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Advice about buying new car tyres
trog
AGN Admin
Brisbane, Queensland
34955 posts
My car went in for a (late) service and they reckon I need 4x new tires as they are worn and cracked in places.

This seems sort of reasonable; they are more than seven years old, though they've only done around 30,000km.

They have recommended Bridgestone ER300s which they will do for around $200ea and $88 for a wheel balance/alignment/whatever.

I know absosmurfly nothing about cars; a quick Google indicates the tires in the US are around $150-160ish so it doesn't seem like I'm getting totally rorted. Just wondering if anyone can confirm that this is a reasonable price to pay for 4 new tires + getting them screwed on. THX
04:57pm 26/10/11 Permalink
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04:57pm 26/10/11 Permalink
hardware
Brisbane, Queensland
9648 posts
Yes tyres have a life of only 5 years or so, there's a date code stamped on every tyre. Chances are your tyres were made up to two years before you bought your car.
Tyre prices vary widely due to size and quality. I'm gonna guess you've got something like 205/55/R16's or so and in that case, $200 a corner for Bridgestones is perfectly normal.

Do you know your tyre size?

last edited by hardware at 17:01:41 26/Oct/11
05:00pm 26/10/11 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
1259 posts
okay, if you have had those tyres since new, then (depending on size, type etc) your maxxis, are good,

bridgestone are good, but without know the tyre size, hard to say if the price is right (i've got bridgestones on mine, and they seem okay, but i paid $120 each, fitted and balanced (the one plus side to driving an aussie car, good tyres are cheap on the standard size rim!!)

beaten by hardware
05:02pm 26/10/11 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
11020 posts
200 a tire seems reasonable, my local bloke fits and balances for free for us but we're regulars.
05:02pm 26/10/11 Permalink
trog
AGN Admin
Brisbane, Queensland
34956 posts
Do you know your tyre size?
Having a look, they're a littttle bit bigger than the wheel thingy they're attached to. Does that help?

How would I find out the tyre size; I guess it's printed on there somewhere (not near my car atm, I'll check it out when I'm there in an hour or so)?
05:04pm 26/10/11 Permalink
funky
Brisbane, Queensland
1374 posts
oi trog, you live around indooroopilly/toowong etc don't you? did you take it somewhere local? i need to do the same thing (and will probably need 4 new tires also :() and i live around there also
05:05pm 26/10/11 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
1260 posts
type of car, (google search)

or it is written on the side of the tyre itself,

ie 205/65 R15
05:06pm 26/10/11 Permalink
t
Brisbane, Queensland
129 posts
Lock thread. Typo in subject
05:06pm 26/10/11 Permalink
hardware
Brisbane, Queensland
9649 posts
you're right copius, i have 16" tyres on my car and i can get new tyres for $92 a piece. however they'll be s*** in just about every way.

oh and i disagree that maxxis are good. maxxis are ok - they are good at longevity, even tyre wear, price and quality. however traction is absolutely s***house, and they don't hold their pressures well.
05:07pm 26/10/11 Permalink
deeper
Brisbane, Queensland
3936 posts
The front tyres on my mazda were completely bald so I decided it was time for a new set. I went to the local wreckers and got some second hand tyres for $60 (ie $30 each). They were near new quality.

Then I took them to bridgestone and they charged me $48 to have them fitted and balanced.

Total cost $108.

Sometimes having a s***box you don't give a toss about isn't a bad option. I just hope it lasts until I can afford a car I actually care about, where buying quality tyres will be a priority.

So the price seems kinda exxy to me, but I don't know what car you have / what size tyre / how much you care about having a quality set put on there. For some reason I'm picturing that you don't drive a big car.
05:07pm 26/10/11 Permalink
scuzzy
Brisbane, Queensland
14907 posts
This reminded me to get a quote for some rubber, Toyo Proxes 4 (195/50/15) $141.00 per corner fitted from a Tyrepower.

