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Kwik Fit are running a promotion on Pirrelli tyres - 30% off if you buy all 4.

So the P6000's that would have normally cost £400, now cost £280 (£70 each).

The P7's are £73.50 each.

Didn't sound too bad until they add fitting charge, tyre valves, tyre disposal charge, breathing charge, hearbeat charge etc...


Anywhere else a good place for tyres? Always been curious about those 'online' tyre places, but never used them.
 

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I've used both blackcircles and mytyres and would have no problem in using either of them again.

Stay away from Pirelli P6000s though, they're about as much use as donuts!
 

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Yeh? I had them on my old ford focus, and they suited the car very well. obviously the alfa is much higher performance though, so do they limit the car?

Are the P7's any good?
 

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P6000s have been around for years so are hardly the cutting edge of tyre design. They're also made from a hard compound of rubber which means they last for ages but don't grip very well.

I replaced the P6000s on my first 156 with P7s and while they were better they still weren't fantastic.

If you want to stick with Pirelli I would recommend P Zero Nero or alternatively Dunlop Sport Maxx. Both of which I have had on my current 156.
 

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Kwit fit could offer me 70% off and I still wouldn't use them

I dont use Pirellis anyway....
 

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Fair enough. I actually had more left on the tyres than initally thought - around 4mm on the front, and around 6mm on the rear.

When it becomes time to change, what are good options? I have the 2.0 sport pack, and my driving will be a mix of city, countryside blasts, and maybe to odd trip to a track / nurbugring, (though rare and far between, so will be completely on road setup)
 

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The Pirelli P6000's are not the grippiest of tyres (in fact not at all), in the wet they are all over place, which leads to lots of fun...and danger (MX5 - RWD) :cool:

Best bet are Eagle F1 GSD3, otherwise Uniroyal Rainsport 1's are very good (in fact rated slightly higher than F1's from memory).

I have only ever used Eagle's on all of my Alfa's
 

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I use Toyo Proxes T1R

Very Very grippy.

Thought the GSD3 are no longer made now, been replaced by Eagle F1 Asymmetric?
 

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Gotta disagree! I love P6000's. Its the best balance of grip and rubber hardness I've found in a tyre. Eagles and Zeros are super grippy (both in the wet and dry), but don't last very long.

Yokos are quite good too?
 

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Thought the GSD3 are no longer made now, been replaced by Eagle F1 Asymmetric?
You can still get the GSD's. I got a pair last week from Bracknell Tyres (205/55/16) £120 the pair all in.:D
 

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So the P6000's that would have normally cost £400, now cost £280 (£70 each).
205/55R16 P6000s: V-rated £66.48 each, W-rated £73.24 each fully fitted from BlackCircles and I think we might get an extra discount ....

But like a few others have pointed out they don't really match the 156 ...

I've never used Kwik-fit since standing outside waiting and watching they "fitter" bashing clip-on balance weights onto a alloy wheel ... :rant:
 

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I swear by Toyo T1Rs, just brilliant. Got my last ones a week ago from Camskill, quite a bit cheaper than MyTyres who I had been using previously, 205/55/16 at £54 each incl VAT and delivery.
 

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I swear by Toyo T1Rs, just brilliant. Got my last ones a week ago from Camskill, quite a bit cheaper than MyTyres who I had been using previously, 205/55/16 at £54 each incl VAT and delivery.
They are very good. I had them on my twin spark.

The michelin pilot sport 2's are also excellent and a bit more expensive.
 
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