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undertoe

R32 GTS T advice on rims and tyres please.

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Hi,

I have a R32 GTS T type M with the stock rims and I need new tyres. What is the best tyre size for the stock rims? I find the rear could do with better grip. If i went for replacement rims what do people recommend on a budget?

 

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6.5" wide wheels? 205/55 is standard. Can run 225/50 as it is exactly the same rolling diameter, and only ever so slightly on the too wide side for the rim width. 215/55 is slightly taller, will also work if you can find it.

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1 hour ago, undertoe said:

Thanks for the reply mate, what are some decent tyres that are good value?

This depends on what you use for car for, weather conditions and how long you expect a tyre to last

Remember that the only thing stopping you from crashing is that small patch of tread

Compromises are sometimes made

Some high performance tyres are rubbish in the wet

 

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2 hours ago, undertoe said:

Thanks for the reply mate, what are some decent tyres that are good value?

I dunno. It's been >10 years since I've tried to put tyres onto a stock 32 wheel. In my size, 235/45-17, I am using Hankook RS4, which are a very decent street tyre that only need to be warmed up a little bit to come good. If I wasn't using those, I'd be using Yoko AD08R, which are still my favourite tyre of the last 10 years. If I was rich I'd probably be using Michi PS4S.

If you're not fussy, then the Bridgestone RE003 is the easy choice. I wasn't impressed by them though. Very indifferent tyre with no outstanding points of performance at all.

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Just remember 225/50/R16 tyres have MASSIVE sidewalls. I have a mate with a BMW who ended up having to go to AD08R because they make a 225/45/R16 which was way more suitable.

Good tyre though, have had them everywhere, and good for anything on the road and journeyman track days!

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Potenza. I run the RE71R on my street car, it's fine. I guess they don't last as long as the RE004, but that's not as good a tyre as already stated above. 

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The sidewall on the 225/50 is actually 0.25mm smaller than the standard 205/55

112.5 vs 112.75, if my math is right

I like sidewall, our roads are shit

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Your maths and GTSBoy's maths is right. I just have PTSD about those tyres fitting on another car. Given we're talking about skylines and skyline stock rims on a skyline and stock skyline rolling diamater this is all hunky dory good to go.

Still look like 4 drag tyres though 😛

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38 minutes ago, Kinkstaah said:

Still look like 4 drag tyres though 😛

225/50 is stock 32 GTR size. Are you ragging on Teh GTR??!!!??

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Okay okay, I stand corrected, they look pretty baloony on a 1979 E21 320i! They look fine as an OEM tyre on an OEM car designed for this (and not for stock 13's)!

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