205 45 17 non XL tyres

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Re: 205 45 17 non XL tyres

Post by campbell » Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:22 am

Forgot to ask. Will a 225 (40?) fit?

Might widen the choices.
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Re: 205 45 17 non XL tyres

Post by Alistair » Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:34 pm

campbell wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:22 am
Forgot to ask. Will a 225 (40?) fit?

Might widen the choices.
Sadly no - 215/45 or 215/40 are a common discussion on the Mini forums as a replacement as they are a little cheaper too - but comes with the slight risk of rubbing arches apparently (though I suspect that's only likely on do it yourself lowered examples).

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Re: 205 45 17 non XL tyres

Post by campbell » Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:56 pm

Er. Am I missing something here.

Nankang, Toyo, Uniroyal. £45-£75.

Have used all 3 brands. Currently have Uniroyal RainSport 3 on the TT. Very impressed.

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Re: 205 45 17 non XL tyres

Post by Ferg » Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:22 pm

Have you thought about trawling for V6 owners that have swapped tyre types? I know I have a set of fronts which are this size. My ones are promised to a mini owner already as it happens. If money is tight this could be a route into cheap part worn but quality tyres.

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Re: 205 45 17 non XL tyres

Post by Alistair » Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:54 am

Ferg wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:22 pm
Have you thought about trawling for V6 owners that have swapped tyre types? I know I have a set of fronts which are this size. My ones are promised to a mini owner already as it happens. If money is tight this could be a route into cheap part worn but quality tyres.
Good shout - even better if I can find someone with two V6's - I need four :D

What did the Exige V6 come with as standard out of interest?

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Re: 205 45 17 non XL tyres

Post by C7Steve » Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:32 pm

Alistair wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:54 am
What did the Exige V6 come with as standard out of interest?
As standard the Exige S used to come with Pirelli P Zero Corsa summer tyres and the sizes were.

Front: 205/45 R17 88Y, 32 psi
Rear: 265/35 R18 97Y, 38 psi


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Re: 205 45 17 non XL tyres

Post by Alistair » Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:33 pm

C7Steve wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:32 pm
Alistair wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:54 am
What did the Exige V6 come with as standard out of interest?
As standard the Exige S used to come with Pirelli P Zero Corsa summer tyres and the sizes were.

Front: 205/45 R17 88Y, 32 psi
Rear: 265/35 R18 97Y, 38 psi


Steve.
Thanks Steve.

There's a couple hitting about on eBay at reasonable prices actually (presumably have cone off a V6) - food for thought...

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Re: 205 45 17 non XL tyres

Post by DJ » Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:39 pm

campbell wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:56 pm
Er. Am I missing something here.

Nankang, Toyo, Uniroyal. £45-£75.

Have used all 3 brands. Currently have Uniroyal RainSport 3 on the TT. Very impressed.

https://www.mytyres.co.uk/cgi-bin/rshop ... ologation=
Er, yes, they are all XL’s or runflats! ...apart from one of the Nankangs.
Alistair - I have just ordered the Hankook V12’s. Best price I found was on AllTyres365 where they were £68.46 each.
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Re: 205 45 17 non XL tyres

Post by campbell » Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:44 pm

Ah well. Fussy so and so
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Re: 205 45 17 non XL tyres

Post by Alistair » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:20 pm

DJ wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:39 pm
campbell wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:56 pm
Er. Am I missing something here.

Nankang, Toyo, Uniroyal. £45-£75.

Have used all 3 brands. Currently have Uniroyal RainSport 3 on the TT. Very impressed.

https://www.mytyres.co.uk/cgi-bin/rshop ... ologation=
Er, yes, they are all XL’s or runflats! ...apart from one of the Nankangs.
Alistair - I have just ordered the Hankook V12’s. Best price I found was on AllTyres365 where they were £68.46 each.
That's a pretty decent price - not seen that site before will check it out when the time comes :thumbsup

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Re: 205 45 17 non XL tyres

Post by Stephen » Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:13 am

Vredestein tend to be good.
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