[MR2] Tires for a '91 Turbo Mk II
stilltickin at optonline.net
Mon Jun 6 20:18:12 EDT 2011
AVS ES100's are one of the best Ultra High Performance Summer Tires you can
buy, just so you know. I have them on all four corners of my '89 SC,
as well as on the rear of my '93 Turbo. They don't make them in 195/55 15
for the front of the 93 turbo, so I will be getting some Yokohama S Drive's
the front, once the Kumho's the previous owner put on wear out some. I've
been using Yokohamas since '93 on my first MR2, an '85 (the AVS
switched to AVS ES100's, when they replaced the AVS Intermediates. And I
would never use anything else on my MR2's besides ultra high performance
Yokohamas. The price is great, and you really can't beat them for
performance. They grip like crazy, and have a nice stiff sidewall, as well
as very good breakaway
characteristics. As for wheels, you could find yourself a set of stock '93
to '95 15 inch rims. I love the way they look on my '93. To me they look
like an aftermarket wheel.
Hope this helps in your tire decision :-)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Randell Jesup" <randell1 at jesup.org>
To: "MR2 List" <mr2 at mr2.com>
Sent: Monday, June 06, 2011 8:05 PM
Subject: [MR2] Tires for a '91 Turbo Mk II
> So, my '91 Mk II (stock) Turbo went in for inspection, and the Dunlops are
> cracked and don't pass (in the back at least).
> I went to Tire Rack, and I found a serious dearth of rubber available -
> only Yoko ES100's, and the rears are back-ordered. And I usually ran high
> performance all-seasons, though I don't really *need* to run it in winter
> (we have an almost new Odyssey and a '99 Sable with ~220K on it).
> Should I a) order ES-100's, and wait (how long)? b) upgrade to 15" wheels
> (looks like a similar problem with rubber though), c) find a set of
> stock '91-93 NSX rims (15x7/16x8 or so), but those need spacers, and
> aren't *that* much better for rubber I think, d) go to 17" rims (which?) -
> lots of tires available there.
> For added fun, I live on a 1/4 mile gravel lane (bumpy/pot-holed at
> times) - not the best for low-profile rims.
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