17 in rears for Mk2

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17 in rears for Mk2

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I have bought a set of wheels from Bob on this site, and am looking at tyres.

rears are 17 by 7.5. Ideally I want to keep the profile low ( for sprinting) so am thinking 225/35/17. I have seen Kuhmo KU39 and Hankook K120, anyone with experience of these, or other recommendations?

Fronts are 16 by 6.5 and should be easier.

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hankook over Kuhmo in my exerience
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The normal rear tyre sizes to consider are 235/40/17, 245/40/17 or 245/40/17. 225/35/17 would be undersized. I would not undersize the rear without also undersizing the front too... but I guess you're doing that?

Blackcicles list a Yokohama S-drive which must be preferable to either Hankook or Kuhmo.

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Good point re the Yokos, although th Hankook seem to be well reviewed, willfit a smaller profile to the front to match. Any experience of the yokos.?
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nick wrote: 25/01/19 8:59 Any experience of the yokos.?
I've got experience with two sets of Yokos, but neither is the S-drive I'm afraid. I once had a set of Parada Spec 2s which were decent in the dry but lethal in the wet. I currently have some AD08Rs which are excellent semi-slick road/track tyres. That doesn't help you much though :laughing

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Just to confirm, I went with the Hankook . V12 EVO. £300 for 4 from Oponeo

205/45/16 front, 225/35/17 rear.

Initial impressions are good. Despite lower profile ride seems fine. On track this set up is over a second a lap faster than the Toyo's with more to come. Very slightly lower gearing helps. Slightly heavier steering which is fine, handling fine. Yet to try in the wet.

I also think they look good, :)

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Re: 17 in rears for Mk2

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Update

Sprinted the car at Anglesey. Tyres grip well, no downside I can see.

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Update, used in the wet in a sprint. Pretty Good wet grip, particularly braking.
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