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Technical stuff => Wheels/Tyres => Topic started by: anotherdeadhero on April 10, 2014, 01:25:49 PM

Title: Volumex tyres
Post by: anotherdeadhero on April 10, 2014, 01:25:49 PM
There are a couple of tyre threads, but thought I'd start a seperate thread.

My Volumex needs new tyres all round. I'm not really after everyday tyres, nor am I really after the track day tyres my mates in the motor club seem to keep suggesting.

I was all for getting some Yoko A021rs, as I know them well from rallying. They handle broken tarmac (like we have round here) exceptionally well, but I'm concerned that as they're very soft they'll overheat and scrub very heavily on hot days.

While the Volumex will only be coming out to play on warm dry days, I do need something that isn't going to land me in the scenery if we get some drizzle or changeable road conditions.

I'm not concerned about wear - the Volumex is on a very limited mileage, and it is off to be restored in 6 months. The tyres are likely to perish before the wear out!

185s seem to be OK for me - I have power steering so the steering is plenty light enough at low speed. I'd prefer 65 or 70 profile. 14" rims obviously. I'm bewildered by the choice, which all seem to go on about fuel economy rather than perfomance.

Any suggestions?

Title: Re: Volumex tyres
Post by: HFStuart on April 10, 2014, 04:14:44 PM
Without going for the trackday tyres there's not much in the way of 'sporty' tyres available.

I use Toyo CF1 on my spider (185/65 14) and they seem to hang on pretty well and there's enough control that I can have the car moving around with confidence (in the dry at least). Perhaps a buffed set of those? Yokohama C Drive are also available. Both are cheap enough at about 60 a corner.

Other than that it's tarmac rally tyres.

Title: Re: Volumex tyres
Post by: anotherdeadhero on April 10, 2014, 05:39:48 PM
I'm rapidly coming to the same conclusion!

Thanks for the recommendations - nice to have real-world data!

Title: Re: Volumex tyres
Post by: WestonE on August 30, 2014, 02:34:33 PM
I have not check size availability but I use Yokohama AD08 with 15 inch wheels on my Supercharged and Fuel Injected Montecarlo very successfully wet or dry.