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Post by swoakes » Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:02 pm

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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.
The winner of CM runs rainsports but he had them cut down to 4mm tread block height


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Post by philhoward » Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:05 pm

swoakes wrote:
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Dcrosby13 wrote:
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.
The winner of CM runs rainsports but he had them cut down to 4mm tread block height
Darryl took the other way of getting the tread depth down - trying to wear out the Curborough tarmac at the same time :lol:


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Post by Dcrosby13 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:50 pm

:lol:


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Post by Clueless1 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:56 pm

Right, I’ve picked up the alloys and the numbers on the back read; 433ET45, 6Jx15. I’m betting that they won’t fit my SS1 😩


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Post by Dcrosby13 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:07 pm

Standard is 28 so I think at 45 that means they will be 17mm further inwards so there might be clearance issues.


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Post by Dcrosby13 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:08 pm

Having said that they are only 6j


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Post by philhoward » Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:33 pm

So only need 12-15mm spacers...


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Post by Clueless1 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:22 pm

Thanks all. If I go ahead and fit them, with spacers, would I have to flare the wings? And what size tyres should I fit?


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Post by scimjim » Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:01 pm

I suspect you will need longer wheel studs too?


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Post by Ford » Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:45 pm



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Post by Clueless1 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:45 pm

Thanks Ford, really useful link. I currently have ti wheels on but fancied the look of the BBS ones. Unsure now what colour to paint them!


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