Mk3 Mr2 Tyres?

Mk3 Mr2 Tyres?

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smiley_boy2501

Original Poster:

73 posts

53 months

Sunday 28th June
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Just bought a cheap Mr2 for a bit of tinkering and top down fun.

Currently got 4 mismatched tyres which I'm looking to replace prior to geo.

It's got staggered team dynamic monza r (I think) which should fit the standard 185/55/15 and 205/50/16.

Any suggestions?

I was thinking toyo t1r but have read they can lose some of the steering feel due to soft sidewalls.

Any ideas?

Preferably sub £300.

mrtwisty

2,885 posts

121 months

Sunday 28th June
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Quite a limited selection available now in the standard facelift sizes, if you want 4 matching (which you do!).

Yoko AD08's are the favoured tyre on a lot of the forums, but you're looking at over 100 a tyre from Camskill, before fitting.

I'm on Uniroyal Rainsport 3's at the moment, with the XL on the rear for extra tyrewall stiffness. They were less than 300 iirc, Camskill again. They're very good, better than a T1R certainly.

ETA - I went for 195 on the front, for a little extra grip. Doesn't seem to have affected the balance too much, still quite benign for a mid-engined car.

Edited by mrtwisty on Sunday 28th June 22:18

moorx

1,830 posts

70 months

Tuesday 30th June
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I've had Toyo Proxes TR1s on mine since I bought it 6 or 7 years ago, and don't have any complaints at all.

Used as a daily all year round, alternating with a Celica, for a 30 mile round trip commute on B roads and country lanes. Also used for several years at the start of my ownership for bi-weekly 125 mile trips (mostly motorway).

Edited by moorx on Tuesday 30th June 23:57

quigonjay

591 posts

177 months

Wednesday 1st July
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smiley_boy2501 said:
Just bought a cheap Mr2 for a bit of tinkering and top down fun.

Currently got 4 mismatched tyres which I'm looking to replace prior to geo.

It's got staggered team dynamic monza r (I think) which should fit the standard 185/55/15 and 205/50/16.

Any suggestions?

I was thinking toyo t1r but have read they can lose some of the steering feel due to soft sidewalls.

Any ideas?

Preferably sub £300.
You can get the Yokohama AD08RS from camskill in those sizes for £328

james_gt3rs

4,768 posts

147 months

Wednesday 1st July
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Anything but Toyo T1R...
You can get Falkens in the same sizes and they were better, can't remember which ones though.

Angpozzuto

358 posts

65 months

Wednesday 1st July
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quigonjay said:
smiley_boy2501 said:
Just bought a cheap Mr2 for a bit of tinkering and top down fun.

Currently got 4 mismatched tyres which I'm looking to replace prior to geo.

It's got staggered team dynamic monza r (I think) which should fit the standard 185/55/15 and 205/50/16.

Any suggestions?

I was thinking toyo t1r but have read they can lose some of the steering feel due to soft sidewalls.

Any ideas?

Preferably sub £300.
You can get the Yokohama AD08RS from camskill in those sizes for £328
I've got the Yokohama ad08r on both of my mr2s the grip they offer is amazing

smiley_boy2501

Original Poster:

73 posts

53 months

Wednesday 1st July
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Thanks for the replies.

I was tempted to just splurge on yokos but I live in rainy Manc so damp roads will probably likely.

I went with hankook ventus prime 3. Available now and get well reviewed. I will post again after testing for future reference.