last edited by scuzzy at 17:12:20 26/Oct/11
05:10pm 26/10/11 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
1261 posts
hardware, i must admit I had no hassles with the maxxis in a 185, or 195, however I have heard the same complaint (re pressures) in the wider tyres, (215's)

guess it is in the size, as for traction, yeah, off the line I used to have hassle (compared to the Michelins i was used to) however in a hard brake, they pulled up the same (if they were crap under brakes I would steer clear myself)
05:10pm 26/10/11 Permalink
trog
AGN Admin
Brisbane, Queensland
34957 posts
oi trog, you live around indooroopilly/toowong etc don't you? did you take it somewhere local? i need to do the same thing (and will probably need 4 new tires also :() and i live around there also
I got my car serviced @ Westpoint Honda @ Toowong (just near the Regatta). They said something about getting the tirework done in Milton though.
Lock thread. Typo in subject
ahah. I used US spelling it seems. In deference to the OED I have changed it.
05:12pm 26/10/11 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
1262 posts
deeper, I would never fit tyres from a wrecker to any one of my cars (unless i was about to demo derby),

while the outside might look fine, if the belts inside are stuffed, it is going to end in tears
05:12pm 26/10/11 Permalink
scuzzy
Brisbane, Queensland
14909 posts
while the outside might look fine, if the belts inside are stuffed, it is going to end in tears
Is it possible to damage the steel belts and not have any visual signs of failure?
05:16pm 26/10/11 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
1263 posts
scuzzy, it is
05:17pm 26/10/11 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
33300 posts
just buy the cheapest tyres they have, it wont make no difference to someone who potters around like yourself.

was super dirty that petal bought tyres without consulting me the other day.

first she incites road rage incident, then bursts tyre fleeing incident, then purchases $1000 worth of tyres without consulting me.

EXTREMELY ANGRY!
05:18pm 26/10/11 Permalink
hardware
Brisbane, Queensland
9650 posts
yeah i got 215's
would not recommend.
i suppose the cost per kay is pretty good however, just so long as you are happy to moderate your right foot in anything but perfectly dry weather on perfectly sealed roads
05:19pm 26/10/11 Permalink
iTOM
Brisbane, Queensland
1153 posts
ive done reserach and jax seem to be $5 cheaper than bridgestone. their tyre balance/alignment is also $40/45
05:20pm 26/10/11 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
1264 posts
spook, i wouldn't complain,

try sourcing the run flat, low profiles for a 307CC, 1000 would be cheap at twice the price
05:20pm 26/10/11 Permalink
scuzzy
Brisbane, Queensland
14910 posts
would not recommend.
Well that depends on the car now doesn't it? I mean what are you not reccomending here, narrow tyres or wider tyres than your vehicles specifications?

Edit: oh the brand maxxis, got it.

last edited by scuzzy at 17:28:23 26/Oct/11
05:21pm 26/10/11 Permalink
Outlaw
Gold Coast, Queensland
763 posts
Why didnt you just whip around to one of many tire places and get a second or third quote? I Suggest you get half decent tires instead of the cheapest and wheel balances come cheaper than $88

Helps not to look like a complete dimwit if you don't wana get ripped
05:23pm 26/10/11 Permalink
trog
AGN Admin
Brisbane, Queensland
34958 posts
Why didnt you just whip around to one of many tire places and get a second or third quote?
There's one near the office here that I'm about to walk past on my way home so I will be doing that, I just figured I'd ask here cuz I know there's a few people that know stuff about cars that might have some feedback.
05:25pm 26/10/11 Permalink
Outlaw
Gold Coast, Queensland
764 posts
Wear your Holden shirt
05:27pm 26/10/11 Permalink
deeper
Brisbane, Queensland
3937 posts
deeper, I would never fit tyres from a wrecker to any one of my cars


still going strong 4 months later, driven every day
05:31pm 26/10/11 Permalink
kappa
Brisbane, Queensland
1640 posts
05:34pm 26/10/11 Permalink
Scooter
Brisbane, Queensland
5067 posts
My Tyres cost $300+ a corner if I go cheapish :(
$200 seems steep for car tyres but if what you meant by "they're a littttle bit bigger than the wheel thingy" is that you have Low-profile tyres (Thin Rubber, Large Rim), they would cost more...
Would need to know size to give any useful info, should be printed on the side wall of the tyre...

Either something in the format of what copuis posted;
205/65 R15
or
31 x 10.5 R16

If the Tyre (rubber, the black bit) is thin and the Rims (the Metal bit) is large then you have expensive tyres.

Balance and alignment was ~$60 last time I got one. Any tyre place can do it. You'll find that your service centre probably sends it to a tyre place to get done anyway. Then puts their cut on top.
05:41pm 26/10/11 Permalink
mission
Brisbane, Queensland
8038 posts
Sometimes having a s***box you don't give a toss about isn't a bad option. I just hope it lasts until I can afford a car I actually care about, where buying quality tyres will be a priority.


Just because your car be an old s******, why put s*** tyres on it?

