Originally posted by AU_Steve
Yeah the tyres are at the use by date and I'm heading down to Melbourne next week with the family.
I can get the K102's for $190 from JAX Belconnen. Pretty good deal I think.
Another tyre he mentioned was the SAVA. The company is part of the Goodyear group and the tyre 235x45x17 is made in Germany. Price $169. It's directional and from his reports not a bad looking tyre his had no bad comments about it. Worth a look but will probably go with the Hankooks.
I talked my local goodyear place down from $245 to $200 each for SAVA 225/50/R16, it was the only thing they had in the size! Can anyone say impulse buy?
I wanted to try yoko A539? but they didn't carry them because they're a soft compound and they think they wear out too fast
I just wanted the wheels on my car, the place was around the corner from work and I needed to get back.
The result? Other than them putting my stock 15's on the back seat and brake dusting the light grey cloth and doesn't come out (and not giving a f*** when I complained) On the bright side, a cyclic vibration I had with my old tyres/wheels/balance/alignment was gone when I god my car back Also my clean wheels came back with grease etc all over them (also grease inside)
/rant, back to topic.
SAVA tyres, made in Germany??? My local goodyear said Korea
Road grip is fine and noise was good for the first 2 or so thousand k's I've done about 5000 k's on these tyres now and the road noise is APALLING.
I'd go with JCV8, he's been involved in most of the tyre debate and knows his stuff re these Hankooks/Kumhos. For the price people get these 17 Khumos I'd be tempted to go 17. I went 16 due to the perceived lower tyre price