Wheel/tyre advice please

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RichHH
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Wheel/tyre advice please
Hi all, I currently run a 135bhp K series Seven on 185/65/14 Uniroyal Rainsports.... However, this is soon to go and will be replaced by a 220bhp Zetec with LSD... This, slightly surprisingly, also runs on the same sized tyres, albeit Nankang NS2Rs... The car will be for dry fast road use only, but from reading various threads on here the car seems like it might be a bit under-rubbered at the rear. I'd like to keep running on 14s as ground clearance a bit of an issue (speed bumps in road). Supply of 14x7 and 14x8 wheels and suitable tyres seems limited. Any thoughts/advice please?
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Change to 13" and fit higher profile tyres ground clearance will not change much. I rum R888 6"inch front and 8"rear.

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What he said !

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220 bhp.....LSD....`slim` tyres....40psi ....british roads......donuts....drifts....whats not to like? Driving 

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Nankang NS2R good in 14"

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Thanks all... I may try running as is for a bit and then consider a 6 and 8" 13s.
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185 / 205  - 60 -13  Toyo R888R's  Thumb Up Driving

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Lots of 13" minilites for sale at the moment, may be worth buying a set just in case.  Should be easy to sell on if you don't use them.  This means sticking with narrow rears but I found in pure cornering a 7 is better balanced that way.

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I ran a 200bhp LSD Zetec on 185/70/13s (albeit A021Rs) on the road for many thousands of miles touring with 6" rims all round and never found it under-tyred (quite possibly because of the Yokos). I'd see what the existing set-up is like before investing i new wheels...

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Don't forget we have a club discount with Revolution wheels - Warren is the contact their and is very helpful.

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I posed the question a few years ago about power outputs and need to switch from 6" to 8" rears. The learned response was 185s & 6" rears were good up to 200 bhp.

You're just over that power wise so guess it comes down to usage - lots of track days on smooth tarmac or bumpy B roads, where sump clearance necessary?