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15" Tyres

Guys please help, a friend of mine who owns a 147 1.6 120bhp wants to replace his tyres, but we don't know what to choose. I know this has been discussed in the past, but i 'm too old for reading 30 long threads about tyres

So here are the details, the dimensions are 195/60/15 and the budget is kind of limited (so the F1 is probably out of the question). Since the Greek roads are slippery and ..glossy ( ) the tyre should be something "soft", something that comes into operating temperature kind of easy. A decent grip is of course necessary and reduced noise would be welcome.

Any opinions would be appreciated
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Re: 15" Tyres

Originally Posted by jomor
Guys please help, a friend of mine who owns a 147 1.6 120bhp wants to replace his tyres, but we don't know what to choose. I know this has been discussed in the past, but i 'm too old for reading 30 long threads about tyres

So here are the details, the dimensions are 195/60/15 and the budget is kind of limited (so the F1 is probably out of the question). Since the Greek roads are slippery and ..glossy ( ) the tyre should be something "soft", something that comes into operating temperature kind of easy. A decent grip is of course necessary and reduced noise would be welcome.

Any opinions would be appreciated
toyo proxies are another good choice and comp with the f1...
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Re: 15" Tyres

thanks for the reply

anyone has experience on Yokohama A539 or C-drive ?
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Re: 15" Tyres

Toyo Proxes which model ? I see it has many variations
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Re: 15" Tyres

the bridgestone G3 i use on the 16s have good grip and its a soft compound i think. but i dont think its cheap for 15s anyway.
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Re: 15" Tyres

I have driven only two sets of tyres on my 147. Good Year Eagle NCT5 and Bridgestone Potenza RE050. I can only comment that out of these two, Bridgestones are far better. I like that they are loosing grip progresively and are quiet. NCT5 isnt bad tyre at all, but after this experience, I wouldnt go back. But I have no idea about bridgestone price in Greece.
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Re: 15" Tyres

Toyo T1R are the newer ones but the old T1S I have had fitted to many cars are the dogs danglies grippy wet or dry!

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no 195/60/15 for the Toyos
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Re: 15" Tyres

Time to tell your friend to get 16" wheels.
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Re: 15" Tyres

Originally Posted by THROTTLEMAN
Time to tell your friend to get 16" wheels.
he s buying a house so any extra expenses are just a luxury ..

but i can point another person who should get 17" wheels btw. His name starts with "H" and ends with "ugo"
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Yannis, believe me, with 17" wheels I would have them ruined in no time (crap roads). Besides I'm avoiding any extra spendings because I want to move. Permanently, to another country.
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Re: 15" Tyres

Wanna bet who has the worst roads? They re not better here, so i have to drive slow most of the times (thats why lowering a car makes it slower instead of faster )
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I don't want to bet 'cause you would be riped.
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