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Tyre Questions

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Scarfacé, 1 Mar 2006.

  1. Scarfacé

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 Dec 2002

    Posts: 2,190

    I need to replace my pretty much bald Toyo Proxes on the front of my Focus.


    First of all, one of the tyres has worn *alot* on the outside of the tyre... this is on the wheel I knocked into a kerb... I guess this is the tracking that is out and is causing this excessive wear?


    Second of all, on mytyres.com... they have the Goodyear F1's....

    Goodyear Summer tyres EAGLE F1 GS-D3 205/40 R17 80W

    Goodyear Summer tyres EAGLE F1 GS-D3 205/40 ZR17 84W XL


    What's the difference and which do I need?



    And last of all, are these the best tyres I can get for my budget?


    Cheers.
     
  2. Firestar_3x

    Caporegime

    Joined: 11 Mar 2005

    Posts: 30,512

    Location: Leafy Cheshire

    What's your budget?
     
  3. Scarfacé

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 Dec 2002

    Posts: 2,190

    well these are like £90/corner on mytyres... don't really want to spend any more than that. Less is always good though... but I've heard these Goodyears are meant to be the dog's danglies... even better than my Proxes... which were bloody awesome...


    Cheers.
     
  4. Lowe

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 6,164

    Location: Newcastle Under Lyme

    They are superb, but they can wear quickly if you're a hard driver. Get the tracking sorted asap, it rips tyres apart. Hitting kerbs is bad mkay?
     
  5. Scarfacé

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 Dec 2002

    Posts: 2,190

    I'm a *very* hard driver... but I'm going to have to start taking it easy.


    Wearing tyres down in 2500 miles is painful on the wallet. :p
     
  6. Firestar_3x

    Caporegime

    Joined: 11 Mar 2005

    Posts: 30,512

    Location: Leafy Cheshire

    in 2500!

    What do you do wheelspin out of every junction, handbrake it into parking spaces and just for good measure do a track day every weekend?
     
  7. Scarfacé

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 Dec 2002

    Posts: 2,190

    Does anyone know the difference in those two tyres then?


    R17 80W and ZR17 84W XL


    Cheers.
     
  8. Scarfacé

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 Dec 2002

    Posts: 2,190


    Pretty much. :p
     
  9. Confused

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 8,019

    80W/84W is the speed rating, and XL is eXtra Load I believe
     
  10. Scarfacé

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 Dec 2002

    Posts: 2,190

    I guess I can go for the 80W then, save myself a tenner.


    £170 + fitting + tracking = ouch. :(