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Old 09-07-2004, 05:28   #1 (permalink)
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What style tyres do you run?

What style tyres do people run?

Open and large block style?
Narrow and small block?

I've been told that small block tyres are quieter, etc but don't really handle so flash in the wet - is this a load of crock?

Reason being that I'm looking at getting new tyres soon as my old ones are getting down there in tread (I've had them since Jan 2002 LOL!) and they are starting to get pretty noisy - maybe because they are starting to harden.

I have Kuhmo 769's but are looking at some BFGoodrich or another set of 769's. I tend to be in the sub $100 per tyre market.

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Re: What style tyres do you run?

remoulds up front 235/45? r17 and uniroyals 215/65 r15 oln the back atm.

I need new tyres.. :(
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Re: What style tyres do you run?

Yoko A539 225/15"
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Re: What style tyres do you run?

Xrated has good taste.....

I also run Yokohama A539, albeit in 235/45/ZR17

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Re: What style tyres do you run?

big black round rubber ones

Bridgestone RE92 (i think) 225/60/R15 front.........awesome tyre

Pirelli P600 235/60/R15 rear..........not so awesome tyre
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Re: What style tyres do you run?

I am running V paterns rather than block style. I find they grip well in the wet and in the dry the are sensational. I think they have less road noise than the block styles, but that might just be me.
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Re: What style tyres do you run?

how about we put prices up too?

on my EA i ran toyo 225/60/15s. Cost me $150/tyre. prior to that i ran goodyear eagle ga plus 205/65/15s, awesome tyre for the money, about $95-105. the standard eagle ga's were SHOCKING though!

on my EF im running Falken 235/45/17s up front, and some dodgy supertyre or something on the rears (came with the rims when i bought them). The Falkens cost me $150/tyre from TTF, they had some sort of sale on.. should have bought 4!!

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Re: What style tyres do you run?

Black and round.

215(f) 225(r) /60/15.

Generalising but look for sipes (the slits in the raised sections of tread) and channels for tyres that work well in the wet. The closer and more random the channels the quieter the tyre. Obviously the bigger and wider the channels the more water it'll get way but your sacrificing tread on the road when it's dry.

How often do you drive in flooding rain? I'm guesssing not too often in Australia. Try just slowing down when it's wet and look for something suited to the 95% plus of dry road conditions.

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I'm running on low profile Dunlop Sport 3000 A's
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Bridgestone G Grid 215/60/R15's all round. They seem pretty good...
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