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MG MGF Technical - Newby - 215/40's All Round?
I have been reading this BBS with interest for a while now and have been very impressed with the knowledge that has been amassed! I have now begun improving my *F* in preparation for some blasts around the Highlands over the summer. My K&N 57i should arrive any minute!
My car is a 2000 Stepspeed (glad to see it's been generally well received here!) and I am looking at replacing the 15" box-spoke alloys with 16" multispokes instead. I have read elsewhere that a good set-up for this size of wheel is to have 215/40/16 tyres fittes all round, but I can't see any mention of it in this forum. Would anyone have any concerns with this set-up, or should I stick to the standard 185 or 195 at the front and 205 at the rear?
Any suggestions on this, or any "must-have" mods for the car would be greatly appreciated.
Welcome first of all! Hope you enjoy the F as much as the rest of us! As for tyre choice, loads of stuff in the archives on this! 215/40/16 alround is a very popular choice, in fact it's being discussed at present (if only for a 15" wheel) on the general board under 'sorry boring tyres again' thread! Have a read of that thread.
215/40/16 has the advantage of being able to even out tyre wear front and rear, but tramlining is an issue!
Using 195/45/16 on the front has in my opinion slightly sharper handling but obvioulsy tyre wear is an issue!
Personal choice at the end of the day!
Hope this helps!
|I run 215s all round and am continualy happy with their performance and cannot complain about tramlineing|
|195s are probably the best choice for the front - but you are limited in terms of what tyres you can get in the appropriate size. I suspect that you'll be effectively limited to Goodyear F1 GS-D2s.|
I run 215/40R16s all round - and overall, I'm pretty happy. Readily available tyres, I'm able swap tyres around to even up tyre wear and with 30psi pressures all round gives nice, neutral handling :o) Downside? As Rob says, it's more tramlining than with the narrower front tyre.
Welcome to the Board. I've also got a Stepspeed and like you I'm delighted with it. If I or any of the other Scottish chaps on here can be of help just drop us an e-mail.
|Also meant to say have a look at http://www.csmgf.co.uk|
|I have 215/40/16 all round, set at 30 PSI the same as Rob and have had no problems. Tramlining is not an issue once you become familiar with it.|
And when the rears wear a bit transfer them to the front to even out tread wear, you then have to buy a set of four teach time when they are all worn out but this too can bring benefits as you often get discount for a full set.
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