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Old 02-06-2003, 03:04   #1 (permalink)
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Tyre replacement

Guys,
Time to replace the tyres on an XR6.
Current tyres are Monarch, super hard, last forever but have useless grip. Tread is still legal after 50k but they are scary in the wet.
What do you think of Yokohama A539's ?
Thanks for any input.
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Old 02-06-2003, 04:32   #2 (permalink)
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My current tyres are Pirelli P6000's - previous set were P5000's - and I've been very happy with them, especially with regard to value for money (ie. great price + great performance + reasonable life). Previously I had FM901's (not bad) and Turanza (yuck!).
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Old 02-06-2003, 05:07   #3 (permalink)
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Yep, the Yokies are pretty good. I had their grandfather on my EF (A509s). Always been happy with Yokies, except for the prices (especially in 17s).
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Old 02-06-2003, 09:27   #4 (permalink)
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Have a look at the Motor magazine with the orange cover. It has a review of the high performance tyres in it and then make your choice...
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Old 02-06-2003, 18:57   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks for the response gentleman, I will give the Yokohama's a try, had them many years ago on a worked Mazda RX3, awesome grip but from memory they didnt last long, will see if things have changed.

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nope they have'nt changed, get what you pay for, more $$$$ more grip less wear in most cases...............
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Most people ive spoken to seem to think the A539s are actually not as good as the A509s....

Im a big fan of Dunlop FM901s though!
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Im running a set of Yokie A539's at the moment (215/60/R15), about 2 weeks old, and I've tested them in all conditions... They grip like poo to a sheet, I've gotta really give it sum guts b4 it spins the wheels in the dry OR wet (which is really surprising, my previous tires slid the ass of the car out like it was on marbles)


I highly recommend these tires, very nice with hardly any road noise, and they stick like buggery... Also, price wise they weren't too bad (I paid 125 per tyre inc GST, fitted and balanced)
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WHY NOT CHEKC OUT THE NEW DUNLOPS THEY ARE FITTING TO THE XR6T
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umm i have asked many ppl what brand of tyres to choose atm i have Goodyear F1's great grip long life and stick like shit to a blanket cost $720 for 215/60/15 x4 inc fit balance and insurance:)
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