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Author Subject: Michelin PE3 in 50's?
dasarich

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Post #1
I know it's probably been covered but can't find it anywhere. Looking to replace the PE 2's which are currently 195 55 15 ( standard size ). They are no longer available in this size but the PE 3's are available in 195 50 15 and at a great price . But what exactly will be the difference ? Higher revs needed to maintain the constant speed ? Speedo not registering the correct speed ? Quicker acceleration ?! Opinions from the professionals please .....
Posted 30th Apr 2013 at 18:10
aaron6

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I run 50's. No noticeable difference other than the price. Some say the tires look too small but before its said have a look.

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Posted 30th Apr 2013 at 19:54
dasarich

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If that's standard ride height then don't see nothing wrong that at all, cheers
Posted 30th Apr 2013 at 20:08
aaron6

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It is lowered 40mm on the front, 30 on the back. I'll have a look and see if I can find old 6 which was standard on 50s.

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Posted 30th Apr 2013 at 20:15
aaron6

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Not the best photo's but you get the idea.

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Posted 30th Apr 2013 at 20:16
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they look too small!!!!LOL

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Posted 30th Apr 2013 at 22:31
aaron6

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-1 Mick... Thumbs up LOL

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Posted 30th Apr 2013 at 23:03
mik

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See here: http://www.etyres.co.uk/tyre-size-calculator.htm

A difference of up to +/- 2.5% is not a drama as it is within he tolerance as tyres wear, but the difference here between 195/55, and 195/50 is 3.36%, and the diameter difference is 20mm, which I reckon is quite a lot. The car will rev higher for a given speed and the speedo will be out. And it looks too small to my eyes.

People on here do it for cost reasons but I'm personally not a fan on a road car. I've just bought new tyres in the factory standard size of 195/55-15.

Just my 2p.

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Posted 30th Apr 2013 at 23:03
aaron6

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Each to their own. Ive had both, noticed no difference but the cost. Although my eyesights nit the best these days due mostly to years self abuse... LOL

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Posted 30th Apr 2013 at 23:06
oecken

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I actually quite like the look of 50's if the car is slightly lower than standard which is what i ran on mine. better than the 45's it came with Whistle LOL

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Posted 1st May 2013 at 04:58
dasarich

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Cheers for the comments , car is standard all round so will probably keep it with the 195/55/15 's, and just discovered that the PE3' s are not available in the 15" rim ! They start from 16" only.
Posted 1st May 2013 at 19:37
phillipm

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Post #12
mik wrote:

People on here do it for cost reasons but I'm personally not a fan on a road car. I've just bought new tyres in the factory standard size of 195/55-15.

Just my 2p.



My original tyres were 165/70's, so it's kept mine the right size LOL

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Posted 1st May 2013 at 19:47
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I've managed to source some new pe2s. Random, left over stock.

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