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Old 10-24-2001, 15:41   #1 (permalink)
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New Tyres

I got some new tyres today...

I asked for P6000's as everyone recommended to me... but they where $400 a tyre!!

Anyways, I ended up with LeMans 401. They where $175 a tyre and they have proven to be very good!

They are a hell of alot quieter than the old Monza's. They actually stopped what I thought was suspension clunks.

They also handle very well. although the car still pulls to the left on the straight even after a wheel alignment.
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Mate get the steering rack checked out.. mine was the same after I got the suspension done.. even after the alignment the steering wheel was not fully centered and the car pulled a bit to the left.
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Old 10-24-2001, 17:46   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks Mr. Sparkle :D
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I hate to tell you this, but I got Pirelli P5000 for $112 each a few weeks ago and the price decided it for me. Apparently Pirelli were doing some factory sponsored deal. I think I paid about $125 - 130 a couple of years ago for same tyres.
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YIKES. looks like BOB tried to rip me off!!

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YIKES. looks like BOB tried to rip me off!!

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I got mine from Tyrepower Eltham (Melb). Don't know if it was a general deal or just Tyrepower stores, or how long it lasted.
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YIKES. looks like BOB tried to rip me off!!

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Bob quoted me $170 or so for my P6000s but I got them for $135. Need to shop around!

Then I got quoted $540 for my P-Zeros on the Ovlov by Bob and got them for $380. Same thing...........
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I hate to tell you this, but I got Pirelli P5000 for $112 each a few weeks ago and the price decided it for me. Apparently Pirelli were doing some factory sponsored deal. I think I paid about $125 - 130 a couple of years ago for same tyres.
Yeah but what size? My P5000's were $185 a piece for 225x50x16's, but for the 15's it's more like $130. Wazza got the smaller ones on his ute.

I'm very happy with mine, the best 16" tyre I have had. Of course, it would be naive to assume they are the same in 15" or 17".. different size = totally different kettle of fish.
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I had a set of Pirelli's on my car when I first bought it (almost 4 years ago)

Cant remember which model - but they where 225 65 15.

They lasted 3 months!!! Went from 90% tread to slicks very quickly... and it was the front tyres too!!! (not just the rear)

I think the most I ever paid for 15" tyres was about $120 each.
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