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Spec me a pair...

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Scania, 2 May 2006.

  1. Scania


    Joined: 25 Nov 2004

    Posts: 24,571

    Location: On the road....

    A pair of tyres please.

    My current 255/45/ZR18 Bridgestone Potenzas are down to 2MM on the rear, my main requirements seems to be hard wearing as these have lasted since August last year, and a mere 9000 miles.

    Not bad I suppose, I have a heavy RWD car and I do tend to throw it around corners :o I'd have liked a bit more than 9k though. :o

    The fronts are not so bad, the O/S/F is only down to 5mm which surprised me, all four tyres were new last August as I said.

    The N/S/F was replaced a while back due to a puncture..... :rolleyes:
    Obviously the cheaper the better, that said, I'm happy to pay "extra" for anything thats worth it.

    Cheers. :)
    Last edited: 2 May 2006
  2. NickXX


    Joined: 19 May 2005

    Posts: 7,032

    Potenza 050A's?
  3. Scania


    Joined: 25 Nov 2004

    Posts: 24,571

    Location: On the road....

    Been told they don't wear so good,which is why my current tyres have lasted only 9k I'm undecided though, 9k miles isn't great, but, I feely admit that I drive my car hard, especially on the bends (it feels so much like a rocket powered go kart after an articulated truck,you see....)

    I've been very pleased,overall with the grip & wet weather performance of the current Bridgestones, that said, my "TC" light is often winking away, so perhaps there not as grippy as I think they are?

    >>> Carries on browsing the tyre sites <<<
    Last edited: 2 May 2006
  4. Morba


    Joined: 7 Mar 2003

    Posts: 28,189

    Location: Krispy Kreme drive thru

    which tyre sites are you looking at?

    one a lot of people dont seem to know about is www.camskill.co.uk . very good and cheap!
  5. chrislusty

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 Jul 2004

    Posts: 1,461

    Location: Caerphilly - S.Wales

    Never used them, but may do in the future as their prices are good, and they come to you to fit tyres too,