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#1610091 - 20/10/2017 14:26 Re: Tyre'd about tyres [Re: Slugcatcher1]
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Originally Posted By Slugcatcher1
Just sat at the tyre place having Toyos fitted! Got them on eBay for £105 for two. Leaving the Rainsports on the back though and decided not to rotate them.


I would be interested to hear your opinions on the car's balance after you've driven it properly. Last time I had Toyos at one end and a properly grippy tyre at the other, it screwed my handling completely

I've since gone back to 4 x Toyos, simply for the balance, but my next tyres on the Coupe will be top-end.

IMHO, Toyo T1-R are no longer competitive (performance or price), even as a mid-range tyre - Rainsports are massively better for similar money
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#1610097 - 20/10/2017 16:01 Re: Tyre'd about tyres [Re: Trappy]
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Originally Posted By Trappy
While updating the 'Coupé Costs' spreadsheet just now, I noticed something that I thought I'd share on here. The Yokohama Advan Neova AD08Rs I'm currently running have now covered 12,000 miles. Sure, I rotated the fronts to the rear when they started to get a little thin but both sets are still good, the fronts having plenty of life left.

Pretty impressive for over 400bhp and me driving I thought thumb

Might swing a decision for someone worried about them falling to bits. They've also been on through two winters without issue in bad conditions. I will be buying them again smile


I was advised during the last MOT that they are all getting a bit low now (though still over the legal limit). They're curently at around 14,000 miles in 28 months... I'll be buying another set smile
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#1610103 - 20/10/2017 16:38 Re: Tyre'd about tyres [Re: Slugcatcher1]
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That's pretty impressive for what is touted as a hybrid road/track tyre

I only get about 9k - 12k from a pair of Toyos
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#1610131 - 21/10/2017 08:28 Re: Tyre'd about tyres [Re: Nigel]
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Yeah but I only have fairly serious power rolleyes
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#1610142 - 21/10/2017 09:56 Re: Tyre'd about tyres [Re: Trappy]
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Originally Posted By Trappy
Yeah but I only have fairly serious power rolleyes


Ah, yes - I forgot about that. You should be getting 20,000+ then.....
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#1610197 - 21/10/2017 17:25 Re: Tyre'd about tyres [Re: Slugcatcher1]
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Used Kwik Fit - I wouldn't normally but it as convenient. They charged £24 for fitting, balancing, and disposal. But then ramped up the price when I had the tracking checked. Tracking cost another £45 and they tried to sell me a deal of having the tracking done up to 8 times in 2 years for £120.If I drive the Coop all the time I'd have considered it!
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#1610219 - 21/10/2017 19:15 Re: Tyre'd about tyres [Re: Slugcatcher1]
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Originally Posted By Slugcatcher1
Used Kwik Fit - I wouldn't normally but it as convenient. They charged £24 for fitting, balancing, and disposal. But then ramped up the price when I had the tracking checked. Tracking cost another £45 and they tried to sell me a deal of having the tracking done up to 8 times in 2 years for £120.If I drive the Coop all the time I'd have considered it!


Cheers Stuart, I will follow suite I think seemed great value all in, even with tracking
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#1612441 - 01/12/2017 09:05 Re: Tyre'd about tyres [Re: Trappy]
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Originally Posted By Trappy
While updating the 'Coupé Costs' spreadsheet just now, I noticed something that I thought I'd share on here. The Yokohama Advan Neova AD08Rs I'm currently running have now covered 12,000 miles. Sure, I rotated the fronts to the rear when they started to get a little thin but both sets are still good, the fronts having plenty of life left.

Pretty impressive for over 400bhp and me driving I thought thumb

Might swing a decision for someone worried about them falling to bits. They've also been on through two winters without issue in bad conditions. I will be buying them again smile


A new set went on yesterday. Final count was just over 15,000 miles but all four were just on the wear indicator strips and beginning to feel it.
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#1612449 - 01/12/2017 11:00 Re: Tyre'd about tyres [Re: Slugcatcher1]
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Great to hear Trappy!

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#1617838 - 26/03/2018 12:07 Re: Tyre'd about tyres [Re: Gunzi]
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Registered: 18/12/2005
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Loc: england
I just put tyres on mine. Dramatic change! The tyres on the car must have really been shot at. You notice the difference just looking at the car. It is sat at least 5mm higher! The sidewalls do seem quite stiff but I've hardly had the chance to scrub them off yet. After reading all the advice on here I disregarded it and went for Falken ZIEX ZE310 a brand new tyre from Falken. They look great and have fab rim protection. The ride has changed dramatically too! Really smooth, really quiet, and ten times better over speed bumps (but that's probably down to how soft the old tyres were) I'll check it out on the twisties on my way home laugh
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#1617841 - 26/03/2018 12:57 Re: Tyre'd about tyres [Re: Slugcatcher1]
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Registered: 16/08/2007
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Loc: Germany
Sounds good! The Falken did well in this year's AutoBild (sister mag to Auto Express) test of standard tyres:

http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Article/2018-Auto-Bild-15-inch-Summer-Tyre-Test.htm

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#1617852 - 26/03/2018 14:28 Re: Tyre'd about tyres [Re: neil_r]
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Registered: 18/12/2005
Posts: 13193
Loc: england
Wow that's a great review site Neil, thanks for posting.
Looks like I might have chosen a good one there! I must admit they do look really nice (I know that's not why we choose them but it does make a difference) and it sounds like they'll do the job as well, and all for £75.00 a corner fitted!
Big up for Tyrecare in St Helens too. The car is lowered a little so they drove it onto wooden blocks before jacking it up. Then they found the correct jacking points for the coop (and showed me some damage where someone previously hadn't) They started each bolt off by hand then used an air wrench then finished them off with a hand torque wrench. Boss service (took them ages though rolleyes)
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#1617853 - 26/03/2018 15:01 Re: Tyre'd about tyres [Re: Slugcatcher1]
neil_r Offline
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Registered: 16/08/2007
Posts: 754
Loc: Germany
It is a great site to find pro reviews for a tyre you are interested in.

However, I completely ignore the user reviews because I just don't trust people comparing their latest purchase with that worn set that they have just replaced smile

The average user's breadth of experience and ability to really know how good a tyre is just too hit and miss. I don't see why anyone should trust my judgement, hence I don't trust others in my position.

What is interesting is how consistently Hankook is improving. They are now right up with the best and still better priced as the established names.

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#1617981 - 29/03/2018 10:07 Re: Tyre'd about tyres [Re: Nigel]
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Registered: 03/01/2006
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Loc: SW London
Originally Posted By Nigel
That's pretty impressive for what is touted as a hybrid road/track tyre

I only get about 9k - 12k from a pair of Toyos


Driving style factored in also? evil laugh
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