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gidday mate, i just bought klemco all weather tyres, 122 pounds each, stick to the road wet or dry like **** to a blanket, not much noise, no increased fuel consumption, very happy compared to the pirelli phizers that were on, no confidence in them.
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Originally Posted by radicalmachine View Post
I put 4 Continental Sport Contact 3s on at the beginning of the month. So much grip it's a different animal in the bends! Quiet and stopping distance is noticeable better. (had 2 Pirelli P6000s on the rear, a bridgestone re05a front left, and a budget front right on before - all courtesy of previous owner so not entirely surprised!) Very much recommended
I also have these fitted to my V6. I had a set on my company car (VW Passat) and managed 28,000 miles from the set on the front, which with my driving style I thought was outstanding. The grip is excellent in both wet and dry conditions and has transformed the handling of the car. Kwik fit had an offer on of 25% off when buying 4, but would still cost me £600. I use for tyres for the Alfa's now. Very competitive prices and a very easy website to use. I got all four fitted for less than £450.00 or if you know someone who can fit them in exchange for a beer you can get them delievered to your home/work and save even more.

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Hi running Toyo Proxes R1R 235 40 17's on 17" teledials these were not very good to start with but had Enzo at Autocasa in Coventry set my geometry up.
Night and day difference quicker and handles much much better.
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Originally Posted by alexGS View Post
On my 156 I'm running 215/45 17s... Westlake, SV308. The make sounds like a boy band! Made in China, these are also sold as Goodride SV308. I know what you're thinking, but this like a lottery win, otherwise I wouldn't bother writing this. I checked and they are available in England, Canada, the USA, and Germany.

I'm so impressed with them, as they are quieter than the Goodyear Eagle F1 asymmetrics I had before, have better steering feel than Michelin Energy X, more grip than Hankook or Kumho, especially as they work well in the wet (relatively soft compound and many fine sipes in the directional tread pattern), and fairly long lasting (treadwear 280 (EDIT: seems I was wrong, it says 340 online) about half-worn after 31,000km). Even the sidewalls look good with no browning (stable, silica compound). Balance/roundness is very good with the largest required weight being 15g. No unsightly moulding flash. Rated up to 60psi, traction AA. I run at just 34psi and still get amazing fuel economy, no tramlining at all.

I've never heard these tyres squeal or felt them slip. They also cost just $85/each (about £40) which is a pleasant bonus for such a good quality tyre. I haven't moved them front-rear as at this price I'll just buy two new fronts when they get down to 2.5mm tread.

I then recommended Westlake/Goodride to a friend and he bought some other ordinary version in a 195/60/15 size and they were absolute **** noisy, hard, dangerously wobbly... So if you're buying cheap Chinese crap tyres, they HAVE to be the high-performance directional TUV-approved type and absolutely NOT any other version... and especially avoid Triangle, Linglong, Kingstar, and Wan-Li... actually, just avoid any Chinese-made tyre except for Westlake/Goodride SV308...

Wifes Vectra needed new tyres so a search yesterday and this popped up.Recommendation indeed.

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Meanwhile, I bought a full set of tyres for my Spider yesterday. It was a tough decision with Westlakes on offer for $149 each but in the end, I decided to spend a bit more on some universally-known tyres, since I have always been the sole believer in Westlakes

I wanted to try Yokohama C:drive but they're not available in this size/not available at all due to being phased out. After lengthy discussion with the Yokohama sales rep (who, needless to say, was sure that anything would be better than Westlakes), I settled on A:drive R1s, $187 each, even though I was worried they would be noisy, looking at the symmetric and directional tread pattern. The rep pointed out the 7-size variation of tread blocks not only on the shoulder but also in the centre. However, Westlakes have that too I think the reason Westlakes have jumped 50% in price is to try and underline how good they are...

So far though, the R1s seem fairly quiet and a nice smooth steering feel especially around centre - the steering wheel is central now, where it was off-centre with 'Supercat' (Firestone budget) tyres that were on there before. Wheel alignment was done a month ago. Wheel balancing was also no drama, with the largest weight being 10g and one wheel not needing any weights at all!

Note that there is an A:drive and an A:drive R1, and they are very different tyres. The A:drive is a budget-priced non-directional with treadwear 500 while the R1 is a sports directional with treadwear 300.


Goat them fitted and then read this

Well I believe I believe and I am no even a batchelor.

had the wanli's the Ling long days and the wanlis on the 166's and they do the biz as I am not, even long before the latest TV ad, a David Coultard.

But even better one of the wanli's mustapha hita pot hole ..well ewe cannae really avoid them all at the same time.It's covered by the accidental tyre guarantee.
Yep I reckon even the most expensive tyre would do the same.So now have 3 weslakes on her wagon.

Pity ewe are asleep Alex as ewe were gonna get a telling bone call.


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