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SFC01
09-01-2004, 07:32 PM
Anyone got any feedback stories on tyres in 17" range?

When responding try to give indications as to regular driving style, etc so I (and others) can make as informed a decision as possible when purchasing new boots!

Cheers,

Scot

pr1mo
09-01-2004, 11:49 PM
the first thing id be looking at is your tyre plaquard for your vehicles load rating index. it should be around the 84 mark. thankfully some manufacturers are now making 205/40's in an 84 load rating however this was not always the case. Silverstone are one such manufacturer. ive only had mine on for 6 or so months with no dramas but maybe sik mik is better to explain their wear/performance

cheers mike

JynX
10-01-2004, 07:27 AM
Ive got nothing bad to say about Faulken tyres. They seem to handle well and wear ok for the price tag. My driving is mostly traffic and I like to go into a corner hard and late.

SFC01
10-01-2004, 02:35 PM
Jynx,

What type of Falkens?

BigMal
12-01-2004, 11:21 PM
Falkens are a brand. In 17's can get their Ziex or GRB style I have used both
I found the Ziex better wearing with no real loss in handling. I drive a turbo,
I have to be the first to 60km/hr, I drove from Sutho to Chatswood today and
used the brakes 10 times, 2 in the driveway (Changed pads last night so trying
to use them sparingly) but usually brake late, real late and hard. I get 1 year
around 20k from a set on the front dont rotate tyres and get about 2.5 fronts
to a rear tyre change.

Regards

Mal

JynX
13-01-2004, 06:59 AM
Falkens are a brand. In 17's can get their Ziex or GRB style I have used both
I found the Ziex better wearing with no real loss in handling. I drive a turbo,
I have to be the first to 60km/hr, I drove from Sutho to Chatswood today and
used the brakes 10 times, 2 in the driveway (Changed pads last night so trying
to use them sparingly) but usually brake late, real late and hard. I get 1 year
around 20k from a set on the front dont rotate tyres and get about 2.5 fronts
to a rear tyre change.

Regards

Mal

Yeah im using Ziex512s atm.

Critter
16-01-2004, 07:13 AM
So am I :)

Good things.

Rupewrecht
16-01-2004, 11:10 AM
i'm using Dunlop FM901s in 205/40/17

i just got the 44th last pair in the country LOL

cant reccommend them high enough. only downside is they're a noisy tire - i can hear them over my 3" exhaust! but the grip levels are worth it :mrgreen:

BigBoyLemonade
16-01-2004, 11:29 AM
Falkens:
ZE-326 (Ziex) - Cheap and long lasting but dont hang on as well as the others and bit noisey - non directional
FK-451 (GRB) - Slightly more expensive, excellent grip in wet and dry. great for high performance but if your driving style is agressive they wear real quick (I went through these every 6months on the front) - directional
ST-115 (Azeni) - Awesome tyres, Quiet, excellent grip in wet and dry. they wear fairly well too - directional

Silverstone: Cheap rubber with not much grip but excellent durability - directional

Brigdestone: Dont bother, too expensive in that size

Yokohoma: Dont know much in this size but the I had them on my 14" rims and they gripped great but wore out real quick. AVS Sports are meant to be good


I found the Ziex dont hang on as well as the GRB's but my wallet is smaller than my driving style so I went with them. The Ziex arent that great in the wet when trying to accelerate either.

pr1mo
16-01-2004, 12:37 PM
excellent wrap up there tony, like most of us (dave excluded :lol: ) my wallets not too deep. hence i went for the legal/durable option :)


cheers mike

Dogo
16-01-2004, 12:45 PM
*looks in empty wallet*


uhhh WHAT ?! :shock: :lol:

BigMal
16-01-2004, 01:59 PM
Shame the Azenis dont come in low profile in 18"s. Even in
17"s they are a 45 profile.

Mal

BigBoyLemonade
16-01-2004, 04:38 PM
They dont come in 205/40/17's but they do come in 215/40/17

215/40ZR17
215/45ZR17
215/50ZR17
225/45ZR17
235/40ZR17
235/45ZR17
245/40ZR17
245/45ZR17
255/40ZR17

and they do the 18's in 35 series but in the wider widths :(

225/40ZR18
235/40ZR18
245/40ZR18
245/45ZR18
255/35ZR18
255/45ZR18
265/35ZR18
275/35ZR18

The tyre sizes I like is the

215/35ZR19
225/35ZR19
235/35ZR19

They will be going on my new car's, new rims hopefully. If nrma ever pay up :cry:

BigMal
16-01-2004, 07:00 PM
Didn't know about the 215/40/17's or maybe I only checked after I moved
to 18"s I just know that couldn't get em to fit my 18"s. MMM 19"s eh stop
that you got me thinking, ride cant get worse.

Regards

Mal

pr1mo
17-01-2004, 01:29 AM
they wouldnt be going on an RX8 would they tony?


maybe we could fill a mini bus full of melbournians then take to erics new one with an assortment of baseball bats.

you should be able to pick it up in a few months time from salvage for a pittance

j.kz of course

cheers mike

sik astina
17-01-2004, 08:39 AM
they wouldnt be going on an RX8 would they tony?


maybe we could fill a mini bus full of melbournians then take to erics new one with an assortment of baseball bats.

you should be able to pick it up in a few months time from salvage for a pittance

j.kz of course

cheers mike


:shock: thats harsh pr1mo :P Eric came to the gong showed me the rx8 with sexy 19's looks the bomb

pr1mo
17-01-2004, 10:50 AM
sorry mik but you just have to wonder who really pays for his stuff.

BigBoyLemonade
17-01-2004, 04:20 PM
No not a Rx8

Cant afford one of those.

I paid for eric's stuff