Tyres for series 3 RX7

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Re: Tyres for series 3 RX7

Post by Marc S » Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:36 pm

My 323F has a list of 140 modifications, all declared to the insurers - they did ask if I could shorten the list, but I said if I declare it, you have to insure it, if I miss something, you could end up not paying a claim...so they suffered the full list :lol:
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Re: Tyres for series 3 RX7

Post by Johnnyboy » Fri Dec 23, 2011 3:10 pm

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Johnnyboy wrote: Just paid £750 for 3no 255x40 zr18 P-Zero Assimetricos for the XJR..... that's £1000 a set and I'm told that's the last I'll get at that price, they're going up again next year..... rip off!
Sitting here with nothing going on, I just had a look at Mytyres for your P-Zero Assimetricos - a snip at £237 plus fitting.......

The most interesting thing was when looking at the customer ratings in TyreTest.com - these Pirelli's have by far the best dry grip and braking scores I have ever seen awarded! - and on the other hand by far the worst scores for grip in the snow.....

I should park up until summer comes if I were you.

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Re: Tyres for series 3 RX7

Post by kenwhiteside » Thu May 10, 2018 6:50 am

Digging up an old thread as it tyre time. Stock S3 rim. The selection of 205/60r14 is still small. Current picks seem to be Khumo Escta and Nankang NS2. I read somewhere that the car actually handles better on 195/60r14 with better steering feel? There is a wider selection including some Continentials premium contacts. Any thoughts?

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Re: Tyres for series 3 RX7

Post by spirit r » Thu May 10, 2018 7:47 am

Japanese car = japanese tires
205 x 60 x 14 all around
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Re: Tyres for series 3 RX7

Post by kenwhiteside » Thu May 10, 2018 8:56 am

Can you get Proxies and Bridgestone in 205/60r14 in Germany? They only come in 195/60r14 here.

Kumho do come in 205/60r14 but I believe they are Koren :mrgreen:

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Re: Tyres for series 3 RX7

Post by A7RXY » 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.

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Re: Tyres for series 3 RX7

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Re: Tyres for series 3 RX7

Post by codge » Thu May 10, 2018 10:53 am

205 60 14 aren't on the list of tyres becoming available.

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Re: Tyres for series 3 RX7

Post by KiwiDave » Thu May 10, 2018 1:34 pm

kenwhiteside wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 6:50 am
Digging up an old thread as it tyre time. Stock S3 rim. The selection of 205/60r14 is still small. Current picks seem to be Khumo Escta and Nankang NS2. I read somewhere that the car actually handles better on 195/60r14 with better steering feel? There is a wider selection including some Continentials premium contacts. Any thoughts?
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.
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Re: Tyres for series 3 RX7

Post by KiwiDave » 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.
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