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Old 03-02-2019, 01:48 AM   #1
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Default tyre choice 175/165 advice for daily use

Hi im doing a mini honda d16a9 130cv
i want to choose between these 2 measures

165/60 R12 x 5.5"
175/50 R13 x 6"

what i think i know:
R12 more confortable, Less effort for steering and bearings, fuel economy
i donīt know if this measure will be shorter for this power (HP)

R13 there are more wide , but less confortable, greater aquaplaning, more effort for steering and bearings

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also im thinking on
165/ 55 R13 Nankang Econex NA-1 165/55 R13 70H
165/60 R13 Nankang AS-1 165/60 R13 77H
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165/70 R12 Nankang Econex NA-1 165/70 R12 77T

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Old 03-02-2019, 11:47 AM   #2
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On that set up I'd go 12s with 165/60s - the 165/70 are not great tyres.
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Old 03-02-2019, 08:31 PM   #3
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ok
so i will go for 165/60 r12 and i will do a wider track with spacer for fit sportpack arches and performance the stability
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Old 04-02-2019, 09:39 AM   #4
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If you can not use a spacer and keep the track width as narrow as possible (i.e less offset) it will handle better and torque steer less so be easier to control.
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Old 04-02-2019, 06:30 PM   #5
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I have doubts about the profile. 165 and the distance of the tracks. because of the power and make the grinder.
That's why I thought that the wider the road, will be better
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Old 04-02-2019, 08:32 PM   #6
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The simple rule to aim for is - keep the wheel offset as close as possible to the standard road car that the subframe came from. Once you can acheive that, you can then juggle with tyre widths and profiles
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Old 04-02-2019, 08:55 PM   #7
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i understand but supposed the wide 165 or 175 will be important
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Old 07-02-2019, 11:05 AM   #8
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so if i understand without spacer and the less ET possible will be better for the driver and traction?
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It will handle better and should reduce torque steer which in turn will make it easier to control traction. a 175 profile tyre may not give you more traction than a 165 tyre - if the 165 has a taller sidewall this may give more traction as the tyre will 'give' more. compound and tread pattern are more important than profile width.
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Old 08-02-2019, 12:06 AM   #10
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On 175 i usually speak about Yokohama A539..
ok so i will go to 165/60 12, i think falken ze914 is the best choice?
and for the wheels im thinking on
JBW 5.5 X 12 Superlight and JBW 6 x 12 OS4 Turbo really like but it has more et -7
i suppose the superlight is the right one both without spacer

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Old 08-02-2019, 03:43 PM   #11
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and also it is better to keep the front track width greater than the rear or it would be better to compensate with et in the rear tires
Actually with a 13x7 et -7 that im going to change
Front 1332mm
Rear 1268 mm

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Old 09-02-2019, 02:51 PM   #12
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I think originally the difference was 4cms between tracks so now i have 2,4 cm more... I can fix it with et wheels to get the original measures i dont know if it is important ir better
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