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    Before my next service I will need to replace my original tyres on my 2010 C5.(2010)
    Any thoughts re the best tyres?. The original Michelins seem good but are rather noisy on some surfaces.
    Allan.

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    I put Bridgestone Potenza RE050A on mine and they are great - and a whole lot less than the original spec Mich Primacy. I have just replaced the fronts only after 40k km.

    My car has the 18" rims - but if yours has the 17" you might find a larger range of tyres. If you shop around via phone for 18" 245/45/R18 you will probably get asked "what's it for? A Commodore mate?" SS dunnybores use the same size tyre.
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    RE050's are good, also try Toyo Teo Plus - very quiet, good quality tyre.

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    I know that my 2003 C5 has different rim and tyre size to your 2010 model. But.
    Six months ago I put on a set of Pirelli Cinturato P1s and have found them to be very comfortable, quite and they handle well under braking esp on wet roads. In that time I have done three trips from Bathurst to Brisbane and they seem to be wearing well.
    Four months ago I replaced the original tyres and put on a set of Pirelli Cinturato P7s on my wife's C4 coupe and they greatly improved the ride and comfortable according to my wife who drives the car from Bathurst to Orange and return four days a week.
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    I fitted Hankooks to my 2010 C4GP a lot quieter than Michelin and grip the road very well in all conditions. I also used Hankooks on my CX 2400 and found they also improved it handling and ride. Also they are great value for your dollar.
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    Thank you all. So many choices.

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    I don't believe the scene has changed since the last post I wrote on this subject a couple of years ago. CitroŽn had only approved two OEM suppliers for the car, Michelin and Continental. Their choice of tyre is an integral part of justifying their economy and pollution figures required under French law. These energy efficient tyres use rubber mixes and construction for low rolling resistance and can be noisier on certain surfaces, also a feature of certain tread patterns for superior braking and wet weather handling. Also, their life may be shorter than say the old tough X. In Australia the compromise chosen for Europe may not be optimal but if you change tyre specs. you take on the risk of being unable to test them under the range of conditions open to the car designers. Tyres aint tyres any more.
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    There is nothing wrong with Michelin Pilot Sport 3's as a comfortable quality tyre.
    Only $10 or $20 ea. more than the regular run of the mill crap!
    Very impressed with mine and about $100 a tyre cheaper than the older Pilot Preceda 2's

    Alain

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