1800 F Tire Question

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1800 F Tire Question

Post  sofljoe on Sat Jan 21, 2012 5:45 pm

Ok, I've read the top recommended tire for the 1800 F is the Toyo 215/45r18. However, I am in a pinch and need to find something quick to replace the MC tire I have on there now. I can find the following tires locally:

Nankang Crossroader 215/45r18 says section width 213mm (which is about 8.4 inches I believe) on a 7inch rim
Hankook Ventus 215/45r18 says section width is 8.4 inches on a 7inch rim
Falken Ziex ZE-912 215/45r18 (can't find the section width)

I read somewhere it should be max 8.3 and another that said 8.4 was ok. Now I'm confused Gaah So any help is appreciated.

Thanks!

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1800 F TIRE

Post  ESKIMO on Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:13 pm

Personsly use the toyo proxie..on my 2 nd because at 15,000 miles(july 2010) took a 4inch nail that went thru the tread and barely punctured side wall..tire still looked new.......other options the cooper/zeon/zpt..........kuhmo/ecsta......or forcerceumum/hexa which is a 205/40/18...no knowledge of anyone actually using the forceum..but it is a 40 series which would be a shorter sidewall height that might be a bit harder to mount due to the sidewall stiffness...and speedometer speed/mileage differental/engine rpm....good luck in your search for what ever you choose...................ride with care till you become comfortable with the new handling properties.....and after a couple hundred miles to get rid of the mold release go ride the thing and just try and wear it out..............ESKIMO

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Re: 1800 F Tire Question

Post  sofljoe on Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:07 pm

I found a Michelin Pilot 215/45r18 for a good price today and picked it up. Took the wheel to a local mom and pop tire shop, the guy said he didn't think it would work, but he'd try to mount it. I assured him plenty of people had mounted the same size tire Smile He was very careful and in about 10 minutes had the old tire off and the new one on. Got home and it slid right on, no rubbing or clearance issues. Now its just a matter of getting used to the CT when turning. So I can say that you can use the Michelin Pilot 215/45r18 will work on an F model without mods.



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VTX 1800F

Post  big_pimpin3692003 on Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:36 pm

Hey sofljoe, Thanks for posting your info on here helped me out alot. Today I put my Hankook Ventus V12 Eco 215/45r18 on my bike and so far it rides great. Thanks to letting all the air out of my tire and grease up bout six inches of both side of the tire it slide into place.

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Re: 1800 F Tire Question

Post  1800carl on Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:29 pm

I,m riding a Kumho 215/45/18 and got over 7000 miles and no signs of wear. Just another good darkside tire for the "F".
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