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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-15-2019, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for suggestions on favorite tires on stock LSS, regular AutoX'er.

Hello everyone,

Have an Exige (yay!), currently mulling over tire availability and sizes in tire track. Wondering if anyone has some sage advice on sizes - have googled around, but haven't found any super current info.

Unfortunately, the car I picked up has 7 year old front tires, and they have monumental understeer as compared to the rears; so much that I cannot gauge how much more tire the car "needs" up front.

I traditionally run RE71R's on my other cars for both comp and street. In this case, I can't get a perfect upsize from the 195/50 to say a 215-225/45 for the front, only a 205/45/16 in my usual suspects. I've noticed federals come in a 225, but are asymmetrical which makes me leary as I typically have tires rotated, and then flipped after 60+ runs due to shoulder wear.

Anyone have some sage experience and can comment on shoulder, understeer and or tire choices? By default, I'm looking at 245/40 in the rear. Thanks!
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-18-2019, 01:00 PM
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I've run Re71 combo of 205/45R-16 & 245/40R-17 with success, check the solo motorsport section here for more suggestions. If not worried about classing 15s will give you more varied and cheaper options
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