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Post by Clueless1 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:07 pm

Hi, I’ve just bought a set of 100x4, 6x15” BBS alloys for my SS1. Will I need to make any ‘adjustments’ to the arches? Also what’s the best size tyres for them, something a bit sticky would help too.
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Post by scimjim » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:24 pm

What offset are they?

What do you want from your tyres, road, track, wet, dry or a compromise?


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Post by Clueless1 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:38 pm

Don’t know the offset, how do I measure it? Tyres will be mainly for road use, but I do tend to be hard on my tyres 😁 The ones on my everyday car, C Max 2.0 tdci, usually last around 8,000 miles.


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Post by philhoward » Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:46 pm

Offset is usually marked one them - ET35 for example.


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Post by Clueless1 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:09 pm

Haven’t picked them up yet so will look then.


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Post by Dcrosby13 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:11 pm

Are these from Warrington?


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Post by Clueless1 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:46 pm

No, Bristol.


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Post by scimjim » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:11 pm

Clueless1 wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:38 pm
Tyres will be mainly for road use, but I do tend to be hard on my tyres 😁 The ones on my everyday car, C Max 2.0 tdci, usually last around 8,000 miles.
I think my Avon ZV7 have done 16000 mainly motorway miles (on a C class estate) and have great dry/wet grip. You’ll possibly be limited slightly by size but I’d go for a harder compound for all round on-road performance v cost v longevity.


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Post by Coupe Racing » Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:40 am

Can't see type and brand being that relevant to be honest .
I have had Continental 3 on BMW and Quashqai
I managed 20000 on the BMW and 46000 on the Quashai so I feel that different cars and diffetent geometry will give different results .
Therefore base your choice on the following in no particular order :
Noise
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Post by Clueless1 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:04 am

My C Max came with Continentals as original fitment, they lasted 8,000 miles but gripped well. I’ve used numerous different brands but I’ve found Nexen quite good for a cheap tyre. I’m on about the 10th set of front tyres now with 90,000 on the clock.
The SS won’t be doing mega miles but I wouldn’t mind having a go at sprinting etc every now and again.


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Post by Roger Pennington » Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:03 pm

Clueless1 wrote:
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but I wouldn’t mind having a go at sprinting etc every now and again.
In that case I think you're probably going to need to make sure that you choose a tyre from the MSA List (if roadgoing, probably list 1A, though a compie will be better able to advise in detail :) )


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Post by Corky » Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:39 pm

Rainsport 3 are very popular with sprinters, and they do last pretty well in a light car like the SS1. In fact the winner of this year’s Classic Marques championship won with them on his supercharged MX5.

Quite an endorsement. And they’re very cheap too.


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Post by Roger Pennington » Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:49 pm

And I hope that's right, having just replaced my T1Rs (which were at the end of their life from the point of view of age and wear, as well as having a screw in one of them!), with a set of RS3s! :lol: Too early really to comment on the relative merits etc yet


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Post by philhoward » Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:50 pm

Having had both Uniroyal Rainsport and Rainexpert tyres in the past on various cars, and trying the Rainsport 3's on scimjims racer at the test day, they seem a very good tyre - inspire confidence with good feedback and grip. They last as well as any other premium brand (direct comparison with Bridgestone/Continental) on the daily driver as well (20,000 miles front/40,000 miles rear on a VW group FWD is pretty good going). Premium performance at mid-rage/budget money.


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Post by Dcrosby13 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:46 pm

I have rain sport 3's on mine too, they are a great tyre but I found after a few consecutive runs at Curborough they overheated and the tread blocks became squishy. That being said they are very impressive for a cheap road tyre.


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