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#482874 - 14/11/17 07:06 PM Tyres for our Roadster???
dmh Offline

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Registered: 13/08/09
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Will need to choose new tyres soon for our 2011 3L Roadster.

The original Factory fit was Avon - steering is fine but we do get "poor behaviour at the back end!"

Any thoughts on the new set to choose please?

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#482876 - 14/11/17 07:11 PM Re: Tyres for our Roadster??? [Re: dmh]
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I have Dunlop SP sport for good grip in the wet & low noise.
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#482885 - 14/11/17 08:02 PM Re: Tyres for our Roadster??? [Re: dmh]
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David, do you look for 205 60 oder 205 65?

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#482909 - 14/11/17 10:02 PM Re: Tyres for our Roadster??? [Re: dmh]
dmh Offline

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Hello Heinz

Just checked - and the tyre size is 205/55 R16.

What do you think please?

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#482915 - 14/11/17 10:37 PM Re: Tyres for our Roadster??? [Re: dmh]
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I went for Avon ZV7s. They seem very good.
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#482930 - 14/11/17 11:57 PM Re: Tyres for our Roadster??? [Re: dmh]
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David H,

I have the following tyre on an old 1973 Porsche 911 in of course another size. It performes very well and has a reasonable price tag.

https://www.dunlop.eu/en_gb/consumer/tires/sport_bluresponse/205-55-16-91-V-3188649819256.html

I did not know you are searching for a 16 diameter tyre which means you might use stainless spoke wheels? This tyre is very good on a Porsche which means, if the predecessor of this tyre was a Porsche „N“ recommendation (they quit to test all the descendants of any brand) it should be also a very good performance tyre on a Roadster. The cars als quite similar regarding the weight, the 1973 Porsche is about 1040 Kg and therefore a little bit heavier but not too much.

Please check if my example shows the right load index for the Roadster, my search was quick...You could give it a try.

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#482954 - 15/11/17 07:45 AM Re: Tyres for our Roadster??? [Re: dmh]
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Those are what I took for my 2006 Roadster as I wanted wet grip
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#482964 - 15/11/17 09:04 AM Re: Tyres for our Roadster??? [Re: dmh]
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David

For a 16 inch rim and 55 profile look no further than the Toyo Proxes T1R , fabulous tyres in wet and dry, and available quite reasonably from many outlets.

https://www.camskill.co.uk/m62b0s291p133599/Toyo_Tyres_Car_Toyo_T1R_Proxes_Toyo_T1_R_-_205_55_R16_91W_TL_Fuel_Eff_%3A_F_Wet_Grip%3A_C_NoiseClass%3A_2_Noise%3A_70dB
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#482983 - 15/11/17 10:26 AM Re: Tyres for our Roadster??? [Re: DaveW]
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Originally Posted By DaveW
I went for Avon ZV7s. They seem very good.


+1

I got them from Blackcircles.com at a very good price.
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#482999 - 15/11/17 11:02 AM Re: Tyres for our Roadster??? [Re: dmh]
dmh Offline

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Thank you all - am going for one of these - will see how prices work out.

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