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    Default Tyres recomended for 15" GTI rims on 505 GTI?

    I am after some feedback on what tyres, dimensions and prices anyone reccomends running on the 505 series II 15" mag wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by james h
    I am after some feedback on what tyres, dimensions and prices anyone reccomends running on the 505 series II 15" mag wheels.
    James, I've got a set of Superlites on my 505 which are 15 x 6". I'm running a set of 195/60/15 Dunlop LM702's and I'm quite happy with them. Go for 205/60/15's to reduce the speedo variation (mine is out by about 5-7%). The Dunlops have lasted at least 35000k's of moderately 'sporty' driving and perform reasonably well in most conditions. They do however get a bit twitchy in the wet, but that's what I wanted, and they're totally predictable.
    PS 205/60/15's make it look a bit angrier too, an added bonus.
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    Sorry forgot about the price, about $130 - $140 a piece from memory.

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    Thanks. will 205/60/15 rub on the front struts?
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    205's will clear fine, corner and brake better, make the car rev lower at the same speed, and will give a "fuller" look. On the minus side, the car will not be as torquey because of the added weight and larger wheel plus tire radius. I run the 190's on mine but I use it as a dirt racer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by james h
    Thanks. will 205/60/15 rub on the front struts?
    Yes they might.
    I run the 195/60/15 on the stock GTI mags.
    I use and reccommmend the Mitchelin MXV8s @ $175.
    Good wear, good all round grip in the dry and wet, (not that I have seen much of that recently). I do big miles, on good open roads, (1000km/wk).

    Stick with the factory specs for the tyre size, they work and a mistake is 6-800 Bux worth.

    Alternatively go cheap - bobs threads if all you are doing is around town, (not my bag, but an option).
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    A friend with a GTI has run Dunlop LeMans A5's and more recently Yoko A539's. The Yokohamas were far better than the Dunlops. He runs the standard 195/60R15 (I think)
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    Quote Originally Posted by james h
    I am after some feedback on what tyres, dimensions and prices anyone reccomends running on the 505 series II 15" mag wheels.
    I went for the recommended size as well, 195/60 and ended up with Yokohama C drive. About $130 - $150 from memory, and I cannot explain the level of improvement from the (Bridgestone?) Eagles that were on it.

    Excellent grip in wet and dry (struggles to lose traction in the latter, and yes I have tried hard!).

    Haven't got any experience other than those, so may not be very useful to you.
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    Dont go for 205's they are to baggy on those wheels.


    195/160/15 are PERFECT and yes I think the MXV8's are a pretty good tyre as well! We have them on our GTI and they are very nice

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    I E-mailed Michelin Australia and asked the same question, and for their recomendations. Recieved no reply, oh well.

    However, thanks for all your replys lads. Appreciated.
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    I'll be after some new tyres soon for my 1990 wagon; it's the family car so I'm not after high performance, I don't want to spend a stack of money and I quite like the look of larger profile rubber. So, I'm thinking of fitting bog-standard 205/65 15" tyres which can be bought for around $100 each for reasonable Dunlop, Bridgestone etc. tyres. They are about 13mm or 2 % larger in diamenter than the originals which isn't major, and would have the added benefit of dropping the revs proportionally, giving slightly better economy. Speedo and odo readings would similarly be out (under) by about 2%, but again not a major problem. Can anyone come up with good reasons why I shouldn't fit 205/65's to my wagon?
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