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.
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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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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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.
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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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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