Noob Question On Tyres
Posted 08 April 2013 - 12:10 PM
This maybe down to me putting the last lotus i had through a brick wall,!! whenever i go round a corner or an island with anything like a little power i feel the back end wants to slide? just feels like i have loads more grip and confidence is the company seat leon,
the rear tyres do look like they need replacing, not much tread in the centre. which leads me to the next question. car is an s2 111s what tyres have other owners got on, not bothered about winter, summer, racing etc just new tyres that wont let me feel like i'm going to bin another lotus.
thanks in advance
Posted 08 April 2013 - 01:29 PM
Jody recently had a set of toyo R1r's which he was raving about.
Toyo t1rs are another popular choice however I find they have flexible side walls .
What goes on tour, stays on tour Alex. The first rule of the breakfast club.... :-)
Posted 08 April 2013 - 02:14 PM
Posted 08 April 2013 - 03:14 PM
I'd also agree to get your geo checked, this can transform the characteristic of a car, just let them know how you want it to drive.
Posted 08 April 2013 - 03:19 PM
Posted 08 April 2013 - 03:40 PM
But they all slide at the back in the wet.
Posted 08 April 2013 - 04:00 PM
If geo ok then I get new tyres will geo need re doing?
Posted 08 April 2013 - 04:33 PM
I would go for factory standard settings from what you have said :
Oh and as R.I.B has suggested the Continental contact sport tyres are very good in the wet so a great road tyre IMO. You will have to put 195 wide on the front but they will fit your rims.
Edited by russelld, 08 April 2013 - 04:34 PM.
Posted 08 April 2013 - 04:38 PM
I find the bridgestone re040s and re050s are dreadful when they are worn down almost to the legal limit. Mine was doing that back end sliding at surprisingly low speeds thing when my last set were on their way out but a new set transformed it.
I put Bridgestone re040s on in vx 220 spec as these were the closest thing I could get to oem. If you read up on the development of the s2 elise these tyres were developed by the lotus ride and handling guys in conjunction with Bridgestone. They wanted a safe tyre that was particularly good in the wet, which is exactly what I want for road use.
The cost just under a ton a tyre.
Make sure your pressures are right and get the geo checked as others have said, too.
Posted 08 April 2013 - 06:19 PM
At he moment have Bridgestone potenza re040 175/55 r16. At the front
225/45 r17 at the rear
Posted 08 April 2013 - 06:25 PM
Also if you increased the rear width that would give you more rear and less front grip.
Posted 08 April 2013 - 06:35 PM
At the moment have Bridgestone potenza re040 175/55 r16. At the front
225/45 r17 at the rear
How much should the geo set me back
Edited by Acehole, 08 April 2013 - 06:37 PM.
Posted 08 April 2013 - 07:04 PM
Posted 08 April 2013 - 07:39 PM
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