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T5 time for new front tyres

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Old May 21st, 2019, 20:42   #11
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I can't speak for Goodyear tyres but the Eagle F1 get favourable ratings...

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..I can , as currently on my car (2nd set ) and really like them

done 10k miles on them so far and thread is still pretty good, although I would say they are past the half-life period, not sure if I can do another 10k.

but performance - wise, love them!
I second the Goodyear E-grips. Nice and quiet on the motorway and seem to be lasting well so far, although I'm not one for throwing the car into corners or driving hard so no idea how they are on the performance front
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Old May 21st, 2019, 21:25   #12
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It depends what you want out of a tyre.

I had Michelin Pilot Sport4s on 17 inch Orpheus alloys and did swap them for 18 inch Eudora alloys yesterday. I went for Michelin Pilot Sport 4s.

That said, when I looked at the wear on the 17s I have done 7,000 miles in Gloria and the fronts were down to 4mm. The rear tyres are 7mm. She is chucking out over 360BHP but the wear was shocking. Even worse a new tyre has a nail and a screw in it.

And I cannot find how to sell 4 Orpheus alloys with Michelin PS4s on this website...how do I do a new 'Sales' thread?
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Old May 23rd, 2019, 16:02   #13
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Try Asda for tyres. I usually use camskill for loose tyres, but checking their website against Asda fitted tyre prices it would work out cheaper, as my options for tyre fitting locally is either around 15 for tyre fitting, valve balance and disposal, or a tenner a tyre and I have to dispose of the old tyre, which my local amenity tip charge for.
Always use Asda Tyres, never found them cheaper elsewhere and I always fit top brand tyres, because my life and those of my passengers rely on them...
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Always use Asda Tyres, never found them cheaper elsewhere and I always fit top brand tyres, because my life and those of my passengers rely on them...
Good to know, I haven't used them yet as have only just found them online and compared prices, always used a local tyre fitters but the service has gone downhill so decided to look elsewhere. Thanks for feedback.
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Old Jul 1st, 2019, 13:32   #15
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Finally got round to changing the front tyres, went for Michelin Pilot Sport 4's as recommended on here.

Bought from Blackcircles using their 10% promotion. Paid about 91.00 each.

Check out the horrors of my old Pirelli P7's at 5 years old, bad wishbone bushes started the wear, fixed that with new wishbones + hunters tracking in November 2018 but the wear just kept going. Having it tracked again this week:




And the new tyres:



I only do about 4 to 5K miles a year now so be good to see how they last.
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Old Jul 2nd, 2019, 08:19   #16
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Those pirellis look horrible. They look much older than 5 years.

You can't go wrong with Michelin. I was considering the Primacy 4, because they offer more comfort and my driving style does not warrant "sport" tyres. After long research I ended up with Falken ZE310-s. They are super quiet and perform good. My winter set are Michelin Alpin 6-s though. I trust them on slippery roads. Good brand.
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Old Jul 12th, 2019, 15:23   #17
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Welton, you aren't able to post pictures of your Hunter alignment form are you?

Just interested to see how it compares to my V50 that was recently aligned.



I was advised against tracking a car with worn tyres as it would never be right.

My tracking was out and wiped the inner edges off as well, leaving approximately 4mm across the rest of the tyre. Pretty gutted at such a huge waste. They'd worn quite well in the year they'd been on the car.

I was running 205/50 R17 with GT Radial Champero tyres but have since downsized to 205/55 R16 with Kumho tyres

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Old Jul 12th, 2019, 15:39   #18
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As said, you can't go wrong with Michelin. I replaced the Pirelli P Zeros on my last car (as recommended by manufacturer) as they were all cracked rather than actually worn out. I stuck with P Zeros on that car only to keep the warranty people happy...
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Petey - I have mine handy,if any good to you but its specifically for AWD and I know it differs from normal Vs.


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Petey, I'll try to remember to post the Hunters results for you asap.
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