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Tyres

Discussion in 'Z3 Roadster & Coupé' started by Gio, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. Gio

    Gio Regular Member

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    Just ordered replacement tyres

    Falcon ZE912's

    245/40 R17 for the back
    225/45 R17 XL for the front - the extra means extra load (which I think means the side wall is stronger and stiffer.

    The 245 rear are not available in XL, and the 225 front only in XL, do you think this could cause an imbalance when cornering?
     
  2. z3cade

    z3cade Zorg Guru (III)
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    I think you will find the XL tyres will be slightly wider than the standard 225 also... :-\
     
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    RodsZ3 Dedicated Member

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    I guess you'll let us know....good or bad.

    My last tyre change were Falkens 912's and I was (am) really pleased....it was like driving another (but more stable) car.
    Can't recall if they were 'XL's' though (without looking).

    Rod
     
  4. Gio

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    Being fitted a bit later today, so I will find out soon, hopefully without going backwards into a hedge /:) .
     
  5. Gio

    Gio Regular Member

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    Had the ZE912's on for a few days now, and it's like driving a completely different car. :)
    Tram-lining vastly reduced, and I no longer feel like I'm about to be chucked into the nearest hedge when driving the local country lanes.
    Corning still seems very good, although still running the tyres in, so haven't really pushed the Z too hard yet.
     

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