Tyres are critical to steer and brake and are the only thing keeping you stuck to the road..... I'm always amazed that people don't make the connection on how important they are :/

In saying that if they are decent quality tyres that aren't flogged and about to explode.... go for it.

Spook, was that a 4wd or something!?! I just out 4 new fancy Michelin tyres on our car and was $640 fitted balanced and aligned.

last edited by mission at 19:13:03 26/Oct/11
07:09pm 26/10/11 Permalink
Skitza
Brisbane, Queensland
9581 posts
http://www.tirerack.com/


Yeah buddy. About to get some Advan Neova AD08's but locally as I cant wait. Excited.
07:37pm 26/10/11 Permalink
Rdizz
Brisbane, Queensland
1785 posts
what the hell.. 200 a tire? what size is it?

i just got some 19" 245/35's for $190 each..
07:48pm 26/10/11 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
15485 posts
without knowing the size of tyre it makes it hard

check out federal 535 they are cheap and not bad

i'd suggest the 595 which is awesome for the price but they don't make them for smaller than 17"

07:55pm 26/10/11 Permalink
Protius
Brisbane, Queensland
4390 posts
Linglongs, are cheap but are very good. I work with tyres quite a bit too. Run linglongs on my own daily run around and they handle very well.
07:57pm 26/10/11 Permalink
Scooter
Brisbane, Queensland
5068 posts
Federals are pretty good/cheap tyres... but in their 4wd makes that's for a reason. Good tyres, perform well... but they're soft as s***. Don't last very long.
07:59pm 26/10/11 Permalink
evıs
Brisbane, Queensland
6506 posts
7 years wow, my entire car isn't even that old and it's on its third set.
08:05pm 26/10/11 Permalink
Ospi
Brisbane, Queensland
353 posts
Anyone use/d Contisportcontact 5P's? Looking at a set myself but not cheap but pretty much meant to be the best on the market.
08:10pm 26/10/11 Permalink
ATHLETech
Brisbane, Queensland
49 posts
My only advice is any Bridgstone Donuts is worth the extra money, and while your at it get them filled with Nitrogen.

Not sure why they are charging you extra for wheel balance and alignment - that should be included with tyres.

Hope that helps.
08:11pm 26/10/11 Permalink
Protius
Brisbane, Queensland
4391 posts
Getting a wheel alignment doesn't really have anything to do with the removal and refitting of tyres...
08:15pm 26/10/11 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
15486 posts
Not sure why they are charging you extra for wheel balance and alignment - that should be included with tyres.


not really, they will usually give a price for the tyres fitted and balanced

but a wheel alignment is a seperate thing all together
08:16pm 26/10/11 Permalink
ATHLETech
Brisbane, Queensland
50 posts

must be a country thing. I got 4 new tyres at Bridgestone toowoomba aligned and balanced for $160 each. Soz
08:18pm 26/10/11 Permalink
bert
Brisbane, Queensland
73 posts
Trog, anything bridgestone/Firestone is good. If its Toowong Honda they are most likely getting the work done at BobJane T-marts at Taringa or Wayne Park Tyre and Auto. If you are worried about the cost maybe check out the Bob Jane All rounder - its made my Bridgestone and comes with a road hazard warranty and is a great tyre for the money! Toyo/Federal/Maxxis/Dunlop are your budget brands. Conti/Michilen/Pirelli and Bridgestone make up your premium brands.

what the hell.. 200 a tire? what size is it? i just got some 19" 245/35's for $190 each..


demand!.. Thats one of the most common sizes due to the VE commonhore and HSV's. kind of like the 205/60/15 - earlier model commodores.

For comparison sake the 215/45/18 and 17 are approx $400 a corner as they are less common. Sometimes you have the luxury of being able to fit a different size tyre on the same rim; in this example you could fit 225/40/18 or 17's and it will still be road legal and cheaper due to it being more common.

