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    Quote Originally Posted by markccm
    no lah.

    just that i experienced water ponding & skidded on Pirelli b4.
    so once bitten twice shy.

    that is y i never scrimp on tyres.

    oic....Pirelli shd be ok...but damm ex....1 set almost can buy D50 keke

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    Quote Originally Posted by ernest_ted
    oic....Pirelli shd be ok...but damm ex....1 set almost can buy D50 keke
    once bitten twice shy liao.

    i will either stick to Potenza G3 or try Dunlop F1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markccm
    once bitten twice shy liao.

    i will either stick to Potenza G3 or try Dunlop F1.
    mayb my next change i try above...

    any idea whats the cost like for 225 50 17 ?

    tts remind me for my monthly nitrogen topup

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    Quote Originally Posted by togu
    Anyone using Dunlop 702 tyres? Is it value for money?
    What is your requirement?

    Comfort taryas are never good in terms of grip. I doubt you are going for comfort when you two sized up your rims.

    Sports taryas are noisy and give moderate grip on wet at best.

    Value for money and above average sports taryas I would suggest BFG or Eagle F1.

    If you have money, the best Japanese I have tried is BS SO3. Good grip on dry, above average on wet. There are new ones like RE01R which I have yet to try it. Sports taryas tend to have low wear rate so dun expect them to last.

    So it boils down to how hard do you drive....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ernest_ted
    mayb my next change i try above...

    any idea whats the cost like for 225 50 17 ?

    tts remind me for my monthly nitrogen topup
    my friend asked b4.
    i think $200-250 per piece.

    wah Nitrogen for ur tyres ah?
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    Quote Originally Posted by markccm
    my friend asked b4.
    i think $200-250 per piece.

    wah Nitrogen for ur tyres ah?
    rich sia
    came with the package + 1 rotation ...

    but damm lei chey....cannot top up at petrol station must go back to the tyre shop...

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    Quote Originally Posted by togu
    Just called, pricing also about the same.

    Yep, thinking of changing my stock 13inch to 15inch. Hrm... checked a few stores, pricing about $680-$800, Taiwan rims.

    stamford tyres? u asked them?

    i did my tyre change with CAS last yr on their promo. cost be ard $400, IIRC, for my Turanzas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ernest_ted
    came with the package + 1 rotation ...

    but damm lei chey....cannot top up at petrol station must go back to the tyre shop...
    that is y i rather go back to normal air at petrol kiosk.
    to be honest i felt no diff in terms of performance & FC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markccm
    that is y i rather go back to normal air at petrol kiosk.
    to be honest i felt no diff in terms of performance & FC.
    yeh felt the same.

    signn no pain no gain..

    wo..$200-$250....

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    Er... for me, I'm noob to all these tyres thingy. Driving a small simple 1.4 chevrolet aveo, so sports, racing are out. Going for 15inch cos the currect stock 13inch looks like driving on a pair of chopsticks, damn ugly.

    $450 can get new rims and new tyres? Asked everywhere is like $650-$800 for 15inch. Stamford quoted me $800 for taiwan rims + falken 326. For Falken ST512, cost $850.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightwolf75
    stamford tyres? u asked them?

    i did my tyre change with CAS last yr on their promo. cost be ard $400, IIRC, for my Turanzas.
    $400 is for the tyres only?

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    Quote Originally Posted by togu
    Er... for me, I'm noob to all these tyres thingy. Driving a small simple 1.4 chevrolet aveo, so sports, racing are out. Going for 15inch cos the currect stock 13inch looks like driving on a pair of chopsticks, damn ugly.

    $450 can get new rims and new tyres? Asked everywhere is like $650-$800 for 15inch. Stamford quoted me $800 for taiwan rims + falken 326. For Falken ST512, cost $850.
    I dunno about the PCD of your car. If its the common 4x100 check out other car forums for a used set. Its rather easy to find as its a common size and some new car owners may upsize their rims to 16 inch. Eg try Honda Jazz-Fit Forum since you have a big user base as well as it uses PCD 4x100. If you are looking for a set of good used, you are well within your budget.

    I am not referring to racing. If you "cup" corners and do some spirited driving when in the mood, it pays to invest in a good set of taryas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markccm
    once bitten twice shy liao.

    i will either stick to Potenza G3 or try Dunlop F1.
    Eagle F1 GS-D3? Its Goodyear.

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    I had Dunlop SP9090 back in Aus and they were great for traction, but a little noisy. Now I have Continental CS2 and they are cr*p, but came with the car... Anyway when time comes to replace I will be getting the GSD3's
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    Quote Originally Posted by togu
    $400 is for the tyres only?
    erm... yah, IIRC, including labour and GST. dat was last yr tho....

    pretty darn expensive for 4 rubber thingys. but, for comfort and safety.... oh well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nightwolf75
    erm... yah, IIRC, including labour and GST. dat was last yr tho....

    pretty darn expensive for 4 rubber thingys. but, for comfort and safety.... oh well.

    u got a VVIP or 2 now in the car, so safety comes first...

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    Quote Originally Posted by markccm
    S$450 can get u a good set of tyres.
    Try Poh Heng tyres at AMK.
    Look for Justin.

    for that size i recommend Bridgestone Potenza G3.
    currently using them & it still grips well clost to 2yrs.
    last time was there, then change my 15" to 17", wanted to get superleggra, den later think dun get liao, get taiwan rims... lookalike with gunmetal color...

    anyway, he matched the rims with falken i forget which model tyres... 205/40 r17, the rims protrude out more than the tyres, ended up after 1 week, my dad scratched 1 side (2 rims)... xim tia... but den again, he paid for it... maybe he inexperienced then... thats like last year... me also dunno much about tyres... only play Gran Turismo, NFS, so only see rim chio but dunno tyre will suck in or protrude...

    anyway, change rims, suspension also must change, cos change already, the rims eat into the chasis on soft suspension, changed to coil over... den been on the rocking chair since... but change car liao, so no need to think of changing anything liao...
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    Quote Originally Posted by togu
    Er... for me, I'm noob to all these tyres thingy. Driving a small simple 1.4 chevrolet aveo, so sports, racing are out. Going for 15inch cos the currect stock 13inch looks like driving on a pair of chopsticks, damn ugly.

    $450 can get new rims and new tyres? Asked everywhere is like $650-$800 for 15inch. Stamford quoted me $800 for taiwan rims + falken 326. For Falken ST512, cost $850.
    Go to Poh Heng Tyres at AMK. Their pricing is pretty good and alot of car enthusiasts go there to get their rims and tyres. I traded in my sets of 14inch to 15inch Taiwanese rims with BFGoodrich tyres for $400 plus. BFGoodrich gives superb grip but is abit nosy. Well, if u want tyres that give u good grip, they are never quiet. Quiet tyres on the other hand don't provide good grip especially on wet surface. I heard this Hankook Ventus RS2 give very good grip both on wet and dry surface and not too expensive unlike Jap tyres.
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    Poh Heng is popular with quite a number of motorist.
    Yoko Aspec DB is among the quietest tyres around but wet performance is piss poor.
    Michelin Preceda has a good compromise between grip and comfort. Preceda's noise level (when new) is about Aspec DB at 40000 km. But grip is much better especially in wet. Gives you the confidence. 15" should be around $100+ each while 16" should be around $160" each.

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    Hi,

    I use Bridgestone and find that they are not too noisy.

    Good wear and take a lot to break their grip.

    Time, is an effortless construction :)

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