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Post by Geraint SabreGTCse5 » Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:11 am

I have a set of 15 wolfrace alloys to fit to GTC... when I find enthusiasm to finish polishing them :oops: looking at the old tyres (in age not usage!) they are 205 60 15 ... and 195 65 15, the tyres on my middlebridge alloys fitted to a 5 are 195 65 15.

Any suggestions as to which would be the appropriate size to fit before I order something wrong....again?

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Post by scimjim » Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:25 am

I have 205/60R15 on 8 ball, they’ll catch on full lock even with spacers. 195/65R15 are only a few mm different in height/radius just not as wide. I think I had 195/55R15 on my GTC with middlebrighe alloys but it was also slightly lowered.


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Post by oilrag » Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:58 am

I have 195/60/15 on my GTC on middlebridge wheels,lowered 35mm . :w


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Post by peter freeman » Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:23 am

I use rain experts 195x65x15 on our MB and 195x60x15 on the MB wheels fitted to our Coupe - just depends on which are closer to your original diameter I would think.



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Post by Geraint SabreGTCse5 » Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:19 pm

peter freeman wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:23 am
I use rain experts 195x65x15 on our MB and 195x60x15 on the MB wheels fitted to our Coupe - just depends on which are closer to your original diameter I would think.
thanks every one I don't really know what the original spec of the GTC tyre or its diameter is to be honest....every set of wheels I have here has a different size tyre on them ... the two handbooks I have quote different tyre sizes and 15" wheels wasn't an option back in the day!


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Post by Roger Pennington » Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:23 pm

The one thing you haven't mentioned, which is quite important, is how wide the wheels are. I use 205/55VRx15 (Toyo Proxes T1R) on the Yellow Peril and I like them a lot. However, that's on 7 inch wheels. Originally I had them on Middlebridge wheels, which are 6 inch width - I would suggest that on that width 195 will be a better option (as was standard on the MB anyway), you'll get better control due to the more upright sidewalls. I could feel the difference when I chaged from 6in to 7in.


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Post by Geraint SabreGTCse5 » Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:18 pm

Roger they are 6" wheels so it looks like 195 65 15 will need to be ordered


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