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2011/04/08 19:52:16 (permalink)
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Tyre recommendations

Anyone recommend a good cheap tyre (225 x 45 x R17) that will last and grip as good as a more expensive one? Or am I living in fantasy land and should just stop being a tight ****? Had Falkens on lately and have no complaints TBH.

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    Re:Tyre recommendations 2011/04/08 20:00:18 (permalink)
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    Avon or Kumho I believe arent meant to be too bad. If want to spend bit more, could go for a set of Uniroyals.
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    Re:Tyre recommendations 2011/04/08 20:38:39 (permalink)
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    Hancooks are pretty good.
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    Re:Tyre recommendations 2011/04/08 20:46:11 (permalink)
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    Falken FK452's all day long
     
    Best tyre I've ever owned & from Camskill not too dear...
     
    http://www.camskill.co.uk/products.php?plid=m54b0s16p6205
     
    I'm running the next size up to your on my Leon Cupra (225 x 40 x 18) & I'm getting them again when I change my wheels next month.
     
    Neil
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    Re:Tyre recommendations 2011/04/08 21:54:36 (permalink)
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    ^^^^ I've been leaning towards them SW, had them on the Leon FR before Blackcircles convinced me to try the Falken ZE912 which are good but not >= the 452. Both are miles ahead of the Pirelli's and Dunlops I've tried though, hate Pirelli's.
    post edited by Bookerman - 2011/04/08 21:55:47

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    Re:Tyre recommendations 2011/04/08 21:59:10 (permalink)
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    Agree with the above, the falkens get a good review for a budget tyre.

    Personally I prefer some good rubber seeing as it's the only thing between the car and tarmac.

    Michelin pilot sports are expensive but on a remapped TT quattro I got 40k miles all round. The Passat cc company car has done over 50k on the rear, the fronts last about 25k
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    Re:Tyre recommendations 2011/04/08 22:06:30 (permalink)
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    Really? The thing that put me off the Michelin pilots was I know the grip is superb but thought they were soft and didn't last as long. I'll get maybe another month out of mine so might see if a costco offer comes out by then, I need 4 and they usually do deals for a full set of michelins.

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    Re:Tyre recommendations 2011/04/08 23:11:46 (permalink)
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    Bookerman

    ^^^^ I've been leaning towards them SW, had them on the Leon FR before Blackcircles convinced me to try the Falken ZE912 which are good but not >= the 452. Both are miles ahead of the Pirelli's and Dunlops I've tried though, hate Pirelli's.


    I've heard that the 912's werent as good.
    I've tried others but always found the 452's to be be the best.
     
    When I had my Clio Sport I tried Toyo Proxes which were amazing in the dry but show them a wet roundabout & all they wanted to do was throw me in the nearest hedge.
    Then I went back to the Continental Conti Sports that they came with as standard & they werent brilliant, wet or dry they never offered much in the way of confidence for "spirited" driving
    Lastly I tried BF Goodrich something or other & they were pretty tasty, gripped amazing in the dry & even in the wet they made me feel like a hero on quick roundabouts.
     
    But when I went upto the Cupra it was all about the Falkens.
    Everyone on Seat Cupra.net  recommended them when I changed my wheels & I couldnt agree more they are amazing.
    Mine have lasted over 2 years & still have tread left on them but the wheels really let them down now so will be changed when I get rid of the VERY tatty R32 Replica's...NEVER EVER buy cheap alloys mine look atrocious now
     
    Really looking forward to getting the new ones on.
     
    Just wish I could decide what to do with the interior then I'd be a happy bunny
     
    Neil
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    Re:Tyre recommendations 2011/04/08 23:29:03 (permalink)
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    It's all about the Toyo Proxies.
     
     
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