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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-19-03, 09:43 PM Thread Starter
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Tyre Choice

I have searched and read many items through the forums regarding the choce of tyres, however, I am down to a choice of 2, based on price, performance and appearance.

I can get Bridgestone G Grids 215/60 R15s for $125. I like the tread and width. Kmart Tyre and Auto

I can get Yokohama A539 205/65 R15s for $130. I hear they are an exceptional tyre. Bob Jane.

I have heard mixed thoughts of the G Grids. How has anyone else found these tyres.

In particular, wet roads. The wagon tends to spin the wheels in the wet far too easily.

Any comments would be appreciated. My Eagle GA plus's are shite in the wet...and it's raining.

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Go the Yokohamas you wont be dissapointed.

The day I got my first Yokohamas was the last day I have used other tyres.

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Absolutley the Yokohama's. Once you have experienced them you won't go back. They handle extremely well in the wet. Just make sure that you rotate them regularly to avoid any abnormal wear, as they are a softer compound tyre.
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I've found the g'grid's OK, but like you say, in the wet can still be a bit loose ( especially if you find a white line marking ).

I'm planning on getting Kumho 712's when i next change tyres (looming very close now)
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Hey guys

I've had both tyres and they are both very good, but for $5, i'd definately go the Yokies.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-20-03, 02:37 AM
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I see the G grides are series lll now..

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The yokies hang on the road great, but they are soft. Keep and eye on wheel alignment as they will scrub easy.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-20-03, 06:14 AM
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Have had the following on my EF-XR6..Michelin MXV3's then to Bridgestone G'Grids and am now onto Michelin Vivacy's..I found the Bridgestones to be big wearer even though they had regular rotations..they also managed to pick up a lot of shit and had many puntures..However the Vivacy's are absolutley fantastic..I realise they are not a "performance" tyre but you get approx 65k to 80k outta them...price is about $145 each..rgds
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