = 627mm diameter These are only theoretical sizes each make a pattern of tyre will vary

apn

284 posts

222 months

Thursday 26th April 2001
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What price are the RE71's? and where from?
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