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Westlake tyres on a VE ?

Shorty33

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The distributor of Westlake tyres (made in China) is making a push into Darwin, and had a stand at the local Camping & Caravan Show.
He gave me the following prices -
245-45-18 for $195 each
225-60-16 for $145 each.

I'm using 16-inch rims with the usual Bridgestones, and I'm happy enough with them.
But, I picked up a set of 18-rims a while ago, that I'd like to give a try. When I bought the rims, I hadn't realized how expensive the 18" tyres could be.
The local tyre shop wants $480 each for Bridgestone 18".
Looking on Ebay for new tyres, Melbourne seems to have the cheapest prices: $290 each for Bridgestone 18"; and various other brands as cheap as $90 each.
Can't see any Westlakes, but.

So, after searching JC for "Westlake" (8 hits), it seems that only a few Commodore owners have tried 15" on early models.

My question is - has anyone tried Westlake tyres, in either 16" or 18", on a VE ?
If so, would you buy them again ?
thankyou.
 

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Why are you only looking at Bridgestones in 18'? Michelin and Pirelli have better tyres for much less.
 

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The distributor of Westlake tyres (made in China) is making a push into Darwin, and had a stand at the local Camping & Caravan Show.
He gave me the following prices -
245-45-18 for $195 each

I'm using 16-inch rims with the usual Bridgestones, and I'm happy enough with them.
But, I picked up a set of 18-rims a while ago, that I'd like to give a try. When I bought the rims, I hadn't realized how expensive the 18" tyres could be.
The local tyre shop wants $480 each for Bridgestone 18".
Looking on Ebay for new tyres, Melbourne seems to have the cheapest prices: $290 each for Bridgestone 18"; and various other brands as cheap as $90 each.
Can't see any Westlakes, but.

So, after searching JC for "Westlake" (8 hits), it seems that only a few Commodore owners have tried 15" on early models.

My question is - has anyone tried Westlake tyres, in either 16" or 18", on a VE ?
If so, would you buy them again ?
thankyou.
never heard of them!if you want cheap reasonable tyres try Achilles ATR tyres.not to bad for what you pay for them.
 
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Chinese tyres generally means avoid unless you want to be that guinea pig.

Price the Kuhmo KU31 - great tyre for the price.
 

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How many u need.

I've got 2 brand new Dunlop sp3000's sitting at home I'm looking to sell.
 

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As I have seen in countless other threads, tyres are the only thing between your car and the road. Why would you want to get the cheapest shittiest tyres u can find??
 

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If they're just for skids the OP wouldn't care if they were any good and if people would buy them again...
 

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If they're just for skids the OP wouldn't care if they were any good and if people would buy them again...
You never know, the OP could be a 'car enthusiast' that wants the best out of their road marking.
 

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I use cheapies on my PH cars, pottering around town, and not more than 120kmh to airport and outer rural areas, i wear the buggers out before anything looks like failing, so they work for me

If you WILL do higher speeds, go the fancy high $ treads...

But with any of them, NEVER turn a wheel, even once, with a flat, sidewalls are toast after 1 revolution if driven flat
 
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