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Good all year round Tyre choice for a GT

I've just bought a GT running on 18's and the fronts could do with changing.

I'm interested in suggestions on what tyres other people recommend. I'm looking for something that's going to do a good job all year round with reasonable wear.

Any suggestions please?

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I've struggled to find good tyres for the 16" wheels on my diesel. Pretty much everything has worn away its inner shoulders in under 10k, despite tracking and pressures set up to reduce this. Most recently I've been on Kumho Ecstas, and for the money they've been the best so far.
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I am on my second batch of Continental Sport Contact 3's (18") and they are fantastic, if not the cheapest! I managed 24k miles on the last set.
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I'd recommend Dunlop Sport MAXX .. been brilliant on dry and wet roads. Wear rate? Well with proper tracking I'm getting a couple of years of of them ... which for me is 20-24K miles!

If you are getting inner edge wear (Osney!) then get the suspension arms checked for worn bushes and have the tracking setup properly, which at the front means 0 degrees toe-in. That's the recommendation for the Sport/Veloce suspension and seems to do the trick.

I had a set of rears that started to show signs of inner edge wear a couple of weeks after replacing then. And when the tyres are 75 a pop, I wasn't happy. Replaced all four transverse arms and now no wear at all! Made sure that I didn't move the tracking adjusters at the rear and was going to have them adjusted ... just never got around to it.

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