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    Which tyres do you go for?

    Hi,

    which tyres do you guys usually go for or which would you recommend? In the next few months I'm probably gonna be replacing my alloys and gonna get all new tyres for them. Any recommendations?

    I only go on the motor way around once a month and apart from that my car is just used for getting to work each day and getting me about if that helps you guide me in the right direction! My budget is around £300 max and that doesn't have to include fitting as I have a few good mates who can help me!
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    £300 for 4 tyres? Hmmmm good luck
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    I've just paid 300 quid for 2 front tyres

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    Don't really think I need tyres that good :-/
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    Would something like this be no good?
    http://m.blackcircles.com/mt/www.bla...&tyre=31733227
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    what size? 2055516? 2254018?
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    225/45/R17 may get 18s yet not sure but go off 17s for now
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    Quote Originally Posted by immo View Post
    £300 for 4 tyres? Hmmmm good luck
    depends what brand etc, Cheapest of the cheapest, you could get new tyres is £150 all 4 fitted
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    I have just fitted Falken 914 to mine, decent amount of grip in both wet and dry condition. £290 from Camskill.
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    Good to hear, may get them! Anyone know what the stud alignment is (if that's right) or when I'm searching for alloys what do I need to type so I know they'll fit, 5x?
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    Honestly in any case I'd spend a little more! Mines had enduros on it, I can't wear them out and they are awful.. Noisy, they make the car vibrate like a bearing has gone and dangerous in the wet! I can't hate them enough and worst of all they dont wear out :-( no idea what idiot put them on but he needs shooting!
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    The ones I put a link to have good ratings and reviews are good, they only seem cheaper I think as my friend can fit them for me so obviously around £10-20 is knocked off from the usual fitting. I won't ever buy budget stuff, my old golf had them on when i bought it and in wet weather it was Like i had hardly no control! Quite scary!
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    Cheap tires are cheap for a reason. Ditch-hunters indeed.
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    Agreed there
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy53 View Post
    Good to hear, may get them! Anyone know what the stud alignment is (if that's right) or when I'm searching for alloys what do I need to type so I know they'll fit, 5x?
    I came across this: Audi guide for correct wheel fitment, PCD, and offset of your car | Alloy Wheel Fitment. don't know how official/accurate it is, so you may need to confirm the ET ranges with someone more in the know, but it might be of some use just as something to work off of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stormtec View Post
    I came across this: Audi guide for correct wheel fitment, PCD, and offset of your car | Alloy Wheel Fitment. don't know how official/accurate it is, so you may need to confirm the ET ranges with someone more in the know, but it might be of some use just as something to work off of.
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    Go for these tyres Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 | Goodyear Car Tyres
    i've got a full set on my A3 and the ride and grip is amazing.

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    Its been said time and time again, don't skimp on tyres, get a bargain for sure but don't buy total dross!

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    Falken FK452s are worth a look. Decent performance and often on offer at camskill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon16 View Post
    Its been said time and time again, don't skimp on tyres, get a bargain for sure but don't buy total dross!
    Absolutely right.

    Don't ever skimp on tyres as the extra grip is worth every penny.

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    I have Goodyear Eagle F1 GS D3 and its likle driving the car on velcro in the wet and dry!!


    Shame they are in short supply...

    x4 Brand New 91W's were £270.00 from east coast tyres near Bridlington. They do mail order too, £11 for two tyres, £17 for all four.

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