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breezer_42

27 posts

34 months

Sunday 20th September
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leef44 said:
Wow, what size wheels do you have on your MX5. I thought the PS4s only come in from 17 or 18 inch.
I would love to have them on my Suzuki Ignis but they are only 15 inch wheels.

My local Costco, Sunbury, only have offers for Michelin Cross Climate. I better give them a call to see what Michelin options they have for summer tyres 15 inch.
15" standard 5 spokes (it's a 10AE). Sorry, I meant PS4s as in the plural "4x PS4 tyres". Not the PS4S (which is the slightly higher-end/tract-oriented version). The PS4 is available in pretty much any size iirc and was a good compromise for a "cheap" car that's already cost me way too much.

m3jappa said:
I have just recently fitted pilot super sports all round 225/40/18 and 255/35/18 rear

They are incredible, much better than the federal 595rs and ad08 i have used before. Basically warm up much quicker on the road. Grip is now significantly more than i have ever had.
Thanks, another vote for Michelin but I hadn't realised the PSS still existed - thought it had been replaced by the Cup 2? I like those but they lack the wet handling I need to keep the Tuscan safe.

leef44

1,578 posts

112 months

Sunday 20th September
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Thanks, I'll call up Costco and see if they have any in stock.

jenk0

3 posts

47 months

Friday 9th October
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Sit down for this one. My 2001 Tuscan which I’ve had for nearly 20 years was due new tyres as age got the better of them, and so like yourself set about the change. I posted questions asked dealers and sauced information from wherever possible, and decided on the Eagle F1, I admit that I can be pretty anal about the Tuscan and so the trouble began. Now horses for causes I don’t track it neither take it out in the rain or tear around the streets, I just wanted to replace the original Bridgestone S02 that by 2017 were no longer available. And so on advice I decided to up some of the tyre sizes, on the front I upsized from 225 to 235 as the original seemed a bit stretched the rear 255 all 18” stayed the same, but because of our road conditions I up the profile to 40ies.

Now all fitted a shame to loose the S02 and the originality but things move on, the car drove home nicely but then after wiping down and admiring something seemed not quite right. Maybe 10-15 minutes went by and the problem was the tyre wall profile writing on the front and rear tyres was considerably different. The front tyres font was much larger, and this is where the back and forward questions started. Eventually I ended up going to Dunlop for an answer which was that the Eagle 235/40/18 were produced for Ford and the rear 255/40/18 for Mercedes.

At the time I couldn’t get matching tyres in the sizes wanted and ended up having Toyo’s fitted but even then the profiles were different 40 front and 35 rear, a compleat headache does anybody know if you can get matching tyres for the Tuscan now?

mk1fan

9,885 posts

184 months

Friday 9th October
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what do you mean by matching? If it the writing on the side wall that is so vitally important then I would fit the same size tyre all round. Works great on the Sag and the 16-inch shod Tams.

s6boy

1,368 posts

184 months

Friday 9th October
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From a quick look it seems the width/profile you are after is going to be a problem with Good Year. Anything close comes with a high load rating or as runflats, not what you want on a light car. So worth looking at other brands.
Earlier in the thread someone mentioned going from 235 to 225 at the front, this is what I will be doing next time as it improves tramlining a lot I've been told.

Basil Brush

4,661 posts

222 months

Friday 9th October
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I'm not sure why you are trying to match the profile on different width tyres but TVR switched to Goodyear F1s in 234/40f 245/40r 2002ish.

fredd1e

735 posts

179 months

Saturday 10th October
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Basil Brush said:
I'm not sure why you are trying to match the profile on different width tyres but TVR switched to Goodyear F1s in 234/40f 245/40r 2002ish.
A quick skeg on Camskills indicate you should be able to get Mich PS4 in those sizes (& not in XL load rating ) and if you want a little bit more grip on the front axle PS4S is made in that front size though its XL rated.

Gladers01

59 posts

7 months

Saturday 10th October
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fredd1e said:
Basil Brush said:
I'm not sure why you are trying to match the profile on different width tyres but TVR switched to Goodyear F1s in 234/40f 245/40r 2002ish.
A quick skeg on Camskills indicate you should be able to get Mich PS4 in those sizes (& not in XL load rating ) and if you want a little bit more grip on the front axle PS4S is made in that front size though its XL rated.
Have always found the Michelin Pilot Sport 3s work well on the MK1 in the above sizes 235/40 front and 245/40 rear on 18 inch spiders, have gone wider on the rear to 255 before but makes little difference, Asda tyres online (of all places) have a wide selection available. thumbup