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    Do budget tyres handle crap ?

    Dear AS Geniui

    Do budget tyres handle crap ?

    Simple as that ?

    I can get

    budget tyres for £50 each
    middle range (not sure which ones) for about £75 each
    avon ZZ3s for £97 each
    michelin (not sure which ones) for £100 each

    (205/50R16,87V)

    I dont do that many miles anymore, but i like to take most corners as fast as i can,

    various people have shared their opinons on budget tyres, they say...

    wear faster
    have less tread to start with
    handle crap
    blow out easier

    true / false ?

    let the opinion and facts fly.........

    p.s.
    what is the difference between 86V and 87V ?

    Cheers
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    i had budget tyres on my other car...they were ok in the dry....but in the wet they were a nightmare

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    The difference between 86 and 87 V is the load rating, OK to go higher but not lower.

    Have a look on

    www.mytyres.co.uk

    Found these

    Kumho 712 (205/50 R16 87V) £55.30 inc VAT and delivery each.

    Just need to get em fitted (about £10 for the pair at most). I had the Kumho's on the Nova, wicked little tyre for the money.

    They do Toyo Proxes for £68 and they are W rated (higher speed).


    Hope this helps

    Ross

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    I put Stunners on my old gsi to get it through mot and to sell it, and i was very impressed... before them i had falcons, and the stunners were quieter and better in the wet! and also they looked good to..
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    I got these prices from www.tyresonline.net

    205/50W16

    CONTINENTAL Sport Contact 2 D.A. £77.55
    CONTINENTAL Sport Contact 2 £88.71
    DUNLOP SP9000 £86.25
    GOODYEAR NCT3 £76.38
    PIRELLI PZero Nero £69.91
    YOKOHAMA A539 £76.96

    I bought my Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3's from this place & the service was excellent, ordered them at 4pm & got them next day. Delivery prices are as follows Tyresonline Delivery Tariff

    1 Tyre
    £10.00

    2 Tyres
    £13.00

    3 Tyres
    £17.00

    4 Tyres
    £17.00

    5 Tyres
    £20.00

    All you would then need to do is get them fitted, but that shouldnt cost much

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    Khumo are decent tyres, when I got my car it had some on the front, I drive fast and believe me they were good. I have Yoko A539 now.

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    I can also vouch for the kumho's - i keep some in the garage from when i changed the car as i was impressed with them

    I can also say the marrangoni's are not too bad a tyre either - a reasonable tyre offered with a year's warrenty from some tyre centres.
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    I had Nankangs on my 18s - caused me to slide across roundabout twice @ 15mph causing damage, one time the damage was quite substantial as wheels faced towards one another. also on the nankangs, I shunted a guy in aberdeen, on that sticky grippy road surface, it wouldnt even grip in that with a little dampness.

    I opted for pirellis on my new wheels which I hope will be better, I think its pirellis on the standard 16s I got with the car and in my short spell of a day driving on 16s I remember them to be very grippy.

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    Cant say I am overly impressed with the Kumhos that came with my alloys (maybe the ones higher up the range are better).

    I will be going for Toyo Proxies or Eagle F1s when they need replacing

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    re: Do budget tyres handle crap ?

    thanks for the info above

    can anyone vouch for Kumho's in the wet ?


    so winning so far are (for two tyres delivered) ...

    Kumho 712s - £110.60 + fitting
    or
    Yoko A860 - £120.16 + fitting

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