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Hi, I gather from most of the tyre distributors that I call that the Eagle F1's are not benig made in the 90 SE sizes anymore. Has anyone found an alternative set of boots that don't comprimise the handling?

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Hi, I gather from most of the tyre distributors that I call that the Eagle F1's are not benig made in the 90 SE sizes anymore. Has anyone found an alternative set of boots that don't comprimise the handling?

cheers

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I bought some rears recently and Kato posted the details on LEW.

If you can't find the info or want to be a bit quicker, web or phone tyretraders. www.tyretraders.co.uk

Jason

Land Rover Discovery II & waiting on next Esprit

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I rang everywhere to get my rears last year, rears were very hard to get.

Fronts were the REAL nightmare though. I went form goodyear, to main agents

to specialists, to tyre dealers here and abroad, and found one set. I'm hoping

that by the time they wear, Lotus will have tested and approved a different type,

(as they have just done for the G-car guys on the BBS rims).

Goodyear STILL show the originals on their price list, but have no stock.

This really does not help, as tyre dealers check this list when you call them

and say 'yeah, we can get e'm', then you get the call next day 'No, we can't'.

:lol:

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I rang everywhere to get my rears last year, rears were very hard to get.

Fronts were the REAL nightmare though. I went form goodyear, to main agents

to specialists, to tyre dealers here and abroad, and found one set. I'm hoping

that by the time they wear, Lotus will have tested and approved a different type,

(as they have just done for the G-car guys on the BBS rims).

Goodyear STILL show the originals on their price list, but have no stock.

This really does not help, as tyre dealers check this list when you call them

and say 'yeah, we can get e'm', then you get the call next day 'No, we can't'.

:lol:

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I see on http://www.tyresonline.net/

there is a tyre of the correct size and speed rating

245/50ZR16 KUMHO 712 97W

.. seems to be Aussie m'fr company website seems to suggest some lotus pedigree, has anybody tried/heard of these??

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I have Kumho on my rears (245/45 zr17 Ecsta SPT) seem ok no problems so far

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245/50ZR16 KUMHO 712 97W

.. seems to be Aussie m'fr company website seems to suggest some lotus pedigree, has anybody tried/heard of these??

I've got these on the back of my SE. I've had no problems with them but then I don't go out in the wet and don't push the car to its real limits.

Have had it sideways a couple of times but I'd put that down to the driver not the tyres B)

Steve

89 SE Pacific Blue

http://lexi.mantaur.co.uk

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I run Dunlop SP 9000 215/15 ZR15 in the front and Goodyear Eagle ZR 50 245/50/ZR16 97W in the rear (Esprit Turbo SE), according my info Dunlop (SP 9000) does also have the correct rear tire sizes.

Hope this helps.

Freek

Esprit Freak

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I run Dunlop SP 9000 215/15 ZR15 in the front and Goodyear Eagle ZR 50 245/50/ZR16  97W in the rear (Esprit Turbo SE), according my info Dunlop (SP 9000) does also have the correct rear tire sizes.

Hope this helps.

Freek

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Thanks for the info, I took a look on http://www.dunloptyres.co.uk/ourTyres/car/ and for a 245 they seemed to offer 45 or 55 profile? Where did you here about 50 profile dunlops?

If all else fails the tyre distributor I was talking to says you can get replacement wheels from these guys http://www.azev.com with 215/40/17, 255/40/17 which seem to be pretty close on rolling circumfrences etc, is anyone running with Asev's?

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Doesnt running on 2 different tires makes for the front and rear cause problems? i have always heard that you should have same make/model for all tires

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I think it depends, some cars like MR2's actually handle better with different rears bridgestone rears and yokos on the fronts was "the" setup apparently but in the case of the esprit my preffered option is to go with the same all round, for the same reason I replaced all the suspension when it became tired with original standard parts, I figure lotus know what they are doing better than I!!

I think I'll go for the Oz saturn option with machined fronts and adjustable links on the back from puk to sort the camber as Nigel suggested, since this is really just updating with standard lotus parts and there seems to be plenty of tyres availible in these sizes. Any attempt to keep her going on her standard rims is going to be short lived as 15 inch wheels are just not fitted to fast cars anymore so the tyre mfr's are not making them any more it seems.

cheers for all the help, if anyone has any oz saturns they want shot of then I am a buyer!

cheers

andy

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I think it depends, some cars like MR2's actually handle better with different rears bridgestone rears and yokos on the fronts was "the" setup apparently but in the case of the esprit my preffered option is to go with the same all round, for the same reason I replaced all the suspension when it became tired with original standard parts, I figure lotus know what they are doing better than I!!

I think I'll go for the Oz saturn option with machined fronts and adjustable links on the back from puk to sort the camber as Nigel suggested, since this is really just updating with standard lotus parts and there seems to be plenty of tyres availible in these sizes. Any attempt to keep her going on her standard rims is going to be short lived as 15 inch wheels are just not fitted to fast cars anymore so the tyre mfr's are not making them any more it seems.

cheers for all the help, if anyone has any oz saturns they want shot of then I am a buyer!

cheers

andy

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Andy

It is the S4 OZ alloys that I recommended not the Saturn's , the Saturn's will be very much more expensive.

IMHO if you are going to fit the wider S4S or V8 alloys I think it is better to fit the wheel arch extensions (

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