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    Hi all,

    My 306XSi (currently getting its head replaced) is almost due for new tyres. What's best in the $200ish a corner pricerange?

    It's using the 195/55R15 size.

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    The current ones on it are cheapies (previous owner said they were $70ea) so something a fair bit nicer would be good

    Thanks!

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    See the last few pages of this thread.....

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    You shouldn't have to pay $200/tyre for something decent. I just put Michelin Pilot Sport 3's on my 205 (185/55/15 rather than 195's, but I don't imagine that should affect price much) and paid $150/tyre fitted and balanced here in Sydney, and that was the most expensive tyre I considered. Too early yet to report on how much I like them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jo proffi View Post
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    Actually ignore that thread...... It is just subjective opinion and therefore worth nothing, in contrast to manufacturers websites who will all tell you their tyre is the best. Must be true if they tell you it is.


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    I have bridgestone RE002 on my 306 and have no complaints

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    I've found some ripper tyres (for my applications) in price ranges many "tyre snobs" would overlook.

    It is hard to beat Fleabay for pricing on many; even if you follow an advert back to the store and then ping them on an unlisted item. Here's a basic search of all prices for your size, filtered by new, buy it now and Oz only.

    http://www.ebay.com.au/sch/i.html?LH...efLoc=1&_sop=2

    There are also many grey import tyres in sizes not listed by official agents; this can be a useful thing to know.

    Let's see how long this post lasts, eh?

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    Got Michelin PS3s on the 306 recently, and a huge improvement over the worn out "blue streaks" that were shodding the wheels prior. $160ish per corner.

    No personal experience to compare them to other tyres, though!

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    + 1 for Michelin PS3s. Have them on both my kids 306s and they are great. Handle well especially in wet combined with comfortable ride and low tyre noise. I admit I am a Michelin fan....

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    Seems that the PS3s and the RE002's are the choices to look for then.

    Any tips on where to get it done? Just the normal franchise stores, or a smaller mob? Any recommendations on places in inner Melbourne (northern or eastern suburbs)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deanodriver View Post
    Seems that the PS3s and the RE002's are the choices to look for then.

    Any tips on where to get it done? Just the normal franchise stores, or a smaller mob? Any recommendations on places in inner Melbourne (northern or eastern suburbs)?
    Ps3 is more of a comfort tyre and better in the wet.
    Re002 is brutal in the dry still respectable in the wet and cheaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deanodriver View Post
    Seems that the PS3s and the RE002's are the choices to look for then.

    Any tips on where to get it done? Just the normal franchise stores, or a smaller mob? Any recommendations on places in inner Melbourne (northern or eastern suburbs)?
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    Well it's definitely time to replace the tyres on the 306. They weren't too bad when I made this thread, but now the front's are really due for it.

    Not sure whether to replace the fronts now and do the rears in a few months, or just go the whole hog and replace the lot.

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    Toyo Proxes T1R i've had good experience with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hito View Post
    Toyo Proxes T1R i've had good experience with.
    A mate recommended those as well.

    I ended up getting a set of PS3s for a decent price. I'm happy.

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