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#1 De Blerende Beetle

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 08:24 AM

I have to decide what size rims to use. That also depand on the tires you can choose from. There aren't much good quality tires in 13inch(beside semislick). So maybe I am gonna decide for 15inch.

Which tires would you suggest for 13" or 15"?

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 08:59 AM

Are you looking for road tyres only or track tyres?

You can get a greater selection of both road and track tyres for 7" rims which is what a lot of the bike enigned boys use.

My opinion on 15" rims is - they look wrong, but thats just my opinion.

Here are the ones that I know about for 7" rims, I am sure there are more out there -

Road Tyres:

Continental (195/45)
Falken (185/60)
Yoko (175/50)

Track Tyres:

Toyo R888(185/60)
Yoko A048(175/50)

have a look on Camskills website: Camskills

Edited by cptkirk, 19 May 2010 - 09:01 AM.


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Posted 19 May 2010 - 05:02 PM

Get in touch with Poly-patje, he has his ride on 15".......

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 09:44 PM

Are you looking for road tyres only or track tyres?

You can get a greater selection of both road and track tyres for 7" rims which is what a lot of the bike enigned boys use.

My opinion on 15" rims is - they look wrong, but thats just my opinion.

Here are the ones that I know about for 7" rims, I am sure there are more out there -

Road Tyres:

Continental (195/45)
Falken (185/60)
Yoko (175/50)

Track Tyres:

Toyo R888(185/60)
Yoko A048(175/50)

have a look on Camskills website: Camskills



Road tyres what I am looking for. 7''? Don't you mean 13''?

I just found the tyres I am looking for, the Yokohama ad08...but they are not in stock. :D

Edited by De Blerende Beetle, 20 May 2010 - 09:59 PM.


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Posted 20 May 2010 - 09:56 PM

Road tyres what I am looking for. 7''? Don't you mean 13''?


No no, hes talking about the width e.g. 13 x 7s...

How about the Yoko A539s?

I've got them fitted to two of my Minis and can't fault them.

Edited by Twincam, 20 May 2010 - 09:57 PM.


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Posted 20 May 2010 - 10:09 PM

I mean 13x7 or 15x7...both Team Dynamics Race Pro 1.2.

I want to use the car on the road and in the dry semi slicks like the R888 or V70A are perfect...untill you come across some wet surface. :D That's why I think I am better of using the best non-trackday-tyres and they are only available in 15inch.

So I really like to know if anybody has usedthe semi-slicks on the road in the wet?

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Posted 21 May 2010 - 07:16 AM

Are you looking for road tyres only or track tyres?

You can get a greater selection of both road and track tyres for 7" rims which is what a lot of the bike enigned boys use.

My opinion on 15" rims is - they look wrong, but thats just my opinion.

Here are the ones that I know about for 7" rims, I am sure there are more out there -

Road Tyres:

Continental (195/45)
Falken (185/60)
Yoko (175/50)

Track Tyres:

Toyo R888(185/60)
Yoko A048(175/50)

have a look on Camskills website: Camskills



Road tyres what I am looking for. 7''? Don't you mean 13''?

I just found the tyres I am looking for, the Yokohama ad08...but they are not in stock. :D


My Bad, yes I did mean 13x7, I was thinking too far ahead about width of wheel to what tyre you can fit.

If 15" is the way then go for it.

I havent driven on track tyres in the wet so cant comment, I heard that they arent to bad until you hit stnding water then they are rubbish.

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 08:58 PM

I had toto r888 on my road car very good all round as long as and use them all year round loads off grip in the wet they don't like standing water just have to keep 2 hands on the wheel and pray haha 15" will look crap never go bigger then 13" on a mini id love a z cars on 10" on mb racing wheels don't think the brakes would cope

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 02:58 PM

Are you looking for road tyres only or track tyres?

You can get a greater selection of both road and track tyres for 7" rims which is what a lot of the bike enigned boys use.

My opinion on 15" rims is - they look wrong, but thats just my opinion.

Here are the ones that I know about for 7" rims, I am sure there are more out there -

Road Tyres:

Continental (195/45)
Falken (185/60)
Yoko (175/50)

Track Tyres:

Toyo R888(185/60)
Yoko A048(175/50)

have a look on Camskills website: Camskills



Road tyres what I am looking for. 7''? Don't you mean 13''?

