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#1
jeremy

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Firstly the last time I had to buy a 185/55/15 was about 15 years ago and generally people were opting to use Eagle F1s or Toyo Proxies on a 195/50/15 because they were good and 195/50/15 seemed cheaper in comparison. Now I will need to buy 4 new tyres for my 205 running full 309 suspension/rear beam set up, and as such will there be enough clearance for a 195 or have costs dropped on the 185. Will only be using the car for general road use and will be doing very low annual mileage.

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185 section tyres have become quite scarce, however thankfully a Michelin Pilot Sport in a 195 50 is very cheap and a bloody good tyre, its not worth the small saving for budget things like toyo, yoko got the Parada all wrong too.

 

if its more of a trackday thing then an AD08R is not a lot more than a michelin, and performs better than an old far more expensive R888.



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Pilot Sport 3 in 185x55/15 is only AUS$172. I wouldn't call that expensive, but rather excellent value for money.



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unfortunately unavailable in that size for the European market.

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Blimey. You guys miss out on all the good tyres.

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Blimey. You guys miss out on all the good tyres everything.

 

Fixed that for you  ;)



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welshpug

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well we do have the PS3 but only in 195 50, they're around the £70 now what with brexit bollocks screwing the exchange rate (they were low £50's)


 

Fixed that for you  ;)

 

not sure the wildlife trying to kill you is a good thing Steve...



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acox99

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Goodyear efficient grip performance are available in 185 section and there A rated for the wet. I've found them a very capable tyre.

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The rubber price is going up due to short supply not really Brexit



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195x50/15 in PS3 is $158 RRP here. Much the same price as yours.



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jackherer

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I paid £230 a few months ago for four Pilot Sport 3s in 195/50. That's only AUS$389 for four. I just checked Amazon and they are £65 each now so it has gone up a little bit.



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I buy part worn PS3s off eBay for £100/set..

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Avoid t1r toyoa, got them on mine and they are aweful in the wet

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I've got a set of very very good AD08R's on a set of 15" refurbished 405 alloys, Ouragans I think they are called, correct offset for a 205, that I would sell as a whole if interested.

I've got these tyres on my 205 and also my mini, and they are great tyres.

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jeremy

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Are Uniroyal Rainsport 3 any good?

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They're pretty reasonable and work well in all conditions, atleast judging from my old Mk1 MX5 that had them fitted - not tried them on a 205.

They do wear quite quickly compared to some other tyres and the sidewalls are a little soft, but certainly they're good value given how cheaply they seemed to be available when I last looked.