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Tyre recommendations

Discussion in 'Mk3 Ibiza FAQ's (6K2) 2000-2002' started by robt2809, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. robt2809

    robt2809 Active Member

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    Need a new set of 195/45/16s to go on the stock cupra alloys, what do you guys recommend? Want something for fast road driving.
    Thanks
     
  2. bete noir

    bete noir Green Meanie

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    Tyre choice is quite a personal thing IMO, as everyone has their own idea of what they want in terms of grip (wet and dry) / wear / cost / noise / comfort / looks from their tyres.

    My own preference on my Ibizas (and most other cars) is the Toyo T1-R, which ticks all of the boxes for me, although I do know that some people find they wear pretty quickly if you often drive aggressively. If you want to do track days then I would look elsewhere. If you can drive with a bit of empathy that is not an issue. I believe these are going obsolete, so may be some bargains to be had if you shop around. Do not be tempted to go for the T1-S instead, this is a different beast.
     
  3. M.B

    M.B Active Member

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    If money is not an issue then stick with Michelin Pilot Sport 3, otherwise Toyo t1r as mentioned, they are very sticky but in wet Michelin will do it better.
     
  4. robt2809

    robt2809 Active Member

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    Cheers guys decided to go with the toyos
     
  5. bete noir

    bete noir Green Meanie

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    Glad to help. Once you have the T1-Rs fitted, give them 100-150 miles before you push on. They start off with a fairly low level of grip, but after those initial miles are out of the way you will see the true performance. This is probably true of most road tyres, but particularly noticeable on these Toyos.
     

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