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Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 10:12 pm 
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ignore size variations, but what would everyone here be willing to pay for a VERY sticky street tyre?

basically i'm looking around for the best, stickiest, street tyres out there, afaic if they only last 20,000k's/1 year i'm happy, IMO longer than that and they get too hard..... just trying to decide if ~$500 is a bit excessive for a 16" tyre

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 10:20 pm 
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yeha 500 bucks is a bit much but i am looking for better tyres this time around. usually buy the cheapest.

probably about 200 to 250 a tyre would be my area
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Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 10:22 pm 
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Our Lexus has Dunlop Sport D8's on them, 225/50, $330 :shock: each

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 11:21 pm 
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Around $300 per tyre..

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 11:58 pm 
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As long as itm has a fancy tread patern i'll buy it :)

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 1:30 am 
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id spend about 200 - 250 a tyre....knowing me ill probably end up with 150 dollar tyres.

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 1:47 am 
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atm i'm looking at paying $210 each for some Toyo Proxes T1-R's, reputedly a very sticky street tyre, but doing a little shopping, i've found semi-competition Advan's for ~$500-ish

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 7:35 pm 
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I and other mates have always loved the Yokies for the 16's, extremely grippy we've found out.
I can't remeber the model number, but they'd be around the $250 mark.
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Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 7:45 pm 
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just called tyrepower - was told Khumo KU25 225/50/16's @ $159/cnr are a pretty good deal... Toyo 245/50's are $219 - not worth the extra price for the minimal width!

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 7:49 pm 
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dont know about you, but im tempted to try some of these babies!!

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Brand-New-235-45 ... dZViewItem


personally, maybe 200 a tyre.

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 8:12 pm 
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I like buying decent tyres for the front, as for the rear if they made 17" retreads I'd buy em!

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 8:20 pm 
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Thats why I love 15's. They do make 16's in retreads though. Who wants grip when you can slide.
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Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 11:19 pm 
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I have to get some new tyres soon.Still tossing up which brand to get.At the moment i have 225/50/16 on the front and rear 245/50/16 Falkens all round.

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 11:34 pm 
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just called tyrepower - was told Khumo KU25 225/50/16's @ $159/cnr are a pretty good deal... Toyo 245/50's are $219 - not worth the extra price for the minimal width!

getting a bargain price on tyres doesnt worry me too much, i'll happily pay more for a GOOD tyre, i'm just trying to establish how much more is too much (and yes, i know its up to everyones own preferences, but hey..... i'm curious)

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Thats why I love 15's. They do make 16's in retreads though. Who wants grip when you can slide.

some people prefer to be able to corner at speed without having to deal with under/oversteer

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 11:38 pm 
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As long as their safe, the tyres that the dealership put on my EA when I bought it said on the side of the tyre "speed limit - 140km/h", at 130, the steering wheel vibrated like a mofo.

 

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