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Old 11-01-2017, 10:29   #1
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New tyres for the Sportback required--What make??

Car is a 2011 Ralliart Sportback and needs four new tyres before the mid Feb mot. The present tyres are Yokohama Advan A10A 215/45/18 W.
I was just wondering what decent all year round alternatives there might be that have a newer design/compound/better etc. The A10A have been fine but cost around £125 each so don't want to spend more if possible.
Car is just a family car for everyday use and not the Evo X !
Any "polite" suggestions welcome
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Old 11-01-2017, 10:34   #2
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I had some of the Yoko V105's from club shop on my old 130i beemer and found them a good allrounder tyre for the money.
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Old 11-01-2017, 13:01   #3
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I put on 4 new Goodyear F1A2's in 225 width when I bought my Sportback last year and have found them very good, in all weathers...

Got them because I've used them for years on my Evo 9 and found them very good there and haven't really been disappointed by keeping them on the Ralliart...
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Old 11-01-2017, 13:06   #4
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I put on 4 new Goodyear F1A2's in 225 width when I bought my Sportback last year and have found them very good, in all weathers...

Got them because I've used them for years on my Evo 9 and found them very good there and haven't really been disappointed by keeping them on the Ralliart...
So you fitted 225 to the Sportback. Were these on the original wheels as the 225 seems more available than a 215 ? If they were on the original wheels were there any problems with fouling bodywork at all ?
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Old 11-01-2017, 15:56   #5
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I'm running 225/40 Uniroyal Rainsport 3 tyres. Unfortunately I don't own a Ralliart, I have a Sportback diesel running evo X alloys. But they have been brilliant in the wet and dry particularly with the torque I am pushing.

My only concerns are the life of the tyres as that is the only downside i have heard from people.

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Old 11-01-2017, 20:43   #6
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So you fitted 225 to the Sportback. Were these on the original wheels as the 225 seems more available than a 215 ? If they were on the original wheels were there any problems with fouling bodywork at all ?
Apologies for the inquisition.
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I have the standard 18" wheels that come on the Sportback, and I have ZERO issues with the 225's even with the car lowered on aftermarket springs!
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Old 11-01-2017, 21:34   #7
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Many thanks for that info.
This opens up a much wider choice
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Old 11-01-2017, 22:44   #8
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225/40/18 tyres are the widest you should fit on the standard 7" wide alloys. The overall gearing will be shortened a bit though, giving slightly better acceleration, less top speed and your speedo will over read more too (show higher speed than actual). You'll have no clearance issues at all, even dumped on air ride!

I use standard Evo X 8.5" wide 18" alloys on my Ralliart with 245/40/18 tyres. They bolt straight on. The gearing is now higher, I much prefer it, the speedo appears corrected (as they over read as standard). The front tyres clear no problem at all, the rear arches had to be rolled as the lip is enormous and it caught immediately. I rolled them myself, the paint cracked a little and was eventually professionally resprayed and laquered. All tyres now clear fine, even with big bumps at speed. It's my daily, I much prefer the wider look and the grip is now fantastic, ready for future engine tuning. I just sold my 5 standard Ralliart alloys with no tyres for £270 delivered. Evo X alloys with used tyres can be had for £500, it just takes time on Ebay, Gumtree and Facebook to find some...


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Old 12-01-2017, 16:02   #9
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Are you running the original suspension Wheelspin?

Mine rubbed with 235's but is lowered on Teins. I'm currently running a slightly stretched 225 set on 18 x 8.5's and they rub (ever so slightly) on the inner wheelarch at the rear, if I really chuck it round a roundabout.
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Old 12-01-2017, 16:14   #10
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Are you running the original suspension Wheelspin?

Mine rubbed with 235's but is lowered on Teins. I'm currently running a slightly stretched 225 set on 18 x 8.5's and they rub (ever so slightly) on the inner wheelarch at the rear, if I really chuck it round a roundabout.
Yes I am, at present. I will lower it in time, coilovers too harsh for a daily, so likely Eibach lowering springs as I think the Teins maybe too low? Not sure what to do regards the dampers, hoping some uprated adjustable ones are available. Also going to fit a 24 or 26mm rear ARB as the standard one is very thin. Front ARB looks okay.

The offset of the alloys you're using will affect whether they catch the outer (low ET) or inner arch (high ET). The Evo ones seem spot on at ET38 and the tyres don't rub at all, even with 4 adults, a full boot and chucking it about the lanes!

What ET are the 8.5" alloys you have?

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I bought them as ET30 Alistair, and the Team Dynamics I was running the 235's on were ET30 as well.

I've seen from the USA forum that an ET of 38 or 40 (as you say) is much better. I'd love to go to a 235 but don't want to buy a set and discover they rub. I do want to try the F1A2's as the Yoko's I have on at the moment are quite noisy. I cannot remember which Yoko's they are, and my car is in for its MOT until tomorrow.
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Old 13-01-2017, 13:05   #12
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I have the Yoko A10A's in 215 size and wish I'd tried 225 40 18 as the choice is far greater and prces are a lot better!

The best price I got on the 215 Yoko's was £110 each from Oponeo.

Will OEM Evo X alloys fit straight on a lancer GS4? Setup can't be any different from a sportback?!
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Old 13-01-2017, 16:12   #13
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Yes, bolt straight on, all the same whatever base shell, track and PCD. The rear hubs are off the Outlander for the 4WD on the Ralliart but otherwise the same.

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Old 16-01-2017, 21:12   #14
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225/40/18 easier to find - try Camskill - all-season wide choice and maybe best price then cost of fitting at your favourite tyre place/garage...

If family/everyday car then cutting edge design not required...?

Brand you know all-season:
BF Goodrich £80/corner cheapest / Michelin £102 / expensive Nokian £172

Brand you know/may not know summer:
Accelera £36 / Nankang £44 / Matador n Kumhon Uniroyal £57 / Toyo £58 / Falken £65

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Old 24-01-2017, 15:25   #15
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Cheers all.
I went for Uniroyal 3 Rainsport in the end, now all fitted and seem OK.
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