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Author Topic: Tyres  (Read 11218 times)

Offline Madbaz

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Tyres
« on: May 06, 2012, 03:02:58 PM »
My wallet is feeling a bit light so I had to  get some budget tyres, however I'm quietly impressed so far.

4x Accelera Alpha 215 55 zr16 97w XL, @ 70 per corner fitted.

After my local garage put these on I felt a bit of tyre snobbyness coming on and decided to google them, I unsurprisingly found them a bit cheaper, but I also came across this review CLICKY which doesn't put them firmly last as I expected. I know they're a different size in the review but it gives a fair indication of performance compared to Dunlops and Falkens.

My own personal experience after a week is that they bite very well in the dry, and extremely well in the wet compared to other tyres I've used in the past.
My other car is a 480 hp Volvo.

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Re: Tyres
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2012, 07:46:17 PM »
hi mad,
i too have just had 2 fitted last week.a lot of smax owners have gone down this route rather then pay 180 for 1 on the conti's.
i paid that for the 2.
when i had my old mk2 i came to the thinking that as it is a mpv and not a bloody sports car then why pay out loads on rubber that WEARS very quickly,the dunlops on mine only lasted about 10k on the budgets i had fitted it was about 13-15k,lets face it WE aint driving a roller are we?
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Offline Madbaz

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Re: Tyres
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2012, 11:21:37 PM »
I agree it's not going to be driven on the limit so any possible loss in performance is negligible at normal road speed, I have to laugh as there rated at 300kph (180ish mph). As long as they last more than half of the branded tyres I promise I won't smile smugly.
My other car is a 480 hp Volvo.

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Re: Tyres
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2012, 12:08:08 AM »
i think you will be pleasently surprised as said previously the budgets on my old gal lasted longer then the premium brands,because there softer a compound.
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Offline pabinlove

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Re: Tyres
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2012, 12:36:33 PM »
just to add if it helps anyone, i found that budget tyres last longer i have used some called ling long 215 55 16 XL z they have a v style pattern tread, and i have never been found wanting rain or snow they never slip or slide, road noise is down compared to the other expensive ones i had on. And the price they are was last year 55.00 each fitted, milage i have gotten on a pair is 18,000 putting then on the back to start then on the front when i had to change the fronts, so for me very good value

Offline fattyboomboom

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Re: Tyres
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2012, 03:54:59 PM »
where did you get your tyres from at that price bloody bargain me says my local garage want that for part worn for my shalaxy

Offline Mirez

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Re: Tyres
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2012, 06:08:32 PM »
http://www.tyre-shopper.co.uk/

That's one of the cheapest sites I've found :)
"VC5WST" get's you a further 5% off if you go for the westlake brand.
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Re: Tyres
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2012, 07:25:11 PM »
dunno if you have 'settyres' in your area,but in 1 town they wanted 118 and in another i got them for 90 each,this is for my smax.
but i allways played them off against one another.
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Offline pabinlove

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Re: Tyres
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2012, 08:57:07 PM »
the tyres came from my local kingsway tyres place, but that was last years prices so may have gone up abit, Off the top of my head as i cannot find the invoice a set of 4 with tracking came to 235 or near abouts i need some more for the front very soon so will post the invoice what i paid when i get them

Offline busboy

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Re: Tyres
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2012, 11:53:18 PM »
Hi, I'm running my galaxy in Co.Donegal in Ireland, for the past 4 years I've been using Lassa tyres and I can't fault them for wear or handling. I last bought in October 2011 and they cost me 90 euros each.

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Re: Tyres
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2012, 09:51:39 AM »
I'm running nexen n3000 at the moment.  They have been good so far.  I think they might be getting noisier though as their wear down. Either that or I have a wheel bearing starting to make a slight noise.

Probably need some new tyres towards the end of this year.  I always love seeing a new set of tyres on the car. (but dont like paying for them)

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Offline pabinlove

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Re: Tyres
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2012, 01:12:20 PM »
hi to all
I'm running on 215 55 zr16 97w tyres which i have always replaced as they were on the car when i got it, and the tyre people give me them.
so my question is will 225 make a difference apart from my wallet? is it worth it can it be done should it be done, what do you all think? just asking as the tyre people asked why i have the 215 on.

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Re: Tyres
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2012, 09:17:09 PM »
i had 215's on my ghia gal.
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Offline Mirez

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Re: Tyres
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2012, 12:42:00 AM »
215/55/16 are what should be on there, minimum 95 rated and Extra Load (XL).

Changing to 225 makes the width 10mm wider, there's no reason why you can't change to 225 and theoretically it'll make it fractionally more sure footed but that's about it and I doubt you'll notice it.
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14 VW Tiguan 2.0 TDI 177 R-Line in Deep Black Pearl
With black leather interior, panoramic sunroof and bi-xenon headlights.
08 Ford Transit 2.2 TDI 115 in Frozen White
With retrofitted everything except another slidey door! :)

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Offline blue metal

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Re: Tyres
« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2012, 07:17:27 PM »
Hi
Do these tyres have to be reinforced walls
or commercial type

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Re: Tyres
« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2012, 07:47:42 PM »
i do believe they have to be xl,but iirc i have read somewhere this depends on the wheel size???im sure the correct answer will be posted shortly.
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Re: Tyres
« Reply #16 on: May 29, 2012, 08:16:56 PM »
Tyres for all Galaxy's should be RF/XL (Reinforced / Extra Load) and a minimum index of 95
03 Ford Galaxy 1.9 TDI 115 Ghia in Spruce Green Metallic
With cream leather interior, Full Bodykit, Remapped at 145bhp, Lowered on 18's
06 VW EOS 2.0 T-FSI 210 Sport in Deep Black Pearl
With red leather interior with full Caractere bodykit, Remapped at 255bhp and sitting on 19's
14 VW Tiguan 2.0 TDI 177 R-Line in Deep Black Pearl
With black leather interior, panoramic sunroof and bi-xenon headlights.
08 Ford Transit 2.2 TDI 115 in Frozen White
With retrofitted everything except another slidey door! :)

VCDS HEX/CAN - Scans/Coding done in Wiltshire in exchange for winegums! :)

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Re: Tyres
« Reply #17 on: June 01, 2012, 10:06:39 PM »
mirez
I sruck lucky
I got the seller to MOT
the galaxy
He refitted 4 X 97 rated budget tyres
off his own accord
said old tyres were showing cracked walls  ;D

plus marks for that one I think!!

Blue metal

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Re: Tyres
« Reply #18 on: June 12, 2012, 05:26:53 PM »
hi guys if you need tyres let me know i might be able to save you some money on them , i run cooper avons on mine 215 55 16  97 w CS6  found them to be great tyres , but i can help on any type of tyres you want

 

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