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    budget tires v branded tires

    i had the pirelli tires on the front of the zaf changed today because they were bold. paid £100 for 2 brand new cheap budget ones includin balancing and fitting. i thought this was kind of cheap since it cost about £120 each for a new branded one.
    but once i started driving it a realised why they were so cheap lol. it feels asif the car is holding back and not giving it all the power it should have, i had it remaped so it is about 190bhp. if i put my foot down from stationary the tires just spin and a dont evn go forward lol. handling around the bends is kinda shit aswell.
    what kind of tires have you got?
    do you there is a huge difference between the two?
    should i buy some brand new ones instead

    btw they are 225/40/18

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    I've always had some budget tyres, so i don't even know the difference. My tyres cost about 40/50/60 per tyre i think. Whatever the mechanic slaps on, but i know they're budget.

    Last a good while, so branded would have to offer something pretty special for me to splash the extra cash

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    At the moment its Michelins for me, appart from one tyre (rear passenger) which is a Kwikfit budget tyre. To be honest I've had cheap tyres and branded tyres and after comparing I think I would go for either higher end budget tyres or medium range branded tyres, which may be of similar prices. What I've found is that really cheap tyres tend to be pretty hard compound, yes they last ages, but more often than not they dont grip as well as slightly softer and grippier branded tyres
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    I know the feeling idi.

    When I bought some new wheels for the Golf, I decided to go with their 'budget performance' tyres. I thought they cannot be that bad. When I went to collect the whels, I noticed they gave me a set of Nangkang's (dont know which ones to be exact). Like you, grip around bends and whilst accelerating was poo.

    You definitely get what you paid for

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    I always buy a good set of boots
    I had a lot of Fun with a cheap set on a Friends car 200bhp an Dam it just wheel spin's all the Time

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    changing tyres because they are bold!!!! naughty tyres

    I use Lassa tyres and so far cant fault them one bit - Lassa Impetus 2
    http://www.lassa-international.com/e...duct&prodid=26

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    Would use cheap tyres at all. I can feel the difference between my current tyres and my previous ones, and these are much much better. I currently have Bfgoodrich and used to have Avon zz3 or whatever they were called.

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    i have just brought a set of wheels and replaced my front 2 lowish tread budgets with near on brand new conti sport contact 3

    i must say. you DEFO get what you pay for. the handling is soooo much better. unbelievable amounts of grip compared to my previous budgets.

    now just need to find the cash for the 2 rears and compare again

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    I've only ever paid between £50 and £65 per tyre (205/50/16 and now 205/45/17) and even at that price range there is a huge difference in handling. I'm very happy with my current Falken ZE912's, this is my second set of them, and (whilst I appreciate those with turbo's may not find the same) I'd have them again.

    If I could stretch to UniRoyal Rain Sport II's I would, I can't find any bad comments about them on low and high power cars.

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    I used to allways get budgets, the recently i got some alloys that came with much better tyres on (2 of them parada spec 2's) and i dont think i could ever go back to budgets. The car feels alot more composed with the branded ones.
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