MG are happy to announce new recommended and approved tyres for the MGTF, as an alternative to the GSD2 Good Year tyres.
Where the GSD2 is unavailable, MG Motor recommends either the Falken Ziex ZE912 or the Toyo Proxes TI-R as appropriate. MG Motor has conducted limited testing on these alternatives to the Good Year when fitted as a car set. MG Motor currently has no data on extended tyre wear for these alternatives.
Technical details of tyres tested:-
· Front Falken Ziex ZE912 195/45 R16 84V I0123 Extra Load, from Thailand
· Rear Falken Ziex ZE912 215/40 R16 86W I0123 Extra Load, from Thailand
· Front Toyo Proxes T1-R 195/45 R16 80V PXT1-R-2 ANH3608 from Japan
· Rear Toyo Proxes T1-R 215/40 R16 86WPXT1-R-3 ANH3608 from Japan
MG Motor is committed to supporting the customer, so they gain the most from their car and would advise strongly that tyres should be fitted as a vehicle set.
Once tyres have been balanced and fitted, the car should be checked on a 4-wheel laser alignment machine against the correct data. This will prolong tyre life and ensure that the car is configured to our recommended settings. The advice of a reputable tyre specialist and/or MG Motor Approved dealer should be sought in tyre selection and fitting to suit local conditions and vehicle use.
Mixing tyres across the same axle is not recommended. Mixing tyres front to rear (i.e. having different tyres on the front axle to the rear) is also not recommended. Although the legal minimum tread depth in the UK is 1.6mm across the contact patch, tyre manufacturers will advise that wet grip deteriorates below 3mm. Tyre pressures will be found in the vehicle handbook. 26psi front and 36 psi rear will suit 135s and LE500. 85th Anniversary cars run 30psi front, 36psi rear.
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