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21 Nov 2018 06:16 #197878 by Lambert
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As I'm sure all the regulars are aware I'm building Ermintrude as a cafe racing, fast road, hot hatch, sleeper, thing. Part of which is going to involve submission of a Christmas list. 5x grand vitara steel wheels. Thank you Santa. Ornamental on their own without suitable tyres. Acceleration is more important than top speed so to that end I'm looking at 225/50r16, just under a 10pc reduction on the factory 205s. This affords the multiple benefit of being better for towing, accelerating and importantly it will make avoiding speeding easier being that 30mph indicated will actually be about 25 though im looking at ways to recalibrate that.

So tyres, I can still get Yokohama ad08r but they have been discontinued so any i get will have been sat on a shelf for however long ageing internally then there's the advan sport a107 but that is more of a touring tyre. The same goes for the Michelin premacy good wear but not very sticky. I have looked at the specialist track day offerings but they are too much the other way loads of grip but no longevity.

Given that many of you also have a hot car what tyre would you recommend?

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21 Nov 2018 08:57 #197890 by jackonlyjack
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TOYO T1R they stick like s**t to a blanket :)
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21 Nov 2018 10:04 #197896 by Daniel30
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wouldn't alloy wheels be better/ lighter if your looking for Acceleration?

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21 Nov 2018 12:39 #197912 by Busta
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Daniel30 wrote: wouldn't alloy wheels be better/ lighter if your looking for Acceleration?


It's a common misconception that alloys are lighter than steel wheels. Only the most expensive alloys are lighter than their steel counterparts. Most are just a style thing and often far heavier.
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21 Nov 2018 13:09 #197914 by Daniel30
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Ah..... ok that's that then :)

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21 Nov 2018 13:15 #197916 by Lambert
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You see, now i need to weigh them with and without tyres! Comment of mass destruction!

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21 Nov 2018 13:31 #197917 by jackonlyjack
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Them deep dish vit wheels are heavy
30kg with 225/75's bfg's fitted
I'm such a sad t**t i weigh all changes to my jimny
it's at my ideal weight limit now 1200kg
and i have more steel to add so looking at what i can remove to compensate :evil: :sick: :woohoo:
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21 Nov 2018 14:55 #197922 by Daniel30
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You will be changing all the glass for perspex next :D

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21 Nov 2018 14:56 #197923 by Daniel30
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Lambert wrote: You see, now i need to weigh them with and without tyres! Comment of mass destruction!



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21 Nov 2018 16:49 #197926 by sniper
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I have driven a car with Toyo R1 tyres and they were very good. Spent a lot of years on Yokohama's A008 and think that's a great tyre.

I wil probably do the same and get 16" Vit wheels with tarmac tyres at some point, I'm interested in how you get on with the wider tyres. I was thinking of going back to 205's.

Going to low profile road tyres should negate any weight gain from the wheel size...

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21 Nov 2018 17:31 #197929 by Lambert
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Daniel30 wrote: You will be changing all the glass for perspex next :D


Shush you!

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21 Nov 2018 17:40 #197930 by Lambert
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A friend with a puma claims that he wore a pair of the toyo r1 out in 6 months? I suspect some hyperbole in that but looking on camskill they are very sensible money so maybe that's not the end of the world.

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