200 20v summer tires, 215/60/15
ekellock at gmail.com
Wed Jul 21 18:14:33 EDT 2004
Those OEM bbs wheels are very light and strong. I'd be very choosy
what 16's I chose. I was very choosy actually. I have the optional
16x8 bbs wheel. Still light and strong and fills the wheel well that
much better. I've become very aware of wheel and tire weight. I have
asked Tire Rack a number of times to put weights on their spec sheets,
but alas, it had not happened.
Weight and hubcentricity are key in having a happy wheel/tire combo.
On Wed, 21 Jul 2004 16:04:47 -0400, Steven Hauptmann
<hauptmanns at llr.sc.gov> wrote:
> I agree, I think I will try the ES100's. Although the 16's David mentioned
> seem like a good way to go, I'm going to stay with the OEM wheels for now.
> I'll let the list know how they work after we put some miles on them.
> Steve Hauptmann
> South Carolina
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ed Kellock [mailto:ekellock at gmail.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, July 21, 2004 3:51 PM
> To: 200q20v at audifans.com
> Subject: Re: 200 20v summer tires, 215/60/15
> I understand you liked the Michelin's in the past but they're All
> Season tires (though they are Ultra High Perf) whereas the Yoko's are
> true summer tires with none of the trade-offs that come with an all
> season tire of any ilk. Head to head, who knows how different they'd
> be in real life. I'm the type who would try the newer tire because
> I'm a tire junky. ;-)
> On Wed, 21 Jul 2004 14:45:29 -0400, Steven Hauptmann
> <hauptmanns at llr.sc.gov> wrote:
> > Yea, seems there is not a lot of choices in the OEM size.
> > I'm not excited about going to the 225/60-15 because of the taller
> > sidewall.....and I'm not prepared to spend the cash on a set of wheels.
> > Looks like it's back to the XGTV or try the Yoko ES100. Hmmm.
> > Thanks for the input guys,
> > Steve Hauptmann
> > South Carolina
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Ed Kellock [mailto:ekellock at gmail.com]
> > Sent: Wednesday, July 21, 2004 12:23 PM
> > To: 200q20v at audifans.com
> > Subject: Re: 200 20v summer tires, 215/60/15
> > Just did a quick pass through Tire Rack and Discount Tire. The only
> > choices for a true Ultra High or Max performance summer tire in the
> > stock size it the Yoko. I've heard consistently good remarks about
> > them, but have no first-hand experience.
> > Another option would be to go up to 225/60-15 and then there's a BFG
> > something or other. The rest are all only High Performance or
> > Touring, which would not really be much fun on the track.
> > Ed
> > tire-obsessed
> > On Wed, 21 Jul 2004 11:46:11 -0400, Steven Hauptmann
> > <hauptmanns at llr.sc.gov> wrote:
> > > Hi all,
> > >
> > > I have my wife signed up for her first Drivers Ed event with our local
> > PCA
> > > http://www.carolinas-pca.com/ <http://www.carolinas-pca.com/>
> > > and she will be using the 200 20v (it's first DE as well).
> > > The D60-A2's which are on the original BBS wheels now are in need of
> > > replacement and I was looking for some input on a good summer tire,
> > > preferably in the stock size. The D60's have a fairly soft sidewall and
> > > was looking for something that would provide a bit crisper turn-in and
> > less
> > > sidewall flex. I liked the Michelin XGTV4's we had last time (for an
> > > everyday tire), but they are a bit pricey.
> > >
> > > I'm looking at the Yokohoma ES100's...anyone have any experience with
> > > tire?
> > > Anyone have any other tire recommendations?
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > Steve Hauptmann
> > > South Carolina
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