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Old 06-01-2003, 18:49   #1 (permalink)
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Tyres, Opinions, suggestions & prices

Im about to buy a set of 225/60R15's for my EA and was after some opinions/suggestions

The two brands I have been looking at so far are

Dunlop Lemans A4's, at $156 fitted and balanced. Anyone had these before, if so, howd they perform and what did you pay?

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Toyo F3's at $146 fitted and balanced ( on special from $160 ), same question as above

If anyone has any other suggestions/recommendations on a tyre around the $140 mark I'd appreciate it if you could let me know
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Old 06-01-2003, 22:10   #2 (permalink)
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I used to run falken zie 530's - cost $105 a piece...not a bad tyre, wore like crap though (ok well I made them wear like crap - wakefield wasnt very nice to them) ...tyres IMO are really a personal thing though...
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I am looking at Yokohama A539's 205/65/15 at about 130 a piece, but prices I have been qouted range from 129 all the way up to 145 ... so shop around alot.

My rims are stnd Ghia mags, and I think 205's sit nicely on them, dont see much point going wider.

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In my experience go for Goodyear Eagle F1 unbeleivable grip! and you should get 215/60/R15, what width rims you using, they bulk out, and 225 are a bit bigger so you'l go faster, ither than 215 which is the smallest tiniest bit smaller than 205/65 so if you get caught going faster it win't matter, within reason
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I'm about to get a set of Nankang EX-601's (225/60/15) - they're $140 each (fitted). Fingers crossed they're ok - it's a purchase based on budget, which is not the way I generally prefer to operate - but if I don't like them I'll get Pirellis fitted in October (before the wet) as I'll have more cash then. I'll post on how they go.
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Thanks for the replies guys, I currenly have 215/65/R14's on the standard rims but have just bought a set of the EB Spac 15 inchers which already have a set of lemans A4 225/60/R15's on them ( worn ) and they seem to sit fine. According to the speedo calculator the GL had 185/75/R14's so with 225/60/R15's my speedo will be around 2 k's out, which is no big deal ( considering the falcons are notorious for read 4k's faster than theyre actually going anyway )

G-Grids? are they a bridgstone tyre?
I might find out some prices for these F1's too, they sound like a decent tyre
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i had 225/60 15 bridgestone potenza RE711s on mine. gripped fantastic, and handed good considering the profile.. but of course on 15" rims the handling doesnt compare to low profile(go the tyre roll!!).

i payed 160+ for them a year ago. lasted me 25-30k driving hard.
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Put Pirelli p600's on it. I had them on eb fairmont rims. The car sat perfecltly and drove great. Not as much tyre noise as other brands, and awesome grip. i had 215/60/15's and they cost about $165 a corner.
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i had 225/60 15 bridgestone potenza RE711s on mine. gripped fantastic, and handed good considering the profile.. but of course on 15" rims the handling doesnt compare to low profile(go the tyre roll!!).

i payed 160+ for them a year ago. lasted me 25-30k driving hard.
I completely agree yith jmartion, I've these tyres on my EBXR8, same size and all, and I have never had a better tyre that comes close to the way these handle. Absolutely brilliant in the wet & dry. They handle fantastic. I'm hoping to get 30k plus out of them. Even though they are an ever so slightly higher profile I found they out handle just about anything I've ever tryed to put on in the past.
You wont regret getting those for sure. I paid more $175 per tyre in Adelaide.
And the beauty about these tyres is, no matter how worn they get, they will handle as good as if they were new.
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