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Time for something new?

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2020/11/19 15:38:44 (permalink)
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Time for something new?

Hi all from a newbie,
 
1990 SW20 "as vanilla as it gets" and owned from new. My regular every-day ride.
 
Original wheels 14x6 front and 14x7 rear with 195/60H14 Pirelli P6 (near new) front and Yokohama S306 (some years old now :-) 205/60H14 rear.
 
The rear tires are, um, tired.
 
I need at least some new rear tyres. 205/60HR14 are, apparently, now hard to source.
 
So, looking for either
1) suitable (205? 215? 195???) rear tyres to fit the existing, original, rear wheels (preferred option),
OR
2) recommendation for an upgrade to new wheels and tyres: basically, 'gentle'  street-only use - better than current but it doesn't have to be 'white knuckle-capable' - I'm now too old for that - a balance of performance and price if you please.
 
All recommendations and comments welcome.
 
Thank you!
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    Shaz
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    Re: Time for something new? 2020/11/22 18:10:52 (permalink)
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    Hi Vanilla,
     
    Welcome to the forum.  some of the other guys/gals are better at answering your questions.  Altho from what I understand upgrading wheels to 16 is a better idea than going to 15's.  15" tyres are getting difficult to source as well.
     
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    MR2 Club of NSW - Club Secretary
     
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     I love my little blue 2, she is worth it.  I love my little blue 2, maybe , yes, I love my little blue 2.
     
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    Shaz
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    Re: Time for something new? 2020/11/22 18:10:52 (permalink)
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    Oops, not sure why it double posted.
    post edited by Shaz - 2020/11/23 10:32:02

    MR2 Club of NSW - Club Secretary
     
    1990 SW20 N/A
    WaaaHooo
     I love my little blue 2, she is worth it.  I love my little blue 2, maybe , yes, I love my little blue 2.
     
    http://www.mr2australia.com/mr2play/tm.aspx?m=94040
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    Reddtarga
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    Re: Time for something new? 2020/11/23 10:25:58 (permalink)
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    "I need at least some new rear tyres. 205/60HR14 are, apparently, now hard to source"
     
    That may be the case with 'performance' brand tyres like Bridgestone RE 003's, or yokahama AD 08's
    But if you search Google for 205/60R14 you will find several brands listed that appear to be general purpose all weather tyres.
    Unfortunately, I can not tell you how well they would perform handling wise on the rear of an SW20, only that they would conform to the load rating on your driver's side doorpost sticker.
     
     
     
     
     
    post edited by Reddtarga - 2020/11/23 10:53:28

    1990 ADM NA
    Any advice you get from me may only be worth what you paid for it.
     
     
     
     
     
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