15x8 watanabe Tires

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beeto
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15x8 watanabe Tires

Post by beeto » Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:31 pm

Hey,

I am ordering some 15x8 Watanabe, but am really struggling to find some decent road tires for them in 224/50R15.

I have found proxies t1r (discontinued), proxes 4 (discontinued), Kumho Ecsta AST and alto of other tires are then semi-slicks.

What do other run, and what are semi-slicks like r888's, and A048's run like on NZ roads?

Cheers,
Jason

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Re: 15x8 watanabe Tires

Post by mikey » Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:17 am

Yeah, it can be a real pain getting tires for old sized performance wheels!

Sorry, I'm not a lot of help, I have Watanabe RS 16x8.5j & 16x9.5j. But just in case, these are some I've looked at in the past:

Toyo TR1's
Bridgestone RE001 (I think these have been renamed?)
Toyo R888

I'm actually sure what I have on the car now sorry, they're street tires of some sort.

Good luck,.

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