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« on: 03 November, 2014, 03:10:59 PM »

At some point I will need to replace the tyres on my series I Fulvia sport. Current tyres are 145 x 14 on Safari wheels. I am thinking of whether to fit new 145s or increase tyre size to put more rubber on the road.

Options I am considering are:
Fit new 145s
Go up to 155 but probably not more on the same rims
Locate some 165 rimmed wheels that will fit S1

Any comments or suggestions?
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« Reply #1 on: 03 November, 2014, 04:13:29 PM »

Probably best on the 145s. These are Flavia 2000 steel wheels (with enlarged centres) with 175/14 tyres, which obviously gave higher gearing.


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« Reply #2 on: 04 November, 2014, 04:39:34 PM »

Thanks for that Richard.  I think I probably will stay with 145s.
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« Reply #3 on: 04 November, 2014, 06:06:54 PM »

I'm running 165 x 14's on my 2c Berlina, originally she would have been on 155 x 14's but when I put her back on the road in November 1999 I could only get 145 x 14, and although she ran ok she always felt under tyred, with the 165's she rides much better if slightly harsher, but it's improved the handling no end.
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« Reply #4 on: 07 November, 2014, 12:33:15 PM »

Thanks Brian.  I'll give it a bit more thought.  The tyres on the car currently aren't particularly worn, just old.


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« Reply #5 on: 09 November, 2014, 01:23:25 AM »

Thanks Brian.  I'll give it a bit more thought.  The tyres on the car currently aren't particularly worn, just old.



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« Reply #6 on: 16 November, 2014, 04:07:17 PM »

I would go with the 165 x 14.  I have had them on my Fulvia for a couple of years now with no problems. I Put the origional 145s back on when i was cleaning up the 165s and the handling was not as good but the steering  was lighter .
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« Reply #7 on: 18 November, 2014, 12:07:01 PM »

No problems with 165 tyres on the narrow (4.5") rims?
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« Reply #8 on: 18 November, 2014, 01:09:16 PM »

Absolutely not, used for a few years and a lot of driving around Europe, Andrea
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« Reply #9 on: 18 November, 2014, 03:39:07 PM »

Bridgestone 145/80r14 available in blizzak  winter and ecopia b381 formats.

Both work very well with Fulvia.

Continental also did excellent winter tyres same size.

I have several part worn available free to good home (collection only) or have a look on the black circles or my tyres website


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