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Richard Hughes

You want 175 R16 tyres for the Somerset. Austone are a good choice as they don’t say ‘taxi’ or ‘cab’ in big letters on the sidewall. They used to be used on FX4/Fairway type London taxis. Extremely hard wearing and they hold the road better than crossplies, but at the expense of heavier steering at parking speed.

I’ve decided to keep my Hampshire on crossplies as I prefer how they look, and the steering is definitely lighter than my Somerset which is shod with taxi tyres.