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I'd be keen to try these next time, for $1254 in the staggered fitment

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Have you factored in the fitting costs with that as well? Also depending on where abouts you live, there might be a Kumho dealership near you, that might be able to do a better price than that as well....Or alternatively, ask at a place that deals with this brand near you and see if the price can be bettered.....you might be surprised
 

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Have 255/35/19 PS91 on the rear good tyre for the price.
 

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For reference and despite my recommendation of Bridgestone over Continental, I just booked my car in for four new continentals at the end of the month. Bob Jane reckon they will wear sooner than the Bridgestone's but given most of my driving is highway I will still get at least 30,000 out of them which I'm happy with.

Cost all up for fitting/disposal, balancing & alignment is $1280 for the new Continental Conti Sport 5, from Bob Jane T-Mart for anyone wondering.
 

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^^ Good price.
I have only ever heard good things about the Continentals so might give them a go as well.
 

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Good price indeed. It's slightly less than what I paid fir offset Bridgies last month. Good pick up mate.
 

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That's the same price I've been quoted for the Conti's by BJ's and Jax, assuming the 4 for 3 deal. Unfortunately I am being told there are NO Conti's in this size available in Aus, and the next shipment doesn't arrive until mid July. The sale ends 30 June. BJ's are trying to negotiate a raincheck or sell them to me now on a con note. Has anyone heard of the offset Cont's being available anywhere? They are trying to sell me Falken 453's at the same discounted price. I'm not convinced on them but. Also trying to get me Potenza's for a similar price to the Conti's.
My car is tramlining pretty bad now, and rear grip is non existent. Holden dealer is telling me it's tyres and alignment. If I take off with say half throttle it squirms around on the rears. More throttle it just erupts. Not that I try to do this, but have done to see how much grip I had. Verdict not much!. So I can't wait to much longer. Might have to go with a set of Bridgestone's. Shame as I really want to try the Conti's.
 

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Decided to go for the new Bridgestone Potenza Adrenaline 003's. All comparative reviews I've read rate them better than Conti's, Michelin, Pirelli etc. Bob Jane's going to look after me price wise due to the stuff around with the Conti's. They're a good looking tyre for sure.
 

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My last XR6T has Dunlop sport as original tyres, they worn out really fast, then I changed to Michelin from Bob Jane, they were much better in term of wet driving and last longer than the Dunlop. The Goodyear were rubbish on my daughter's Honda Jazz, now it runs on Bridgestone. The Contis on my wife's Audi S1 are brilliant, never put a foot wrong in the wet and dry but don't know how long they will last as the car only a few months' old. Changed the 20' Bridgestones on the Mazda CX9 after 50,000 km to a cheap brand "Radar" as we don't use it often, they stick to the road all right but wearing out faster than the Bridgestones.
 

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Forgot to mention, check all "new" tyres to make sure they aren't over 3 years old, there are indent markings (week/year) on the tyres. Rubber deteriorates with time and generally tyres should be changed after 5 years* even when they still have plenty of treads left on them. *Depends on the weather conditions.
 

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That's the same price I've been quoted for the Conti's by BJ's and Jax, assuming the 4 for 3 deal. Unfortunately I am being told there are NO Conti's in this size available in Aus, and the next shipment doesn't arrive until mid July. The sale ends 30 June. BJ's are trying to negotiate a raincheck or sell them to me now on a con note. Has anyone heard of the offset Cont's being available anywhere? They are trying to sell me Falken 453's at the same discounted price. I'm not convinced on them but. Also trying to get me Potenza's for a similar price to the Conti's.
My car is tramlining pretty bad now, and rear grip is non existent. Holden dealer is telling me it's tyres and alignment. If I take off with say half throttle it squirms around on the rears. More throttle it just erupts. Not that I try to do this, but have done to see how much grip I had. Verdict not much!. So I can't wait to much longer. Might have to go with a set of Bridgestone's. Shame as I really want to try the Conti's.
Funny that, took my car to Bob Jane on Saturday and they told me the same thing. "Sorry, but I won't have any more Contis until the end of July", a little annoying but he's looked after me. Giving me a set of the same Bridgestones re050a for $1280 fitted, can't complain about that!!
 

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I don't know if you've considered this as it may be a little out of reach depending on budget:
Have two sets of wheels. Summer set (eg Michelin SSs) and Winter set (eg Kuhmos). This also makes tyre changeover less compacted as sets wear out.
Similar to how some treat the oil viscosity in their engine oil between warmer and colder seasons for cold start viscosity.
For me I can't have a summer set of tyres during winter on wet slippery city roads. And my winter set are slightly narrower to asset with water ejection when rainy roads are prevalent. No, I do not race in formula 1 in my car...
 

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Funny that, took my car to Bob Jane on Saturday and they told me the same thing. "Sorry, but I won't have any more Contis until the end of July", a little annoying but he's looked after me. Giving me a set of the same Bridgestones re050a for $1280 fitted, can't complain about that!!
Seems rather strange...Bob Jane T-Marts around Adelaide got a sheet load of conti's delivered today.....Considering Adelaide is one of the last stops for stock, makes me wonder what they're upto in your neck of the woods.

They can also request a stock transfer, state to state....this takes a maximum of one week......
 

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Not that I need a new set of tyres on my 2 weeks old ute, (crossed my fingers as accidents do happen). On Tyresales.com Saw 245/40 R19 98Y Contisportcontact on sales at $540 each but buy 3 get 1 free, ie. $405 each. supplied and fitted.
 

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Interesting, doubt they'd be doing anything below board.

They probably aren't interested in transferring small volumes like 4 tyres interstate given logistics cost and a probably already decretive margin from the 4 for 3 promo.
 

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Any tyre store, that sells contis have the buy 3 and get the 4th free deal......
 

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Running around on my track tyres ATM bit noisy but so much fun

 

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I've had lots of different tyres on lots of different cars over the years. I've recently installed some Michelin pilot super sports on my supercharged BMW 540/6m and these tyres are about the best compremise for dry grip/ wet grip / noise / wear.

I can get them in 245/45/18 which are 100 weight index so they will be going on my ute for this winter. I find the michelins and continentals lose less grip when they wear down. The cheaper Chinese brands actually have reasonable grip initially but when they wear down they start to get very slippery especially in the wet.
 

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I have a set of Michelin PSS for the 3 series M Sport beemer. The G8 has them too. The easiest "suspension upgrade".
 

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Has anyone replaced the tyres on their VF Redline? I'm going to replace mine this weekend. I am tossing up between latest RE050 Potenza's (basically the same as factory but a minor increase in speed rating apparently and Conti's (same as Gen F HSV's I assume?) Conti's are on special (4 for the price of 3) i.e about $1250 for four. Bridgestone's will set me back about $1480. Has anyone tried the Conti's and can advise how they compare to the Bridgestone RE050's which I like? I will buy the Conti's if they handle (wet and dry), wear (longevity) and have similar noise characteristics (or better) than the Bridgy's. The Conti's are on sale until the end of May.

I would appreciate any comments on Bridgestone Vs Continental (or Redline tyres vs HSV tyres ;-)

Cheers
Hi! Your post was 4 years ago - What did you go with, and what is/was the verdict?
 
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