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1 minute ago, SilverWT said:

Might be relevant on a heavy FWD car, but not on the light front of an IB.

I run 225/45 16 fronts on track, 205/50 16 fronts on the road and 245/45 16 rears on both track and road.

They were going down the insurance angle. 

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16 minutes ago, Busybee said:

It is a bargain if they're not too old Paul 👍

The ones we got for babs 964 just before Oulton were late 2018 dated.

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Just now, jevvy said:

The ones we got for babs 964 just before Oulton were late 2018 dated.

Blinking eck. Fair play Jev. 

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Amazing how these threads take off and head in certain directions.  I think you have got back on track with the sidewall and overall diameter stuff, but lets redirect on a couple of points.

You 100% can run 205s on an 8 - I ran 205/50s on those 8s for years.  And 225 on the 9s.  With 50 profile, you have a ton of sidewall compared to say 18s and the stretch is not obvious.  The stretch is also good to tighten the tyre carcass up a bit.  If you go for 245 rears, then look for 225 fronts, but the 205/225 combo on that car works well on the road and 225/245 great with sticky tyres for the track.

I may be in the minority, but I think that sidewall to width is more important than overall diameter.  If it was me, I would run 50 profile at both ends, or 45 profile at both ends if you can find them.

I wouldn't run the T1R on that car - its simply too soft in the sidewall.  I would look at the Contis if you want a 245 rear for the road - they are adequate in my experience.

I saw a black/orange 3.0RS rep this morning runing Pirelli Corsas - that would be a mega tyre for that car.  Also v expensive and short life.

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5 hours ago, proporsche said:

sp..951 are mine;-) regular 8th would not work as you have said;-)correction.. what do i know about regular 8th on front ??never had them so it might work ...;-)

 

Ivan

 

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28 minutes ago, Richard Bernau said:

Amazing how these threads take off and head in certain directions.  I think you have got back on track with the sidewall and overall diameter stuff, but lets redirect on a couple of points.

You 100% can run 205s on an 8 - I ran 205/50s on those 8s for years.  And 225 on the 9s.  With 50 profile, you have a ton of sidewall compared to say 18s and the stretch is not obvious.  The stretch is also good to tighten the tyre carcass up a bit.  If you go for 245 rears, then look for 225 fronts, but the 205/225 combo on that car works well on the road and 225/245 great with sticky tyres for the track.

I may be in the minority, but I think that sidewall to width is more important than overall diameter.  If it was me, I would run 50 profile at both ends, or 45 profile at both ends if you can find them.

I wouldn't run the T1R on that car - its simply too soft in the sidewall.  I would look at the Contis if you want a 245 rear for the road - they are adequate in my experience.

I saw a black/orange 3.0RS rep this morning runing Pirelli Corsas - that would be a mega tyre for that car.  Also v expensive and short life.

Thanks Richard. Made up my mind on Conti's. 225/50's up front, 245/45's at the back. Have Conti's on my SC and they are pretty good for road use. I'll keep those pretty worn 888's for a track day maybe. 

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So, 225/50s rub the arches ☹️. Your hunch was spot on @SP72

Called my local tyre fitters and they offered to lend me a set of budget 205/55’s to try and mounted them for free. Bit of a faff getting them onto the 8” rims but they got them on. 

Came home and bunged them on the car. Fine. No rubbing. So I’ve got to get a set of conti 205/55’s to marry up with the 245/45 rears. It’s alright to run 205/55 fronts and 245/45 rears right?

Car felt more nimble up front on my couple of mile test run with the budgets.

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Why don't you just skim the front adaptors down a bit, that way you can put either tyre on the front?

Every car is different on what tyres you can fit depending on what ride height / geo you are running so there is no hard and fast rule for what fits and what does not. This applies even more so to wide bodied cars as the arches vary as does the amount of lip rolling/removal.

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2 hours ago, ALEX P said:

Why don't you just skim the front adaptors down a bit, that way you can put either tyre on the front?

Every car is different on what tyres you can fit depending on what ride height / geo you are running so there is no hard and fast rule for what fits and what does not. This applies even more so to wide bodied cars as the arches vary as does the amount of lip rolling/removal.

Cheers Alex. Think it’s just a simpler fix to go with the 205/55 fronts. Camskill suggested the tyre sizes to be fair with the push on n rating so they may help a bit. 

Car felt lighter to turn with the 205’s up front. Richard had used them before on this car without problem. Visually, very little difference from the side of the car and I maintain the wide stance. 

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Hi Jev/IB community, Can someone send me that link by IM of the company selling the SO2 around £350 a set pls?

Anyone going to the rennlist thing at Donny next weekend? Boydy

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1 hour ago, Boydyrs said:

Hi Jev/IB community, Can someone send me that link by IM of the company selling the SO2 around £350 a set pls?

Anyone going to the rennlist thing at Donny next weekend? Boydy

These guys?

http://lovetyres.com/tyre/Bridgestone-Potenza-S02/205-55-16

http://lovetyres.com/tyre/Bridgestone-Potenza-S02/225-50-16

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