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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-11-05, 02:58 PM Thread Starter
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Firenza tyres - info?

Looking for some new tyres for my XR6 other than Dunlop. Have been shown a tyre brand by the name of Firenza made in Japan. Has anyone heard of these or had any experience with them?

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Re: Firenza tyres - info?

I took a set off a Fairmont yesterday and the bloke was saying they were starting to lose grip and slip, and these things were probably about 60% worn. I haven't heard anyone raving on about them.

I'd seriously look at Kumho if you're after a good, budget tyre. More and more people are giving them the thumbs up. I want to get some to check them out myself, but I'd have to pay wholesale prices! hehe
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Re: Firenza tyres - info?

Thanks for the feedback. Will take that into consideration....
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Re: Firenza tyres - info?

toyo sposed to be alrite. im gunna try em. anyone had these?
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Toyo's are good tyres, but make sure they're not old stock or discontinued items because they won't as good as the new patterns. Which patterns are you looking at?
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Re: Firenza tyres - info?

I have just over 1000K's on a set of 235/45/17 firenza's and they seem great so far. VERY quiet and grip is OK. (Better than the falkens they replaced) I think good value at 150 odd $. If they were more $, they wouldnt be as good ! Worth considering if you like quiet tyres, and not the last nth degree of grip !

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Re: Firenza tyres - info?

I've had a set of Firenza 235/45R17 on my XH V8 ute for a couple of years. They're not at all noisy and offer very good grip, even in the wet. I really have no complaints about them at all, and the wear rate is quite exceptional for a performance tyre. They're made in Japan and are a proprietary brand of Sumo, and IMO are great value.
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