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View Poll Results: What make of tyres do you use?
Goodyear 112 11.75%
Continental 32 3.36%
Toyo 185 19.41%
Pirelli 40 4.20%
Michelin 43 4.51%
Dunlop 67 7.03%
Bridgestone 199 20.88%
Avon 25 2.62%
Yokohama 104 10.91%
Falkens 146 15.32%
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Old 15th September 2005, 09:04 AM   #141 (permalink)
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In the process of buying some tyres guys......anyone used Dunlop SP9000's??

Going for 275-30-19........wheres the cheapest place to buy???
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Old 15th September 2005, 11:57 AM   #142 (permalink)
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Decided to go for Falkens guys......managed to get them at a really good price. Thanks for the advice.
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Old 28th September 2005, 06:12 PM   #143 (permalink)
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I've always used Kumho Ecsta Supra 712s - recommended to me by Callum Lockie and always been a pretty reasonable compromise - cheap and ok grip and ok-ish on track both wet and dry (but I don't hoon).

I've always used Micheldever tyres (01962-774-437), either gone down there and had them fitted or got them to deliver to my local fitter - prices have always been rock-bottom.

http://www.micheldever.co.uk/

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Old 28th September 2005, 10:29 PM   #144 (permalink)
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Last car was on Bridgestone SO2/3 which were excellent once warmed up. Had Pirelli P-Zero on the new car until blowout two weeks ago but had not been that impressed with them. Now have fitted G/Y Eagle F1's as the Bridgestones not available in my sizes in this country and G/Y's are highly recommended on Supra forum. Prooving good at the momment but have not tested thoroughly enough yet.
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Old 29th October 2005, 01:39 AM   #145 (permalink)
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I've just got my GTR R33 V Spec. Its Got some Potenza RE01's on it.

I'd like to go for 285/35 R18's. Would that work ? My car has Nismo suspension as well.

Am considering Toyo T1R's, Falkens 451's or F1's. I won;t be doing many miles approx 3k per year.

Not too worried about wear just good grip and handling in dry and wet

What do you reckon ?

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Old 11th November 2005, 04:31 PM   #146 (permalink)
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Bridgestones all the way ...going back in time to my scooby days, I had some really worn bridgestones, thought it was time to replace .. so being a bit tight fitted a brand new set of Yokohamas ... well suffice to say they gave alot less grip than my knackered bridgestones .. to the point that I did a nice big 720 spin whilst accelerating and went looking for the nearest hedge ...

luckily only got a few scratches and a b*ggered tow hook .. I promptly ditched the yokohamas and bought S02's ..
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Old 12th December 2005, 04:29 PM   #147 (permalink)
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Hi All,

Just to confirm that Toyo Proxes are a good tyre but do wear out ver quickly. I have only had them on for 7 months and all 4 have worn off,
I had tracking done and it seems that I need a Camber Kit.

Could someone advise where I can get one? What does the kit consist off?
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Old 12th December 2005, 04:36 PM   #148 (permalink)
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You can get cheap camber kits from a company in Aus called Whiteline. Put a set on the rear of my car and sorted the camber problem (normally due to lowering the car). The one I got consisted of an eccentric bush giving the correct camber adjustment. I believe Abbey are now stocking these (since seeing mine) and would recommend getting them to set-up the car geometry as mine was a different car afterwards.
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Any tyre will wear out quickly with bad wheel alignement

Try Abbey for a Whiteline camber correction kits
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Old 12th December 2005, 05:09 PM   #150 (permalink)
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how much did thry charge u for the kit install and alignment?

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Old 12th December 2005, 05:54 PM   #151 (permalink)
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I got my front camber correction kit from Demon Tweeks, which was before Abbey stocked them. I fitted them myself, which only took about an hour for both sides and had a 4-wheel alignement done at a local place. Cost me about £75 for the alignement and adjustments.
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can i use nankang ns2 o kumho supra for R33?

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Old 17th January 2006, 05:00 PM   #153 (permalink)
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Replacing Eagle F1's

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I'm shortly going to have to replace all four Eagle F1's (265/35 18) and am looking at Toyo T1-R or Falken 451 or new 452?. I'm a bit scared to loose the outstanding wet weather handling of the Eagle F1's for the sake of a few quid. On the other hand I am from Aberdeen!
My question is, has anyone had experience of going from Eagle F1's to either of the above and how did they compare? I know they are probably all good in their own right, but its really the wet weather thing i'm worried about.

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Old 17th January 2006, 05:09 PM   #154 (permalink)
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according to MYTRES.net the Eagles are cheap than the toyo's...
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Prices

Cheers Mook

I just assumed they would be cheaper. I will investigate further. Question still stands though. Anyone have first hand experience of changing from Eagle F1's to either of these? or indeed another tyre giving equal or improved wet weather grip.
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Old 17th January 2006, 05:43 PM   #156 (permalink)
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not very helpful but

...its probably not very helpful but I have just swapped fronts from Eagle F1's to Toyo T1-R's yesterday, £140 ea including fitting, and they were in stock (Falkens not in stock).

First impressions (in wet) are good, but very early days!

For the record, thought the F1's wear rate was terrible on the front...

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You will probably find that they will take a few miles to bed-in and then the grip will be even better
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There are many tyres out there....Im looking for...

251/40R18 currently Falkens...to soft for my lowered car...need rear ones urgently and fitted. Current ones are slick...and in this weather not happy driving them and illegal....so hurry with advice.

I want a harder wearing tyre until I get wheel alignment/set up sorted out..

Want them delivered and fitted where I live...there is an urgency to this and I don't want (if possible) to go and get fitted, due to personal reasons.

Thanks in advance
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Old 11th March 2006, 01:11 PM   #159 (permalink)
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Goodyear F1 GSD3 for me, on my third set now, they may wear quick for some folk but if they didn't they wouldn't grip either!

Went from F1's to T1R's on an EVO 5 ...... instanty shite (technical term), felt like the roads were covered in gravel, even after 100's of miles no better.

2nd set of F1's seemed to take about 50 miles of abuse to regain the grip of the first set but the 3rd set gripped perfectly from the start??

F1's are one of the few tyres you can put on any car and notice an improvement, you can't really tell with most other tyres.
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Old 12th March 2006, 03:04 PM   #160 (permalink)
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Hello in my opinion the best street tires are: The Bridgestone pontenza RE-01R and The Yokohama Advan Neova AD07. For Track days I use the Yokohama Advan A048 tyres but these tyres never be use on wet.
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