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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-12-03, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
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Crappy Tyres

Done just over 25000km in my BA V8 Ghia and the tyres have had it. They slip all the time and are really bad when they get a bit wet.

Went in today to see what new rubbers i can put on it, staying away from the crappy Dunlop Le Mans that are currently on it, tyre guy said i should have got at around 35000km out of them. Oh well.

Going to fork out $300 each for some Pirelli P7000 poweregy.

Let you know how they go. Really disapointed with the Dunlops though.
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Re: Crappy Tyres

Are they 235/45/17s or 225/50/17s? If they are the 235, then try the Hankook Ventus K104 at around $190 each, or the Kumho Ecsta 712s for around the same price. They are a good, cheap, performance tyre.


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haha, last place i went to had no idea the hankook Ventus even existed even though another store of the same chain in sydney put the tyres on.
i've got 1 Hankook ventus K102 and 1 Hankook ventus K104 on the rear of my car apparently the K102 is no longer available (doubt it considering its advertised in one of the latest Motor/Wheels magazines) but anyway they've been pretty good on my car.

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I didnt know Dunlop still made Lemans????
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Originally Posted by Joker
Really disapointed with the Dunlops though.
Dont take this the wrong way mate, but it's probably caused by your right foot !
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Joker - just reading some of your older threads, and wondering how the Ghia has been for you since you picked it up... I'd love to hear an update on what's improved, what hasn't, etc.


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Ok just got her back from the rubber shop :)

Got Pirelli P Zero Nero 235/45/17s. Look a bit low profilish too, looks good. They travel well too. Set me back $275 each.

Dave_au: nah mate, pulled a few skids and line lockies in her , but the fronts were more worn than the rears and they have never been rotated.

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If your fronts were badly worn, im guessing you like to corner hard quite often? that chews up the fronts big time i think :)

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go visit Under internet specials they have falkens for $175. $10 i think for fitting and balancing. I think you have to print the advertisement from the net to get their specials.
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I would avoid Falkens. I had a set and found them to have the "interesting" ablility to allow understeer and oversteer at the same time in the wet. Very scary.
Put on Pirelli's and the whole attitude of the car changed significantly for the better.

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