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PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2006 11:55 pm 
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I need some new rear tyres and just wondered what you gays have on your cars. I'm looking at the Dunlop SP Sport 01 and the Goodyear Hydragrip at the moment as they provide good wet performance and excellent dry performance. Having small wheels, it's hard to get performance tyres. I have Goodyear Eagle F1's on the front and they're phenomenal in all weather and incredibly durable considering how hard I push them. Sadly they've been discontinued in 14" so I'll have to settle for something else on the back.

What do you guys run, or do you in fact care? I know most people, economy rules over performance.

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I have got cheapo £23 quid a tyre on mine, not because i want to.. its because i cant afford much else :|

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Toyo Proxes are awesome tyres. I have them on the front of the Fez and might get them for the Pulsar when I get the new wheels. But I had Yoko A539's on the back of the Fez and although a very good dry weather tyre, they were shockingly bad in the wet :oooh:

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as Des said, for a dry weather tyre the A539 is fantastic. it's a bit scary in the wet though.
i have kuhmo Ecsta's on front of mine. read some good comments about them. not bad for the price either. got avon zz1's on rear, but they're getting changed as soon as money is available as they are cracking on sidewalls, this appears to be common
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ive got toyo t1 proxies, grip really well, not 100% confident about them in the wet. :rolleyes:

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My Proxes are superb in the wet :oooh:

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My Proxes are superb in the wet :oooh:


:? hmmm i wounder why mine dont like them, they just seem to spin? :(

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They aren't on backwards are they? :lol:

But seriously, mine are really grippy in the wet :?

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They aren't on backwards are they? :lol:

But seriously, mine are really grippy in the wet :?



i dont think they are, dont know if you can tell from the pic below.

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Aren't pulsars 4wd maybe thats a factor? the tyres are pretty much brand new so there is lots of tread! :?

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Yeah, they're the right direction :)

And I didnt mean I have them on the Pulsar, I have them on the front of the Fiesta :) You'll get wheelspin in the wet being fwd no matter what really, but they should inspire some confidence when driving, as opposed to the A539's :oooh:

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Yeah, they're the right direction :)

And I didnt mean I have them on the Pulsar, I have them on the front of the Fiesta :) You'll get wheelspin in the wet being fwd no matter what really, but they should inspire some confidence when driving, as opposed to the A539's :oooh:


oh right, suppose having a 2.0ltr wont really help! :)

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I'm running Bridgestone Potenza's, they came on the car, seem a pretty good allround tyre...

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Toyo T1R/T1S Proxes !!

Me personally i think they are the dogs danglies !!!


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mattyboy wrote:
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My Proxes are superb in the wet :oooh:


:? hmmm i wounder why mine dont like them, they just seem to spin? :(


They're two kinds and I've heard one sucks the dong compared to the other. For some unknown reason, they come in 14" but 195 wide instead of the standard 185. :rolleyes:

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cheap tyres all round cause i have an addiction to wheel spinning!

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Uniroyal Rainsports 195/45/R15s. Very noticable difference in the wet, the water channels are very effective. Doesn't help covering 52 miles a day, but the inner shoulders are getting mullered. Thats either the distance they've covered or hammering it down the A610 through Codnor at silly speed :lol:
I got told by a tyre fitter that Proxes are a very soft compound compared to most (hence the decent grip) but they also wear down super fast.

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Although a cheap tyre a NANKANG NS2 is a quite good tyre for all around usage !!!

But toyo t1s/t1r proxes still wipe the floor with most !!!


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cheap tyres all round cause i have an addiction to wheel spinning!


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I have cheapy tyres... why pay more when budget tyres work fine :P


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I'll end up in a field again this winter no matter what tyres i have :rolleyes: :lol:

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