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tim leech


Post by tim leech » Tue Dec 20, 2005 3:16 pm

Hi guys,

I have recently fitted a set of 185/60x14 wheels and tyres (off a 8v Gti) to my 19TZD, the tyres are all rather shoddy but I can get a set of 4 new budgets for £90inc fitted at work, or for £100inc I can get 195/60x 14s same as those fitted to a 16v, I know they fit under the wheelarches as my TXd has 16v wheels on it.

Will the bigger tyres be ok on the steel rims do you think, as its only one size up? for £10 extra it seems a bargain and make it look a bit more sporty lol and obviously grip better too!

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Post by mnde » Tue Dec 20, 2005 3:31 pm


What do you mean by shoddy? If they have a good amount of tread on, why not treat them to some tyre black if they're looking tired.

I don't understand this quest for more grip by going for budget wider tyres. This width to grip ratio has been argued on another thread. It doesn't necessarily follow that you will achieve more grip, unless they are like Continentals...

If it were me, I'd save my 100 quid, unless the tyres are bald.

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Post by tim leech » Tue Dec 20, 2005 3:37 pm

The ones on it are remoulds then 2 unknown brands! and are starting to crack, right mix and match!

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Post by Ian_Fearn » Tue Dec 20, 2005 6:40 pm

Go to Costco in Derby Tim and pick up 4 brand new Michelins for not a lot more!
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Post by cavmad » Tue Dec 20, 2005 7:05 pm

Tim, have a word with Ken by p.m. It`s possible he may be able to help you if you mention BX alloy wheels/tyres.
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