AO Silver Member
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: United Arab Emirates
Bridgestone is a sensible choice. I have Michelins on the GTA, but that's cos its driven really hard and i cannot get the Pilot Sport grip with Dunlops and some of the other cheaper tires. They are prohibitively expensive though at AED 1,600 per tyre...'
I have used Dunlop Direzza and Sport Maxx on the 166. They're rubbish and loud.
I used Toyo Proxes and they peeled of like retreads this summer on my way to Fujairah...
I have also used Nitto Neogen and they also peeled off like retreads.
I used Falkens and they were loud and lumpy after 5000 kilometres...
Stick to the stones... wise choice... only, just make sure that they are not the grey import bridgestones from Iran, as those are the wrong heat range. Look on the side of the tyre near the size/profile information and it should have a label of the heat range. Go for HEAT RANGE A... which is for nice and warm countries like the UAE... otherwise next summer your tires will be peeling like mine did.... learnt the hard way...
I recommend the bridgestones cos they're really decent, well priced and have excellent wear. You should be able to get a set of stones at AED 650 per side.
Alternatively, you could also look at Yokohama.. which i have on my subaru and which have not bubbled or peeled yet in 40,000km... very good value for money IMHO...
BMW E36 M3 3.0 (1996), Subaru Outback 3.0R (2009), Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV (1968)