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General Chat Thread, What tyres? in General; Hi all. Im looking to replace my back 2 tyres (there my old front ones) I do 80miles everyday back ...
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    What tyres?

    Hi all.

    Im looking to replace my back 2 tyres (there my old front ones)
    I do 80miles everyday back and forth work. looking for a set that last longer than budgets.

    What do you recommend?

    Thanks

    Newp

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    What specs?

    I'm looking to replace the rears on the wife's car and can't decide between Continental, Pirelli or Dunlop for 245/40R17 91W.

    (she does similar mileage to you so I was going for quality over budget too)

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    I have Uniroyal Rain Expert's on one of my BMWs and have found them to be great, even more so at this time of year

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    if you feel flush, continental premium contact.

    If you're less flush kumho ecsta spt.

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    Better quality tires can often last for less time as they generally have a softer compound and wear out quicker. For that compromise you do get much better handling and better road noise.

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    And smaller braking distances...

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    If you buy new tyres now (manufactured after 1st July), you should be able to see good quality information on how the tyre has been rated. They don't show how long they last (partly because that depends on how you drive) but generally a more efficient tyre which has a lower wet grip rating will last longer than a good wet grip which will have a lower energy rating.

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    I tend to be a bit anal when it comes to cars (I worked in a garage) and I did a lot of research, read reviews of tryes and so on before I bought new ones from my car.

    In the end I repalced all 4 on my Astra estate with Michelin Enery Saver+ Tyres. Michelin Energy are still the best for longevity IMHO. I have found that with these new Energy Saver+ I am gaining a few more miles per gallon too (about 545 -555 miles on a tank, depending on my driving from 530 - 540).

    Tech Details here - MICHELIN Energy Saver + | Tyres | MICHELIN

    @kmount - I had Pirelli's in a similar size on my X-Type. I changed them as soon as i could, i found them to be noisy, they didn't handle and the followed all the holes/groves in the road. I ended up putting Michelin Primacy HP's on the Jag as i couldnt get Continetal's soon enough.

    These are just my oppinions - each to their own!

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    The Continentals on my Focus cost 190 apiece to replace. *sigh* They're a bigger tyre because I went for larger wheels as an optional extra. The car looks prettier, but my wallet is an awful lot lighter.

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    Do you have an idea of budget per tyre, plus the specs? E.g. 205/50/R16 - it can help to get the best deal. Impressed by the Continentals on my car atm, good rain performance!

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    Bridgestone A001 Weather Control are good, especially over winter/when its wet

    I have a set of 4 on my Fiat Bravo MK2 (2007 model) and i cannot fault them, they wear evenly and last a decent amount of time, about 18months for me but my milage is below average

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flatpackhamster View Post
    The Continentals on my Focus cost 190 apiece to replace. *sigh* They're a bigger tyre because I went for larger wheels as an optional extra. The car looks prettier, but my wallet is an awful lot lighter.
    yeouch 17"'s on my focus were in the 90ish range iirc for goodyear eagle f1's but they are soft tyres so wear out relatively quickly
    the bridgestones on my ds3 seem to last ok done 9k and theres still lots of tread left
    had pirellis p6000 std on my 1st fiesta and they were dangerous in the wet. one lasted ~50k iirc on the rear
    had luck in the past with various flavours of yokohama lasting a reasonable length of time
    verdistein sport tracks were nice tyres but wore out quickly

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    im after 205/55/16r.

    Lets say 70 a tyre (cheaper but better if thats make sence)

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    Any preference on the speed rating?

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