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#1 dezwez

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 03:42 PM

at the moment i have 195/60 r15 r/ h rated on my ford focus on the front and back
what i would like to no is could i put 195/65 r 15 v rated on the back leaving the front as they were thanks :)

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 12:58 PM

hi dez,

first of all why would you want to have wider tyres with a higher speed rating on the back? chopper style??

theoretically you could, however you probably leave yourself open to understeer, as the rear is gripping a wider surface and potentially with more tread than the front, so you could lose stability.

I dont see why it couldnt be done though?

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 07:08 PM

Hi

both front and rear tyres are 195 the only difference is the profile which would not in itself give any extra grip to the rear.
so it is possible.

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 08:38 PM

I would still like to know why, as it isn't going to improve things.

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 08:48 PM

I would still like to know why, as it isn't going to improve things.

someone i no had them in there shed i was hopeing to save a buck but
now have gone out and had new tryes as the free one look a load off crap so all the same now thanks
to all that replyed :) 195/60/15 /h /on front and back .

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 02:29 PM

hi dez,

first of all why would you want to have wider tyres with a higher speed rating on the back? chopper style??

theoretically you could, however you probably leave yourself open to understeer, as the rear is gripping a wider surface and potentially with more tread than the front, so you could lose stability.

I dont see why it couldnt be done though?

I thought the middle number was the thickness of the tyre wall not width?

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 12:09 AM

I thought the middle number was the thickness of the tyre wall not width?


If I', mot mistaken, its width vs profile vs wheel size vs speed rating... so that would be 5 mm higher from the rim to the tread on one wheel than the originals (if that makes sense) hence my comment on "chopper style"

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