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Hmmm New tires for my Spider

Well, it seems like my Spider needs new tires. First problem, the front ones are used, the rear one are almost new. Could I just replace the front ones or it's not advisable? Also, they're Falken tires, do you know this brand? Is it any good? I was reading on the net that they're very crappy on rain (not that it is an issue here).
Second problem, since the Spider uses 205/50 R16, and apparently only a few makers produce them; so I got suggestions from YellowHat on Michelin Primacy HP (592 aed per tire), Bridgestone Turanza ER300 (515 aed), Dunlop Sport Maxx TT (465 aed). Any advice?
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Just replace the two that need replacing! As for recommended tyres there are loads of threads.
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Thanks! U sure? is it not gonna have any sensible impact on the car?
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As long as they are on the same axle then no.
PS: As its a FWD car put the new tyres on the rear and put the best of the used on the front.
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Hey Marco,

In normal circumstances you can just change 2 tires. But in Dubai in order to pass the test yor tires must be under 3 years old regardless of the amount of tread. You will find that tires when they get to 2 years they start cracking even if they have tread.

I just replaced the tires on my 156 through Gargash as they have special deals with Perelli (450AED i think).
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Thanks Moh! Alas, No Pirelli for my tire size, now Gargash offer only a korean brand, never heard of it. Gues I'll go @ YellowHat. Any reccomendation between Michelin, Bridgestone & Dunlop?
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Thanks Moh! Alas, No Pirelli for my tire size, now Gargash offer only a korean brand, never heard of it. Gues I'll go @ YellowHat. Any reccomendation between Michelin, Bridgestone & Dunlop?
I used Michelins on my car a few years back, they were very smooth and quite but disintegrated within 2 years, literary
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Ok, I'll go for Bridgestone Turanza.
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Marco,

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...

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Thanks Stephen, always good and extensive infos from you. Unfortunately, apparently they don't have Birdgstone, so they're proposing Continental. Not sure what should I do.
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Thanks Stephen, always good and extensive infos from you. Unfortunately, apparently they don't have Birdgstone, so they're proposing Continental. Not sure what should I do.
New sexy wheels??
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Naaah, mines are good enough. I said no to Continental and ordered the Bridgestones.
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