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Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: United Kingdom
You will almost certainly get less grip and life from a budget tyre.
I would guess most people split the difference and opt for a well know make of mid range tyres, such as a Toyo, Falken, Vredestein etc..
The difference in performance between these and the upper priced tyres is not that massive.
The difference between budget tyres and mid priced tyres can be quite dramatic though.