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Tire Recomendations

Post by skeets » Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:37 pm

Hello All,

Having just shredded my fronts at Aldershot i need to source a pair of new tyres. Wanted to know if anyone had some advice for good value for money but reasonably performing tyres and any recomendations for a local distributor.

I have been looking at the Toyo R888's but at £80 a corner they seem a little steep!

Any suggestions?

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David

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Re: Tire Recomendations

Post by Wee Beastie » Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:27 pm

We have our works van tyres done at Merrow Tyres in Farnham :D

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Re: Tire Recomendations

Post by Carl S » Mon Mar 23, 2009 8:14 pm

What size are they? I find Bracknell Tyre and Battery are hard to beat fitted.
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Re: Tire Recomendations

Post by Rich » Mon Mar 23, 2009 8:29 pm

I have always found black circles hard to beat

For actual tyres, I would consider going to Yoko's Parada Spec 2 for a summer tyre, or the Toyo T1-R if you think you will be driving in the wet a lot. They are good performance tyres that don't cost the earth, but of course it does depend on what car they are going on, and what size the tyres are :wink:

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Re: Tire Recomendations

Post by skeets » Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:30 pm

Wow, that was a quick response thanks guys, the golf takes 195/50/15 - I dont plan on doing too much driving in the wet, the car is only really going to be used for solos this year and some weekend fun for me. Saying that i've have seen the weather at some solo's before :shock:

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Post by Wee Beastie » Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:33 am

Sounds like a "standard" sort of size. If can put up with hassle, I'd shop around. You may even get a deal on a set of 4 :D

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Re: Tire Recomendations

Post by loggyboy » Tue Mar 24, 2009 6:48 pm

I think i have a pair of Avon ZZ1s (or zz3s?) in 195 50 15s. good tread, about 5-6mm IIRC.
If ur interested Il check and confirm.
I had them on the Nova but they rub so i went to 195 45s
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Re: Tire Recomendations

Post by skeets » Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:49 pm

Hey,

That is definetely intruiging. Could you check if they are 1's or 3's, a quick google search on ZZ1's provides some shocking reviews on them being OK'ish in the dry but lethal in the wet. What was your experience of them and has anyone else here used them to share an opinion???

ZZ3's however seem to have good reviews and are a little softer, if 3's i will take them for sure.

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David

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