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Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 7:39 pm 
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I didn't know what forum to put this into, but I think it's close enough to wheels and suspension.

I'm going to be buying a set of 225/60R15s for my XR rims on my falcon.. now on my previous falcon I had these tyres from GT Radials and they were awesome.

I did the ring around and most places mentioned tyres like Sava Intensa or Bridgestone...
Now I know there's a lot of good tyres out there, but there's also a lot of bad tyres out there. I was wondering what everyone here has and what you recommend. I'm also after any tyres that were crap so I can steer clear of them.
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Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 8:03 pm 
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Stick to the tyres you like - GT Radials are very good tyres!! then you know you will get good use out of them
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Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 8:05 pm 
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Apparently the US manufacturer has stopped sending GT radials to Australia so they're hard to come by.. especially in non-common sizes like 225/60R15
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Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 8:18 pm 
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Personally i like Falkens

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 8:22 pm 
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check which contery they are made in, japanese tyres are good.

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 8:32 pm 
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how much do you want to spend?

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 8:57 pm 
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I am having problems finding the right tyres for my Fairlane at the moment. Trying to get some tyres in 235/60/15. Very hard as a lot of manufacturers have stopped making this size. The ones that I think that Im gonna go for are the Yokohama Y352 as I am very happy with the yokies on my XR8 albeit a different tyre.

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 9:16 pm 
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mmm if you want cheap tyres sava's are alright. but the quality is s**t. Uber soft compound, only just got 10,000km out of my 17's so far with maybe 60ish% left. and the road noise on the highway is terrible and not to mention grip in the wet is non existant
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Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 9:25 pm 
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i had sava's, never again, they smoke alright, and lack of grip in wet as was just said.
i recommend nankang tyres as a budget tyre.

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 9:39 pm 
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Bridgestone G-grid's are a good. Good grip, good mileage but not so quiet. Still made in 225/60X15's.

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:55 pm 
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firestone firehawk z 50 i think

awesome under $200 for a 225/50/16 great all round grip made by bridgstone too!

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:55 pm 
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i had sava's, never again, they smoke alright, and lack of grip in wet as was just said.
i recommend nankang tyres as a budget tyre.


yea i have to agree on the smoke part tho :D dont even have to give it much to get em goen
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Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 11:04 pm 
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look for japanese tyres Toyo, Yokohama are my favorites, i worked in the industry for 5 years and found these 2 to be the best if u want a slightly cheaper tyre hankook silica and kumho silica tyres are also really good

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 11:43 pm 
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Yeah I wasn't going to get those Sava things... I've heard they are gripless.. I want wider tyres for more grip dammit hahaha
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Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 12:00 am 
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avoid madison tyres.... grippy in the dry but suicide in the wet

 

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