Lotus Elan

Zetec conversion -tyre choices

PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Sat Jan 01, 2011 5:36 pm

Sean Murray wrote:
I'm wondering where the above mentioned Yokohama A539's fit within the range of driving qualities mentioned?



I have 15" Yoko A539s on one of my e21s. They are excellent all-round, wet or dry. :D

I have 13" A021s on the other, more grip than the 539s, but wearing faster :roll:

Though neither in the same league in the dry as the A048s, which are really street-legal slicks :mrgreen:


That's an excellent recommendation; any tyre that'll make an E21 go round corners has to be good.
Oh the good old days when the BMW guys were totally clueless :lol:
Looks like those 539's will be the next set of tyres on my Elan :wink:

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PostPost by: Mark B » Mon Jan 03, 2011 2:29 pm

Thanks for the comments chaps, Alan especially (I was hoping you'd join the thread :wink: ). It's a great help hearing opinions and experiences especially when they relate to the same type of car. I think I'll go for a set of S drive yokohamas, I like tyres grippy but not too grippy so I can still have some fun in the car... :lol: Although I may change my mind at the last minute when I'm in the tyre place and buy a set of AO48's instead.....decisions, decisions.

John, glad the link was helpful, for what it's worth I've used the A539's on a westfield and a tintop and they are a good tyre in my opinion, good dry and decent wet grip, progressive and fairly quiet.

Happy new year all,
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PostPost by: nickruss » Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:42 pm

Has anyone got experience of fitting Uniroyal 185/65/14 (presumably rain expert) on an Elan +2 Zetec Spyder?

I am thinking of the 65 profile to raise the car a bit and fill the arch to improve ride height on speed bumps. I spoke to Andy at Spyder Engineering who recommended the Uniroyals.

Unfortunately, my car has a cable gearbox that's converted to hydraulic so I can't fit the higher manifold.

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