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15x7 Konig wheel tire thoughts?


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Finally got some 15x7 Konig wheels for my series one 240z. I have 14" 280zx wheels mounted with some Kelly 195/60-14 tires. I was looking at the 205/60-15 or a 205/55-15 for the new wheels. I am thinking the 225/50-15 is not much of advantage, since there is not that much out there in that size either...Any experience with current tire options? I even thought about a 195/60-15 Goodyear Eagle, but that might be too weird looking on the car? I know there is not much out there for performance tires, looks like just summer touring tires....

Any thoughts or advice is greatly appreciated. Excited to see the wheels on the car....

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I love my 15" rewinds. 205/50 Falkens is what I run. They fill the space perfectly in my opinion. 16" are too much for a 240 so I put them on my 280. Still a little too much for me but way better on the 280. Go to motorsportsauto.com I think and they have suggestions on tire sizes for our cars. 

Rewinds are super light, you can't go wrong money wise vs. wheel combo.

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On 7/25/2021 at 8:16 AM, grannyknot said:

I have 195/60/14 Falken Azenis on my 510, good looking tire and although I haven't pushed them yet they seem to be pretty sticky.

 

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I am contemplating putting those on my 240Z.

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2 hours ago, grannyknot said:

If were going to add a tire size calculator then this is the page, https://www.blocklayer.com/tire-size-calculator.aspx

Also does transmission gearing and a bunch of other calculators that might be useful.

That would be cool but I was thinking several tire calculator links could be posted in the same article all in one place

Options, ya know...

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  • 3 weeks later...

so I went with the 15" wheels and 205/50-15 Falken tires.

There seems to be a few different options available in that size, so I thought I would give it a try.

Tires are on order, so hope to see them on the car by the end of next week......

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This is what is available to us in the UK - not sure if you are able to get the same tyres where you are:

https://www.blackcircles.com/order/tyres/search?width=205&profile=60&rim=15

Avoid the Michelin energy savers like the plaque (as me how I know)

I throughly recommend the Goodyear’s as I run them on my Z with over 200lbft hitting the tyres.

The continental contact 6 I run on both my Audis and they are a superb all rounder. The grip in the wet and slippy UK roads is very well matched to their performance in dry conditions.

Then there is the Falkens, the Uniroyals, michelin efficient grip.

Avoid anything with a B or less rain rating as they just won’t be sticky enough in the dry for spirited driving and are generally more focused on fuel economy and are, in reality, van tyres!

Good luck!

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On 7/25/2021 at 2:20 AM, AK260 said:

Liking the grannyknot link and added to favourites!

This is the other one I use which also gives the same info on a different way

https://tiresize.com/calculator/

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I like this one!  I just used it to compare the OE tire size to the new tire size on our Tundra and got the info I wanted.  Thank you for the link!!

 

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