Tyres for series 3 RX7

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kenwhiteside
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Re: Tyres for series 3 RX7

Post by kenwhiteside » Thu May 10, 2018 2:35 pm

You'd be better off going 195/60/14 anyway. The stock wheel is only 5.5in wide so the 195 has less lateral roll.
That is what I understand. The car is on 195/60/14 at the moment and handles well. Its a balance between the additional 10mm of tread and the sidewall flex.

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Re: Tyres for series 3 RX7

Post by A7RXY » Thu May 10, 2018 3:25 pm

KiwiDave wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 1:38 pm
A7RXY wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 9:40 am
I have Nexen CP 641 205/60 R14's on mine. They seem to hold the road well in the dry but as I don't drive mine in the wet I don't know how they would perform. Let's put it this way they are 100% better than the 15 year old Dunlops that were on there.

Dibs
They are awful in the wet. Cold + wet + hard compound = Ditchfinder.

Thanks for your kind words on my tyres ....😀 Lucky I only us it during the summer ...... :D

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Re: Tyres for series 3 RX7

Post by KiwiDave » Thu May 10, 2018 4:03 pm

A7RXY wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 3:25 pm
KiwiDave wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 1:38 pm
A7RXY wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 9:40 am
I have Nexen CP 641 205/60 R14's on mine. They seem to hold the road well in the dry but as I don't drive mine in the wet I don't know how they would perform. Let's put it this way they are 100% better than the 15 year old Dunlops that were on there.

Dibs
They are awful in the wet. Cold + wet + hard compound = Ditchfinder.

Thanks for your kind words on my tyres ....😀 Lucky I only us it during the summer ...... :D
I don't know how old my set were though. They were on the car when I purchased it. Good in the dry for me th:
1985 Sunrise Red S3 TWR
2003 Mercedes E320 CDI Estate AMG

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