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Old 08-01-2004, 20:28   #1 (permalink)
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235x45x17 - What tyre to get?

I've gotten a few prices here and there, but the most consistant name that comes up is the Dunlop 3000 series tyre (i think) for around the $225 mark. seems dear but supposedly a good tyre. he also mentionned the Falconn Z326 for $172.50.

Any one had any pro's/con's. Please note this car sits idle all week and its not a track car. its an el fairmont ghia.

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Re: 235x45x17 - What tyre to get?

I'm pretty sure there are some cheaper Falken's available for aobut $120-$130 ?
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any 17" tyre for under $150? I havn't seen any. I still want a decent tyre, not cheap cheap with scary hanlding wet/dry.
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Ive got Toyo Tranpath SW 235/45/17 they cost me $200 and are a very good tyre for their price... Apparently they are better tyre than the Dunlop SP Sport 3000, I also seem to be getting fairly good milage out of them.
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Re: 235x45x17 - What tyre to get?

Well I got Pirelli P8000s for $700 but that is for 245s.. Excellent tyre in both wet and dry, just have to shop around!
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I got a pair of dunlop SS01's for the front and they grip very very well even on the track. Cost about $190each Heaps better than 3000a's but they are good also.
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Re: 235x45x17 - What tyre to get?

If you want traction in the wet, don't go the Z326s. The next Falken up is OK, but not the Z326.

Try the Hankook Ventus K104 - at around $185 per tyre, that's right between the two you mentioned and probably beat both of them in the latest tyre test.
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Re: 235x45x17 - What tyre to get?

I have made the mistake a couple of times of buying cheap tyres. I WILL NEVER DO THAT AGAIN! You only get what you pay for. Just because you say you won't be racing your car, doesn't mean you should put sub-standard tyres on it. The factory uses name brand tyres for a reason, imagine how much more money Ford (or any other car manufacturer) could make by switching to Falkens or Kumhos. They don't do it for a reason. The reason is, these tyres are crap!
My advice is to go with a name brand.
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I have made the mistake a couple of times of buying cheap tyres. I WILL NEVER DO THAT AGAIN! You only get what you pay for. Just because you say you won't be racing your car, doesn't mean you should put sub-standard tyres on it. The factory uses name brand tyres for a reason, imagine how much more money Ford (or any other car manufacturer) could make by switching to Falkens or Kumhos. They don't do it for a reason. The reason is, these tyres are crap!
My advice is to go with a name brand.
What name brand tyres would you recommend Thunder? Bridgestone/Dunlop/Goodyear types?
As someone whos about to take a punt on Hankooks, and has trired to do as much research as possible Im wondering which tyres fall under name brand preference and why.
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Well I got Pirelli P8000s for $700 but that is for 245s.. Excellent tyre in both wet and dry, just have to shop around!
$700 was for 4 of them, right? Its just that everyone else in this thread has quoted cost per tyre. $700 per tyre dont sound real good to me. I read somewhere that 18" SS tyres cost $1200 each (?) and the cops were complaining about the cost factor. Maybe that was for one wheel and tyre.
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