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Hi chaps... just signed up so this is my first (and hopefully NOT my first stupid) postwavey.gif 

Sorry if this was asked elsewhere but couldn't find anything...

1. Found some good deals online for T1Rs but some say "re-inforced side-wall for better road-holding" next to them...are these suitable, or are all T1Rs (that fit S1 Elises) re-inforced by default ?

2. I have 185/55/R15s on the front and only really need one tyre, but the cost of two 195/50/R15s isn't much greater than the cost of one 185. Is there any difference in handling (wet and dry) in putting 195s on please ?

Cheers...any help would be gratefully received.driving.gif

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There's no harm putting an extra 10mm on the tyres, I've done that front and rear on mine and you will get slightly more grip. I did fit new suspension at the same time and had the geo adjusted to take all of this into account. There will be a difference in the rolling circumference (an extra 4-5 mm per revolution) too so the speedo will be slightly out, again not by much, perhaps 1-1.5 mph. 

 

T1-R's aren't bad tyres, but they're not the best you can fit. Depends on what you're after really :)

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Thanks for getting back to me Bibs

 

I've had the car for 8 years now and got rid of the Pirellis immediately so have always had T1Rs on it. I only use it for the road (and I reach my limits before the tyres do...usually !! )...never been tracked so I didn't want to fork out for Yokos etc. I found the Toyos very good in some of the La Sarthe storms of previous years too...but I don't jump in for a blast if it's already raining at home.

 

I can get 185s for £48 each or £91/pair and 195s for £36 ea or £75/pair (delivered but not fitted)...which surprised me but it seems 185s are less common.

 

Do you know anything about the "re-inforced" wording that I mentioned ? I think it was on Tyresonyourdrive (or similar)...I noticed some of the adverts had "XL" on them too.

 

Cheers for the info.

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Welcome to TLF Chris. :welcome:

You should duck over to the Introductions section and say hi in there as well. :)

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All we know is that when they stop making this, we will be properly, properly sad.Jeremy Clarkson on the Esprit.

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For forum issues, please contact one of the Moderators. (I'm not one of the elves anymore, but I'll leave the link here)

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