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Old 09-26-2001, 17:33   #1 (permalink)
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What's best value-for-money wet weather tyre?

I'd appreciate any opinions on the best wet weather tyre up to $150 per tyre. Would be nice if there's good stuff a lot cheaper. Main thing I want is wet grip and one bloody good stop in the wet when it really matters. Happy to trade off wear for wet grip. Not worried about putting them on the limit because I don't. Have usually run Yokohama A509's, but last lot were Pirelli P5000's and I don't think they're in same class as Yoko's, and they seemed to get noisier after a while. Yoko's are overkill for the sort of ordinary driving I do, so I'm wondering whether there's value in cheaper and mainstream tyres and whether they've come on since I settled on Yoko's a dozen years ago.
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Old 09-26-2001, 19:01   #2 (permalink)
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Maate, i drive on Yoko's as well, i've the A539 with the silica compound bloody awesome tyre, grips, very quiet and top performance in wet and dry. Can driving at 130km/h around bends and sticks like buggery.

I got mine for $150 a tyre there in 215/60 R15's.
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Old 09-26-2001, 22:38   #3 (permalink)
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I've got donuts on my car and I muust say they do the trick real well.
I have had a couple of need-to-stop-quick moments with these on and never had a prob.
They're quiet and they last well.

from memory they were $125ea for 215/65/R14
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Old 09-26-2001, 22:52   #4 (permalink)
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I've just put Firestone Firehawk SZ50's on the XR6, got them for $115 each for 215/60:15's.

I drove into Bridestone on a wet day, previous tyres where Michelins and drove out afterwards and was amazed at how much better the performance was.

Talking to the Bridestone guys, they said the above where better than the Bridgestone G'Grids but not as good as the G'Grid II's.

I have also tried Pirelli Duragos, good in the wet but bloody noisy so I steered away from them :)

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Old 09-27-2001, 03:00   #5 (permalink)
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Dont go on what they say about the Ggrid 2's
my ute has Ggrid2 17/225/50's($250ish)good
in the dry...useless in the wet(unless you like
4 wheel drifting, Yeahaa!!)
The old Kumho's(how u spell)15/215/65's it
had on it before I got the wheels were heaps
better in the wet...but usless in the dry!
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Old 09-27-2001, 05:11   #6 (permalink)
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Thumbs up G-GRIDS

I Had ggrid on my eb aprox 4 years ago,(must have been series 1 i guess). F**:)N unbelieveable in the wet, talk about stick like turds. They lasted forever and the only complaint was the noise, sounded like you were driving with flat tyres. they were 150 each back then- dont know about now.
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Old 09-27-2001, 18:57   #7 (permalink)
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TYRES

Mr EA S, i use Silverstone STV's on my ED. A lot of my friends do to, as I talked them into trying them, and they swear by them. They have Falcons, Commodores, Corollas etc. They are a good all round tyre, wet and dry, simply the best for value and wear and tear. They come with a lifetime gaurantee.

According to your name, EA S, i take it you drive an EA S pack, probably with 15 inch rims. I sell all types of tyres, for motorbikes, trucks, cars etc, so heres a qoute:

205/65/15: $115 each fitted & balanced

215/60/15: $125 each fitted & balanced

or, some EA's ran 14 inchers, so if this is you then

215/65/14: $105 each fitted & balanced.

I also sell every brand on the market. Good luck.
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Old 09-30-2001, 17:10   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks all. If I was in Sydney Tickford 5400i would have a sale.
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If ya have 15" wheels ya can't go past G-GRID's.

I've put them on anything with 15's. IMO nothing better
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Well Ive tried b/stone sS02's Michellin mmx's Goodyears & Dunlops... MPO the G/Grid II's 225/50/16 are well priced, stick like the proverbial to ya shoes & wear bloody good. All tyres have their up's & down's but some have more down's than others
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