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    Tyres...

    At the mo, my T5 has Continentals, 205/50/16..

    It handles like a boat, is it advisable to get 205/45/16's or 195/45/16's?
    Anyone run this set up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkGolf
    At the mo, my T5 has Continentals, 205/50/16..

    It handles like a boat, is it advisable to get 205/45/16's or 195/45/16's?
    Anyone run this set up?

    thanks
    hello mark i,ve just had 2 new avon E Z 3 fitted and they are great hardly any undersreer when pushed hard, mine are fitted to std t5 rim,s 205/50/16 i was quoted 104 each.I rang a local guy i know AND HE CAME TO ME fitted 2 tyres balanced all four for 160 pretty good i thought (these tyres are the latest from avon so i,m told)

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    Hi Mate,Mine has Continental Contact Sports on and they are brilliant tyres,
    You do realise your speedo will be out if you go down a profile don't you ?
    You are better off getting some GOODYEAR Eagle F1s 215/50/16 brilliant tyres even the Police use them,
    What state are your cuerrent tyres in?
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    I've just shifted from 205 to 215's on the advice of the more knowledgeable members of the forum . But the tyre fitters were unsure as to the PSI for the move from 205 to 215.

    I guess that I will have to play around with pressures between 32 and 36 to see what feels and wears best, but does anyone have any experience of what is best following the move 'up' to 215s?

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    You don't say what size rim's you have going too wide on a narrow rim will make it understeer more going to narrow tyre's on a wide rim sharpens up steering/handling look at the btcc cars there rims are always wider than the tyres RICH
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    The tyres are currently in really good nick at the mo, but the way I drive it, im sure they wont be for long!
    I have Eagle F1's on my Golf, and they're good tyres, but due to the soft compound, they're just wearing too fast!
    The 205's on the Volvo look like they're too big, they over hang the wheel loads, so I'd aimagine a 215 would be huge...
    Im used to the opposite on my golf, the trend is to have stretched tyres, so im running a 195/40/17 on an 8" wide wheel! Looks great, but dont fancy cornering as fast as the cars capable of! lol
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    Yeah i know what you mean the grip is unbelievable

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkGolf
    Im used to the opposite on my golf, the trend is to have stretched tyres, so im running a 195/40/17 on an 8" wide wheel! Looks great, but dont fancy cornering as fast as the cars capable of! lol
    stretched is an understatement isn't it, my 215's are under-cut on my 8" so your 195's must be sat in the middle of the rim

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    while your on here mark did you fit a powertek mbc to your ride

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskMan
    I've just shifted from 205 to 215's on the advice of the more knowledgeable members of the forum . But the tyre fitters were unsure as to the PSI for the move from 205 to 215.

    I guess that I will have to play around with pressures between 32 and 36 to see what feels and wears best, but does anyone have any experience of what is best following the move 'up' to 215s?
    im guessing your going to need the higher psi A 215 will only take the load better it wont give you much more grip ust cost more but then ive only been driving my t5 for 2wks had a jap import honda accord 2.2 vtech that was only 4" off the deck RICH

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro Fandango
    stretched is an understatement isn't it, my 215's are under-cut on my 8" so your 195's must be sat in the middle of the rim

    Pedro, I can just imagine what they look like,I have 235 on my 8j rims
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    LOL, Yeah, the tread is pretty much in the middle of the wheel..

    I think I'll stick with 205/50's then..
    Probably go Toyo Proxes and see how they are on this, used to run them on my Golf, they were a good compromise between handling and wear time..
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