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Tyre of choice

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Essflee, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. Essflee
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    I've just bought some new rims and want to know which are the best tyres to go for and roughly what they cost ? Cheers...
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    Good Year Eagle F1's - Try Camskills.co.uk. Not sure the price depends on your size of rims but should be decdently priced.
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    If you do a lot of driving in poor conditions (i.e; live in Scotland) then Uniroyal RainSport 2s are very hard to fault. Heard they're great in the dry too.
    Roughly £120 each for 18s I think.
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    i use pirelli rossos which seem like good tyres
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    Just been down the garage and have ordered pirelli rossos as they are not to bad on price and apparently wear pretty well...

    Cheers for ya help lads.:)
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    Michelin pilot exalto's but cost a packet..!!!!
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    These are great tyres, had them as standard on my Clio182 and they were probably the best tyres i've had on a car.
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    Pzero rossos, good grip in wet and dry and wear well and don't cost a fortune. Sure I seen 1 of the major national tyre fitters doing a good offer on them. Like kwikfit or some1
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    Avon zz3 on my car. were cheap and work really well
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    what you paid if you dont mind me asking, cheapest ive found are @ £100 each from camskill.co.uk...... my local garage wont even price match wanting me to pay £130 each fitted..... im due to get another two in the next few weeks (Rossos)
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    £170 for two on ebay free delivery
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    i have found pirellis are rubbish unless really warmed up so they dont last 5 mins
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    what for 225/40/18's??? im guessing your on about 17's cos ive been keeping an eye on ebay for mine
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    No they are 225 40 18
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    ZZ3`s here too
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    Toyo Proxes T1R, I've had them on one car I've owned and a fair few I've driven and they are awesome tires.
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    Nick can you paste me the link from ebay cos when i search for Rosso's of that size on ebay none are below £100.....let alone £170 for 2!!
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    Running Pirellis Rosso's on mine.

    No complaints so far and been running them for 6 months. Think I paid £104 each from blackcircles.com
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    michellin pilot sport ps2's on mine. very good in wet and excellent in dry. pricey though. approx £120-130 each
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    Good Year Eagle F1 GSD3s on mine, cant fault them, they are actually getting better and better.
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    I paid £109 per tyre Inc vat...

    That was fitted, balanced and new valves...so not to bad really.

    Some of the other top brands were between £115-125 + vat.

    For the record I had reps on before, I picked one up when off the car with the tyre still on and they are stupidly heavy...
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    thats good that mate.....im take it, it was a local garage as opposed to a main retailer like kwik fit
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    continental cs2. always for me:o.k:
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