185/55R15 tyres?
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    Default 185/55R15 tyres?

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    Ive only been able to find a couple of tyres in this size, doesnt appear to be that common, 195/50 seems to be the closest size commonally available. Ive seeen Hankooks in that size, any comments? would the comments from the 195/55/R15 tyre thread be relevent for tyres of the same brand/range in the smaller size?

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    I'm not sure of the rims that you are using, but tyres suited for a new Smart could probably be used, hopefully their tyres don't become unwanted like Fuego TRX's :-). The Smart tyre specs are below, obviously you then run into the problems of undergearing using a low profile tyre though.

    Tyres//wheels front
    4,0 J x 15//145/65 R 15

    Tyres//wheels rear
    5,5 J x 15//175/55 R 15

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    Yoko A539 is available in that size. It's a V rated version, too.

    Dunlop's site shows the LM702 in that size, but it's not in the list...strange.

    No Bridgestones in that size.

    Maybe call a Bob Jane and find out and let us know what you can get? I did a search on tirerack.com and all of the types they had are not available in Australia..

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    That was the size fitted std. to later 205 GTi's. I though Michelin still had them.

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    They do.. and Pirelli make them too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTI124
    Yoko A539 is available in that size. It's a V rated version, too.

    Dunlop's site shows the LM702 in that size, but it's not in the list...strange.

    No Bridgestones in that size.
    Not quite true, Lincoln. I got some Bridgestone RE040s in 185/55VR15 just before I sold the 138 and got my 180. They were $170 odd each from memory. I have no idea why but these models (RE010, 040, 050) are not shown on the Bridgestone website, but are readily available at dealers

    Pirelli make the P6000 in that size (though hard to get and some would say a dubious choice), and there is even a Michelin SX-GT in that size, but probably even harder to find and more expensive
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    Quote Originally Posted by SLC206
    Not quite true, Lincoln. I got some Bridgestone RE040s in 185/55VR15 just before I sold the 138 and got my 180. They were $170 odd each from memory. I have no idea why but these models (RE010, 040, 050) are not shown on the Bridgestone website, but are readily available at dealers

    Pirelli make the P6000 in that size (though hard to get and some would say a dubious choice), and there is even a Michelin SX-GT in that size, but probably even harder to find and more expensive
    Yeah, it's strange how most of the Bridgestone RE (normally OEM on a car)models are not on their website. The RE040s are on the tirerack, I just assumed we wouldn't have them here. BRidgestone appear to have abandoned the small performance tyre market and just left us with the GIIIs.

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    I fitted the Yokohamas on my car recently... they've had good reviews and I must say they haven't put a foot wrong while I've been driving them.

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