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2017/06/08 22:02:39 (permalink)
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Cannot find replacement tyres for 225/50/15R

My tread is getting dangerously low I'm not too knowledgeable in this department, and i can't manage to figure out where to find these tyres. Is it 100% necessary that I get the same tyres as I had before (Toyo Proxes I'm pretty sure)? My rear tyres are 225/50/15R, but the front are 195/55/15R, but so far everywhere I've gone, everyone just says that they dont make that size anymore (225/50/15). What are my options?
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    Lumix
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    Re: 2017/06/09 08:46:16 (permalink)
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    The only tyres I have found in that size for my stock rear rims are Falken ZE912 225/50R15 91V. I checked a few weeks back at Bob Jane and still had 70 or so tyres in stock. Note these are not high performance tyres, just daily all rounders.

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    Re: 2017/06/09 08:51:40 (permalink)
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    I found some of the Falken's on ebay 18 months ago from CabterburyTradingandmag in Vic.
    Spoke to the tyre place close to work where I have been before & the were happy to fit them for me because they didn't have anything either.  So I got them delivered there.

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    Re: 2017/06/09 09:56:36 (permalink)
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    Hi There,
    My last set of tyres for standard 15 inch wheels were Nexen from Tyrepower.
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    Re: 2017/06/09 10:02:21 (permalink)
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    Pirelli make a tyre in that size for classic Lambo's etc. Or try Nitto.
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    Re: 2017/06/09 13:31:42 (permalink)
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    In the same boat sort of. Have Bridgestone Potenza GT11  225/50R/15 & 205/50R15. Tread is good at the moment and I like the Mags I already have. Don't really want to upgrade rims unless I really have to.
    What are people with OEM 14" wheels doing?
    Had a lot of trouble finding the 205's at the last replacement.

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    Re: 2017/06/10 11:08:24 (permalink)
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    I don't know how good the Pirrelli's that have been mentioned are but they are expensive.

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    Re: 2017/06/10 14:48:13 (permalink)
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    This is the solution: Demon Tweeks in the UK.Their prices are VERY favorable, even with the shipping included... and you can get numerous sizes (and brands) that aren't available in Australia.
     
    I just got a set of T1-R's delivered from them last week. Arrived at my house exactly one week after being ordered.
     
    http://www.demon-tweeks.c...e/tyres/toyo-t1-r-tyre
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    Re: 2017/06/10 15:06:45 (permalink)
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    mister2
    This is the solution: Demon Tweeks in the UK.Their prices are VERY favorable, even with the shipping incuded... and you can get numerous sizes (and brands) that aren't available in Australia.
     
    I just got a set of T1-R's delivered from them last week. Arrived at my house exactly one week after being ordered.
     
    http://www.demon-tweeks.c...e/tyres/toyo-t1-r-tyre



    Thanks for the tip!
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    Re: 2017/06/10 16:59:03 (permalink)
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    Unfortunately the local Toyo resellers have stopped supplying T1R's in our sizes - Demontweeks to the rescue!
    I ordered my last set from them, arrived in about 5 business days from the UK for a very reasonable price!
    Brexit has helped the exchange rate for us, too. 
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    Re: 2017/08/01 22:28:24 (permalink)
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    Thanks for the link, I ordered a set and they arrived in just over a week.
    Now I can go to the Nationals in Adelaide.

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    Re: 2017/08/26 23:19:48 (permalink)
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    I ordered a set of Toyo tyres from Demon Tweeks on 11/08 and arrived on the 22/08 to my door. Very happy.
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    Re: 2018/04/15 19:58:40 (permalink)
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    I've ordered my replacement Toyo T1-R's.
     
    Thanks Mister2 (and Reddtarga for pointing me here) for the Demon-Tweeks link.  Ordered mine last week and looks like they will arrive on Tuesday.  AUD393 delivered for 2x 225/50 15 seems a very reasonable price.
     
    As a guide, what have others paid to have the old tyres removed and new tyres fitted/balanced?
     
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    Re: 2018/04/15 21:01:24 (permalink)
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    As a guide, what have others paid to have the old tyres removed and new tyres fitted/balanced?


    Bob Jane T-Marts installed my Toyo tyres to rims (no old tyres to remove) for $15.00 each, total $60.00 to fit the tyres and balance. 
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    Re: 2018/04/18 12:37:50 (permalink)
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    I've ordered my replacement Toyo T1-R's.
     
    Thanks Mister2 (and Reddtarga for pointing me here) for the Demon-Tweeks link.  Ordered mine last week and looks like they will arrive on Tuesday.  AUD393 delivered for 2x 225/50 15 seems a very reasonable price.
     
    Cheers
    Col


    I have used Toyo T1R'S on the rear in the past, and have found the rear of the car tends to float a bit until they have a few K's on them, so maybe take it easy when you first get them on.
    Some people think the sidewalls are a bit soft on these, however I believe it is more likely to be tread flex because the rear end float goes away when the tread wears down a bit and the rubber hardens up.
     

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