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Old 09-05-2004, 09:14   #1 (permalink)
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Re: Help b4 purchasing new Rims & Tyres

Hi all

I've got 205x65x15's on my AU and I'm about to buy some BA-XR8 rims (17x8's) and I just wanna know if I'll have any problems with putting on 235x45x17's? Is that a good size to go with?

Also, I've narrowed my tyre choice down to 3:

1) Dunlop SP3000's
2) Dunlop SP9000's (got quoted $205 fitted and balanced for these) OR
3) Hankook Ventus K104's

Safety is my main priority so something that grips very well in the wet as well as dry.

Has anyone heard of a tyre brand called Maxis? An FF member has them on his car but I've never heard of them before I was just wondering if anyone else knows of them or has any opinions on them?!

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235/45R17 is the perfect size for a 17" wheel on an AU. You'll have no problems at all.

As for the tyre choices, I'd go with the SP3000s. The 9000s might wear out a bit too quick, and the Hankook... well, it's a Korean tyre, that's all I can say! hehe

Maxxis are made in Taiwan by Cheng Shin Rubber Co. and are a good cheap tyre, but overall they rank pretty low. There's not much lateral grip and can get quite noisy. I've had them in 18" and they just didn't inspire any confidence when taking the car into a corner. Well, I used to wholesale them too so I really know what they're like. hehe
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I think I'll go with the SP3000's. I've heard alot about both those Dunlop ones but the Maxxis I'd only heard of the other day when talking to another FF member. Thanks for your advice. To be honest, I was kinda leaning towards the 3000's but I just wanted someone else's opinion.

Thanks again :o)
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Definately the Dunlops SP3000a's stick really well in the wet and dry the Sp9000's are the top shelf Dunlop Street Tyre they stick even better but will wear a bit quicker...
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I think the sp3000's are the better tyres from your list too but have a look at the Yokohama ES100's I am really happy with mine stick real well wet or dry.
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Oooops I just read what I wrote. I got quoted $205 for the 3000's, not the 9000's. Sorry 'bout that lol. So Is $205 a good price for those tyres? What are the ES100's worth?
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Well I paid $250 each for mine but I am sure you can do better if you call around
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I will hunt around over the next week and let you's know how I went with prices. Thanks :o)
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If you shop at Beaurepaires, they will beat any price you have been given on any Dunlop tyre.
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and the Hankook... well, it's a Korean tyre, that's all I can say! hehe
Korean it might be, but the K104 is a damn good tyre for the price you pay. I had Dunlops, and now have Hankook K104's and 'am very impressed with them. Will get them again when ever they wear out. The Dunlops are way too overated in my opinion.

Here's a link to a thread about Hankook vs Falken tyres and opinions by a few members who have used the Hankook K104. Read carefully. Sometimes the big name brands are not always the best.

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