View Full Version : Best tyre....

20-03-2005, 22:51
for the williams/16v is 195/45/15 according to Nick Hill... Is it possible Stromba might disagree!?? :lol:

20-03-2005, 22:57
Haha, Talk about Torn!


20-03-2005, 22:58
195/50/15 is a good compromise.. between the best and the original.. or something.. by some, crazy, odd maths anyway. :lol:

20-03-2005, 22:58
Im well aware of Nicks view of this, we have discussed it at length in his workshop :D

20-03-2005, 23:01
As Rob removes Nick's head from the Vice!


20-03-2005, 23:11
went to costco today and offered a 195 50 15 to a 185 55 15 and there is a lot of differance...bet the acceleration will be alittle slower with the 185's on.

21-03-2005, 12:18
Nick is probably right performance wise . I have used 195/45 on the front a few times on track and the turn in is superb. I dont really bother with them as 195/50/15's are so cheap though . I have been using Goodyear F1's for quite a while now , but may be tempted with the new Toyo T1R's come replacement time.

21-03-2005, 12:45
I'm in a tyre dilema at the moment. Need a full set really, currently have Michelin Pilot HX's in 185/55 on the fronts and the rear passenger and some crap cheapo on the rear drivers :roll: I like the way the car handles on 185/55's, good grip and turn in and it seems to take the bumpy county roads where I live very well. Although, I have no experience of Williams handling on wider low profile tyres so it would be a bit of a gamble going for 195/50's /45's. How would they cope with very bumpy, uneven and broken up road surfaces, would they tramline more and would they provide more grip?

21-03-2005, 12:52
Havent really used 45 profile on the road , but have used the 50 profile tyres for years and they are superb on tight , slippery , bumpy back roads . Which is good as we have some of the best mountain roads right on our doorstep. :D

21-03-2005, 12:56
I use 195/50/15, they were cheaper, I feel more confident going into fast bends, however they can tramline if the road surface is a bit iffy.