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Hi,

Needing to pick folks brains on tyres. I recently bought Toyos CF2 Proxes 185/60/13 with a view to fitting them to a 8J rim.

I have 7J steel rims on the car with a second set of 8J alley cats. The spare wheel is also a 8" alley cat, came fitted with a Nankang 185/60/13 tyre - Looks good! Not stretched at all. I tried the Toyo on the 8J rim and was well stretched!!! So decided against it and fitted them to my steel rims instead. I did read afterwards on the net that the Toyos are a narrower tyre compared to others :( News to me...

Is the likes of Yokohama/Falken a wider tyre. Or any other makes that you recommend? Think I might be struggling to fit a wider tyre on the rear (Mk2 Escort).

 

Thanks,, Allan 

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The minimum yo need to be putting on an 8" rim is a 205 otherwise it's pointless putting 8" rims on. Stretching tyres does them no good or for the handling of the car. A car will handle better and ride better with narrower rims with the correct tyres on.

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Yeah people say 205 works well. Does anyone know if 205s will clear mk2 standard arches on a 8J Alley cat?

I just can't get my head round the fact that my spare tyre Nankang 611 185/60/13 on a 8J rim does not looked stretched! It must be a lot wider a tyre compared to other brands! Shame it is no good in terms of performance. Think I'll look at fitting 205s. Thing is others have stated that 185s are fine, even for track use. Like I say, maybe some other brands are a better fit.

Who knows! Lottery choosing tyres!

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100% no chance of 8s with 205 tyres under std arches. Some people experience problems with 7" shod with 185/50s

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1 hour ago, colr6 said:

100% no chance of 8s with 205 tyres under std arches. Some people experience problems with 7" shod with 185/50s

Thanks, just the info I was needing, There is plenty clearance on mine with 185/60s on the 7". I'm going to fit the 8" spare on later, see what clearance there is, will take a pic.

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Tried on the 8J alley cats, sticks out pretty far past the arch! I think I would need to run a stretched tyre, not for me thanks! The previous owner ran 175/50s on them! 

The Nankang definitely appears to be a wide tyre but not got good reviews in wet weather, so so in the dry. Stick with the Toyos on my steelez for now The car drives so much better on the 185/60s compared to the 175/50s that were on it when I bought it.

Pic coming of 185/60/13 Nankang 611 on 8J.

 

 

 

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