Welcome, Guest
Please Login or Register.    Lost Password?

Recommended Tyres?
(1 viewing) (1) Guest
Go to bottomPage: 1
TOPIC: Recommended Tyres?
#6936
Recommended Tyres? 11 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 1
I did a quick search for this topic but nothing came up.

Basically I need a new set of front tyres for a 1995 Mk2 Turbo, current set are a pair of Firestone (long story, I was screwed over) with Bridgestone on the rear.

I need to change the fronts as they do not inspire confidence being very prone to understeer even at moderate speeds.

Currently have on front 205/50 R16 87V Firestone and on rear 225/50 R16 92V Bridgestone Turanza

Any recommendations?

Thanks in advance!
Disposable Hero
Fresh Boarder
Posts: 9
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Comments? Suggestions? Register above to have your say!
 
#6939
Re:Recommended Tyres? 11 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 328
I am getting new uniroyal rainsports today for the front, after they are bedded in I found them to be very good, but mainly a wet tire, budget etc.

What do you need, dry handling, wet handling. A little of both. Oh and the 1995 onwards cars are more prone to understeer by design.

Get a good geo setup done and that can be changed.
slipsliderg
"if it ain't broke don't fix it"
Moderator
Posts: 3978
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Gender: Male Location: Meath Birthday: 04/26
"Happier than a tornado in a trailer park"

"Just as in cuisine, the ‘flavor’ of a car is quite important…”
Hiromu Naruse 1943-2010 RIP
Comments? Suggestions? Register above to have your say!
 
#6947
Re:Recommended Tyres? 11 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 314
I have Dunlop on the front and they perform well. Bridgestone are what come on Ferrari's when you buy them (at present) so they should be pretty good also. I would recommend spending that little bit extra on tires, remember there's only a patch of contact about the size of an a4 sheet of paper between your whole car and the road!

Are you sway bars changed in some way? that can also affect your front/rear balance.
Quandry
Retro throwback
Administrator
Posts: 6920
graph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
MR2 Drivers
If you're suffering from lag, you're either in the wrong gear or the wrong car!

How to post pics!
Click for mk2 BGB
Comments? Suggestions? Register above to have your say!
 
#7014
Re:Recommended Tyres? 11 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 1
Quandry wrote:
I have Dunlop on the front and they perform well. Bridgestone are what come on Ferrari's when you buy them (at present) so they should be pretty good also. I would recommend spending that little bit extra on tires, remember there's only a patch of contact about the size of an a4 sheet of paper between your whole car and the road!

Are you sway bars changed in some way? that can also affect your front/rear balance.


Yeah thanks, I'm thinking of getting a set of Bridgestone for the front as well.

Not sure if the sway bars have been changed, the car had to be repaired after an unfortunate hedge-related incident last year (not my fault!) and the steering doesn't have the same feel as it used to so I'm not sure what was changed there.

Thanks slipsliderg as well btw, I'd be looking for a general all-round good tyre, wet or dry conditions.
Disposable Hero
Fresh Boarder
Posts: 9
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Comments? Suggestions? Register above to have your say!
 
#7015
Re:Recommended Tyres? 11 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 30
I have good year eagle F1 in 205/45x16 on the front, and Bridgestone Expedia in 245/45x16 on the rear

Previously had continentals on the rear and they were awful.

Bridgestones seem decent, but I will be going for Hankook RS2 next.
mark239
Junior Boarder
Posts: 261
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Comments? Suggestions? Register above to have your say!
 
#7017
Re:Recommended Tyres? 11 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 108
TOYO PROXES T1R A Great tyre for the money
ricky2
Expert Boarder
Posts: 1388
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Gender: Male Location: carrickfergus Birthday: 01/15
Comments? Suggestions? Register above to have your say!
 
