Tyre Choice - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
» Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > Suspension | Wheels&Tires | Brakes
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Insurance Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

Suspension | Wheels&Tires | Brakes Sponsored by: Discount Tire Direct

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-19-2003, 21:43   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Albury, NSW
Posts: 6
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.
Tinted EL Futura Wagon
XR intake snorkel
High Flow filter
15" ROH mags

Next Step -
Sound system

Why a wagon ?
Put 2 dogs in a sedan boot for a while....You'll see.
elwagon is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 05-19-2003, 21:56   #2 (permalink)
BA'o'Matic 100% working.
Dellboy999's Avatar
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Victoria
Age: 44
Posts: 3,838

Go the Yokohamas you wont be dissapointed.

The day I got my first Yokohamas was the last day I have used other tyres.
I did put something here, but it vanshied, I think

"So long and thanks for all the fish!"
Dellboy999 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2003, 23:09   #3 (permalink)
Registered User
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 21
Thumbs up

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.
cosmo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2003, 23:10   #4 (permalink)
Lamahs approve of manuals
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Sydney, Australia
Age: 38
Posts: 1,382
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)
XR8 Lamah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2003, 02:26   #5 (permalink)
Experimental Racer#6
TIKFD6's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Wodonga Vic
Age: 42
Posts: 8,204
Hey guys

I've had both tyres and they are both very good, but for $5, i'd definately go the Yokies.
TIKFD6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2003, 02:37   #6 (permalink)
Two SC 61's = trouble
ebxr8240's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Penrith,nswAus/Morrinville.NZ
Age: 62
Posts: 6,360
I see the G grides are series lll now..
Don't be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the Ark...Professionals built the Titanic!
Tuned & maintained by "Peppertree Perfmormance". Dart block, Scat 4340 steel crank, Custom C.P pistons.Oliver rods.. Mal Wood twin plate clutch.. Twin SC61/2's,482 rwkw/ 645 rwhp..
Passengers, myocardial infarction material..
R.I.P Possum...
ebxr8240 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2003, 03:29   #7 (permalink)
EF Fairmont
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: King Island Tasmania
Posts: 72
The yokies hang on the road great, but they are soft. Keep and eye on wheel alignment as they will scrub easy.

kempster1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2003, 06:14   #8 (permalink)
Registered User
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 6
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
buster100 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > Suspension | Wheels&Tires | Brakes

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Abnormal Front Tyre Wear on an AUII XR6VCT XR6VCT Inline 6 Tech 16 09-29-2004 04:54
No spare tyre for BAII ??? falconS Australian Falcons 33 09-01-2003 06:07
Pirelli tyre article Falchoon The Pub 4 06-21-2002 03:20
Choice mag finds best 205/65R15 tyre Aussie Falcon Suspension | Wheels&Tires | Brakes 17 05-15-2002 06:48
New F1 tyre Falchoon Ford Racing Across the Globe 2 02-19-2002 11:01

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:31.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.