Whatever you can get in Ecuador!.
225/50/15 with 'H' rating or better.
Later in the alphabet is a higher speed rating.
In North America, there are several tires in the 225/50/15 size available in 'V', 'W' and 'Z' ratings. Just depends on how much you want to pay...
Just to clarify, 'H' does not fit where you would think logically (S, T, and U are lower). I think it used to stop at 'T' for domestics, but some foreign cars had better performing tires that they labeled 'H' for 'High Performance'. Then along came even higher ratings with the 'V' -'Z'.
'S' is rated to 112 mph and has relatively soft sidewalls,
'T' to 118 mph and slightly stiffer sidewall than 'S',
'U' to 124 mph,
'H' to 130 mph with firm sidewall,
'V' to 149 mph,
'W' to 168 mph,
'Y' to 186 mph,
and 'Z' is anything above 186 mph.
Our cars came from the factory with 'H' rated tires and using a lesser rating is not recommended.
Donn: was this a forum member? We get a lot of rain here in Seattle, so I would appreciate more feedback on the Coopers. Has anyone else tried the Cooper Cobras? I know that the wider the tire, the more they will hydroplane on wet pavement. So 225 is already pretty wide for our light supras, and 235 means even worse hydroplane in rain. Your opinions are appreciated, as my ex-wife has been borrowing my daily driver for months (and will probably never give it back) so the Supra has become my D.D. again, and it needs tires bad!
according to what I looked up, America's Tire only carries the BFG radial T/A in a 235/60/14, and doesn't even have 225/60 available, but Wal-Mart (be careful who does your tires though, I work there and know who I can trust at my store) has 225/60, 235/60, AND 245/60 all available through special order. Best bet though, in my experience, open up the phone book, and call around. The only thing to be sure of though, many tire shops have started requiring that in order to work on your vehicle, you have to be buying tires with the same minimum load and speed ratings as originally installed on vehicle. The original speed rating was an H, which means it must either be H, V, W, Y, or Z speed rating at tire shops that have a policy like that. Most tires will meet the minimum load rating anyways, so that's not normally an issue. But when you call around, ask if they have a policy like that, because most, if not ALL tires in stock size or close to stock size will be S or T rated. I had to do my tires as a carry in at Wal-Mart, and I went there because I get 10% off
I am sending my rims to Love20bee to get them upsized to 16x8. I said I want +10 offset in the front and -10 in the rear.
Most people run a 0 offset all around which leads to a bit further out in front and a bit tucked in the rear than I would like. I have heard maybe a +5 front and -15 rear...
So I wanna get my wheels done by Love20bee in Cali. He says I can get what ever offsets I want.
He can make them stepped and 3 piece.
$1800 for the set.
My question is...what offsets to use ? +0 in front and +10 in rear? 8in wide?
I want these done ASAP, in the process of 2jz-ge VVTi and ths...
What if anything does anyone know about doing this size. I've seen 16x8+0 is an option, but I like the xxr 527s but the only offer an 8.25 width. Really I like the konig decagrams but if the pattern doesn't fit you have to move on lol.
In order to keep things in an easier to find reference for the future. Please post any wheels the fit a Mk2. Please provide details you know such as;
L type or P-type
pictures (preferably on the car)
anything else that is relevant (rubs...
Currently running Yokohama A504 on the stock wheel, stock size 225/60R14 99H. Somehow they’re still soft, plenty of tread but I found a master key stuck straight into a tread block... Anyway, I’m not sure what the best replacement would be...the standard BFG Radial T/A is S-rated, overpriced...