#7251
Re:Recommended Tyres? 11 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 140
I have used Bridgestone and Yokohama both are excellent brands. I cannot remember the model but they were high up in their class. I am currently using GoodYear both front and back, they have been good so far with no scary stories to tell. Two brands that I would not recommend are Marshall and Nankang.
Marty J
Addict
Posts: 2051
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Comments? Suggestions? Register above to have your say!
 
#7252
Re:Recommended Tyres? 11 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 7
toyo proxies myself funin great tyre!!!
paryan
Junior Boarder
Posts: 157
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Comments? Suggestions? Register above to have your say!
 
#7254
Re:Recommended Tyres? 11 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 217
ricky2 wrote:
TOYO PROXES T1R A Great tyre for the money


+1 here

I bought my 2 with cheap tyres on it = very scary.

Toyos haven't let me down yet.

Apparently they are quite soft so don't last very long but I haven't noticed any major wear after 4000(ish) miles.
Spanky
boost is best...simples!!
Addict
Posts: 2325
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Gender: Male markspenceni Location: Moira, N Ireland Birthday: 04/15

_KUNENA_BBCODE_HIDEIMG
Comments? Suggestions? Register above to have your say!
 
#7323
Re:Recommended Tyres? 11 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 30
My only experience of T1-R's was on my xantia activa (Look that one up!)

They were horrendous - the sidewalls were too weak or something - because that car can corner so hard (An MR2 is a boat by comparison!), you needed stiff tyres. Because it has virtually zero body roll, a lot goes to the tyres. I had to get Michelin exaltos for it to work properly.

I've no experience of them on an MR2 though, but I do hear good reports.
mark239
Junior Boarder
Posts: 261
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Comments? Suggestions? Register above to have your say!
 
#7326
Re:Recommended Tyres? 11 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 217
mark239 wrote:
My only experience of T1-R's was on my xantia activa (Look that one up!)

They were horrendous - the sidewalls were too weak or something - because that car can corner so hard (An MR2 is a boat by comparison!), you needed stiff tyres. Because it has virtually zero body roll, a lot goes to the tyres. I had to get Michelin exaltos for it to work properly.

I've no experience of them on an MR2 though, but I do hear good reports.



On standard wheels and suspension, the Toyos are the closest you will get to what Toyota recommend. The sidewall rating is lower on the front than the rear, which can produce what feels like under-steer under acceleration on a tight turn (e.g. roundabout). I got round this by increasing the air pressure slightly ... 32-33 on the front and 36 on the rear. Seems fine now.

This is only the case with 195 on the front. The 205 (which would also fit on the standard front wheel) has a stronger rating which should flex (edit)less(edit) under standard pressures.
Spanky
boost is best...simples!!
Addict
Posts: 2325
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Gender: Male markspenceni Location: Moira, N Ireland Birthday: 04/15
Last Edit: 2010/03/31 17:07 By Spanky.

_KUNENA_BBCODE_HIDEIMG
Comments? Suggestions? Register above to have your say!
 
#7346
Re:Recommended Tyres? 11 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 30
I reckoned they'd be decent on other cars - they just didn't suit such a heavy car that could pull so much cornering g!
mark239
Junior Boarder
Posts: 261
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Comments? Suggestions? Register above to have your say!
 
#7351
Re:Recommended Tyres? 11 Years, 10 Months ago  
Spanky wrote:
ricky2 wrote:
TOYO PROXES T1R A Great tyre for the money


+1 here

I bought my 2 with cheap tyres on it = very scary.

Toyos haven't let me down yet.

Apparently they are quite soft so don't last very long but I haven't noticed any major wear after 4000(ish) miles.



I'll Second Spanky on the Toyo's, they have been around for a good while now and are on a lot of the cars at the car shows!! I had them on my Civic and had no problems at all. I also had Kingstar and they were a Budget (ish) Tyre and were just as good wet or Dry!!!
Mr2 Gal

Comments? Suggestions? Register above to have your say!
 
Go to topPage: 1