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I know this has been on loads of times, but tyres change and models are no longer available. I am looking at taking the MGTF to Spain next year so want suitable tyres. I have thought about Pirelli, but not sure if they are suitable for this style of car.
What recommended tyres are available ?
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Lots around on this but the guys love a tyre war
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Falken 914 everytime...Halfrauds are doing x2 195 45 16 fitted for 117 !!
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Continental Premium Contacts are what is stated as the recommended tyre by the manufacturer guide book, along with Goodyear F1's and NCT3's. Of course, Toyo Proxes T1R's seem to be VERY popular, but from what I understand about the Toyo's, manufacturing process changed (or something did) and certain batches are not as good.....I'm sure someone more informed about the Toyo's could pass comment. Personally, I have Continental PC2's on my F and they do the job fine...

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In all honesty I would avoid Toyo on a TF.
They were my tyre of choice on my old F & couldn't wait to fit them to my TF but they absolutely ruined the handling on my 2005 TF160. (and others have reported the same issue)
My handling was perfect with the Goodyears that were fitted but they needed replacing so I fitted 4 x matching Malaysian Toyo T1R & even after 500 miles they felt like I was driving on ice. Terrible.
I then swapped to 4 x matching Falken ZE914s & the handling is now perfect again, no period scrubbing in required.

Please note that it does not affect all TFs like this & Fs seem to be unaffected.
Pirrelli P Zero Nero Gt also seem to get a very good write up & would be my 2nd choice after Falken.
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Have switched to falkens on my 160, they are much better than the toyos I had on before. Give a real feeling of stability and confidence.
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Falkens here as well

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Ferry or drive through France?
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For the first 9yrs of TF ownership I would've said Toyo T1Rs with no problem but we had 2 "Malaysian" T1Rs fitted to the rear last year without realising it, we then had the "twitchy rear syndrome" so I decided that we went with Falkens when the fronts wanted changing & they are ok with the T1Rs on the rear, once the rears wear down to about 2.5mm we'll have Falkens on the rear & I'll be happier as I prefer all same on 4 corners to be honest.
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I am still running on Goodyears but will need to change them soon. Am I right that the Falkens are not directional?
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Hi
Thanks for the replies.
I will be going for a long weekend to Le Mans, then later in the year down to the Pyrenees, my intentions are no toll roads, just nice route stopping whenever we reached a nice town (100 to 150 miles ??) stop overnight enjoy the area and move on. perhaps a 3 week tour.
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I am still running on Goodyears but will need to change them soon. Am I right that the Falkens are not directional?
I think so. Mine on the Ford don't have any directional arrows on the side walls. They are however marked outside. So I'm thinking asymmetric tread.
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Too...can't fault them!

Had loads of issues with tyres this year. Using Falkens originally. Car was wondering at 50+ mph.

How using;

Front Toyo Proxes T1-R 195/45 R16
Rear Toyo Proxes T1-R 215/40 R16

Ordered through blackcircles.com. They didn't have the fronts on the web site so I ordered some other make...they phoned the next day to say this make wasn't recommended for the car and said they did have the Toyo available at a reduced cost.

Can't fault the tyres or the service!
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Had loads of issues with tyres this year. Using Falkens originally. Car was wondering at 50+ mph.

How using;

Front Toyo Proxes T1-R 195/45 R16
Rear Toyo Proxes T1-R 215/40 R16

Ordered through blackcircles.com. They didn't have the fronts on the web site so I ordered some other make...they phoned the next day to say this make wasn't recommended for the car and said they did have the Toyo available at a reduced cost.

Can't fault the tyres or the service!
What did your car wonder about?

When you were next going to clean it or perhaps change it's oil?

On another note as an Experiment I am running some 205/45 R16's on my 75th Anniversary on the front and they have made the front more stable and she has lost the twitchiness that 215/40 R16 can give when fitted all round. bear in mind that she is also runnign 10 wider track at teh front as she has AP's fitted.

The VVC that is also sitting on the Multispoke 16" rims also has AP's fitted but still has 215's all round and her front end is a little twitchy and she also has a Trophy style lip spoiler fitted while the 75th does not.
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Rather than another tyre thread I'll ask here:


Tf 115 on 15 inch wheels, currently very happy with Toyo Proxes. Good tread still on them, but the compound is showing signs of age- getting some visible cracks.
According to an MG technical bulletin I found it's either Falkens or Toyos. Now, I've liked the Toyos but it seems they are now made n Malaysia and a bit different? Who actually has the new Proxes on, and are they as good?
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Ran Toyos on my previous TF (135 with 15 inch wheels) and absolutely loved them, put Malaysian ones on my new to me 160 with 16 inch wheels and they are ok. Not as predictable as the pevious 15 inch and definately need to watch how I drive the car especially in the wet. I would definately opt for another make next time, probably Falkens....Just love the tread pattern on the Toyos though! Why did they have to change the recipe?

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