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Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:57 pm 
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G'day guys and gals,

Just after some advice with regards to tyres. Mine are getting pretty low, as is my wallet so I've started looking around for some cheaper tyres.

Came across a bloke selling "Austyres" for $110 each. I know they won't be amazing but has anyone had experience with these?

Any other cheap, yet decent tyres that people have come across here in Melbourne?

Any help would be much appreciated.

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Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:01 pm 
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Yeah, I have 2 on the front of the AU as we speak, yes they will get you out of trouble. Don't put too much faith in them, and they are a bit noisy. But they are black and round as well priced for what they are.

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:01 pm 
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what size wheels? I have Kumho KU19's on my car and they are great for the price. I think I paid $250 a tyre but that is for 235/35/19. Im sure 17's would be alot cheaper.

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:05 pm 
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That price sounds like 235 45 17's..

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:19 pm 
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dc_todd wrote:
That price sounds like 235 45 17's..


yea mate thats the size

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:06 pm 
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I payed $185ea for Khumo KU36's, and have payed $130 for KU31's. Both quite good tyres, the 36's more so.

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:36 pm 
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Nice Ash, shame they arent the Z1's

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:57 pm 
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I have Rotalla branded tyres in 235/45/17 and picked them up for under $100 each fitted and balanced.

Good for a daily driver, but are the weak point of my handling.

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Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:14 pm 
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thanks lads... those maxxis on ebay look pretty good works out 105 each

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:09 pm 
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Also have been browsing gumtree out of interest and have seen this :

http://melbourne.gumtree.com.au/c-Cars- ... Z341147482

Looks like a fairly decent deal

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:49 pm 
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Don't cheap out on tyres. Going with good rubber is the single biggest, cheapest, and easiest thing you can do to improve the handling, braking, and safety of your ride. Just buy smart. An extra $100-200 now will be long forgotten while you are still enjoying the extra performance.

I would strongly recommend against the Chinese "me too" brands (eg, Linglong) - Wheels magazine tested them, and they were rubbish. Go at least next level up (Kumho, Federal, GT Radial, etc). Also look for run-out specials on premium tyres. I bought Goodyear Eagle F1 GSD3s really cheap for both my XR6s on run-out (as the new Asymmetric was being launched), and they are top performing tyres. Now that the Asymmetric 2 is released, I have seen run-out deals on the original Asymmetric.

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:06 pm 
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Thanks mate will give that a try... or just stick to the standard dunlops that came with the car

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:26 pm 
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BenJ wrote:
I have Rotalla branded tyres in 235/45/17 and picked them up for under $100 each fitted and balanced.

Good for a daily driver, but are the weak point of my handling.

Cheers
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Haha. I got those from Tyres For Less (Fairfield) $62.50 a pop!

Not bad.... In the dry :lol:

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:53 pm 
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EFFUTURA4.05SP wrote:
BenJ wrote:
I have Rotalla branded tyres in 235/45/17 and picked them up for under $100 each fitted and balanced.

Good for a daily driver, but are the weak point of my handling.

Cheers
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Haha. I got those from Tyres For Less (Fairfield) $62.50 a pop!

Not bad.... In the dry :lol:

235/35/r18's on the fairmont and slippery buggers when the road is wet and greasy, 37,XXX on my rear tyres.

never been rotated and only replaced the fronts cause of an alignment issue.

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:42 pm 
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EFFUTURA4.05SP wrote:
BenJ wrote:
I have Rotalla branded tyres in 235/45/17 and picked them up for under $100 each fitted and balanced.

Good for a daily driver, but are the weak point of my handling.

Cheers
BenJ



Haha. I got those from Tyres For Less (Fairfield) $62.50 a pop!

Not bad.... In the dry :lol:

235/35/r18's on the fairmont and slippery buggers when the road is wet and greasy, 37,XXX on my rear tyres.

never been rotated and only replaced the fronts cause of an alignment issue.


Yeah they aren't any good in the wet... at all!
Under normal circumstances its fine, as long as you know the limits of your cars handling with any given tyre. It is when unexpected sh*t happens, thats when they show thier faults.
I had a scary moment recently where I needed to brake quickly, and it was like being on ice. It honestly felt like the car would never pull up.

 

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