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Alan B
post 27th March 2020 22:08
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So, as the topic says... What tyres do people recommend, specifically for a 145 Cloverleaf on 15s?

Checked, and the rears were made in 2005! Definitely need some new rubber.

Have toyed with idea of Nankang NS-2Rs, but probably more likely to go with NS-2s.

What's everyone else running?
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waynedear
post 28th March 2020 08:13
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I have Toyo t1-r on mine, never had a problem wet or dry.
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dante giacosa
post 28th March 2020 13:06
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I have Toyo t1-r on mine, never had a problem wet or dry.


That's what I've got too.

But it's not through recommendation or anything- they were a 'name' tyre that was available; and I needed new tyres.
They have proved to be terrific however; the 146.gif has a level of steering feedback that makes you feel you were wearing a blindfold in all other cars.

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Alan B
post 28th March 2020 16:50
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Have used T1-Rs in the past, notable on my MGF. Mate used Nankangs on his MX-5, so wondered about trying them as very reasonably priced.

Also wondered about the Toyo TR-1s which are apparently the replacement for the T1-Rs
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post 28th March 2020 21:27
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I've always gone with the cheapest "named" brand on any of my cars the reason being I've never really noticed any difference between a Michelin and a Nexen for instance in normal driving. My 145 came with a goodyear, 2 continentals and firestone. Recently changed a cracked continental for a nexen. I think the firestone is starting to age so will probably swap that for another nexen. In the meantime having 4 different brands doesn't seem to make any difference and as I've only been doing about 1k miles a year i can't see the point in paying a lot of money as they tend to crack before I've got anywhere near the tread wearers.
I have learnt to stay clear of budget brands though.

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