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My new toy : Elise S2 111S ; What about winter tyres ?


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we just bought a 2003 Elise S2 111S, a nice young sister for my S4 Esprit : cobalt blue, only 29.000 km's, second owner, full service history, including protective film on the nose etc etc ...

I'll get some money off the bank and within a good week or so it will be at our place :)

Goal is to use it as a sort of daily driver for the misses (home-work-home)

Pictures below :

One important question :

What about installing winter tyres ? I read somewhere that Lotus recommends 15" all round & 185/55/R15 tyres ?









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No no no. The Elise runs on 16 & 17 inch tyres. Not sure where you get 15s from?




The Bridgestone RE040 ie perfectly suitable for winter use.

I am unaware that The Begium spec any different to the rest of the European market, but I stand to be corrected?

Caught between a rock and a hard place in a catch 22 situation, So its 6 of one and half a dozen of the other. Your damned if you do, but your damned if you don't so shut your cock!!!!!!!!!!!

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An Elise with narrow tyres sounds like extra fun by making the handling more accessible on the road. Like Tony Rudd always said, the base Eclat with the narrow wheels and tyres was always the most entertaining to drive.

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don't mix S1 Elise with S2 Elise in mind !? think the 15 inch refers to the S1 car


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