What's everybody favourite road tyre these days?

What's everybody favourite road tyre these days?

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ianwayne

2,058 posts

206 months

Tuesday 12th February
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I have 225/35 x 18 on my front Spiders. Not really a stretch fit, but it is the minimum width recommended for a 8.5" wheel.

This was because 235/35 x 18 are a rare breed unless you want to pay over £200 each for Pirelli tyres near me!

My local supplier has a few 235/40 x 17 but apart from 'budget' tyres, there are only Yokohama or Continental.





Jhonno

3,304 posts

79 months

Tuesday 12th February
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DCerebrate said:
Hi Byker
Choice of tyres for 235/40 17 is diminishing. Pirelli’s no doubt good but not the best reviews for wet weather. Continental sport contact5’s available but look to set to be replaced by v6 which doesn't come in that size. Goodyears no longer made in that size. So looks to be a choice between Hankooks, or Falken Azenis fk453. Or downsizing to 225’s. come to think of it I’m sure my car when purchased came with overstretched 225/35R18’s on the spider rims. 225/40 17 is actually a good match for the 255/40 size on the rears in terms of rolling circumference.
PS4's come in 245/40 and 255/40 flavours.. Or 225/45.. I think this is where we will end up to get a decent tyre.

Byker28i

15,737 posts

155 months

Wednesday 13th February
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225/45 r17 you can get Goodyear Eagle f1's in that size. Is that a good size for RL7's?

DCerebrate

199 posts

48 months

Wednesday 13th February
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These will certainly fit and there are several contemporary cars eg Lotus Exige with an even wider gap between size of front and rears - up to 7cm in width and the difference between a 45 and 30 profile. Although that is mid engined. I don’t know if it is more important to match the profile or the rolling circumference but 225/45 R17 is only 1.5mm smaller in circumference than a 255/40 17 - which can’t be a bad thing.

DCerebrate

199 posts

48 months

Wednesday 13th February
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DCerebrate said:
These will certainly fit and there are several contemporary cars eg Lotus Exige with an even wider gap between size of front and rears - up to 7cm in width and the difference between a 45 and 30 profile. Although that is mid engined. I don’t know if it is more important to match the profile or the rolling circumference but 225/45 R17 is only 1.5mm smaller in circumference than a 255/40 17 - which can’t be a bad thing.
Modified to say - you just need to check that the wheel width is ok for a 225 tyre - plenty of online tools to check this.

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