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Reccomend me some tyres

Post by MrD » Sun Sep 26, 2010 9:43 am

My front 2 are getting a bit low,they are 195/50/15`s.
Money not an issue really as it sailed through it`s mot i think i will treat myself ,and the roc to some decent rubber,anyone recommend anything.It`s good Bridgestone firenza`s on the back


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Re: Reccomend me some tyres

Post by jimmyconway » Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:33 am

For the price Toyo tyres are good value. I've been using them for a few years now. To me they seem to strike a good balance of grip and durability.

In that size they're about £30 a corner.


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Re: Reccomend me some tyres

Post by Risocco » Sun Sep 26, 2010 12:29 pm

Gotta agree with Sean there, Toyos are crazy good value for money mate. :good:

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Post by MrD » Sun Sep 26, 2010 1:58 pm

That sounds like a decent price then !! Was expecting to pay more,would like a quite soft ish compound i think,with the cold wet weather on the way,will check out some online deals,then see if my local place can get anywhere near

Just found a pair on Black circles
Toyo Proxes PX4 48.00 inc fitting for the pair !!

http://www.blackcircles.com/tyres/brand ... proxes-px4


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Post by wasted » Sun Sep 26, 2010 7:40 pm

Unfortunately I think you'll find that's actually per tyre, mate. If you add them to the basket they check out at twice the price; i.e. two tyres.


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Post by andyneedham2 » Sun Sep 26, 2010 9:34 pm

I'd also say Toyo too. Most of the time I've come across them they've been 45 inc fitting which is fair enough. Falken are also pretty good, around the same price. I was happy with performance.

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Post by ianaudia4 » Sun Sep 26, 2010 10:41 pm

I would recommend Continentals, they were voted the best tyre last year by Auto Express. I have these on my Audi, Sport Contacts 3, and I have got 22,000 miles so far and still have 4mm of tread on them, these replaced Dunlops which needed changing at 20,000 miles. Shop around your local dealers, get the best price then ask Kwik Fit to beat it, thats what I did and got all 4 of mine for £470 fitted, balanced etc and mine are 235/40/18's!!!


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Re: Reccomend me some tyres

Post by Junglist » Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:08 pm

For safety and performance, get Yokohamas. They're mega sticky and perform well in the wet too. Bit dearer but well worth the extra few quid. Best value high-end tyre. Toyos are classed as mid range.


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Post by Nate » Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:50 am

if you have locking wheel nuts, make sure the tyre fitters don't use a windy gun on them. getting fed up with cutting ocking nuts off that have been cabbaged by cack handed lazy tyre fitters


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Post by MrD » Tue Sep 28, 2010 4:53 pm

Cheers for the input chaps !!

Will see what sort of money the yoka`s are.
Prob going to be early next week now,as work keeps on coming in,never ceases to amaze me the number of people who call me on the day the want their carpets cleaning,then get all umpty when i tell them i am booked up !!

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Post by Chaps » Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:31 am

Get the T1-Rs if your getting Toyo's, heard mixed reports about the PX4's not being quite as good, grip or wear wise.


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Post by Neillyboy » Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:45 pm

ianaudia4 wrote:I would recommend Continentals, they were voted the best tyre last year by Auto Express.
Agreed. I have these on my Merc and are tremendous in the wet. :good:



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Re: Reccomend me some tyres

Post by steve » Fri Oct 01, 2010 10:32 am

Only thing I will say is mine's on Pirelli P6000's. Bad choice by the previous owner, don't do it :shock:


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Re: Reccomend me some tyres

Post by MrD » Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:20 pm

Well i called my local performance tyre place this morning.Have decided to go for the Toyo`s T1-RS Inc fit,valve,balance etc it`s coming out at £102.So not too bad really,will let you know what i think,after i have got some miles in,cheers for all the input peeps..
Oh and yeah,i had Pirelli fitted when i bought the car,it had been stood for a few months,then another 3 years,before I got it on the road,they were hard,and perished,and they were terrible,does not sound like they are much better even when new though


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Re: Reccomend me some tyres

Post by MrD » Thu Oct 07, 2010 4:53 pm

Oh my word !!!
I have always been a budget tyre kinda guy,not any more,my word these tyres a good,can see them getting better as i scrub them up a bit,but they are sticking like glue,and urging me to go into the bends even quicker,thought my car handled well with the Yoko`s on,but this is just unreal,only criticism is that the tyre wall is a little bit more flexible than the Yoko`s,but i will get used to that.Cheers for that peeps....


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