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What tyres.

Discussion in 'Motors' started by thepharcyde, 22 May 2006.

  1. thepharcyde

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    My 2 fronts on the ST, will soon need replacing. I recently had a puncture on the rear and replaced it with the same Conti Sports contact which cost £120 a corner.

    As follows

    215/45/17, I have checked out Etyres.co.uk and Black circles who seem to have more budget variations compared to Etyres but the guy who replaced the punctured one, was a car buff, and treated my wheels with respect and was very happy with the service.

    One which has caught my eye, only because I have seen them advertised in motor racing, but have not seen any reviews of are these, £79.89.

    http://www.blackcircles.com/information?modelid=142746

    Basically, I am after some long wearing/lower road noise. I am after good grip, but do not want to replace them sooner. the front contis, have lasted 20k on the front which is good, but I cant help thinking the grip levels could be better, especially in the wet.

    Any advise appreciated.
     
  2. needmorespeed

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    the grippy the tyre the faster it will wear you cant have both :)
     
  3. Gaygle

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    Black circles - Toyo Proxes T1-R (Reinforced) - £101 fitted
     
  4. [TW]Fox

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    Black Circles are ridiculously overpriced.

    Get a nice set of Eagle F1 GS-D3 on there.
     
  5. thepharcyde

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    We have been here before (pricing) where do you get yours from? Phoning round?
     
  6. [TW]Fox

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    Yea, get the Mytyres price then ring all the local places asking if thats the best they can do becuase thingy down the road says £x.
     
  7. GT3

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    Find someone that works at a dealer and can get you mytyres prices but same day delivery and fitting.

    Should be getting another nice set of Yokos to replace the blocks of cheese currently on my car for £31 a tyre :p
     
  8. Sam

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    Eagle F1s GDS 3'S

    Im getting these for mates on there Zetec S Fiestas ATM @ £37 a tyre fitted ;) :p

    :cool:
     
  9. thepharcyde

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    Very good! Cheapest ive seen is 100 mark, how you get them so cheap?
     
  10. Serj

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    Tiny alloys ;)
     
  11. thepharcyde

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    Oh of course!
     
  12. thepharcyde

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  13. Sam

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    There fantastic tyres, simple as

    You could allways try Yoko Parada Spec 2 , FANTASTIC tread pattern and there ment to be VERY VERY grippy. Thats whats going on the R Puma soon :)

    Sam
     
  14. [TW]Fox

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    Sorry you call that a review? It's not a review, it's a load of numbers.

    THIS is a review, from a proper test conducted by a leading magazine under test conditions:

    They covered wet and dry handling, braking, grip, aquaplaning, etc etc and virtually ever time either Eagle F1 or Potenza S-03 were the top tyre, whereas tyres you'd expect to be good like Michelin Pilot Sport came last in everything.

    IMHO a proper test by somebody with no axe to grind in proper test conditions > user opinions on tyres, there is too much subjectivity involved.
     
  15. Serj

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    I read the Autocar test article when i was waiting for my GS-D3s to be fitted. It's pretty comprehensive and is a recommended read; i'm sure you could pop into a local tyre fitting place and take a copy.
     
  16. thepharcyde

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    Next challenge, who can find me the cheapest mobile fitting option online? I dont do going to a fitters, its time I dont have, as well as phoning round saying matey down the road does them for 101.00 can you beat it, yes we can by 2 pounds. I think the average price is a ton fitted.


    215/45/17
     
  17. [TW]Fox

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    Cheap and mobile fitting doesn't go together.

    Get down to the dealer, lazy :p
     
  18. GT3

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    Shame they didn't have a longevity test though ;)
     
  19. thepharcyde

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    I dont know anywhere in Luton, and my pet hates is waiting round!
     
  20. [TW]Fox

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    You can't expect performance tyre tests to cover extreme high-power testing conditions like pizza delivery :p