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Discussion in 'VT - VX Holden Commodore (1997 - 2002)' started by SPAIN, Aug 3, 2006.

  1. SPAIN

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    Hi all can some one suggest a good tyre for my 98 vt's commodore, one that is low profile, my car originally came with wide section low profile tyres Michelin Pilot 225/50 R16, are there any other brands out there that would suit my car.

    Also how much can i expect to pay, i have searched every tyre company’s web site but very confusing with so many to choose from.

    Thanks
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    how much u willing 2 pay?? im on hankooks ventus 235/45/17s new set and they r pretty aws all round tyre ay they seem 2 b comin out with some good stuff on the shelves these days and can b cheap depending on who ya know lol mine were 138 each tho got em off the back of a truck u could say haha normally 180 in shop tho
     
  3. SPAIN

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    around the $200 mark
     
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    yer bein 16s ud get a decent set of tyres 4 that easy my choice and advice from old man and his bro as they r both tyre fitters id go look at Hankooks, Yokohamas or Pirellis
     
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    i put pirellis on mine and i think there tops...so much grip and long wearing.
    they are Pirellis P6 4season....they are not a directional tyre so you can rotate on your car without having to flip on the rim and they are designed as the name say for all seasons which mean they are great in the wet too...
    i paid $239 per tyre fitted, balanced and with Nitrogen instead of air.....that was for 235/45/R17 so 16s should be cheaper
     
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    I need some cheap 235/45/17s , like hankooks or sawa's without rims ?
    anyone have some ?
     
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    if you want cheap then get some Kuhmo Ecsta. they go for $160 each...but i will warn you i had these on my VT when i first bought it and grip was an issue
    which for a young guy like me isnt a big deal :whistling
    ....but i am the opposite...like my grip
     
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    What 205/65/15 tyres would anyone suggest for my vt acclaim? Im looking at replacing all 4 shortly, and wouldn't mind something decent...
     
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    I found some hankook , king something tires for 145 ea mounted and balanced
    they have a cool tread pattern.
    used would be ok too, my pass. side rear one is worn to nothing on the inside of it. crappy setup on holden part and my car is barely lowered.
     
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    try Maxxis tyres. I paid about 150 each and they grip really well in wet and dry. The only downside is that they are pretty soft.
     
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    Thanks guys this will give me something to go on cheers
     
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    i paid $239 per tyre fitted, balanced and with Nitrogen instead of air.....that was for 235/45/R17 so 16s should be cheaper[/QUOTE]

    Wat r ur views on the nitrogen appart from the obvious and them supposivly saving u 25% less wear on ur tyres?? had ne probs in winter or wen its wet??? personally i think its a load of **** i had it in some decent yokos but in the wet they seem 2 b loosin alot of traction where as these tyres r meant 2 b pretty good in wet???
     
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    I would recommend you get some Pirelli P6000.

    Jax's tyres currently have them on sale at $109 per tyre for 205/65/15.

    Thats $436 for some decent Pirelli's compare to those crappy Bridgestone Re 92's which will cost you apprrox.$400;)
     
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    Thanks mate. I definetely wouldn't go RE92s! I was tossing up between those pirellis, or perhaps Bridgestone ER592's...
     
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    I have the Pirelli's on my wagon and are very happy with them.

    There on sale till the end of August at Jaxs tyres:thumbsup:
     
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    i have a 99 VT wagon with standard wheels the 15's with CORSA 205/65/R15 on at the moment. They have done probly 30,000ks and are probly just 1/4 worn.....
    I drive very sensibly and rotate them every 5 thou.
    The CORSA 65 are a cheapo copy of bridgestone i think. When i bought the wagon the dealer put them on.
    The grip on these tyres is really good, pouring rain all day today and i drove from kempsey to port mac and back at 105k/hr and not one sign of slipage - great grip for copies.
    At the moment i am looking at getting a set of 18's, so if anyone is interested in some great tyres for cheap let me know as i want to sell them cause i wont need them.
    I live on the mid north coast. make a reasonable offer for these 4 wheels and they r yours.

    WAGON MAN - do you live in the cul-de-sac at fredo? your wagon looks very familiar.
     
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    i wouldnt touch nething bridgestone makes such as firestone or corsa they r cheap n nasty tyre that cant go the distance wen needed they r ok just poorly made
     
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    dunlop

    I got 17" dunlops and so far i have found them to be one of the top tyres. very comfortable and heaps of grip but give off tons of smoke if you want them to
     
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    i find them alot better that air...
    i never check the pressures, find the ride smoother and dont notice the difference in wet like you have...
    i have put 30,000km on the tyres and there are heaps left...at least another 20,000km..
    i even put them in my jetski trailer tyres and it tows much better.

    i cant fault them...have got new hsv booked in to put it in the bridgestones too.
     

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