Just bought 4x Continental Sport Contact 2 Tyres !!!!
I've recently been looking around for 2x replacement tyres, rears very close to limit.
Due to lack of funds, even considered buying used tyres if I could find some the right size 235/45 18", with some decent tread- Having tried Ebay, got outbid etc....
On saturday, decided to visit local Breakers @ PeasePottage , just off the M23/A23 in Sussex.
Travelling up A23, nearing the Junction turnoff, "Bang!!!" a Blow-Out on the n/s front doing around 70mph. The Alfa's suspension was brillant, with the initial pop- the car kept in a straight line with only minor vibration through the steering wheel- felt in complete control.
So now having to bite the bullet, I had no real choice but to order 4x New Tyres-
Decided on going the whole Hog and purchase 4x New Continental Sport Contact 2's -
Having used these tyres before on my old Audi S6 Avant- I had a good idea how they behaved.
Significantly quieter, more comfortable and forgiving over the bumps with good feed-back through the Steering wheel, compared with the original Pirelli P-Zero's.
Have to say, a Quality car, in my opinion deserves quality tyres.
The only problem, as with all premium tyres- is paying for them- as they don't come cheap.
You can probably guess how much 4x Premium Tyres are- Thank goodness for credit cards!!!
Another thought, with both 159's & Brera's, its worth having the Tracking set to Parrallel- the tyres will last longer- can't afford to have new Front tyres every 7-8,000 miles.
Last edited by david44; 16-03-11 at 00:31.