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Re: Le Mans recreation

Postby Tony Smith » Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:51 am

Great to see it back on the road :0)
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Re: Le Mans recreation

Postby PaulC1959 » Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:17 am

Great news, looking forward to a nice big photo spread. :up
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Re: Le Mans recreation

Postby Custard » Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:16 pm

Thanks guys at last late delivery of the 15 week wait for the wheels, Put the Yokohama sticky rubber on the front but they don’t make fat rubber for the back :( so will have to look for another manufacturer which now the choice is limited for 10 x 17 but it is starting to look good.
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Re: Le Mans recreation

Postby Custard » Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:26 pm

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Re: Le Mans recreation

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Re: Le Mans recreation

Postby PaulC1959 » Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:45 pm

Demon Tweeks do Yokohama Advan in 17" up to 255/40's, any good to you?

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Re: Le Mans recreation

Postby Custard » Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:07 pm

No 10” rims so 255/45/17 or 165/45/17 but hard to find 275/40/35/17 but that is fat and may affect the handling but would look good from the back.
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Re: Le Mans recreation

Postby BIG_MVS » Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:21 pm

255 40 17 was standard fitment for the Le Mans, I have them on my 10" Azev's too.
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Re: Le Mans recreation

Postby Bazzer501 » Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:04 pm

Just for information have 265/45/17's on the rear of my A610. This is on a 10" x 17" Gotti split rim wheel.

The ones I have are Falken Azenis FK453 and these have been just fine.

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Re: Le Mans recreation

Postby simontaylor » Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:22 pm

BIG_MVS wrote:255 40 17 was standard fitment for the Le Mans, I have them on my 10" Azev's too.

Me too, car seems to handle well enough, however the Azev wheel is a heavy one to say the least.
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Re: Le Mans recreation

Postby Custard » Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:42 am

Well tyres are going on today they no longer have the 265/45/17 it has been replaced by 265/40/17 not much choice but not that bad on price £105 plus fitting which is good for a tyre that big I thought.
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Re: Le Mans recreation

Postby Tony Smith » Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:57 am

Shouldn't be 255/45s 17s, Had 275/35s a long time back and 255/40s - if you do the sums these are closest to original rolling diameter.
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Re: Le Mans recreation

Postby stephendell » Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:02 pm

Custard wrote:Well tyres are going on today they no longer have the 265/45/17 it has been replaced by 265/40/17 not much choice but not that bad on price £105 plus fitting which is good for a tyre that big I thought.


265/40/17 is a better size and price seems OK too.
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Re: Le Mans recreation

Postby simontaylor » Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:02 am

"Price", this car is for driving, and an extra £20 or so for a tyre or two is hardly a worry when £10k+ (has Custard mentioned any cost to the lady of the manor) has been spent creating it.
Just get the best rubber.
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Re: Le Mans recreation

Postby Custard » Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:22 am

Mums the word on that one, I do love my Yokohama’s but my thought was that the width of the rear tyres I do not think it will brake away before the front, so I don’t want a mega sticky on the back trying to get the grip balanced. On my last goodwood adventure the front had more grip than the back as I had yoko on the front but only 225/55/15 on the back and I went for a spinning time.
But l may be talking cr...p
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