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Old 02 August 2009, 07:47   #61
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a grey one

Ibiza - tyres are 205/40 zr17
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Old 02 August 2009, 08:07   #62
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I use Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta's, very good. Can't seem em in your size though.
Few cheap one here although I wouldn't trust the 35 ones!

http://www.camskill.co.uk/products.php?plid=m4b0s13p0
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Old 02 August 2009, 08:25   #63
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If you can find them there is nothing wrong with part worns. I would much rather a used Pirelli or Michelin than a new no name budget import.

I don't know why part worns get such bad press. After all you get part worns when you buy a used car - or when you hire one - or when you get in a taxi!!!
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Old 02 August 2009, 10:34   #64
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All depends which car they are on. My Jag used to tramline like mad with the Pirellis on. Fitted the Vredesteins and it was like a different car.

On my V70 even my wife commented on how much better the Vredesteins are.
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we use pirrellis and get about 7000m out of em!
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Old 02 August 2009, 17:57   #66
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When I had a Vectra Gsi 3L V6 on hire front tyres would last 3,000 miles - and that is with traction control ON - it was the way I went around the corners that did it!!!

Avis were great - they would send an AA mobile tyre fitter around on a regular basis.........
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you win

I guess you can burn rubber better than what I can
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I've never really kept track of how long they last, more concerned with how well they grip.
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Shame you can't have your cake and eat it. Either you get a tyre that lasts for ages and has no grip or you get something with masses of friction that sticks like the proverbial to a blanket but lasts a few weeks and ruins your economy.

or in the case of F1 it lasts about 30mins.............
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Shame you can't have your cake and eat it. Either you get a tyre that lasts for ages and has no grip or you get something with masses of friction that sticks like the proverbial to a blanket but lasts a few weeks and ruins your economy.

or in the case of F1 it lasts about 30mins.............
Anything with ECO on it is a hard compound tyre and will last for years but stick to the road like a pearl necklace on a porn star.
Soft compound like yokohama will keep gripping and gripping but last around 2 good drives.

Best bet is to find a middle of the road rubber with good water displacement.

....or just stay on your boat
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