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Tyres, experience...

Postby joeishmather » Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:50 pm

Looking to buy a full set of 225/40R18 for my car, firstly is that the right size?
Secondly anyone any recommendations of a fairly cheepesh but decent set, looking for £250 or less, found nankang, heida and falkon all arround £200 the set unfitted. Any experience with these makes?

Help quick as I'm off to buy them tomorro I think!lol

Thanks in advance,Joe
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Re: Tyres, experience...

Postby joeishmather » Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:09 pm

18, width errr 7.5J? Is that the right thing? In the alloy it says et 42, 18x7.5J pdc100/114 max load 1400lbs...

:-) almost 100/ that's the right size tyre, mostly after advice as to a decent tyre..
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Re: Tyres, experience...

Postby joeishmather » Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:17 pm

I'm thinking nankang, seem good, tread pattern looks really good, like the look of heida but not seen any reviews of them...
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Re: Tyres, experience...

Postby joeishmather » Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:51 pm

So nankang shoul be fine? Think I'll go with them, reviews seem more positive than negative, positive seem really good n then there are some saying that the tyres sooo bad n not safe, I don't see how they can be so different!!lol
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Re: Tyres, experience...

Postby Anthony » Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:54 pm

I can vouch for Falken. They are considered mid-range where as Nankang are real cheapies. Always buy the very best rubber you can afford.
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joeishmather
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Re: Tyres, experience...

Postby joeishmather » Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:56 pm

Decided on nankang ones, didn't manage to get them today but going on Friday,
I'm weary that they might not be fantastic but bearing in mind I'm going from stock 16"s to 18"s I'm expecting to have to get used to them, so I'll quickly learn their grip! Lol n if this weather keeps up I'll know the wet grip better than the dry!!
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Re: Tyres, experience...

Postby Dwabo » Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:30 am

As others have said.. try the falkens..
both are relatively good.. the 452's and 912's I think.. although the 452 have a more 'sporty' tread pattern and seemed better when giving it beans!!
another one to considder which I found to be surprisingly good are Kumhu ku31 ecta sport.. very good.. had them on my vec before the megane and performed very well in all conditions
Will be replacing the megane in summer with any of the above..
try camskill.com for good service..
can usually get 2 fitted at your local tyre garage for £15-20 so factor this into if you buy tyres online!
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Re: Tyres, experience...

Postby joeishmather » Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:24 pm

Got myself the nankangs today, really impressed, I feel at least in the dry there gripping much better than the Michelin Eco ones I had on, n they were relatively new!lol cost me 245.95 fitted in total
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