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Re: Tyre Advice - RFT or NRFT ?

Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:29 pm
by rob180bhp
marco_polo wrote:
rob180bhp wrote:
Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:08 pm
What would be the recommended rear tyre size to match
Front 8.5j with 255/35/18
Rear 9.5j ????????

Thanks

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You won't get much below a 35 profile, so nothing wider is going to match perfectly.

275/35/18 = +2.1%, which is just about acceptable (14mm bigger on diameter).
Thank you.. That was my guess as long I can find them In a decent brand I might try track semi slicks as the car is just a weekend toy now

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Re: Tyre Advice - RFT or NRFT ?

Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:33 pm
by marco_polo
Toyo should be able to supply an R888 in 275/35

Re: Tyre Advice - RFT or NRFT ?

Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:46 pm
by rob180bhp
marco_polo wrote:Toyo should be able to supply an R888 in 275/35
Toyo Ad08r or falken

All depends what matching set I find at the time

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Re: Tyre Advice - RFT or NRFT ?

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:45 am
by Danny_Boy
I have Pirelli P Zero's and cannot be happier. I couldn't stretch to the prices that Michelin want for their tyres, but the wet grip the Pirellis have is insane and dry grip is progressive.

Re: Tyre Advice - RFT or NRFT ?

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:25 pm
by Red-Eye
Thanks for the reply's, going to take the plunge very soon as slicks/rain is not good !!
If I was to go with NRF tyres what do people use as a get me home on roadside fix ?

Another question, Do the insurance company need to be contacted to say that I'm switching from RFT to NRFT, I'm with Admiral on a multi-car policy ?

Re: Tyre Advice - RFT or NRFT ?

Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:12 pm
by Twenny
Tyre weld and 12V plug in inflator for punctures and yes inform insurance company or even call them first to ensure there's no premium rise.


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Re: Tyre Advice - RFT or NRFT ?

Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:41 am
by Red-Eye
Cheers for that, Have phoned insurance and they are happy with going NRFT without a premium rise :)
Any tyre inflator anyone could recommend and where to keep it as I've no room as battery is in the boot ?!

Re: Tyre Advice - RFT or NRFT ?

Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:03 am
by marco_polo
Have a look on eBay for Tyre Mobilty Kits. Any manufacturer (Kia, Ford, or whatever) will be fine.

Or just a big can (make sure it is the big one) of Holts Tyre Weld, or two.

Re: Tyre Advice - RFT or NRFT ?

Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:50 pm
by Red-Eye
Right, I've taken the plunge MPS4 NRFT fitted 👍🏼
Next question is what pressures do people run them at ?
I have gone up a size, Front - 225/40/18(88) & Rear - 255/35/18(94)

Re: Tyre Advice - RFT or NRFT ?

Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:57 pm
by marco_polo
On a diseasil, I'd start with 35psi all round. Try that for a week, then fine tune to your liking.

Re: Tyre Advice - RFT or NRFT ?

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:38 am
by stevesurrey
Red-Eye wrote:
Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:50 pm
Right, I've taken the plunge MPS4 NRFT fitted 👍🏼
Next question is what pressures do people run them at ?
I have gone up a size, Front - 225/40/18(88) & Rear - 255/35/18(94)
Those front tyres really got a load index of 88 ?
Im not familiar with the PS4's but sounds a bit low for an XL tyre.

Re: Tyre Advice - RFT or NRFT ?

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:18 am
by Red-Eye
stevesurrey wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:38 am
Red-Eye wrote:
Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:50 pm
Right, I've taken the plunge MPS4 NRFT fitted 👍🏼
Next question is what pressures do people run them at ?
I have gone up a size, Front - 225/40/18(88) & Rear - 255/35/18(94)
Those front tyres really got a load index of 88 ?
Im not familiar with the PS4's but sounds a bit low for an XL tyre.
Your right, my fault the fronts should be 92 & not 88, rears are correct. Currently got 2.6 in front & 2.9 in rear but yet to drive anywhere until tomorrow.

Re: Tyre Advice - RFT or NRFT ?

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:31 am
by stevesurrey
Red-Eye wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:18 am
stevesurrey wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:38 am
Red-Eye wrote:
Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:50 pm
Right, I've taken the plunge MPS4 NRFT fitted 👍🏼
Next question is what pressures do people run them at ?
I have gone up a size, Front - 225/40/18(88) & Rear - 255/35/18(94)
Those front tyres really got a load index of 88 ?
Im not familiar with the PS4's but sounds a bit low for an XL tyre.
Your right, my fault the fronts should be 92 & not 88, rears are correct. Currently got 2.6 in front & 2.9 in rear but yet to drive anywhere until tomorrow.
Those pressures are rather high, especially the rears. unless u drive around with car fully loaded all the time.

Re: Tyre Advice - RFT or NRFT ?

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:35 am
by marco_polo
I didn't spot that. Can you swap the fronts for 92 XL's?

If not, 35psi isn't going to cut it, probably too little pressure in a floppy tyre. :( Maybe start at 37 or 38 all round, and increase if you need to.

Re: Tyre Advice - RFT or NRFT ?

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:24 am
by Red-Eye
Is that 37-38psi on the fronts or all round ?
First drive today to work, much better ride on the bumpy roads but felt a bit understeary in the corners, might just be down to having softer wall tyres, or the fact that still got the sealant on the surface from manufacture, well see.