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Fail the MOT 4 23.53%
Michelin odd socks 0 0%
P6000 shonky sidewalls 0 0%
Accelera hedge-hunting flame based doom 1 5.88%
Accelera super cheap great tyres 2 11.76%
Other 10 58.82%
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Tyre choice

The Red Shed faces it's first MOT in my stewardship at the end of September. Tyres are a bit thin and the mingebag owner has been eyeing part worns

Ralf reckons TRS will sit well on 205/50 15s and they are a bit thin on the ground. So we have on offer in 195/55 15s;

2x part worn P6000s - one a bit dodgy on the sidewall.
2x part worn Michelin, different tread patterns.

But then when we established one of the P6000s was made in 2000 it started to be a little less appealing. All credit to the lad though he came up with an alternative, a nice brand new 205/55 15, for only £44

They sound dead sporty too - Accelera!!

So hot shot -

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Go for proper tyres, I don't need to tell you that they're all that keep you in contact with the road.

Unless, of course, that isn't your intention....
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Didn't they offer you the latest in Chinese ditch finding tyre technology ?

Have you tried Ebay ?
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Set of four Conti's, you know what you want to pay.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4-x-Contin...item20ec0c2679

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Depends...

I wouldn't touch Acceleras with a barge pole, in fact I would rather have Nankangs.

A good tyre for not a big outlay is the Falken ZE-914 Ecorun. I have them on our focus, and I was that impressed I have ordered some for my BMW as well.

They grip well wear well and are about £47 each in 195/55 15 on tyreleader.

Nexen are also a good lower mid range tyre, and don't rule out Kumho, Toyo or Uniroyal either.

The only problem with Uniroyals I have found is that they are wet weather biased and wear out a bit quick.
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I found both Vredestein and Toyo performance tyres to be very good on the 145 QV.
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Toyo T1-R do work well on the 145.

Not keen on them on a RWD car though. On my 200SX they were very unsuited, but as the 145 is Front wheel drive that don't matter.
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Check out the 159 lounge for Accelera flame war thread(s).
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Toyos are £90 a pop, bit of a difference from Acceler-ate-into-a-hegdes!
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I'd look on ebay for a set of dodgy MiTo wheel
and associated tyres.
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I'd look on ebay for a set of dodgy MiTo wheel
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I've been checking for months, no bugger seems to ever list 'em
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I've had Avon tyres before and some of the Coopers if you get them on a deal are a reasonable saving without getting death traps. A lot depends on your driving style. I had a pair of cheap Chinese tyres (there's a thread on here somewhere I think) and whilst I'd not buy them again, if you were a town pootler (in the dry) then they're fine... They were great mingebag tyres because the hard PVC meant they never wore out. The problem was that in the wet you had to be dainty on the acceleration and in the dry be aware that when you found the limit it went.

Found the thread... Wanli were the cheap Chinese PVC lot...

A vague tyre comparison of Wanli, Dunlop, Pirelli and Avon
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The Red Shed faces it's first MOT in my stewardship at the end of September. Tyres are a bit thin and the mingebag owner has been eyeing part worns

Ralf reckons TRS will sit well on 205/50 15s and they are a bit thin on the ground. So we have on offer in 195/55 15s;

2x part worn P6000s - one a bit dodgy on the sidewall.
2x part worn Michelin, different tread patterns.

But then when we established one of the P6000s was made in 2000 it started to be a little less appealing. All credit to the lad though he came up with an alternative, a nice brand new 205/55 15, for only £44

They sound dead sporty too - Accelera!!

So hot shot -

What
Would
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Do?

...and why?

Did you really think you would get solid answers on a tyre thread ?!?
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Did you really think you would get solid answers on a tyre thread ?!?
What tyres have you got on your car *DF?

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What tyres have you got on your car *DF?


At least one of them is a Goodyear Eagle F1 https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/motor...l#post10141913


Check your tyre pressure SDF, looks like it might be a bit low
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Cooper Zeon CS6 is pretty sticky in all weathers and 205/50x15 is what I have.

Managed to get over 20,000 miles out of mine and they're still there or thereabouts (inner shoulder looking a bit tired now).

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One of few certainties in life is that, whatever you do, you will have done the wrong thing in someone's eyes. Mitchinentals are good, linglongs and dingdongs less so (allegedly). Falnangs are a good halfway house and Goodlops are great in the wet. Part worns cause death (despite every car on the road running on them) and what are you going to do in winter? Go for round, black ones with plenty of tread is my advice.

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Winters coming Keithy, decent rubber required you are taking a chance tbh, it would be like going with an aids infested prostitute with a tesco value condom
 
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What tyres have you got on your car *DF?

Good Year Eagles all round, the space saver is a Continental.

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At least one of them is a Goodyear Eagle F1 https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/motor...l#post10141913


Check your tyre pressure SDF, looks like it might be a bit low
I was thinking they looked a bit low as well, one of my jobs today is to check them. The car has automatic tyre pressure monitoring on it, I'm not getting any warnings from that but I'll check them anyway.
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Set of four Conti's, you know what you want to pay.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4-x-Contin...item20ec0c2679
The Contis ^^ are still at £40 for a set of 4 with 4 days to go.
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Only a 234 mild round trip
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Only a 234 mild round trip


Chinese ditch finders it is then !
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