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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-09-04, 06:00 AM Thread Starter
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I have currently got Goodyear Eagle GA II tyres on my EL Fairmont and they have close to no tread left on them so i am in the process of looking for new tyres. just wanting to know your opinion on whats the best out there that is relatively cheap ($150 - 200). i am after something that grips well in the dry/wet and lasts long as the goodyears on there now are shocking. not after performance tyres just stock. thanks.

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I have Monarch Ultra's in 215/60/15 on the EB & so far have done 25000km & they still have 80% on them. Paid $127 each fitted at goodyear. No complaints about them at all.
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I use Bridgestone Potenza GIII's & rate them excellent in the dry, ok in the wet if you ahve the hp that is, & last bloody ages.
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Bob Jane tires for me... $80p/t haha! i go through them too much to spend big on them...

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Pirelli P6000 about $120. Much better grip in the wet and dry compared to the OEM tyres.

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make sure you get them filled with nitrogen... your tyres will last alot longer then if you just use air and it is better for your rims!!
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I'm running Sumitomo HTRZ II on my AU i paid $220 each for them and find that there pretty dam good in the wet and dry and i imagine they'll be better after some changes to the front end. 235/45/17

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I had G III s, they seemed very grippy and will be putting them on my car again tomorrow when i get new tyres. i think my camber may have chewed them out though--- sighhhhh

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Re: tyres

Originally Posted by wakeboardandy
make sure you get them filled with nitrogen... your tyres will last alot longer then if you just use air and it is better for your rims!!
We used air in tyres for 70 years, and nitrogen for what, maybe 2 years, and you're telling us that air is no good for your rims. I'm sorry, but I never heard of a rim that buckled or broke because air was used insead of nitrogen.

nitrogen does not make the tyres last longer, it makes the temperature inside them more consistent and less prone to inflation due to heat build up. At best, you may get an extra 5000 km using nitrogen, but I could probably get the same by having regular wheel alignments, and using air to inflate my tyres..


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