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ancient mariner
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Evening all. After a six year lay off from the mr2 scene due to my hobby of fly fishing,I have now purchased a mk3 as a second car. The car is a 2001 silver SMT and although I read all the scare stories with regard to the pre-cat
oval bore,and box problems,with only 69000 miles and a full service history plus a reasonable price,I deceided to take a chance.
The first thing I need to sort out is the tyres all have excellent tread but having a different make on each corner is as we know a big no no.I have looked on the roadster forum but as always with tyres find conflicting advice.
So am looking to see what you fine chaps recommend.
Thanks.
Paul.
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pistol pete
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Post by pistol pete »

As long as you go staggered. It's down to personals choice..
The best you can afford..
Goodyear
Michelin
Pirelli

Any like that
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pistol pete
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I personally go bridge stone re02
ancient mariner
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Post by ancient mariner »

Thanks for the reply Pete,mostly ran 17's on my previous mk2's and went for goodyear formula 1's, however on the early mk3 their is not a lot of choice with the standard wheel setup, after a lot of searching and deliberation I have ordered a set of Falkan ZE 914's which are being fitted tomorrow.
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Post by mr2carol »

Finding my Yokohamas good, even in the winter/wet.
Sable MK3 MR2 Roadster!
TTE exhaust.
Yokohama AD08R tyres.
Bahnstormer
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Post by Bahnstormer »

Yoko AD08R's are available in stock sizes and are great for summer and wet.... I try not to take them out when there's ANY chance of ice though....
excalibur1814
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yay

Post by excalibur1814 »

Two of my previously owned Mk3s had Toyo Proxes T1-R. I love the tyre.
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Post by Martin F »

Best tyres I've experienced are the Michelin ps4s and Pirelli rossos, the latter I have on a 450bhp, 4 wheel drive car and they still have 6+mm thread after 3500 miles. Hold the power around corners and in the wet, can't really fault them.
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done
ThomasJade
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I've had experience with Michelin and Pirelli tires before. I'd highly recommend them.
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Post by Hez »

Toyo T1R are the value option as we're FK452 if they're still going. If you don't want to compromise Yokohama AD08R are head and heels above any other premium imo.
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AD08R 235 40 17

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I HAVE 2X 235 40 17 ONLY DONE 40MILES AS NEW
ThomasJade
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"Toyo T1R are the value option as we're FK452 if they're still going. If you don't want to compromise Yokohama AD08R are head and heels above any other premium imo."


Yup, Toyo tires are fantastic as well.
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Post by BillyDS »

excalibur1814 wrote:Two of my previously owned Mk3s had Toyo Proxes T1-R. I love the tyre.


We're looking to get a set of Proxes T1-R as recommended by a mechanic friend. Good to hear it is recommended here as well.
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