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Old 05-01-2001, 20:07   #1 (permalink)
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Its time for new tyres on my AUII,

And I need some help in deciding what to get, before I go and burn off all the tread on my current rubber :)

Bauerepaires reocommend Goodyear Eagle NCT5 @ $178 each. (the tread pattern looks nice, with big grooves.

Local tyre joint recommend Yokies A539 @ $160

In my opionon the Yokies tread pattern doesnt look as good as the good years. The yokies have also a slightly smaller tread depth.

I didnt bother with Bob Jane, ive lost my confidence in them.

BOTH tyres look much better than the monza's i have now.

Any recommendation between the two?
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Old 05-01-2001, 20:59   #2 (permalink)
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Have you looked at the Pirelli P6000? Damn good.

On the other hand I have always had good service from Beaurepaires - the road damage insurance has paid itself off every time for me..... :wink2:
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Old 05-01-2001, 21:12   #3 (permalink)
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Yep I'd say check out the Pirellis. I've got P5000's and loving them. Better grip than my Yoko A520's, and wearing better as well.
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Old 05-01-2001, 22:56   #4 (permalink)
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Ahh ok, Thanks guys. I will have to check to see if they make them in 215/60x16 form first!
I wouldnt want to go less than 215/60 for ride quality.

Stupid me, I only brought 16 inch rims so i could keep my old monza's (cos they hadn't worn much) - 4 months later and they are f#%ked

Im kicking myself now, i wish i had brought 17's and new tyres at the same time!!
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Old 05-02-2001, 16:03   #5 (permalink)
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Jaytyn,

i'm wearing Yoko A539's on my car. I found them pretty good. (well no real good at the moment me got a puncture on the left rear wheel). But if it had air they're real good, grip wise and tyre noise. Only time will tell about tyre wear though. Hehehe i guess it comes down to how much circle work you do. :p :p
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Old 05-02-2001, 20:40   #6 (permalink)
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before you splash out, ring your insurance company, for the rating of tyre for the car.
WHY...before the scum knicked my wifes tickford, the tyre dealer insisted we replace with z rating tyres $165 each, because the car was based on a shell series race car, output performance etc. if you have a prang, and you dont have the proper tyres, your stuffed.

my pig (XR) got away with standard goodyear tyres as used by the cops, 225/60/16 specials, $130 each.

not saying you use what I use, but check with insurance first, if yours is tickford enhanced.
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Doc, I take it if our cars are stock we shouldn't have anything to worry about. But yeah i didn't think about that, the insurance company might not cover you if you have the wrong tyre.

Jaytyn,
What tyres did you end up getting???
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I've got Bridgestone G Grids on mine - they are great in the wet especially and have a sweet looking tread pattern.

Pretty cheap now - i got mine for $135 each that was almost a year ago.

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Pretty cheap now - i got mine for $135 each that was almost a year ago.
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