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195/60/15 or 205/55/15

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#1 Guest_Greg Donovan_*

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Posted 18 June 2003 - 12:46 PM

i need new tires for my 90 2wd sedan w/4w discs
i have acquired some 15x6 OB 6 spoke wheels and want new tires. not sure what to get though.
the choices are:

195/60/15 yokohama avs es 100


205/55/15 kumho ecsta supra 712

1.will the 205/55 fit the car?

2.how much grip will the 195/60 give up to the 205/55?

3a.will the 205/55 fit well on a 6" wheel?

3b.or will the sidewall roll over too much in hard cornering and risk popping the bead off?

price doesn matter since they are both nearly the same price. i will not get the yoko in the 205/55 though cuz it cost 30 dollars more than the 195/60. and the kuhmo isnt available in the 195/60.

any help would be cool, thanks in advance!

#2 Guest_Greg Donovan_*

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Posted 18 June 2003 - 03:02 PM

i wish i could edit my first post i meant 15 for both sizes in the title

#3 Guest_meep424_*

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Posted 18 June 2003 - 03:11 PM

I think you'll be happier with the yokos. They're normally pretty firm tires, and despite the higher profile may still provide better stability than the kumhos. also, IMO, 60 series is a nice combo between handling and ride.


#4 Guest_Legacy777_*

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Posted 18 June 2003 - 04:51 PM

you can edit your own posts.

#5 Guest_Greg Donovan_*

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Posted 18 June 2003 - 08:35 PM

another choice is either of the tires in a 205/50/15
reviews in grassroots motorsports give the kuhmo better levels of grip and the yoko a better daily ride and a tire that is actually a good compromise between performance and ride quality.

#6 Guest_TinyClark_*

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Posted 19 June 2003 - 01:05 AM

This is from yokohama tire, for legal rim/tire sizing...

50 Series

175/50R13 5.0-6.0
195/50R14 5.5-7.0
205/50R15 5.5-7.5
215/50R15 6.0-7.5
225/50R15 6.0-8.0
195/50R16 5.5-7.0
205/50R16 5.5-7.5
225/50R16 6.0-8.0
235/50R16 6.5-8.5
215/50R17 6.5-7.5

#7 Guest_meep424_*

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Posted 19 June 2003 - 06:57 AM


The one set of low profile kumhos I'd ridden were "wobbly," like a thin sidewall feel. There again, that's only one set...


#8 Guest_Greg Donovan_*

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Posted 19 June 2003 - 08:43 AM

i also get the impression that the 712 may soon be replaced. and for some crazy reason the yoko avs es100 in 205/50/15 isnt all that expensive and appears to be very similar in size and load requirements as the 175/70/14's that are on it now.

#9 Guest_james hogan_*

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Posted 21 June 2003 - 08:58 PM

Having had these tires on my 90 Legacy 2wd back to back I have noticed a couple thing.

I really like the handling of the Yokohamas, even in an H rating, although the tire wears pretty quick. ( semi- aggressive driving, family car don't ya' know)

The Kuhmos are wearing well but the tires are smaller in the same size. ( 195/65's)

Two cents in your general direction.



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