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steveT5
Wednesday 4th May 2005, 13:44
Car's ready for 4 new boots, Any reccomendations ? looking for 215/45/17.
Seen Falken ze512 for 60 each inc delivery (buying off the net and arranging fitting myself) Don't want to spend more than 70 each.
Thanks guys and girls, :B_steerin
Steve.

lance
Wednesday 4th May 2005, 14:33
Try Gareth at perfection alloys 07736 973314

steveT5
Wednesday 4th May 2005, 15:14
Try Gareth at perfection alloys 07736 973314
Is that who use Lance ? don't you have brigestone's ? and lastly mate, is he local ie in notts ?

lance
Wednesday 4th May 2005, 15:24
He is Leicester based and mobile , Ive got BF Goodridge on mine , very pleased for the money.

TangoDeltaSierra3
Wednesday 4th May 2005, 16:34
Toyo Proxes are around 72 each, i paid 82 for Goodyear Eagle F1 GSD2, for the sake of a tenner extra id go for a branded tyre if you can. :B_steerin

Ross9
Wednesday 4th May 2005, 16:42
Bear in mind, sometimes your better paying a wee bit more for the tyres, as they'll last longer, works out cheaper.

I thought Proxes were ok grip wise, but to be honest they just fall apart under any stress. Tyres are one thing you really shouldnt skimp on, though shopping around should always get you a good deal. I managed to get 2 semi slicks inc fitting and balancing for 160, though to be fair the road tyres cost about the same.

I reccomend Uniroyal Rainsports, grippy in the dry, outstanding in the wet, and best of all, they last, did 2 hours round knockhill on them with very little notable wear, and they obviously get nowhere near that kind of treatment on the road. Again, thse are only around the 70-80 mark, but thats for 15's, so I would expect a bit more for 17's.

Ross

EDIT - On mytyres.net the rainsports are 85 each in your size, about 6 more than Proxes T1-R. Personally I would pay the extra 30 and get a tyre that I knew was good, but then you'd have to trust my rating of the tyre. Never seen them on a heavier car to make comment, but a lot of my mates use them as well on tuned P1's, GTi-R's etc all pushing out well over 300bhp, so they cant be that bad. Plus, if you look around locally you may get them cheaper, they dont cost as much as that at local places here, but obviously thats no use to you lol.

Wobbly Dave
Wednesday 4th May 2005, 23:09
Vredestein Ultracs - Over 10K and still going strong - 90 a corner. Excellent in all conditions.

V70RAWD
Wednesday 4th May 2005, 23:15
Shoot me down !!! sorry but I'm sticking with me P Zero's they might be a bit soft and do cost a bit more ! (okay yes a whole lot more ) but they do bring smiles to me face time and again

simonc
Friday 6th May 2005, 22:37
I did have Michelin pilot sport 205/45/17 but replaced them with P Zero's very expensive but drives well.

Simon.

Paullyp
Saturday 7th May 2005, 00:00
Go 4 continentals, 205's are not the broadest tyres by far....so go 4 grip

rich850t5
Saturday 7th May 2005, 17:33
has anyone tried yokohama's,i had a set on an old escort van with xr2 lump and they were really good but this is a light van compared to an 850

V8guitar
Monday 9th May 2005, 17:32
Had to buy 2 new back tyres - ended up with Pirelli P6000 for 105 each incl VAt, fitting and balancing....bearing in mind mine are 225/45 17's, I thought that was pretty resonable.

ATS wanted 170 a tyre....

Really wierd though, the outer edge only has worn. Had it re-tracked but can they adjust the toe in/out of the back tyres? Does it indicate suspension probs ??

siamblue
Tuesday 10th May 2005, 02:29
V8 yes they do adjust on all four corners, That's a lot of money for a P6000, You could've got Potenza's or Eagles for that price,

Mrsmopp
Tuesday 10th May 2005, 09:12
Hmmmmm - nobody ever mentions continentals for T5's - why?

x

siamblue
Tuesday 10th May 2005, 09:19
Hmmmmm - nobody ever mentions continentals for T5's - why?

x

I had those Conti Contact Sports on my 18" Nebula's they don't tend to last too long think i got 4k out of them probably get 6k max, They are really grippy too.

Mrsmopp
Tuesday 10th May 2005, 09:21
I have conti's the last 3 pairs on my old girl. The last set lasted 10k with still about 4mm of tread but I'd had a puncture repaired which buggered the tyre wall so I had to get shot unfortunately. These tyres work really well for me and seem to suit my driving style I was just surprised no one else ever recommended them.....

x

Justin
Tuesday 10th May 2005, 10:39
Cos they are 160 each new, thats why, dont ask where i get them from for ya ;)

Mrsmopp
Tuesday 10th May 2005, 10:42
Cos they are 160 each new, thats why, dont ask where i get them from for ya ;)

Ahhh that explains a lot!! LOL!! *goes away feeling chuffed*

x

V8guitar
Tuesday 10th May 2005, 11:01
V8 yes they do adjust on all four corners, That's a lot of money for a P6000, You could've got Potenza's or Eagles for that price,

P6000's not much good then ? Thought I'd got a resonable deal...oh well! was quoted for eagles for 110 each...

siamblue
Tuesday 10th May 2005, 11:29
P6000's not much good then ? Thought I'd got a resonable deal...oh well! was quoted for eagles for 110 each...

Some people on here have said "Our cars don't like the Pirelli's" I know there are many types of Pirelli's,I found the Goodyear Eagles to be one of the best tyres.Even the Police use them,So that says something about them.

steveT5
Tuesday 10th May 2005, 14:07
P6000's not much good then ? Thought I'd got a resonable deal...oh well! was quoted for eagles for 110 each...
Just got p6000's myself Guy so I'm hoping they are going to be ok !!! Hi Q at Ilkeston let me down. I got there and they had only got three tyres ! apparently the supplier only had three so that was all he sent. I ended up going into Derby, 215/45/17 for 90 each.

Martinr
Wednesday 11th May 2005, 10:19
Just had two Vredestein Ultracs (205x50x16) fitted at Selecta Tyre in Ripley following a recommendation off here.

Excellent service, had the car four wheel aligned at the same time. 63 each!

Just for the record I am not mad travelling 60 odd miles to get tyres, I had to go to Salvo anyway and Ilkeston to Ripley is only a short detour.

Grip is excellent. Only problem is they show up my tired suspension :( Can see an upgrade in the future!

V8guitar
Wednesday 11th May 2005, 16:03
Just for the record I am not mad travelling 60 odd miles to get tyres, I had to go to Salvo anyway and Ilkeston to Ripley is only a short detour.


You should have called in...I live literally 1 mile away from Salvo....