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Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by travelprosv6, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. travelprosv6

    travelprosv6 New Member

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    I am after new tyres for my SV6. I don't want to pay a fortune for Bridgestone Potenzas so are there any recommendations? I spotted a set of four Gemstone 245/45 R18 tyres for $540. Does anyone know how good or bad they are?
     
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    khumo 245/45 R18 are about $380 i have them on my sv6 and they are fine.
     
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    I was quoted $610 for the Potenza RE050A's and $406 for the Adrenalin Potenza RE001's about a month ago at the Bridgestone Tyre centre in Fyshwick, ACT. (in 245/45/18)
    They stated that the adrenalins were a better tyre. I asked why they were so much cheaper and they said that Bridgstone was having trouble getting them recognised in the market and were trying to get more out on the street. Hence the cheap (?) price to get them moving.
     
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    So the Adrenalin is the same as the bridgestone???
     
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    Adrenalin is from Bridgestone. It's just the name of the tyre.
     
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    I paid $350 for a 245/45-18 RE050A recently - certainly not the $500 plus mentioned above.
     
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    Go for the OE or better tyres. By putting on cheaper and poor quaity tyres, you have just killed your car. Just remember HOLDEN spent millions of $$$$$$ on design, handling etc etc with the OE tyres eg bridgestone NOT the cheaper ones. I remember years ago, when i worked at bridgestone we had a few set of other brand tyres NOT NAMING THEM and we had the on a VZ SS back then. Boy thoses tyres did not handle, stop or do lap times as good as a OE tyre.
     
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    Thanks for your prompt replies guys but the prices you are quoting, are they for a set of 4 tyres or just one?
     
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    Is that $380 a tyre or for the set?
     
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    $350 each?
     
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    They are for each tyre.
     
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    Some 'cheap' takeoff on eBay at the mo, both RE050As and the new Yokohama S-221s - both in 245/45-18.
     
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    OK, OK, maybe finding that extra .0000 on a lap time the tyre choice will make a difference, but for everyday driving... I dunno.

    I've bin driving for a long time and I have always had good quality tyres on my cars. Apart from noise, or roughness (maybe high tyre pressures) I really haven't noticed any difference except in the wet... that's when you want to have a good quality tyre.

    I usually tell the tyre guys that I want a good quality tyre that will not have any balancing issues and will be good in the wet.

    My VE is new, but on my other cars I think I have Yokohama A Drives - they seem OK to me, but then again I am 60 years old......

    I'm thinking of getting a new terry towelling hat so that I can really piss you blokes off by hugging the fast lane 10kms/h below the speed limit.

    Only joking boys......
     
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    Always look for a quality tyre, you do not have to pay a fortune for a set.

    Those 4 little patches of rubber are the only thing keeping your ride and yourself on the black stuff.

    It pays to have a quality set mate.

    Cheers.
     
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    I'm not sure what these are like but found them while looking for potenzas.

    Goodyear 245/45R18 (100V) Eagle LS2 tyres

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    Khumo Ecsta 245/45/18 about $240 each from Tempe Tyres
    Got them on mine.... seem ok so far!! i actually find them quieter on the road than the potenza's
     
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    I have a Yokohama A-Drive on my motorbike (yes a car tyre on a bike!) great tyre on the bike! they are supposed to be great on a car too :yeah::yeah: I guess that's because they are designed for cars! :thumbsup:

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    I have Federal 245/40R19 SS595 on my ute. Haven't noticed any difference in the dry or wet but they are quite a bit quiter than Potenzas. Cost $254 at Jax.
     
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    Mate ya right that is a car tyre this is a bike tyre :D
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    I have just fitted a set of assymetrical Nankang AS1 245/45 R18 (at $219 each) for my Lumina and to expect a 400000k life span when rotated and balanced in 5000k intervals. Good tyre at a great price for the budget conscious VE owner.
     

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