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which tyres are best for my 2000 MGF VVC

Hii guys,

I just want to buy new set of tyres for my 2000 MGF (VVC)
I have 16'' rims on my F.

I searched a bit and learned that GY F1 GS-D2 and Toyo T-1R Proxes are good choices. However, in my country (TURKEY) tyre dealers can not supply GS-D2 (I can find just for front). They offered me GS-D3.
What do u think when u compare D2 and D3? Which one can be fitted my 2000 F and which one is better?

I confused a bit, the price of toyo is cheaper than GS-D3 and GS-D2 (app. 20 pound for each tyre, totaly 80). What can u say about all 3 tyres when you also consider price?
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I got 15" rims on my F and got Toyo TR-1 Proxes. Brilliant tyres!
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this thread may help.

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Hii guys,

I just want to buy new set of tyres for my 2000 MGF (VVC)
I have 16'' rims on my F.

I searched a bit and learned that GY F1 GS-D2 and Toyo T-1R Proxes are good choices. However, in my country (TURKEY) tyre dealers can not supply GS-D2 (I can find just for front). They offered me GS-D3.
What do u think when u compare D2 and D3? Which one can be fitted my 2000 F and which one is better?

I confused a bit, the price of toyo is cheaper than GS-D3 and GS-D2 (app. 20 pound for each tyre, totaly 80). What can u say about all 3 tyres when you also consider price?
MY2000 F VVCs should have the same size tyres all round (215/40 ZR16s), and the best place to look for advice on tyres at the moment is Rob Bell's site

http://www.mgf.ultimatemg.com/group2...m#Introduction
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MY2000 F VVCs should have the same size tyres all round (215/40 ZR16s), and the best place to look for advice on tyres at the moment is Rob Bell's site

http://www.mgf.ultimatemg.com/group2...m#Introduction


Are you sure about it? What is the difference btw 2000 and 2001 or any other VVC from 96 to on.
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MY2000 VVCs came with 16" square spoke wheels and as CJ said they were fitted with 215 F1s all round. Earlier VVCs had 15" wheels fitted as standard.
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MY2000 VVCs came with 16" square spoke wheels and as CJ said they were fitted with 215 F1s all round. Earlier VVCs had 15" wheels fitted as standard.
Yup spot on.

Couldn't have said it better myself!

The only F with 16" wheels that should have different size front tyres is the Trophy 160!
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But there is nothing to stop you changing to Trophy spec!!
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But there is nothing to stop you changing to Trophy spec!!

True, but I'd want the car to go with it.

A luxury you already have
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so I confuse a bit...
which one gives better handling? 215 all around or 195 for front and 215 for rear?
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Trophy/TF size ie 195/215 would give the best handling.
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But that wouldn’t depend on also having 160 Trophy suspension?
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I was thinking that myself Chris.

actually 215s all round handle pretty damn good.
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Not at all, the Trophy has the same suspension as a 'normal' F just harder. The tyre size was chosen for a better handling balance over the previous 215 all round and was why Trophy tyre sizes were used for the TF.
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Not at all, the Trophy has the same suspension as a 'normal' F just harder. The tyre size was chosen for a better handling balance over the previous 215 all round and was why Trophy tyre sizes were used for the TF.
Please someone write to conclusion...[IMG]images/icons/icon9.gif[/IMG]

Should I go 215 all round or 195-front 215-rear?

should I go Toyo or GS-D3?
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Avoid GS-D3
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Please someone write to conclusion...[IMG]images/icons/icon9.gif[/IMG]

Should I go 215 all round or 195-front 215-rear?

should I go Toyo or GS-D3?
I'd go 195-front 215-rear
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Just to throw this into chaos, for some fappin reason MG recomended 215/45 R16 all round for the 16x7 Cup alloys on the MK1's without "trophy" suspension. So maybe thats the route to go. Mine certainly grips like a kitty on a curtain.

I'd go toyo over GSD3 but only cuz of the documented problems, and the absence of GSD2's.
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