now a diesel head..
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Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: United Kingdom
bottom line is you have to take a balanced view, although I am not advocating the use of ling longs on a performance vehicle it all comes down to driving style and the weight,power and set up of the car they are on.
some of the 159 guys are running accellera tyres with no problems but the 159's are heavy and don't generally tend to be driven in as much as a spirited manner as a GT or GTV but remapped they can be pushing 250 BHP on the 2.4 5 pot, they still seem to be ok, the car makes a huge difference as I wouldn't put those anywhere near my GT!
almost certainly changing a barely legal premium tyre for a brand new budget will be see a positive change in grip and handling...also all budget tyres are not made equal. Nexens are excellent, as are toyo and kumho and at under £60 a corner on most tyre sizes online there really is no reason to fit anything more ''budget'' than that.
when it comes right down to it tyres are a bit like wine, sometimes the price is an indicator of the quality and sometimes not, it's only by trying cheaper brands that you find out what is good and what is not so these threads are always of use as some of the lesser known's are becoming solid performers...
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