I just found the tyres I am looking for, the Yokohama ad08...but they are not in stock. :)


My Bad, yes I did mean 13x7, I was thinking too far ahead about width of wheel to what tyre you can fit.

If 15" is the way then go for it.

I havent driven on track tyres in the wet so cant comment, I heard that they arent to bad until you hit stnding water then they are rubbish.



what compound did you order? im thinking of getting some r888's now :proud:


http://www.camskill....1506s4429p57414

or

http://www.camskill....1506s4429p57415

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 06:14 AM

Are you looking for road tyres only or track tyres?

You can get a greater selection of both road and track tyres for 7" rims which is what a lot of the bike enigned boys use.

My opinion on 15" rims is - they look wrong, but thats just my opinion.

Here are the ones that I know about for 7" rims, I am sure there are more out there -

Road Tyres:

Continental (195/45)
Falken (185/60)
Yoko (175/50)

Track Tyres:

Toyo R888(185/60)
Yoko A048(175/50)

have a look on Camskills website: Camskills



Road tyres what I am looking for. 7''? Don't you mean 13''?

I just found the tyres I am looking for, the Yokohama ad08...but they are not in stock. :thumbsup:


My Bad, yes I did mean 13x7, I was thinking too far ahead about width of wheel to what tyre you can fit.

If 15" is the way then go for it.

I havent driven on track tyres in the wet so cant comment, I heard that they arent to bad until you hit stnding water then they are rubbish.



what compound did you order? im thinking of getting some r888's now :D


http://www.camskill....1506s4429p57414

or

http://www.camskill....1506s4429p57415



I ordered medium compund and have found them to be fine in the dry, dont ask what their like in the wet as I dont intend to find out - not so much a chicken ******* more dont fancy the clean up job and promotion of rust.

One thing I would say negative about them is that the sidewall is a bit flimsy and if your going to move up to 60 profile tyres from a smaller profile you will notice the difference. My plan is to wear the rears out on mine and replace with the 225/45 R888's, this should make the rear more stable as it'll drop the rear considerably and the tyre roll will be reduced. I am happy with the performance from the front tyres at this time but will be trying different tyres in the future just to see what they are like.

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Posted 29 December 2010 - 05:17 AM

I am confused for all responses..

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 08:03 PM

just looking into this again as i am needing a rear pair. i have found that toyo r888 225/45/13 's are quite a bit cheeper now, but i have concerns that they are too wide for 7 inch wide wheels.
does anyone have any experience with these tyres?
on another question do you have any idea about 8" wide wheels? what off-set do you buy for a zcars mini?

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 09:56 AM

just looking into this again as i am needing a rear pair. i have found that toyo r888 225/45/13 's are quite a bit cheeper now, but i have concerns that they are too wide for 7 inch wide wheels.
does anyone have any experience with these tyres?
on another question do you have any idea about 8" wide wheels? what off-set do you buy for a zcars mini?


Toyo quotes 7-7.5-8inch for this tyre

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 03:43 PM

just looking into this again as i am needing a rear pair. i have found that toyo r888 225/45/13 's are quite a bit cheeper now, but i have concerns that they are too wide for 7 inch wide wheels.
does anyone have any experience with these tyres?
on another question do you have any idea about 8" wide wheels? what off-set do you buy for a zcars mini?


I have 8" wheels on my rear and my offset from the rim to the back of the centre hub is 92mm, what that offset is I am unsure but hopefully that'll point you in the right direction.

Where are you looking to buy tires from as if they are a bit cheaper now I might purchase some myself....

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 07:28 PM

just looking into this again as i am needing a rear pair. i have found that toyo r888 225/45/13 's are quite a bit cheeper now, but i have concerns that they are too wide for 7 inch wide wheels.
does anyone have any experience with these tyres?
on another question do you have any idea about 8" wide wheels? what off-set do you buy for a zcars mini?


I have 8" wheels on my rear and my offset from the rim to the back of the centre hub is 92mm, what that offset is I am unsure but hopefully that'll point you in the right direction.

Where are you looking to buy tires from as if they are a bit cheaper now I might purchase some myself....




well i thought i found a link that was about £40 less than i found a while back...

http://www.camskill....d=m12b99s3739p0

seems to be £108 inc vat instead of the same tyre at 145 inc vat...

http://www.camskill....1506s4429p57418

. hmmm




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