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tyre problems

Discussion in 'Problems, Fixes, Tips...' started by designer jim, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. designer jim

    designer jim Copenworld Newbie

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    My daughter fab 1.3 copen is fitted with Bridgestone Re040 165/50...
    Before the winter, i think she could do with a new set. However, i have just read a very poor review, on tyre review, about how poor these are in the wet.
    I'm not very impressed. What are all your thoughts?:think:
     
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  2. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    I've never had an issue with the Bridgestone tyre.
     
  3. dwayner

    dwayner Copenworld Regular

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    dwayner

    never had an issue with any tyre in wet weather - I was told it has more to do with the very light weight of the car, it tends to handle worse on wet roads. I used to buy Bridgestone tyres for it, but there is these tyres by Falken, whcih have a thicker tread - they are also slighly larger than the standard copen tyre, but work really well. And they are cheaper by 40 dollars per tyre
    (this is in australia, i dont know about anywhere else)
     
  4. CA49000

    CA49000 Copenworld Member

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    Sorry to hi-jack this thread, but would 195/50/15 fit a copen. Would there be any cons to fitting this tyre size?
     
  5. designer jim

    designer jim Copenworld Newbie

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    I think your proposed tyre size would be a nightmare. I think your tyres would foul when locking the steering left or right. When cornering i think you would get a lot of tyre rolling over the rim, making driving a nightmare.
     
  6. dwayner

    dwayner Copenworld Regular

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    actually they dont - that size is the ones im talking about, and they work fine.
     
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