14 inch wheels - limited choice for replacement tyres

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gin-fizz-whizz
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No testimonials for the ZT7 (standard fitment on new road-biased cars)?

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Thanks for these repies, I am a fair weather driver in the Caterham, not a tourer in all weathers, and a big reason I drive a Caterham is for grip that you don't get in ordinary cars. After my 14" AO21's expire I think Toyo R888R's are the answer. Albeit they will cost more than the Uniroyals and Nankangs, probably about twice the price, but they should last me a good few years. If I get caught out in the rain, which for my use of the car is bad planning, I'll take it very carefully.

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I am going to be in the same position of wanting tyres for 14" wheels when my restoration is complete.  Seeing a lot of "votes" for Nankang NSR2 I checked them out.  The 185/60 14 are rated 86V XL so presumably intended for a car much heavier than a Seven

Edit: Has anyone tried Nankang AR-1?

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I like the look of the AR-1 however once again the rear 205/60/13 are XL whereas the front 185/60/13 aren't

 

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I've just ordered a set of NS2Rs after working out that my AO21s are more than 6 years old. Any recommendations re type pressures? 

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Looking to get some of the NS2R tyres myself.  On the Nankang website they indicate 23 to 27 psi Hot pressure setting for vehicle less than 800kg . 

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I saw that but I suspect those pressures are too high for a 7 weighing 250kg less.  

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Alastair, from what you're saying my tyre requirements sound to be extremely similar to yours.  I have run Toyo 888R's for a few years now and never had cause to complain.  The increased grip (dry) is very noticeable and inspire confidence. Thumb Up

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Thanks Foggy. Good advice, don't want to have a Caterham and find I have to slow down for the twisty stuff.

 

 

 

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I use ContiEcoContact 6 in 185/60R14 with C20XE and am very happy.