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Need 215/45/20. Which ones to go for?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Dr House, 8 Jun 2020.

  1. Dr House

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    I had my tyres slashed again At work. 2 weeks ago I put a set of 4S on the back when they were slashed.

    The only options I can find for the front are

    Goodyear Efficient grip Performance

    Continental ContiEcoContact 6

    Bridgestone, Potenza S001,
    Tecopia, Turanza Ecopia


     
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  2. theone8181

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    Not that related, but is it a flash car, did you annoy someone? Type of car might also help decide what tyres best, 215/45 on a 20 seems small.
     
  3. Chris1712

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    i8 I guess? How wides the rim? Could you go a bit wider with less profile maybe.

    I’d be tempted by the Conti, none of the options are great but at least they’re cheap.
     
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  4. Dr House

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    It’s a i8.

    probably a patient but not idea.

    Stock is
    215/45/20
    245/40/20

    I heard people have gone to
    245/40/20
    275/35/20

    But I have no idea what this would do to the handling
     
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  5. Chris1712

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    Similar problem with the 4C, fronts are very narrow. I’d say it would be improved overall, but that’s 3cm wider so depends what the rim width is whether they’d fit properly. Diameter is close enough to not mess anything up.

    You can get PS4S in that size though, so a matching set . I’d say it’s worth it if you drive in a sporting manner often, wider fronts with better compound will be an improvement.
     
  6. Dr House

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    i wonder if 245/40/20 round would be a bad idea?
     
  7. Simon

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    How wide are the wheels? 275 wide sounds crazy if people doing that. Can’t be safe
     
  8. ShiWarrior

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    off topic

    If your tyres are being slashed every two weeks, i hope you have a camera set-up in your car ?
    i would get one of those indoor cameras (battery powered ones) and put that on your dash in one corner
     
  9. Rroff

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    I've not used that particular model of the Turanza but I found them epic in actual wet conditions but vague and heavy if it is actually dry - like dry enough to be dusty. Fuel economy not as good as the claims and noisier than they should be really - not badly so but you can hear the difference.

    Fortunately I did many many miles of A roads in the pouring rain at the start of the year so they kind of paid for themselves as they are actually really really good in the wet but I wouldn't have put them on otherwise.

    As someone mentioned above - out of those I would probably go with the Continentals.
     
  10. ShiWarrior

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    does this help ?

     
  11. Dr House

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    Yah Im going to, to be honest, I don't really know but it may be a patinet that I ****** off, I had one arrested for asulting me so could be him. No idea really, but I will get a dash cam.

    7.5 and 8.5 I think

    Thanks for the above link, ShiWarrior, I would love to have Pilot 4S all round but they dont make them in my size at the front.
     
  12. IAmATeaf

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    I'd get a cam setup to cover the area where you park, dashcam in parking mode might capture something if it triggers but then again if it's pointing front and back and the person arrives from the side you might get nothing.
     
  13. jigger

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    I think the chances are it would ruin the handling. I’d fit the best performing correct size tyres.
     
  14. Dr House

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    Ok went from Stock
    215/45/20
    245/40/20

    To P4S.
    245/40/20
    275/35/20

    Night and day difference in handling. I’m very pleased with the upgrade.
     
  15. Diagro

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    Did you at least set up a camera at work?
     
  16. Dr House

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    nop. Just took a different car for a few weeks.
     
  17. Havana_UK

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    275 is a really wide tyre for an 8.5 in rim. For reference, on the F80 M3 with the same width rear it's on a 10in rim, and 255 tyres on a 9in rim on the front!
     
  18. Simon

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    Yeh I was worried going 275 on 9.5s.
    Don’t they look a bit ballooned?
     
  19. Sindri

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    275/35/20 tyres shouldn't be fitted on anything less than a 9 inch rim, surprised the garage fitted them for you.