No testimonials for the ZT7 (standard fitment on new road-biased cars)?
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.
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?
1985 S3 1700 XFlow. Undergoing full restoration
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
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?
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 .
I saw that but I suspect those pressures are too high for a 7 weighing 250kg less.
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.
Thanks Foggy. Good advice, don't want to have a Caterham and find I have to slow down for the twisty stuff.
I use ContiEcoContact 6 in 185/60R14 with C20XE and am very happy.