Honda use a few odd ball sizes throughout their range but with that being said $200 fitted and balanced for that pattern is good!

if you dont know how to read the sidewall check this link out and work it out by car model. Bridgestone
08:56pm 26/10/11 Permalink
trog
AGN Admin
Brisbane, Queensland
34959 posts
7 years wow, my entire car isn't even that old and it's on its third set.
Yeh I don't drive much :)

Thx for the advice guys!
09:06pm 26/10/11 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
15487 posts
yeh a few cars i've come across now use c***ish size tyres like for instance my missus mazda 3 mps uses a 215/45/18 tyre which only a couple of brands make as well as the guy at work's SS ute uses a 235/45/18, 45 profile in 18" isn't common and ony a few brands make it so most people are forced to fork out for replacement bridgestone re050a for like $350 a tyre - they are a good tyre no doubt but there are good tyres out there in other brands for less money but you can't get them in that size

215/45/17 is common as, most of the 45 profile in 17" are

just for s**** and giggles a few weeks ago i enquired about a price for a set of the new bridgestone s001 as the federal rsr's i have are getting a bit old i was quoted $550 a tyre for 265/35/18 for rear lols and like $350 for 235/40/18 for front

shows you the difference in demand for certain sizes
09:11pm 26/10/11 Permalink
bert
Brisbane, Queensland
74 posts
215/45/17 is now fairly common, Subaru liberty and similar size jap stuff use them - but still rather expensive compared to something much larger and more common like the VE sizes.

The S001 is good - low K's uber performance. Id stick to the RE002's. they will handle pretty much anything you want. HSV's skylines and so on. I have them on my EVO X and am more than happy.
09:35pm 26/10/11 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
15488 posts
i'm just going federal 595's

and federal rsr on my 17" track rims

last edited by paveway at 21:44:51 26/Oct/11
09:41pm 26/10/11 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
1270 posts
I much prefer Michelin's for tarmac work but that is a personal thing, but the federals are pretty damn good

(mind you it has been a few years since I've been to a track to drive in anger)

but in short trog, it isn't a rip off, and hunting around for cheaper isn't going to be worth your time and extra effort (ie if it takes you more that 2 hours to research and travel to fit extra, it isn't worth saving the $50-$100)
11:41pm 26/10/11 Permalink
hardware
Brisbane, Queensland
9652 posts
What's the size trog?!?!?!?!?

Also

and while your at it get them filled with Nitrogen.

REAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLYYYY

The general consensus on the net is that this is just marketing BS

So i tried it out one time. I was doing the exact same highway route every day covering lots of kays - i was using a bit over 500L of LPG per month, every month. So i replaced my s***** old tyres for brand new Bridgestones with this Nitrogen. All the claims about fuel economy I simply could not substantiate - Over a whole month, for the same amount of kays I was putting in the same amount of litres, give or take fractions of a percent.
09:45am 27/10/11 Permalink
bert
Brisbane, Queensland
75 posts
Hardware, The whole Nitrogen thing is about correct pressures. it doesn’t leak (well not as quickly) - therefore the tyres stay inflated at the correct pressure for longer; this in turn gives you better wear and would also equate to better fuel economy. If you check your pressures regularly you probably won’t notice any difference in fuel. There are other benefits to it but not entirely relevant at this point in time.

If you are all about saving fuel buy a low rolling resistance tyre. Bridgestone do the Ecopia, Michelin the XM2. info on their websites.
10:13am 27/10/11 Permalink
Tiny
Brisbane, Queensland
2943 posts
The more you pay the better quality the tyre is. For someoone like you just purchase the budget tyres, you will be wasting your money on top of the line. Go to different tyre shops and compare prices and options. DONE.
10:22am 27/10/11 Permalink
maRtz
Brisbane, Queensland
3369 posts
pfft $200, I had to pay $700+ a corner for my car :(
10:25am 27/10/11 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
15491 posts
what tyres martz?

you pay $2.8k for street tyres? lol

are they bridgestone RE55 or something?


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last edited by paveway at 10:35:01 27/Oct/11
10:30am 27/10/11 Permalink
maRtz
Brisbane, Queensland
3370 posts
well it's not my car, it's company car. big audi Q7 with big wheels and low profile tyres.

I get owned on tyres for my 350z.. something half decent will cost $500 a corner.. top of the range continentals cost I think $700+ a corner.

last edited by maRtz at 10:37:15 27/Oct/11

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10:35am 27/10/11 Permalink
jmr
Brisbane, Queensland
7372 posts
Let's all buy tyres!

