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TOMAS
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1st Sep 04 at 16:25   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Just shopping around for new tyres. My choice as follows...

Continental Sport Contact 2
Dunlop SP 9000
Pirelli P Zero Nero

Im currently running the Conti's but was wondering if anyone has experiences with the others. Looking for one which works better in the wet ideally, as my Conti's tend to aquaplane a hell of a lot in heavy rain and as we have got winter approaching...

Looking around I CANT believe the difference in prices that some garages charge for the same tyre...

BIGGEST diffo is AA Service center want near 140 PER Dunlop fully fitted!!!
Looked on mytyres.co.uk and they will deliver them inc vat for 70 each, I can get them fitted/valved & ballanced for around 9 each...

Any oppinions...

[Edited on 01-09-2004 by TOMAS]
NeilsC
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1st Sep 04 at 16:36   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

give these people a call
Micheldever on 01962 774 437
rimstyle
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1st Sep 04 at 18:22   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

The Dunlop's don't corner that well in the wet but in the dry they are brilliant.
As for the Pirelli's i've not properly tested yet but supposed to be a good allrounder. Cheap as well, I sell them for 67.00 delivered inc. VAT.
TOMAS
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^ ya kidding! AA service center quoted 140 per Pirelli!!
Tiesto
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Goodyear Eagle F1
TOMAS
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^ do they do them in the size I want?? Arent they supposed to be really soft and wear thru pretty quick?
Tiesto
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quote:
Originally posted by TOMAS
^ do they do them in the size I want?? Arent they supposed to be really soft and wear thru pretty quick?


Not sure on sizes they offer,
My alloys came with them so cant comment on the life of them, but they are very good and look nice too.
SEAN_CDTI
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Goodyear Eagle F1's

Grip in dry conditions 1.4
Braking in dry condtions 1.5
Grip in wet conditions 1.8
Braking in wet condition 1.9
Grip in snow 5.1
Comfort 2.8
Tyre noise (in car) 2.9
Tyre noise (external) 2.8
Tyre wear 3.1
Kilometers driven 2.913.720

Uniroyal rainsports

Grip in dry conditions 1.8
Braking in dry condtions 1.8
Grip in wet conditions 1.4
Braking in wet condition 1.5
Grip in snow 4.4
Comfort 2.4
Tyre noise (in car) 2.4
Tyre noise (external) 2.6
Tyre wear 3.2
Kilometers driven 1.293.500
TOMAS
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2nd Sep 04 at 18:52   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Yes and they do the above in 195/40/16 ??? - IT IS rare you know...

[Edited on 02-09-2004 by TOMAS]
corsa starter
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dunlops are soft as shite disapere quicker!
JayC
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I had Goodyear eagle f1's on my old corsa 195/45/15, they are by far the best tyre for wet conditions but they are quite soft and I wore my fronts out within a year.
ed
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2nd Sep 04 at 20:21   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by TOMAS
Just shopping around for new tyres. My choice as follows...

Continental Sport Contact 2
Dunlop SP 9000
Pirelli P Zero Nero

Im currently running the Conti's but was wondering if anyone has experiences with the others. Looking for one which works better in the wet ideally, as my Conti's tend to aquaplane a hell of a lot in heavy rain and as we have got winter approaching...

Looking around I CANT believe the difference in prices that some garages charge for the same tyre...

BIGGEST diffo is AA Service center want near 140 PER Dunlop fully fitted!!!
Looked on mytyres.co.uk and they will deliver them inc vat for 70 each, I can get them fitted/valved & ballanced for around 9 each...

Any oppinions...

[Edited on 01-09-2004 by TOMAS]

I'm sure that ATS or similar will do it for free so they don't have to do the VAT or tax (dunno which) - they did that with my 205/30 x 18 tyres - and it took them 2 hours to fit them
topshot_2k
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2nd Sep 04 at 20:27   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

eagle F1's or toyo T1's
GSi Holland
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2nd Sep 04 at 20:41   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I'm driving the Pirelli's, but wit the 45 size.
On the dry, but also in the wet, excellent grip at corners.
Wet is always some sloppy, but it hold his grip.
Braking on dry and wet, also very good.

Top tyres, if you asked me...
Russ
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quote:
Originally posted by topshot_2k
eagle F1's or toyo T1's


toyo's... if u do more than 3 miles a year, you'll need to change your toyos at keast twice in taht period, tyre wear like a proper bastaard, T1R's arent as bad as t1S's though
corsa starter
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think ill get gonti's nxt tome round
TOMAS
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YES PEOPLE - I hear what your saying but im like 99% SURE that Toyo/ Goodyear etc DONT do them in 195/40/16 so please READ before recomending me some.

So far the only one thats been of help is CORSA STARTER who told me that he thaught the Dunlops were too soft. Has ANYONE tried various tyres in the 195/40/16 size?

Looks as though i'll have to take the plunge if not and go for the P ZERO NERO's as im NOT happy with my Conti's...
myke
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work mate has yoko something or other in that size (one before a539 i think)
says they are great in the dry, but horrendous in the wet.
Russ
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quote:
Originally posted by myke
work mate has yoko something or other in that size (one before a539 i think)
says they are great in the dry, but horrendous in the wet.
AVS? i heard the same.
welshdude
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3rd Sep 04 at 08:13   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by TOMAS
YES PEOPLE - I hear what your saying but im like 99% SURE that Toyo/ Goodyear etc DONT do them in 195/40/16 so please READ before recomending me some.

So far the only one thats been of help is CORSA STARTER who told me that he thaught the Dunlops were too soft. Has ANYONE tried various tyres in the 195/40/16 size?

Looks as though i'll have to take the plunge if not and go for the P ZERO NERO's as im NOT happy with my Conti's...


whats wrong with the conti's? Im happy with mine.
myke
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quote:
Originally posted by RussSxi
quote:
Originally posted by myke
work mate has yoko something or other in that size (one before a539 i think)
says they are great in the dry, but horrendous in the wet.
AVS? i heard the same.


no earlier ones than those.
just found a pic, they're a520's
TOMAS
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3rd Sep 04 at 11:32   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

"whats wrong with the Conti's"

Well TBH they prob are ok but im doing the silly thing by expecting amazing performance from such a low profile. I stick some 15" MO's with Yoko A539 195/50/15 rubber on the front the other day and the grip was unbelieveable!

Dunlops are deffo out as ive asked a few garages and they say they are pretty expensive for what they are. Just been quoted P Zero's fitted for 76 a corner so thats not bad...

 
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