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Post by tipper » Wed 13 Jan, 2010 10:01 am

I am up for new tyres on the R32 soon and thought I would just put the Bridgestone Adrenalin's on as I had on the S15. Howoever the cost of 225/40/18's is considerably different which has led me to look around for something different and consider my options a bit more.

To give you an idea of costs the Adrenalins are $390 per corner.

I have been offered Michellin Pilot Preceda 2's for $280 per corner which has got me thinking however I have never used Michellins - anyone know about these tyres?

The tyre in favour with many GTi and R32 owners, as well asthe tyre which won the Motor Tyre Test last year is the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymetical but they are $545 per corner - from Australia at least. The thing is I should be able to buy these from the USA for lss then AU$300 per corner plus about $20 or so per corner to fit.

I am leaning toward buying tyres from the USA.

Anyone have any other recommendations? Or experience with any of these tyres?

[Cam, stop shaking your head at me]

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Post by wrx » Wed 13 Jan, 2010 10:10 am

KU 36!
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Post by Schmack » Wed 13 Jan, 2010 10:45 am

Most of the guys i know with Mx5 SP's swear by the PP2's... ive ordered a set... havent got them yet.
Hmmm.... really ?

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Post by Evan » Wed 13 Jan, 2010 10:57 am

Schmack wrote:Most of the guys i know with Mx5 SP's swear by the PP2's... ive ordered a set... havent got them yet.


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Post by SecaBoy » Wed 13 Jan, 2010 11:16 am

tim, i have no idea about whats good and whats shit... i just know that i like the way the pirellis act on my trd...

but that aside, i would definitely get a price from st george tyres down in sydney...
i saved about $100 per corner from buying down there... really fast delivery too... money cleared on monday, they arrived on tuesday...

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Post by iano » Wed 13 Jan, 2010 12:03 pm

Not that a vtec Jazz is a performance vehicle but I splashed and bought a set of Pirelli P6000s and they're awesome. Handles 50 times better than it did on the old Yoko Aspecs.

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Post by cGr » Wed 13 Jan, 2010 12:12 pm

Not shaking my head much :P (although I did work up a cold sweat when you mentioned goodyear eagle f1's and before I realised that they were different to the ones you had on the 200).

I'd give the michies a go, although I'd expect them to be a fairly run of the mill tyre. Good michies are >$400 a piece so I'd question why this model is so cheap.

I'd be looking at the continental's (contisportcontact 3's - available from bridgestone vitanza's in the valley, or quickfit at newmarket), and probably the pirelli's (though personal preference would be for them as a second choice).

Steve does make a good point with the ku36's, and they do get good reviews from the racers. I see this as a negative for you though because you want them to last a bit longer as well as perform, whereas the racers get 1000 kays out of a $800 set and because they're cheap that is good mileage compared to similar kays from a $2000 set of bridgies/dunlops. Not sure how a softer kum-ho would go on your heavier car. That all said, they are cheap, so why not give them a crack?

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Post by wrx » Wed 13 Jan, 2010 2:24 pm

KU36 - 235/40/18 are $207.00 (have not got a price on 225's, but i manage to jam 235's in the STi with no hassle as the actual foot print is not that wide.)

Don't even think about it. just get them.
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Post by cGr » Wed 13 Jan, 2010 3:30 pm

That's the problem with tipper though, he thinks about tyres waaaaay too much :D

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Post by wrx » Wed 13 Jan, 2010 4:00 pm

wrx wrote:Don't even think about it. just get them.


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Post by tipper » Wed 13 Jan, 2010 4:13 pm

Cameron is right.

I can get Cont Contact 2's for $300 each or Contact 3's for $280 each from Ash's guy in Sydney.

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Post by blv » Wed 13 Jan, 2010 5:46 pm

ever considered federal 595EVO's? i scored 245/35r19 for $249ea. so 18 'may' be cheaper.
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Post by Ewen » Fri 22 Jan, 2010 7:13 pm

After being given a trial of the Advan AD08 tyre, I can thoroughly recommend it, should be around same price as adrenalin, maybe little more. BUT -- Best road tyre I've ever tried. By far. Almost as good as semi slicks with a wear rating of around 170 vs 100.
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Post by beevo » Tue 13 Apr, 2010 4:12 pm

Maybe this thread is a bit old but I will add some positive comment on the Bridgestone RE001 Adrenaline. (225/40 R18)

I have just replaced my old RE050A set with these and I am very happy. not so thrilled with the price but a significant reduction in understeer (FWD!) I think the sidwalls are a little stiffer so less tyre roll eh?

They ARE a bit more than I expected to pay but I ran the old Bridgies for 75,000km without even a leak so I have great confidence in the brand. Shop around and you may save a little but get what you need, not just can afford. tyres are the most important part of your suspension.
Of course the Advans look a little more track than street and may be a better comparison with another model?

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