I need 4 x new on my Golf
10:36am 27/10/11 Permalink
t
Brisbane, Queensland
155 posts
jmr - falkens have been good on my Volkswagen Lolf

up to 30,000, rotated once, probably still got 10,000, and grip like s*** to a blanket

last edited by t at 10:46:46 27/Oct/11
10:45am 27/10/11 Permalink
jmr
Brisbane, Queensland
7373 posts
Sounds aite, I am at 36,500 atm just on the stockos

What wheels/model you got>?
10:48am 27/10/11 Permalink
sCOOBY
Brisbane, Queensland
4310 posts
lol at people paying $500 a corner for 'top of the range / decent' tyres, ie continental or bridgestone.

cannot go past the kumho ku36 for incredible grip and value.
from option1 garage i think.

treadwear 180, last a long time, for me its still faster than most people on the softer federal RSR which is treadwear 140 and chew out in no time.
10:57am 27/10/11 Permalink
hardware
Brisbane, Queensland
9655 posts
I got 63,000 out of a set of bridgestones one time
can anyone beat that?
10:58am 27/10/11 Permalink
t
Brisbane, Queensland
156 posts
gen 4, 205/55 R16.

Falken FK452. Obv worth doing some research, since new compounds might have come out since.
10:59am 27/10/11 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
33303 posts
lolz, in my skyline i used to chew thorugh tyres everything 10000ks

coincidently, my tyre quality choices also nosedived.

nankangs for the win!
11:25am 27/10/11 Permalink
trog
AGN Admin
Brisbane, Queensland
34961 posts
What's the size trog?!?!?!?!?
I forgot to check cuz I was in a hurry to get to footy last night!@#
11:30am 27/10/11 Permalink
Pinky
Melbourne, Victoria
11319 posts
...and while your at it get them filled with Nitrogen.

Mine are only filled with about 75% Nitrogen.

My advice is don't skimp. You seem to pretty much get what you pay for with tyres - like most things in life.
11:31am 27/10/11 Permalink
mission
Brisbane, Queensland
8040 posts
So are you saying that Rev's BJ will be sub-par?
11:46am 27/10/11 Permalink
hardware
Brisbane, Queensland
9657 posts
Mine are only filled with about 75% Nitrogen.
yeah you're very funny. not.
11:54am 27/10/11 Permalink
shrapse
Brisbane, Queensland
3752 posts
cannot go past the kumho ku36 for incredible grip and value.


I ran a set of Kumhos on the ute and they were amazing. After they wore out I told the guy to chuck the cheapest tyres on they got (selling the car) and it's amazing just how s***** cheap tyres are, especially in the wet.
12:12pm 27/10/11 Permalink
unclebobsticle
Sunshine Coast, Queensland
80 posts
buy a bike a get some exersize =D
Ride on the road make QGL'ers complain on the forums = win!

Also I had mine done just a couple of months back, at Bridgestone (Norman Park).
Yes I paid a little more but took 15 minutes all up for 5 new tyres fitted, balanced and alligned. The car actually drives better now then when I purchased it new.
It had Yokahamas on it originally, the bridgestones are a far better tyre.
I just asked the guys in there for advice and now I think im a tyre expert too :P

I did ring around abit befor I went to them thow.
12:30pm 27/10/11 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
1280 posts
I got 63,000 out of a set of bridgestones one time
can anyone beat that?



I got 120ish out of some pirelli's (it was also on a work van, mostly highway, however I did drive it without care to the tyres, and even went down the bourke development road at 140k, (also, it imo had no right been called a road, hell I've drive un maintained fire trails in better nic)


also Nitrogen filling is a waste unless you lazy, or doing track days in the car your driving down, (because if your not a lazy f***, you can check your tyre pressure for free every time you fuel up....after all it is about the only free thing left at a servo)
01:04pm 27/10/11 Permalink
skythra
Brisbane, Queensland
4681 posts
still going strong 4 months later, driven every day

Stopping power mate, that's what I'd be worried about. The only thing that actually can stop your car isn't your brakes, but the tyres that hold onto the road.

I've never spent more than 200 a corner but even in that budget the difference between s***** tyres and good tyres is phenomenal especially in wet weather.
01:17pm 27/10/11 Permalink
Pinky
Melbourne, Victoria
11320 posts
I got 120ish out of some pirelli's (it was also on a work van, mostly highway

I think I have a photo just before you had new tyres put on, lemme find it...

