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      10-28-2014, 09:44 PM   #1
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Bang for buck tyres recommendation?

So my stock Bridgestone RFTs that were replaced brand new 6 months ago are now on its last legs after 10,000km

I'm looking at getting the following specs:
Front: 225/40/18
Rear: 255/35/18

However am on a budget. Any brands highly recommended?
Would love to go PSS however money does not permit at this stage.. especially if the tyres get run down this fast! (though Jb4 could have been a major contributing factor... )
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      10-28-2014, 10:56 PM   #2
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Drive less aggressively, save money on petrol and have tyres last longer, buy PSS. Problem solved.
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      10-28-2014, 10:57 PM   #3
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But my RS-3s were cheap if you can deal with the hard ride and aggressive compound. Expect under 1k for 4
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      10-28-2014, 11:44 PM   #4
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Drive less aggressively, save money on petrol and have tyres last longer, buy PSS. Problem solved.
Hahaha yeah lesson learnt. Will change my driving style
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      10-29-2014, 12:12 AM   #5
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Hahaha yeah lesson learnt. Will change my driving style
whats your budget??

I bought my pss last year locally and it cost me $1400 fitted! and those were on 19 inch.
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      10-29-2014, 12:19 AM   #6
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whats your budget??

I bought my pss last year locally and it cost me $1400 fitted! and those were on 19 inch.
That's a really good price! I got quoted $2000 for PSS for 18"!

Hence my budget was somewhere in the range of <$1000 for all 4s

So far my list is:

- RS-3s
- Hankook K117
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      10-29-2014, 02:40 AM   #7
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      10-29-2014, 03:46 AM   #8
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Yokohama Advan Sport V105. I got 4 for price of 3 a few months ago. Not sure if the promo is still on.
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      10-29-2014, 03:59 AM   #9
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So my stock Bridgestone RFTs that were replaced brand new 6 months ago are now on its last legs after 10,000km

I'm looking at getting the following specs:
Front: 225/40/18
Rear: 255/35/18

However am on a budget. Any brands highly recommended?
Would love to go PSS however money does not permit at this stage.. especially if the tyres get run down this fast! (though Jb4 could have been a major contributing factor... )
Do you mind used?
I have a set of PSS exactly your size on matt black GT-CX wheels.

Front 70% and rear 50%

please PM for price. I am looking for way under $1k

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      10-29-2014, 04:35 AM   #10
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Nope don't mind used - exactly what I'm looking for. Sent you PM
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      10-29-2014, 07:20 AM   #11
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smurfs get onto Chris or Vans at tyrepower and get some PSS in from the states, got a new set about 2 months ago for 1300.
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      10-29-2014, 03:05 PM   #12
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I have hankook evo s1's very happy with them in wet & dry weather paid under $1k for a set, I'm up for rears after 15,000kms I would have gotten more if I drove less like #becauseracecar

I'm deciding on either Nitto Inov's or Hankook RS-3's next. I'm in the same world of I cannot justify the price on PSS for the amount of boring km's I'd put on them.
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      10-29-2014, 03:55 PM   #13
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I see a lot of positive feedback for invo's on the forums, but in the recent motor mag tyre review they scored quite poorly being an average tyre at best.
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      10-29-2014, 04:05 PM   #14
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I see a lot of positive feedback for invo's on the forums, but in the recent motor mag tyre review they scored quite poorly being an average tyre at best.
I had them on my last car. Good for the money and they look great, but I wasn't blown away by either grip or comfort. Coming off runflats I was expecting them to be like clouds.
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      10-29-2014, 05:04 PM   #15
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Ended up getting PSS from kmli5 (Thanks Ken!)

Nitto Inov's were on the list due the rave on the forums... @ Exxie did you not feel much difference to the RFTs?
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      10-29-2014, 05:04 PM   #16
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I had them on my last car. Good for the money and they look great, but I wasn't blown away by either grip or comfort. Coming off runflats I was expecting them to be like clouds.
I know I was very happy with how much smoother the goodyear F1 A2's were coming from Pirelli RFT's!! With the RFT's hitting a large bump sent a crash through the cabin, whereas with the conventional goodyear's it was more of an absorbed thud.

I guess it all depends on the size and the deals getting around, but I dont think the invo's are all that cheap?
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      10-29-2014, 07:16 PM   #17
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I know I was very happy with how much smoother the goodyear F1 A2's were coming from Pirelli RFT's!! With the RFT's hitting a large bump sent a crash through the cabin, whereas with the conventional goodyear's it was more of an absorbed thud.

I guess it all depends on the size and the deals getting around, but I dont think the invo's are all that cheap?
I got a set of 4 for a tad less than $700 - 225/40/18 F & 255/35/18 R
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      10-30-2014, 12:46 AM   #18
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Bang for buck get some retreads? Haha
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      10-30-2014, 01:57 AM   #19
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Ended up getting PSS from kmli5 (Thanks Ken!)

Nitto Inov's were on the list due the rave on the forums... @ Exxie did you not feel much difference to the RFTs?
Definitely was a noticeable difference from the crappy RE050s runcraps, but just wasn't as significant as I had hoped. I'm using Yokohama AD08Rs now to replace the stock PSS and they stick like glue!
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      11-01-2014, 08:29 PM   #20
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The previous owner of my car fitted Nexen N'fera in stock sizes to pass roadworthy.

They were around $600 for 4 fitted, and they are worth just about that....

Probably the softest sidewall tyre that I've driven on a performance car. Even on 36psi they roll around, making the car feel quite spongy. They don't squeal though. Haven't driven in the wet yet.

Hopefully they wear quickly and I can upgrade soon
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      11-02-2014, 01:47 AM   #21
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The previous owner of my car fitted Nexen N'fera in stock sizes to pass roadworthy.

They were around $600 for 4 fitted, and they are worth just about that....

Probably the softest sidewall tyre that I've driven on a performance car. Even on 36psi they roll around, making the car feel quite spongy. They don't squeal though. Haven't driven in the wet yet.

Hopefully they wear quickly and I can upgrade soon
You won't be able to kill them, they'll probably last for ages just to spite you.
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Nankang or Re-treads...great bang for buck.
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