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Old 21-06-2004   #1
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Abarth Alloys and New Tyres

The front wheels will need a new set of rubber soon. I really don't want to fork out a LARGE chunk of ££'s for some 175/50/R14 Goodyear NCT3 or Pirelli P6000 (Goodyear have stopped making the 175/50 R14 tyres) - is there any other sizes that will go on to a Seicento Abarth Alloy 'safely' and without effecting rolling radius and speedo?

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185/50/r14's will go on, i've had them on mine before and it doesn't seem to cause any problems. but there not that much cheaper from what i've seen

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:) thanks :), are they on the front, Im thinkning of putting the rear 175's on the front and the 185's on the back, look better with a bit of wider tyre on the back :D

Now time to get some prices... - BTW (Fastfit places want to charge around £75 before doing price matching for the 175's - but will sell for £50-55)

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the cheapest i've seen for any decent brand 185/50's is £40

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Thats better than the £75 quote I got from "slow"-fit for a replacement tyre cus they didn't want to plug a hole in the tyre.. Got another garage to do it. If it saves me money, Im happy - did you have yokos on dawozere?

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nah I had some nankang exp's or something(spellin is prob wrong on) not for the brand, more for the fact they were 'rim protector' ones and my mum drives my car a lot so i didn't want scrapes all down the ally's! You can get 175/50's for about £50 from mytyres.com, but u have to get them fitted & balanced (doesn't normally cost more than a fiver)

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Hmm, my Cinq's running 2 Nankang EX500's on the front. Theyre fun in wet conditions. :D I managed to take it partially sideways around a roundabout by being a bit over enthusiastic. Also, I slid over a speedbump, I wasnt braking hard or going particularly fast (I think), but they werent particularly obliging in terms of grip that day!!

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i love my Nankangs!:D

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I never said I didnt like them....:)

That was great fun!!:D[}:)]

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the nankangs I had on felt a lot more grippy than the Pirelli's I've had on it? maybe mine were a different model line or something? they were the ones that stick out a bit to protect the alloy

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nankangs.. any rough price on a 185 ones?

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I paid £35 a corner then fitting (which I got done at a local station for £10 for 2 wheels) but that was a while back, just been on mytyres.com and there not even listing them now :(

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To think about it, £70 is better than £150 that I was quoted, can you state the vavles remain in the rim, those places rip them out and charge you for them, no need to replace them if they are okay.

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The place I went to gave me new valves anyway and I didn't think £5 a wheel was too bad for a new valve, trye swap and balancing. Worth taking into account that u'll need to dispose of ur old tyres, some places even charge for that these days!

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Re: Abarth Alloys and New Tyres

Quick follow up on this subject, my front tyres are 185/50/r14 continentals and on the rear are 175/50/r14 Pirelli's P???? anyway, I only noticed my front tyres were bigger when I was washing the car, anyway i was wondering if this makes any difference. Also the continental tyres look well cool because they stick out abit at the top sort of protecting the alloys. Just wondering if I want to change my tyres and put the 185/50/r14 all round will I have any additional problems. Also could i get away with 195/50/r14 on the abarth alloys. Whats the safety implications of this?

I get a little scurbing on full lock, does anyone else with 185/50 have this problem.

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