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Old Jul 22nd, 2012, 08:00 PM
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Has anyone run toyo proxy T1R;s? 205/45/17?
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I've just changed to Goodyear Eagle F1 asymmetric 2 . They didn't do the exact size but I've had 215/45/17 fitted and they are excellent.
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Making the switch!

I need to change my tyres from the Continental Run Flats now, my wife has had enough of the bumps and snatchy steering and I must say I am looking forward to not wincing every time I see a bump in the road ahead!

Thinking about either:
  • Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 in 215/45/17 (but should it be max weight 545kg or 615kg - and why is the higher cheaper )
  • Hankook Ventus V12 Evo K110 88W XL 205/45/17 or 215/45/17
Anyone got a picture of how the 215 tyres look compared to 205?

Input gratefully received!
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Anyone got a picture of how the 215 tyres look compared to 205?

Input gratefully received!

the difference is 10mm or 1cm in width..
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Yea, it is mentioned earlier in this thread I think that it makes the car looker beefier just curious if it was noticeable.
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[quote=creedR56;3838265]I need to change my tyres from the Continental Run Flats now, my wife has had enough of the bumps and snatchy steering and I must say I am looking forward to not wincing every time I see a bump in the road ahead!

above thats the same way i feel when my mrs is driving . then we found out that there was impact damage to the n/s/f suspention damaged

Anyone got a picture of how the 215 tyres look compared to 205?
going for 215/45/w17
toyo r888s only in the summer and in the winter i will put eagle f1s on for her or yokohamas
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Hi all,

Has anyone used Avon ZV5 tyres?

I want to use them to replace my goodyear excellence runflats.

I dont want runflats anymore.

Is this a good move?

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Quote: Originally Posted by chrisanipole (original)
Hi all,

Has anyone used Avon ZV5 tyres?

I want to use them to replace my goodyear excellence runflats.

I dont want runflats anymore.

Is this a good move?

Regards
Chris

I have recently had on my Cooper 'S' on the front, Goodyear Eagle run-flats.
I had Dunlop run-flats before. As Dunlop are no longer supplying these, I had to get the above tyres.

So far I have found them OK
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I'm running the stock Bridgestone potenza Non-runflats (205 40 17) on my 2010 R56 cooper s. I have to say - I like them. They're not as sticky as the huge michelins ps2s I had on my 3.0 Z3, but the mini handles really well on these bridgestones and they're wearing well too.
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Quote: Originally Posted by caesar (original)
I have recently had on my Cooper 'S' on the front, Goodyear Eagle run-flats.
I had Dunlop run-flats before. As Dunlop are no longer supplying these, I had to get the above tyres.

So far I have found them OK

Cheers! Im gonna go with replacing all 4 - to the Avon ZV5.
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Quote: Originally Posted by cjbushnell (original)
I'm running the stock Bridgestone potenza Non-runflats (205 40 17) on my 2010 R56 cooper s. I have to say - I like them. They're not as sticky as the huge michelins ps2s I had on my 3.0 Z3, but the mini handles really well on these bridgestones and they're wearing well too.

cheers for that feedback. ill consider the bridgestone next time. Cheers!
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I am looking to replace my run flats with a set of non run flats. I have an MCS with the Flamo Spoke alloys. Does anyone know what tyre sizes can be used with these rims?

I read somewhere that it is restricted to the original 205/45, but have seen no evidence to back this up. Anyone tried different tyre sizes with these rims?
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I'm using Yokohama A539 on my JCW with 17 pro race wheels.

I'm in Mallorca where it is normaly dry and I'm running quite a lot of power, grip is great! Tyre wear is too early to tell, driven once in wet and it was ok! Get rid of them run flats , car feels soooo much better without them. The only other tyre I would have gone for would have been the R888 but they have a lot less useable tread from new and they did not do the exact size as standard( police here have guns! They are very keen originality)
Hope it helps!
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Quote: Originally Posted by bellissimo (original)
I am looking to replace my run flats with a set of non run flats. I have an MCS with the Flamo Spoke alloys. Does anyone know what tyre sizes can be used with these rims?

I read somewhere that it is restricted to the original 205/45, but have seen no evidence to back this up. Anyone tried different tyre sizes with these rims?

Besides the 205/45 stock fitment, 215/40 and 215/45 are the most common replacement sizes.
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Thanks caveman. I was just a little concerned because I had read that the flame spokes (as compared to the s spokes for example) were more limited as to what size of tyre they would take...
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