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 Post subject: Re: 2013 XTP SJ - the road to better handling
PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:54 pm 
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My plan was to install bigger rims so I can install some STi Brembo's I have sitting on the shelf. But if these pads bring the braking in-line then I wont change the rims.

Speaking to a tyre expert, you can comfortably go to 235/50R18's on a 7 inch rim (perfect calls for 7.5"). Because it is a 50% sidewall you can go wider. Tyre and Rim Association of Australia Standards Manual (pic) says you can actually go 255/50R18, but Im not keen to test that theory.



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 Post subject: Re: 2013 XTP SJ - the road to better handling
PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:30 pm 
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If I could I would buy Michelin Pilot Super Sports, but they just don't do them in the 235/50R18 size.

So researching 235/50R18's, I've found the following max summer tyres with trusted brands:

-Pirelli Pzero
-Bridgestone RE003
-Yokohama Sport V105

In tests (Tirerack.com tests are the only ones I trust) Yoko's are pretty even with the Michelin Pilot Super Sport and actually exceed them in the wet. I might be giving them a try. Unless I get a deal on one of the others on the list.

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https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/chartDisplay.jsp?ttid=174


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