Yep, here we go:

http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/4720/tireblowout.jpg
01:32pm 27/10/11 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
15493 posts
if you want good rubber, the federal RSR street semi slicks that came with my car were put on the car in 2009 still have plenty of tread

the rubber is getting old now though, getting some mad road noise when i get to 70km/h and above

still stick better than any normal street tyres

http://www.motmotorsport.co.uk/ekmps/shops/motmotorsport/images/federal-595-rs-r-215-45-zr17-w-39-p.jpg

can get them for about $190 in 17" for my track rims, be still not to

last edited by paveway at 13:41:06 27/Oct/11
01:39pm 27/10/11 Permalink
HyperJ
Brisbane, Queensland
392 posts
I put Hankook Ventus Sport K104 (235 18 35) on mine, which are the cheaper end of the Y speed rated tires, had Dunlop sp maxx on when i bought it, $500 a tire and they suck in the wet, no thanks
01:44pm 27/10/11 Permalink
deeper
Brisbane, Queensland
3940 posts
I've never spent more than 200 a corner but even in that budget the difference between s***** tyres and good tyres is phenomenal especially in wet weather


at $30 each I'm happy to drive within the limitations of said tyres
01:48pm 27/10/11 Permalink
sCOOBY
Brisbane, Queensland
4311 posts
+1 deeper :] crappier tyres make you drive smarter and teach you to become a better driver.

RSR's are about 1sec per lap faster than ku36 but feel strange and squirmy at the limit

last edited by sCOOBY at 15:05:05 27/Oct/11
03:02pm 27/10/11 Permalink
EniGma
Brisbane, Queensland
5521 posts
And the KU36's didn't?
They had pretty soft sidewalls.
08:14pm 27/10/11 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
15499 posts
yeah everything i've read tells me the opposite, the ku36's have the softer sidewalls

i did a track day with them, nothing else to really compare to yet though until i get out there on some rsr
08:59pm 27/10/11 Permalink
sCOOBY
Brisbane, Queensland
4312 posts
yes ku36's are beautiful and progressive up to the limit. just more confidience inspiring. they howl nicely as an indicator too.
09:20pm 27/10/11 Permalink
inso
Melbourne, Victoria
2217 posts
I ran the ku36s previously and now on a set of RSRs. Prefer the RSRs. Not sure it matches others experience, but found the KU36 had a tendency to overheat quicker.
10:25pm 27/10/11 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
1292 posts
I think I have a photo just before you had new tyres put on, lemme find it...

Yep, here we go:

http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/4720/tireblowout.jpg


Nice pinky,

it did get close to that, the boss at the time cracked a massive s*** because I put those tyres on the van in the first place (the last set had lasted 60k) and the Pirelli's had cost 50% more, (and worth every penny in my book seeing how long they lasted, and how much better the van felt) he really didn't want to but new tyres on it even when the belts started to show (i should also point out I did far more kays than the other drives, and when they did all city work and in a year covered 60-80k, i was covering the rest of the state, and pulled 380 in one year)
10:57pm 27/10/11 Permalink
trog
AGN Admin
Brisbane, Queensland
34964 posts
I tried to look this morning but the light over my car in the garage is busted so it was really hard to see. I could see something that said "205/55", something else that looks like "91V", something like "I006". I took photos with the flash on my phone but that's all I can make out ; is any of that useful?
10:40am 28/10/11 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
15502 posts
yeah they're probably 205/55/16

pretty common

those bridgestone turanza's they recommended will be good tyres

or you could get something like a nankang or federal which will be cheaper and i'm going to assume the way you drive, you won't notice a difference
10:49am 28/10/11 Permalink
Tiny
Brisbane, Queensland
2946 posts
Trog make sure you keep the old ones for popping skids.
10:53am 28/10/11 Permalink
hardware
Brisbane, Queensland
9665 posts
called it!
Trog my wife's car has those size tyres on it and i'm running goodyear assurance armorgrip's on it, and they're a damn fine tyre - little road noise, no tramlining, heaps of grip in the wet and dry. I recommend them.
11:10am 28/10/11 Permalink
trog
AGN Admin
Brisbane, Queensland
35002 posts
Got the new tyres, if anyone cares. Thanks for the tips; ended up sticking with the ER300s

http://trog.qgl.org/up/1111/new_tires.jpg

They are very shiny.
06:51pm 03/11/11 Permalink
mission
Brisbane, Queensland
8055 posts
I like shiny things.
06:55pm 03/11/11 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
1414 posts
good move, happy motoring till these get old too?
07:39pm 03/11/11 Permalink
trog
AGN Admin
Brisbane, Queensland
35005 posts
good move, happy motoring till these get old too?
I'm thinking about getting a new car in the next 3-6 months so hopefully I don't need to stretch them out for another ~8 years :)
11:15am 04/11/11 Permalink
hardware
Brisbane, Queensland
9736 posts
Why are you thinking about getting a new car trog?
03:41pm 04/11/11 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
15562 posts
sparrow's preggers
03:52pm 04/11/11 Permalink
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