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Post by dans6490 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:01 pm

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Post by dans6490 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:05 pm

philbo909 wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:01 pm
dans6490 wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:49 am

This was all done as the front tyres (non run flat) were/are still worn badly on the inside.
if the tyres are still worn badly on the inside you need to get an alignment and a new set of rubber
He had the work done as it was scrubbing the insides of the front tyres but didn’t change the tyres afterwards.
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Post by MACK » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:11 pm

philbo909 wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:01 pm
dans6490 wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:49 am

This was all done as the front tyres (non run flat) were/are still worn badly on the inside.
if the tyres are still worn badly on the inside you need to get an alignment and a new set of rubber
+1
Even if the alignment itself is now spot on. Uneven wear on the tyres could be causing you issues
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Post by ThommyKent » Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:02 pm

Tramlining is almost always a tire issue

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Post by ZedM » Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:26 pm

My answer is in my signature! :)
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Post by dans6490 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:23 pm

ZedM wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:26 pm
My answer is in my signature! :)
I used to think 19’s were the only way to go on a zed but I’m torn between new tyres on my 19” wheels and getting some 8j/9j 17” style 32s with some nice fat tyres and going for a better ride rather than a better look.

Keep looking but can’t make up my mind
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Post by MACK » Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:19 pm

It's always a dilemma. One potential partial solution would be to use the tyre sizes a Z4m would use on your existing 19 inch wheels. By increasing the sidewall by 5% you will effectively have the same sidewall as a 3.0 does on 18 inch wheels. Which would increase comfort over your current. Obviously this won't be as good as going to 17 inch wheels. Particularly when you also take into account that the 17 inch wheels will in all likelihood be lighter than your current 19s.
But 19s do look so good!
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