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    F000kin ell!!

    those new wheels in the wet... talk about no grip!! 225 dunlops all round. decent tread on em... why on earth am i sliding about?? it did not do it b4 on the 16" sport rims.

    have been reading the other thread on here about understeer, but my car never sufferd from it before the new rims??

    any suggestions???


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    That's Dunlops for you, the worst tyres I've ever had the displeasure of driving on, wheelspin in practically every gear. Get some decent rubber my friend. In fact get anything other than Dunlops.
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    Ha ha!

    Good old AndyMac, tell it the way it is.
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    Ive got dunlops on mine.... no problems at all
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    Falkens on mine, cracking tyre for the price.
    18x225x40 @ 70 Each :D


    Fronts are getting a little worn now and I sometimes get understear when booting it in the wet round corners but really really struggle to get arse out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z82 View Post
    Falkens on mine, cracking tyre for the price.
    18x225x40 @ 70 Each :D
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    Whhhhhhhat!!!!?????

    Where????! I cant get 17's for that!
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    How many miles you done on the tyres mate??? You need to scrub them in before even trying to fly about in them and nevermind in the wet. Get atleast 500 miles on them before doing the old style driving you had with the previous tyres. Dunlops cant be that bad as most of the coppers volvos run on em and they reguraly use them at higher speeds than us common folk.

    So yeh get some wear into them first and then adopt your old driving style, I lost my rear end a few month back with my new tyres and since gettin 600miles on them they feel a hell of a lot better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbo Lag FTW View Post
    How many miles you done on the tyres mate??? You need to scrub them in before even trying to fly about in them and nevermind in the wet. Get atleast 500 miles on them before doing the old style driving you had with the previous tyres. .
    Thats true, they have some greasy protection stuff on them for storage purposes
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bong Water View Post
    Whhhhhhhat!!!!?????

    Where????! I cant get 17's for that!
    black circles have the 18's at 63 each mail order inc delivery

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    I haven't got a clue what tyres are on my car.

    Awesome pattern on them though, not lines they's just got big v grooves >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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    Continental Sport Contacts get my vote. Superb tyre dry and wet. I do find they break away quite abruptly when pushed hard in the wet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fraser View Post
    black circles have the 18's at 63 each mail order inc delivery
    Thanks, had a look, 17's are between 90 and 100 for a decent tyre, go figure
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    i've put this in another thread but might as well put it up again as the seems cheap.
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    225/40/18 kuhmo 52 that includes vat and delivery

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bong Water View Post
    Whhhhhhhat!!!!?????

    Where????! I cant get 17's for that!
    Local tyre company (Dingwall Tyres) and that price includes fitting, valves & balance

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    Quote Originally Posted by joss View Post
    i've put this in another thread but might as well put it up again as the seems cheap.
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    225/40/18 kuhmo 52 that includes vat and delivery
    Good company used thme in the past for my tyres.

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    As others have said are they new tyres? If so you need to get the coating over and get some miles on them.

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    Had a look at camskill when you sugggested it last, still approx 100, I dont like Kumho tyres. Never mind, just look at new wheels and even thinking about selling up and going back to jap
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    try adjusting pressures, and waiting till they warm up before testing grip, my tyres are dreadfull till ive done 5-10 miles, also rain after a few sunny days makes for slippiest road conditions (apart from ice/snow obviously) wider tyres generally decrease grip in the wet, and as turbo lag said if new they need running in for first few hundred miles

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbo Lag FTW View Post
    Dunlops cant be that bad as most of the coppers volvos run on em and they reguraly use them at higher speeds than us common folk.
    Trust me they are, and if indeed most coppers volvo's use them (which I don't believe) then it's purely because they last forever. I got 69k miles out of the rears. While some people stupidly believe this is a good thing, it actually means they just are a terrible tyre.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyMac View Post
    Trust me they are, and if indeed most coppers volvo's use them (which I don't believe) then it's purely because they last forever. I got 69k miles out of the rears. While some people stupidly believe this is a good thing, it actually means they just are a terrible tyre.

    Coppers use goodyear eagle f1's - quality tyre

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    roads around where i am are getting very greasy in the wet , more than ever before for some reason, have you give them a good scrubbing in the dry yet? ive got some cheap 18" kuhmo tyres at the moment at 70 each and they honestly seem better than my last t1rs in the wet and not much difference at all in the dry.
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    I rate the Khumos too, for the cost they are really good, progressive in the wet and a suprising amount of grip in the dry.For 50 a tyre its a good deal for 18's

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