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    Tyres Problem

    im in a predicament at the moment, on friday i was told that the company i work for is going into liquidation so was told that only 2 weeks left to work, my problem is i was at the back of the car and noticed my tyres looking a bit angular so went in for a closer look and there is thread showing on the inside of my rear passenger tyre so i need to get a new one but due to my company going under i wont be paid by them anymore so the 2 weeks im working will be paid to me by the goverment(so im told) in 4-5 weeks and im bloody skint but i desperately need a tyre as its too dangerous to keep running the car.

    ive been on camskill and im looking at the kumho tyre -
    http://www.camskill.co.uk/products.p...m61b0s134p2347

    is this tyre any good for now until i find work again?? does anyone know of any better ones for the same sort of price??

    im gutted i found this as i dont need this right now.

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    Ok tyres for the money, ran them on the Purple one.

    I would wonder how you have worn to the wire already you have not done many miles on it and the tyres,suspension was new not long ago

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    I'm running Kumho Exsta Sport all round, 225/55-17 front and 245/45-17 rear, they've been excellent so far, good turn-in, quiet and progressive.

    Should be even better on your car on than mine....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Byzan A4 View Post
    Ok tyres for the money, ran them on the Purple one.

    I would wonder how you have worn to the wire already you have not done many miles on it and the tyres,suspension was new not long ago
    im assuming it is beacause the coilovers i have put on, i need the car to be 4 wheel aligned so ill be contacting A+A tyres in cardiff as they seem to look good, just wondering how much it gona cost as im skint now due to losing my job in 2 weeks.

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    I had Kumho's on the Beemer and ran them on my Porsche until I replaced them. Very competent tyres for a budget price. Good wet and dry grip under normal road conditions and a fairly hard compound so longevity was good too. Wouldn't like to be doing a track day on them mind!

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    If i was you i'd wait for a decent tyre to pop up on ebay..

    Your budget is 70 right? and its an 225/40/18 your after?

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Goodyear-Eagle...item35a8fa2145 - I'd watch this one for a day!

    But search around on there.. http://motors-parts.shop.ebay.co.uk/...=p3286.c0.m282

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    tux: a lot of the VX220 and lotus elise chaps run the KU31's as wet weather track tyres, so they cant be that bad on track!

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    kumho ku31 is a very good tyre

    ive heard good things (from people i trust) about the 712 also.... and the 712 is also used by "admiral". the admiral 712 is exactly the same tyre if you want to save even more

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    Mate, I have two 18" Goodyear Assymetricos you can have. 235/40 i ran them on 8.5Jx18's
    will cost about tenner to post them but can send you pics. can get them to for your 50 shipped
    You will at least have two the same on the back

    drop me a mail to ed@ersg.com

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    Twiggy, think you'll be looking at around 120+vat for a 4 wheel alignment. Might be worth you just raising the coilovers yourself to reduce the camber in the short term.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aragorn View Post
    tux: a lot of the VX220 and lotus elise chaps run the KU31's as wet weather track tyres, so they cant be that bad on track!
    Fair comment. I've never used them on track so a bit of an unknown quantity for me. But then I am naturally nervous about anything until I have first hand experience!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcb View Post
    Mate, I have two 18" Goodyear Assymetricos you can have. 235/40 i ran them on 8.5Jx18's
    will cost about tenner to post them but can send you pics. can get them to for your 50 shipped
    You will at least have two the same on the back

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    cheers mate, i have ordered the falken from camskill 73 delivered so will put that on, ive had a quote from A+A tyres in cardiff and they quoted a free check, 25 for the fronts, 50 for the rear and thats toe in toe out, if the camber needs changing then its a further 45. i have no choice in doing this as i will just eat tyres at the rate this car is, its a bummer that im skint and lost my job when this needs doing but hopefully i can sell things i.e my OE S4 rims and S4 grill, anyone want OE S4 rims x5 rims, 2 with brand new tyres???????
    check A+A tyres out, they seem to look pretty good http://www.aatyres.co.uk/align.html

 

 

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