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Old 07-03-2005, 05:48   #1 (permalink)
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what brand of tyres do you guys buy for your cars? i use the bridgestone b249's but i dont think they are all that! so what do you's think?
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Old 07-03-2005, 19:40   #2 (permalink)
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Re: tyres!

I tend not to look at the brands, but more what the *tyre* can do.

I look for the tyres dimensions, tread pattern, and what its strengths & weaknesses are.

For me, I went for some 15" 225s which handle OK in the wet & the dirt (I live in the country), with a hard compound rubber so it lasted a while (but sacrificed a bit on overall grip). Not much roadnoise but that's just a bonus, because I didn't really care about roadnoise.

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Old 07-03-2005, 20:16   #3 (permalink)
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I tend not to look at the brands, but more what the *tyre* can do.

I look for the tyres dimensions, tread pattern, and what its strengths & weaknesses are.

For me, I went for some 15" 225s which handle OK in the wet & the dirt (I live in the country), with a hard compound rubber so it lasted a while (but sacrificed a bit on overall grip). Not much roadnoise but that's just a bonus, because I didn't really care about roadnoise.

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ok thats cool then, i went for bridgestone cause it looked good and seem better.
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Old 07-03-2005, 22:06   #4 (permalink)
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ok thats cool then, i went for bridgestone cause it looked good and seem better.
Hi there....The COPS use bridgestone..so they must be the go....i had the 205 65 15 on 15x7 xr8 rims...but you could see a fair bit of the rims so i opted for the 225 60 15 like davo and they look mint.
then again you could go a set of billet 19x9 w/255 40 19 pirellis if ya wanna blow 7 grand lol!cheers
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I've got Bridgestone ER-50 Turanza on my EBII XR6, theyre tha best
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Old 07-03-2005, 23:15   #6 (permalink)
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so you's would agree that bridgestone is a good brand tyre? my tyre size is 195/75 r14 and the tyre i use for it as i said is the bridgestone b249's which is the best tyre bridgestone has out for my tyre size!
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Re: tyres!

Go for the bridgestones then

Tommo, you could probably even get 235s considering your mags are 7" wide. I could step up to 235s with my 6.5" wide rims, but sidewall bulge will start to be an issue for me. 7" should be fine though.

I've got 225/60 Madisons on my rims. I've also got a couple of videos of me using up about 30,000km worth of tread in 30 seconds They were $125 each.

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i alway use falken's great grip in the wet
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Well not only do the police use bridgestone tyres but so do holden......So wheres the dunlops that ford use for there vehicles??? Maybe the dunlops dont perform in all round conditions like the bridgestones do?

I currently use Simex 215's on chasers. I cant say anything really negative about them overall im happy with them.
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i alway use falken's great grip in the wet
do they come in my tyre size?
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