GT tyres and rim protector - Improvement
I have just changed the tyres on the front of my GT and after a bit of research discovered that some tyres are fitted with far better rim protection than others. My original Pirelli Rosso's were good performers but the alloy rim stuck out beyond the tyre which rendered the rim protector useless and looked a bit undersized. Careful as I am, I had just caught a rim when parking by high curbs, so after refurbing x2 wheels I looked closely at the way tyres are made and shaped.
I found that Continental Sport Contact 2, 225/40/18 fit much better giving a more rounded shape in the side wall which I think is also helping to absorb shocks better, but also the tyre protector has a much bigger depth so the alloys now have a modicum of protection, and they look better on the rim.
The same tyre fitted to a Porsche offers even more protection because of the wheel rim shape. It's amazing how much difference there is. Price fitted £125.00.