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 Post subject: tyres and tellydials technical info needed
PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 7:36 pm 
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my 924 has 195 65 r 15 tyres on tellydials. Firstly can i put 205's on these rims without buggering up the handeling. What are good tyres to put cos it needs 4 new ones

Secondly tyre pressures it stated that they should be 36 rear and 29psi front but the fella who had it before had 40psi in it i let them down last nite and now it seams to handle much worse what is the best pressure for them i have only had it a week so am still experimenting

Have sent the cheque off today to become a member of the club so you will be seeing more of me

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 Post subject: Re: tyres and tellydials technical info needed
PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 9:48 pm 
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205s should be fine, its only an extra 10mm.

Tyres is a very subjective topic IMHO. One one person swears by, the next person slates. All sorts of variables too. How much you have to spend, what you need them to do, are you a sporty driver or just a commuter. Do you need them for wet or dry use, how long do you need them to last.
I got a complete set of Marangoni's fitted for less than £100 and they are fine, but then I am not boy racer.

Can't speak for the S but the n/a quoted pressures seem to be far too low. I had mine set to the "correct" pressures and it sounded like a tortured cat on the 'ring last year. Putting an extra 4psi in all round has sorted the noise and make sit feel better too. Try experimenting and see what works for you. Just remember that the higher your tyre pressures, the less grip you have on the road.


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 Post subject: Re: tyres and tellydials technical info needed
PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 12:24 am 
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205/60 is a good size on the 15 inch wheels, and it's what I've got - also it's a very common size, cheap and easy to find nowadays (wasn't quite the case when I first got the car). Mine have about 32psi in them and it seems reasonably good.

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 Post subject: Re: tyres and tellydials technical info needed
PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 8:42 am 
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Tyres are very subjective as Tux says - you will have to experiment. I had Yokohama's 205/60 all round @ 35f 30r psi on my teledials and they superb, tried and tested at the ring and Bruntingthorp. the wear pattern on them was also spot on. I now have Continental (same size) supercontact which funny enough is the reccomended oem tread. I have had them on for a while now and I hate them. In fact I am thinking of biting the bullet and splashing out on Yoko's again.

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 Post subject: Re: tyres and tellydials technical info needed
PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 10:25 am 
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The tyre pressures you quote are correct for the S I run mine at that and they run fine but like all rear wheel drive cars in the wet you will soon find out if the pressures are for your type of driving ;-) ;-) ;-)

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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 10:33 am 
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marangonis!!!!!!and you were calling my ling longs :lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 6:49 pm 
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Mr Broadsider wrote:
marangonis!!!!!!and you were calling my ling longs :lol: :lol:

:lol: :lol: :lol:
When I was at college one of my class mates had a Mk2 Cortina with a set of 'Flung Dung's on! Made in China! He really did take some ribbing over those!

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 Post subject: Re: tyres and tellydials technical info needed
PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 8:10 pm 
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flung dungs like the sound of them where do you get em from i bet there just as good as the rest of the sh**t that comes from china

but thanks for all the tips will try 205 60 15's definatly better with a bit more pressure tho im going to try a set of kumho ecsta's my mum has got them on 911 and rates them better that any other and there a good price :grin:

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 Post subject: Re: tyres and tellydials technical info needed
PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 8:22 pm 
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Mr Broadsider wrote:
marangonis!!!!!!and you were calling my ling longs :lol: :lol:


Oi! Don't knock it, they are made by Pirelli! :lol:

Anyway I didn't "call" your Ling Longs, I merely asked where one procure such a tyre. :whistle: Honest!








Oh all right, I just find the name comical! :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: tyres and tellydials technical info needed
PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 1:31 pm 
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Phil, we didn't call your tyres Ling Longs .... that was what they really called :lol:

Mind you, my Argentine beauties are called "Fate" .... and if I hit a tree I will know why!

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