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Re: Staggered rubber [Re: Viper] #707058
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I have 255/35 on the rear of my S1.

I have Yokohama Advans. Very good but want to rubber up my spares and might go MPS though not the 4S as not available in both sizes.

They’re awesome. I have them on other cars


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Re: Staggered rubber [Re: Viper] #707083
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Thanks for the feedback on the MPS - I'll give those a try (depending upon the sizes available). Cheers, Paul.


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Re: Staggered rubber [Re: Viper] #707086
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There's not a lot of choice for these two tyre sizes. Any thoughts on the Bridgestone Potenza Sport as they are available in 225/40 18 (£90 each) and 245/40 18 (£120 each)?


Cheers, Paul
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You are right - I have the 255/35 as mentioned by Viper.


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Re: Staggered rubber [Re: Viper] #707096
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As the wheels are the same width front and rear has anyone tried 4 tyres of the same size, such as 4no 245/40 18 or would the extra 20mm at the front cause an issue with tyre rubbing when the steering is at full lock? Just thinking that sometimes you can get a better deal on 4 identical tyres at once / may give more choice of options.


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Re: Staggered rubber [Re: PJC] #707120
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The S1 (maybe others) come std with 225/40 all round.

Many years ago I went up on the rears to 255/35.

Front won’t handle wider width on S1 as they will foul the headlamp. I think it does with std 225’s


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Re: Staggered rubber [Re: Viper] #707137
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I'm on my 2nd set of Yokohama Advans - they're pretty much on par with any other tyre in tests - except for the MP4 family - and aside from any other characteristic, they look good!

That said, I suspect that the next time I replace all 4 tyres I'll take the opportunity to try the Michelins

Will


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Re: Staggered rubber [Re: Viper] #707185
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Hi Will & Viper, I'll also look at the Yokohamas. The chap I bought the Aero from had continued to use the factory recommended Avons. Their latest ZV7 range seem to get good customer reviews and do all the various sizes we have: 225/40, 245/40, 255/35 and range from £82 - £110 per tyre (depending on which size) fitted.


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Viper, if you're going to get new rubber on your spare wheels then National Tyres are doing an extra 5% off the Avon ZV7 at the moment when you order online with Code: AV-NTA5


Cheers, Paul
Re: Staggered rubber [Re: PJC] #707187
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Originally Posted by PJC
Viper, if you're going to get new rubber on your spare wheels then National Tyres are doing an extra 5% off the Avon ZV7 at the moment when you order online with Code: AV-NTA5



Thanks Paul


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