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post #16 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-05-2017, 06:04 AM
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these days it is trendy to stretch tyres onto a rim, so we could get them on their, but to be frank the tyre wouldn't be working at it's best. the shoulders of the tyres will have to work extra hard, and the tyres won't be protecting the wheel the way it should. So if you want to stick to 6" rims then a 185/70 will suit thos e wheels better.

However if you come and see us we can put a 165 on and you can have a look
Thanks Dougal I'll bring the Momo's up in my DD at the end of the year and we can see how they fit, personally I hate the look of stretched tyres....

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I always recommend a starting point of 28F and 25R and play around a bit from there. Never understood why you'd want less pressure in front tyres that carry more weight.....
To have light understeering. If you put more pressure to front tires, car behavior will be more nervous.

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To have light steering. If you put more pressure to front tyres, car behaviour will be more nervous.

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I always though it was a bit arse about face but concur with Max, it does make my spider a bit twitchy if the fronts are higher than the rears

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post #19 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-08-2017, 06:32 AM
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It is about balance.

To diminish under steer, the standard practice is to up the fronts, but this sort of depends ware you are starting from. the other option might be to let the rears down a little.
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I've already altered my balance by removing the rear ARB and fitting a stiffer front, definitely improves things and might be why higher front pressures don't work for me, at the end of the day its all about whats best for you and the car really, whatever pressure goes where ..

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Could i suggest that faffing with different tyre pressures is a good thing to do.

you can adjust the balance of the car by changing the front and rear pressures. different people like cars to handle differently.

Faffing with tyre pressures is free and a good experiment. (racing teams spend loads of time doing this)
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