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    Hey guys!

    Been looking at tyre options for a set of 14x8 +0 and 14x8.5 -7 SSR MK3

    I've reduced it down to this list in what's available to get.
    Generally, everyone tends to run RE001 - and even though they're still currently listed in catalogs/brochures - shops are reluctant to put in any searching effort for them

    I was just wondering, which of these tyres have a decent rim protecting sidewall similar to the RE001? I'm not too fussed on awesome performance, as I will be running 15s for the tyre choice when I need to. Or a tyre that hides massive dishes out the sides of the guards. I find running stretched tyres isn't too bad/coppers don't take much notice if it's tyre instead on rim poking.

    Yokohama C.Drive 2
    195/60/14
    185/60/14

    Bridgestone Adrenalin RE001 - Has some protection
    185/60/14

    Bridgestone MY02 Sporty Style
    185/60/14

    Continental comfortcontact 5
    185/60/14

    Pirelli p6
    195/60/14

    Pirelli p7
    185/60/14

    Falken ZE912 - Has some protection
    185/55/14
    185/60/14
    195/60/14
    205/60/14

    Falken RT615K
    195/60/14

    Kuhmo ku31 - Has some protection
    185/55/14

    Kuhmo kh30/kh27
    185/60/14

    Michelin Energy XM2
    185/60/14
    195/60/14

    Goodyear triplemax
    185/60/14
    195/60/14

    Goodyear Armorgrip
    185/60/14
    195/60/14

    *very easy to find!* $88 ea on eBay
    Dunlop LM702 - Has some protection
    185/65/14
    195/60/14

    Dunlop Direzza dz101 - Has some protection
    185/55/14

    Adding to this list is also welcomed for other choices.
    Pics fitted would be good as well!

    Cheers!
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    I got defected just the other day for 5mm tyre poke, granted it was highway patrol and not the average police that didn't seem to have an issue.
    Currently it seems you can only get away with poke if you have a 4wd.

    Sorry to sidetrack, good idea for a thread

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    Iam a bit confused about the "rim protecting sides" what are you referring to exactly?

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ID:	31826He means tyres with lips on the sidewalls like these, they help protect the lip of the wheel if you scrape a gutter/traffic island etc.

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    Ohh, I haven't ever paid any attention to this lol, strached tyres don't seem to give this effect haha

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    If the tyres have the protectors they look like a lot less stretch for the same sizes up to a point as well, like 195 on an 8 or 8.5 for example. Good for dailies, but wouldn't even notice it on your car lol.

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    Yeah, means it's not as obvious you're running a 185/60 on an 8.5j wheel. Just trying to limit the chances of getting a defect.

    And that sucks dovegrey. My tyres poke maybe 3mm on the front of my daily. It's barely anything!

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    Here's an example:
    Sato's car -
    148-inch -12 (front), 148.5-inch -19 (rear), Dunlop DZ101 185/55R14
    Those tyres fit the lips exactly how i'm talking about.

    That's what I'm looking for - what other tyre options will fit like that?

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    14x8 with
    Dunlop Direzzas 195/60/14

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    Meh shit happends. Hwy patrol pulled me over because my car looked low, it wasn't so he had to get me for something else.
    Back onto topic re001 and falken ze912 have rim protection, im certain yoko c drive doesn't

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