Tires / tyres

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Post by GlanzaAtHeart »

I'll still probably grab the wheels because as Al said, just replace the front tyres.

The 245/45/R17 shouldn't rub I don't think, I have rolled guards both front and rear.

I'll probably put some 215, 225, or 235 with 40 profile on the fronts dependent on what I can find at a good price.

Thanks for the help guys, appreciate it. Just gotta sus them for Toyotafest now haha.
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Yokohama AD08s are back in stock in 185/60R14 for AW owners. Picked some up for the FX-GTV. Very impressed with dry grip. They will cost you $1000 a set though.

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Post by thorns »

Would that size work okay on a 6.5" rim as well? Believe standard AW11 rim is 6" wide?
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Yes, just legal.

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Post by mickeyduck »

OK here's one for ya. And I never thought I'd say this but that just shows how blown away I am.

Linglong Greenmax HP 010

Dry grip: AWesome.
Wet grip: AWesome.

My impression thus far: Potenza performance at half the price.

Threw some 185/55-14 onto pre-facelift AW rims on my youngest son's Starlet inflated to 30psi like with an AW and I can run through a twisty back-road as fast as in a Potenza'd AW, and stomp on the brakes as hard as I like in the wet and simply stop in neck-breaking fashion. Nuts.

Seriously these things are utterly astonishing and frankly I'd rate them as good as Potenzas if not perhaps even better especially in the wet.

For AW owners wanting to run OEM rims use them in 185/55-14
https://www.hyperdrive.co.nz/product/10 ... ted=251253

In this size these tyres are rated H which means they are ok to 210 kmh so on an AW with 185kmh speed cut they'd be sweet.

One thing I've not done as yet is try them on a track. I suspect they may start to melt if pushed hard on track in the dry but then so do Potenzas and it never hurts them, they still work fine while melting and also afterwards.

If your AW has 15" rims, these tyres are also made in 195/50-15 rated V which is ok to 240kmh so they'd be brilliant on road and likely also on track if they don't melt too much. You'd need to order them in and wait a few months for them to arrive as they don't tend to bring this size in. But I'd imagine you'd be as surprised as me when you try them out.

On a similar note it's been getting increasingly hard to find tyres for an SW, so here's a thought if you have 15" rims.
A set of these GreenMax HP 010 in 205/55-15 rear and 195/55-15 front may work a treat. As I say these things are amazingly sticky even in the wet so fitting them at a width like the SW originally used on 14" rims but on 15" rims may turn out to be SWeet as. Again you'd need to order them in though and wait for them to turn up.

One thing: I've had a horrible experience with the Linglong Crosswind. Managed to light them up in a V8 ute on the motorway at 100kmh trying to pass someone and found myself drifting it.. But the GreenMax HP 010 have really blown me away with their grip, both wet and dry. I would happily run them on an MR2, no question.

Couple of links and a pic:

https://en.linglong.cn/content/details53_36132.html
https://www.tyrepress.com/2017/05/lingl ... t-results/
https://www.tirebuyer.com/education/und ... scriptions
https://tiresize.com/tyre-size-calculator/
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Re: Tires / tyres

Post by Benckj »

Like you have found some off brand tyres do perform as good if not better than spec ones. I’ve had a good run with Nuetron Sports which are approx $125 for a 235/45/17. I’ve looked at the Greenmax before but yet to give them a try.

I will say that the age of tyre is a very important factor as Paul Walker would agree with if he was still alive. My personal preference is to replace tyres every 4 years even if it’s with a no name brand.
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Good info! Particularly helpful with the struggle it is to find normal brand name tyres in some of the older sizes.
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Boto Genysys

F in wet conditions

Even in slightly wet conditions, will struggle to grip in 1st gear when accelerating from an intersection in a 100km/h zone. Stopping distance x10 in wet.
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