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Just treated my bus to a 41/2" narrow beam and dropped spindles. Currently running on 15's whats the smallest tyre (width and depth) that i could use ? Not too bothered about a harsh ride !! and does anyone know who supplies them ? i was told to use 165,45,15 but cant seem to get hold of any , thanks.

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165/50/15s mate.... as far as im aware there isnt a huge choice in brands, i saw nankangs and bridgestone when i got mine, i opted for the later and they werent cheap!! 60 odd quid each i think..fitted etc..

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i have the bridgestones that what i paid for them good tyres

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Try a search at mytyres just found a 165/45x15 made by Federal for £37 8O

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sweet tyres from mytyres moler :wink:

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yup id use mytyres all day long think i got some of the nankang ones for 32 quid a piece

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thanks for that guys . 8)

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I get the bridgestones locally for £50 fitted most local companies will price match

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Hi chaps

What tyre pressures do you run your slam tyres at?

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Gruntilla wrote:Hi chaps

What tyre pressures do you run your slam tyres at?

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nodding dog68 wrote:
Gruntilla wrote:Hi chaps

What tyre pressures do you run your slam tyres at?

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You beat me to the question! I know that it seems lame but I've been having problems with my tyre pressures recently. My front wheels are currrently wearing Bridgestone 165/50/15. I know that its a bit of a bone shaking ride but I still have some doubt regarding pressures.

So what are the skinny rubber brigade running with?

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I run 30 psi in the front, but mine are 185/55x15 :)

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I have 175/55 at the front at 28psi, I can't remember what size at the back but its 32psi, I went for the stock pressures since I didn't see any reason not to, is there a reason not to?
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I ran Smart car tyres as seen below in the pic, but the bus handled like a Blackpool Tram, and in the wet........Shudderingly Awful!!
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1stly...if your wanting narrow as you originally posted , then 145/65/15 are the narrow option

165/45/15 have smaller hieght walls (lower bus) but not as narrow as 145 which still have a reasonably low profile wall



secondly...i always thoguht the smaller volume the tyres, the less air they hold so the higher the pressure

i.e...if you have 30psi in your 195/65/15 rears you should have about 40 in your smaller front tyres due to the fact it has less square inch volume but still needs to support the same weight

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