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Tyre size

Post by Sanj » 11/01/19 13:50

Hello all,

I have a 1992 rev 2 which has 215 40 17 front and 235 40 17 tyres on the back. The backs need replacing and my mechanic has suggested putting winter tyres on and running all year round. Couple of questions, can I run winter tyres all year round? Secondly, I cannot get the 235 40 17 in winter tyres anyway so what are the alternatives? Can I run 225 45 17 or 215 45 17, all tyre places seem to say different things! For example speedometer could be affected or won’t be enough clearance in wheel archers. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.



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Re: Tyre size

Post by Jaseb1987 » 11/01/19 15:22

if it helps, i run 215/40r17 front and 245/40r17 on the rear, Yes you can run winter tyres all round but i would advice having all 4 as winter tyres because they grip differently.

hope this helps
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Re: Tyre size

Post by peteV6R5 » 11/01/19 23:17

Jaseb1987 wrote:
11/01/19 15:22
if it helps, i run 215/40r17 front and 245/40r17 on the rear, Yes you can run winter tyres all round but i would advice having all 4 as winter tyres because they grip differently.

hope this helps
depends on rim width what tyres you can fit.
few examples
7j 235 /40/17 minimum wheel witdh 7.7"
I like quite a few have run this ssize on 7Js but they are actually oversized for 7" (225 max)

your 245/40/17 need minimum 8js preferably 8.5j

without know what wheels are on the car (with of rims) cant suggest tyre size.
see link for tyres sizes per wheel widths table. minimum / ideal / max
https://www.tyres-pneus-online.co.uk/ty ... dvice.html

get good quality tyres and drive to the conditions. simples.
I have run Falkens and Hankooks with no issues in winter .. going to try goodyear eagles as next set (asymmetric 3s)
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Re: Tyre size

Post by TonyleFrog » 12/01/19 3:51

peteV6R5 wrote:
11/01/19 23:17
7j 235 /40/17 minimum wheel witdh 7.7"
OFC finger trouble Pete? ;) :D
peteV6R5 wrote:
11/01/19 23:17
I like quite a few have run this ssize on 7Js but they are actually oversized for 7" (225 max)
My first MR2 (turbo) had 7Js running that profile on the rear.
The 'pinched in' look was quite noticeable.
Luckily it wasn't on T1Rs with their marshmallow sidewalls!
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Re: Tyre size

Post by Jaseb1987 » 12/01/19 7:48

peteV6R5 wrote:
11/01/19 23:17
Jaseb1987 wrote:
11/01/19 15:22
if it helps, i run 215/40r17 front and 245/40r17 on the rear, Yes you can run winter tyres all round but i would advice having all 4 as winter tyres because they grip differently.

hope this helps
depends on rim width what tyres you can fit.
few examples
7j 235 /40/17 minimum wheel witdh 7.7"
I like quite a few have run this ssize on 7Js but they are actually oversized for 7" (225 max)

your 245/40/17 need minimum 8js preferably 8.5j

without know what wheels are on the car (with of rims) cant suggest tyre size.
see link for tyres sizes per wheel widths table. minimum / ideal / max
https://www.tyres-pneus-online.co.uk/ty ... dvice.html

get good quality tyres and drive to the conditions. simples.
I have run Falkens and Hankooks with no issues in winter .. going to try goodyear eagles as next set (asymmetric 3s)
Totally flew over my head on the wheel width 🤦‍♂️

I am.currently running hankook v12s there ok but struggle with grip in the wet have to drive very carefully. Gonna go with Avon zv7 when there due I think, meant to be a very good tyre.
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Re: Tyre size

Post by vinp182 » 12/01/19 9:46

Jase I’d suggest checking your tyre pressures dude. The Hankooks are very good in the wet and dry weather
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Re: Tyre size

Post by Jaseb1987 » 12/01/19 9:59

vinp182 wrote:
12/01/19 9:46
Jase I’d suggest checking your tyre pressures dude. The Hankooks are very good in the wet and dry weather
What did you run them at mate...?
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Re: Tyre size

Post by peteV6R5 » 12/01/19 10:06

similar to mine 29 front and 33 rear
we just did Wales run (early Dec), wet all day and no real issues.
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Re: Tyre size

Post by Jaseb1987 » 12/01/19 10:08

peteV6R5 wrote:
12/01/19 10:06
similar to mine 29 front and 33 rear
we just did Wales run (early Dec), wet all day and no real issues.
sweet thanks, mines a bit high then 32 front 36 psi rear probably why then haha
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Re: Tyre size

Post by vinp182 » 12/01/19 11:10

29 fronts and weather dependant 31 or 33 rear

That’s my preference
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Re: Tyre size

Post by Jaseb1987 » 12/01/19 17:26

vinp182 wrote:
12/01/19 11:10
29 fronts and weather dependant 31 or 33 rear

That’s my preference
Just changed them to 29 front 32 rear and feels so much better. Still spins tho flooring it in 2nd while on the move but slowly getting used to it now and feeling like I know the car better. Really love driving her.
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Re: Tyre size

Post by vinp182 » 13/01/19 11:22

No tyres will stop that happening in these conditions
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