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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:57 pm 
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marangonis??!!

nearly died with them on the fiesta once, worst tyres ive ever had. absolutely no grip.

fitted roadstone n2000s on dads ignis sport the other week.

ive also had em on the arosa before. grip quite well for a budget tyre. the best budget tyre you can get tbh.

not a patch on toyos though. and my dad agrees with me on that.

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i need a tyre that doesnt wear too quickly.

they are priced 1st one is the cheapest and last one most expensive

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185/55/14

Federal SS595
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look for falken ze-912s. theres not an awful lot of choice in that size tbh. ive had the falkens on both my fiesta and my arosa. absolutely cracking tyre for the money.

either that or i`d get the YOKO S drives.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:21 pm 
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I'd go for the Yokohama AS01 out of all those. Spend the most you can.

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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 12:55 pm 
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I used to have yokohama s drives on my gti wheels in 195/45r15, they were pretty good considering they cost me nothing, ive also had khumos, which were brilliant after acouple hundred miles, and even betterwhen the tread was near the limit, im currently useing nexens on the rear that i got from a scrap yard, they're a little bit of a hard compound but they do last a very long time, worst tyre i've used is probably a GT radial, terrible for wet grip, loads of road noise and hasn't lastedmelong at all, ive used falkens before and for the money, they're one of the best tyres all round including price


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 11:30 am 
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Has anyone used Regal Racers? talking to a lad yesterday who told me about them (never heard of them before yesterday) and he said there a really good tyre despite the name and apparently there made by Dunlop

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 11:43 am 
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Not heard about them, I winter wheels will be going back on soon.

As recommended last year winter tyres make a massive difference, the reality is most tyres start having problems below 7 degrees C.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 12:40 pm 
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I need to start looking into some alloys and snow tyres or some snow chains at the very least!!
205/45/17 will be a nightmare in the snow!!

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:08 am 
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205/45/17 will be a nightmare in the snow!!


205/40/17 I run, and they aren't that bad. But then again, 4wd helps.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:44 am 
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I have had many different tyres over the 4 years of driving so far, all from cheap tyres to more expensives ones, I am currently running nankang ns2's, purely because parada spec 2's arent available in 45 profile anymore. Parads spec 2's though, best tyre I have ever owned in wet and dry conditions and I would have liked to have them again.

My review on them.

Dry: Grip is good, very good infact. Very grippy on tracks too. Road noise is quiet, tyre wear so far seems to be good too - even on the inner edges on my car which lets face is is very low.

Wet/Greasy roads: Well, I haven't really had much experience of them in the wet yet, and when it is raining, I dont drive like a penis at all so dont really push them. But I have taken them out in the rain and they do seem to cope quite well. I have read many mixed reviews of them in the wet. I have had a few moments of understeer with them but nothing that cant be easily sorted. Those times of understeer was on very greasy bits of road too.

With the winter coming up, I will have a better review on the wet road handling of them, and also cold road temperature too.

I would probably buy these again. I would also recommend them to anyone who has a tight-ish budget too.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:09 am 
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I have Nankang NS2's on mine as they were the best package available for my budget when I bought my new wheels. And my mate had them on his Subaru so I knew they were actually a really good tyre (especially for the price)! They're not going to knock the socks off the competition, but they certainly do the job. I HAVE been pushing mine quite hard lately, in the dry I cannot get these to let go. They've squeeled but not let go.

In the rain, I'm a bit cautious of them going round corners. They have a tendancy to slide sideways. But in a straight line it doesn't take much for them to get the grip back after spinning all 4 wheels.

Overall I'm massively impressed with them for the price, and would get them again! :D

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:37 pm 
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the nankangs are pretty grippy, had them on my fiesta once. not amazing but they do hold the road quite well for the money...

Had Avon ZV5s on ignis. Fooking Awesome Tyre, superb wet and dry grip!! better than toyos (although my dad disagrees) drove a bit funny on them though because they had been on the back for like 25k!! so were a bit stepped and worn unevenly (common thing with avons though)

didnt last much longer once i stuck em on the front though, were on about 3-4mm, i gave them a pasting and the lasted about a month..

done 8000 miles on the toyos on front
done 8000 miles on roadstones on front

hoopefully gona get some yoko paradas to try soon..

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:21 am 
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Has anyone on here run anything on the road like R888's or what I'm looking at which is the Yokohama Advan Neova AD08?

Wondered how badly you think they handled when the tyre was cold / in the wet / general icy mornings.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:18 am 
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A few of the Pulsar lads had R888's on for a while. Don't expect ANY kind of grip in the wet, and in the dry don't expect them to last more than 8k at most :)

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:33 am 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:36 pm 
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I've just read up on them (AD08's) and apparently they are like bars of soap in the wet, but quite good in the summer when it's dry or damp. though when they get to around 4mm left they are useless, and have a lifespan of around 6k.

Pilot's it is. :lol:

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Toyo R1-Rs ive heard are decent in the wet and awesome in the dry..

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Im currently running close to a set of R888's :lol: :( Need to get some more rubber ordered up!

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 4:19 am 
recently fitted a pair of Uniroyal rainexperts to the front and rainsport 2's to the back

best tyre i have had, grip in the wet is phenominal! you'd not even think it was wet

theres this sharp left hander heading onto the motorway with a wide runoff, which gives me the confedance to go wild on it, in the dry i can manage a max of 55mph round there befor ei get understeer and lose my grip a bit, thats with 1/3rd throttle

i managed to do 50mph and still wasnt slipping in the wet today, could have managed 55 liek the dry i reckon..

goes to show how good in the wet these are


dry grip is also very good, especially for a rain tyre, prices are good too, new your looking between £48 and £53 both online and at a dealer



tyre in question was a 195/50/15 for both rainexpert and rainsport 2


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My Eskimos are doing there magic again around here in the snow!

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:25 pm 
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Super snow, last night size was horrendous, saw couple of 4x4 even struggling lol.
I need to investigate how well the 300mm brakes sit under 16" wheels because id like to drop a size and get chunkier winter tyres.

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