View single post by gmgiltd
 Posted: 09-02-2014 05:45 pm
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Joined: 07-10-2012
Location: Whitehills , United Kingdom
Posts: 165
The original tyre size in the correct speed rating has been like trying to buy unobtanium in the UK, you can get the size but they are usually only suitable for trailers. Even 205/60's are getting scarce from any of the major manufacturers and they have a slightly smaller radius than standard. Here having an inferior speed rated tyre is enough to invalidate your insurance so it's something that should be taken into account.
I eventually got 15x6" wheels from the club store ( which allowed the fitting of bigger brakes) and use 195/55x15" R ratedPirelli P7 - very close to the original rolling radius and slightly wider and firmer than the originals. No clearance issues apart from a minor rubbing on full lock in reverse.