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Ive bought some 17" alloys,and need 4 new tyres.Im on a budget as i seem to be buying anything that moves just lately.So,i need 4 cheap but good tyres as i like my...erm enthusiatic driving :tut: So, im looking at 4 Kumho KU31 tyres.Anyone used these?Anyone had good experiences with a certain brand of cheap tyre on a GTV in the wet?
 
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How cheap are the Kumhos? I got four Toyos for just over £80 each last year. They seem quite good for normal road driving. There always seems to be someone doing a deal somewhere.
 

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For good value tyres IMO you can't beat Falken FK-452's. IMO they are not far off the Goodyear eagle F1 GSD3's performance wise.

The Kumho's are supposed to be pretty good as well though I haven't tried them myself.
 

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Sorry to state the obvious, but make sure you get the correct size: 225/45R17
 

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My GTV certainly had 225/45 R17's on it from new, with the Tele-dial alloys.

Were the smaller tyres on the car when you bought it? Maybe they were put on because they are cheaper.
 

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If you have 16's you need 205/50 16's, for 17's wheels you do need 225/45 R17's.

7J will be fine with 225's, better than 215's in fact.
not really better... 225 is the absolute max width for a 7j rim

I think the Falken 452s are v good but they only do XL versions in 225/45R17. The new Avons are meant to be pretty good?
 

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I rate the fk452's too. Had them in 16's on my old. 6 last year. Performed well just a bit noisier than f1's

Just put some vredistein ultrac sessanta on my 17's. Only done 500 miles on them over the weekend but rate them highly. 102.50 each fitted
 

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not really better... 225 is the absolute max width for a 7j rim

I think the Falken 452s are v good but they only do XL versions in 225/45R17. The new Avons are meant to be pretty good?
Yes you are right, 225 is a bit wide for a 7J rim.

It was a long day yesterday. :cry:


The XL tyres probably would be better suited to the GTV though IMO, especially as its quite heavy up front.

I can't see any harm from fitting them, except for the price.


As for Avon's, had them once, never again. :D
 

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225 is no problem on a 7" rim
ie Toyo list their 225/45R17 for 7" to 8.5" rims
In comparison, their 215/45R17 is listed for 7" to 8" rims.
 

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Thanks for the info guys.Right, went to buy some tyres,and caught sight of a nice set of 18" alloys.What sizt tyres will i need for 18's?I will probably buy these 18" tommorrow should the price be right :)
 

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Kuhmo 31's

I've just fitted two to the front of my V6 spider. Compared with the P6000 that were on there these are definatly at least as grippy, much much quieter and the turn in feels sharper:cool:
£60 each fitted:)
Not likely to last as long as the P6000's though:(
 
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I go through Toyos every 6 months on the front :eek:

I put P6000s on the other week and haven't noticed an increase in noise and they grip as well as the Toyos.
 

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I had Pirelli p Zero nero 215/45/17's, just changed all four with 225/45/17 Goodyear F1's. To be honest the car felt much better in the corner on the 215's. Also the F1 tread fills with stones then throws them out at speed leaving some nice chips:(. Going back to the 215 Pirelli's next time.
 
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