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Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 11:26 am 
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Hey there,
A mate of mine is considering putting a set of Grid 2's
(225/60/15's) on his VS ute and I've read some
mixed comments about them.

(Can't change his mind about the Holden thing though...)

Any comments.....?? Any suggestions.
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Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 12:03 pm 
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they're pretty good, but useless in the wet when they're 1/2 worn

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 2:27 pm 
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I thought they didnt make grid2's anymore and now were doing the grid3.
I had some on my other car that i use for occassional club racing and i though they were not to bad for a street tyre. I got 4000km out of the rear tyres and the fronts are still good - my fault for the rears. I like em. I have replaced the rear now with Michelin and the grid2's were better.
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Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 7:32 pm 
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I've heard they are really good on the Commodores, not as good on the Falcons.
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Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 10:31 pm 
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I've had mine on for about 4 weeks now, very happy with them. Much quieter than the Goodyears the previous owner had on it. No problems in the wet and handling is good.

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 11:03 pm 
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I have a set on me wagon. They are great, I run them @ 40psi and they just dont let go . The rears are geting down and are still good in the wet. the rears have been on the car for 80000km so they last a bit. I've been told that the grid2 are no longer made but you can still get them if you look around, But the grid 3 are replacing them. The Grid 3 had a good report in the wheels mag a few months ago.

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 11:19 am 
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Yeah I have a set of G' Grid II's on my front and have had them for a few months now and they stick like glue to the road in the dry but in the wet tend to slid me Falcon a bit, but not as much as the G'Grid 1's use too slide.

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 12:41 pm 
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i agree with sly they are good in the dry just a bit dodgy in the wet

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 2:31 pm 
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Both mine and my wifes cars have Grid IIs, she's had hers for 5 years and doesn't have any problems with them in the wet.

Previously i had some Goodyears on my EL and they were bloody dangerous on a wet road.

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 2:49 pm 
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Don't go potenza.. hell expenisve. Iv got them on my au now. I was gonna get some 19" roh furys and they want $600 a potenza tyre... more expensive then the mag! Ill probably buy potenza again anyway :cry:

I thought all bridgey's where preety good :?:
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Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 3:40 pm 
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I have GGrid IIIs on my EL Fairmont and they are HELL noisy!

Fantastic grip though - in both wet and dry!
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Lindsay wrote:
I have GGrid IIIs on my EL Fairmont and they are HELL noisy!

Fantastic grip though - in both wet and dry!


Funny isn't it. On my wifes Lancer she has 3 Grid II and 1 Grid III and they are very noisy (195/50/15)

On my EL I have 215/60/15 and I find them much quieter

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 10:37 am 
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Lindsay wrote:
I have GGrid IIIs on my EL Fairmont and they are HELL noisy!

Fantastic grip though - in both wet and dry!


Funny isn't it. On my wifes Lancer she has 3 Grid II and 1 Grid III and they are very noisy (195/50/15)

On my EL I have 215/60/15 and I find them much quieter


Yeah after I got the G'Grid II's put on the front I could actually hear the Engine again. Yeah they are nice and quite. I also have the 215/60r15's as well.

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 3:47 am 
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I prefer Toyo's for low profile (235/45/ZR17). Awesome cornering, quiet and can't beat them in the wet. They have a real nice tread pattern on them too. Think the model is"Trampio"? Grids are a still a great tyre I must say.

 

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