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    Default Tyres, old questions.... What's a good 195/55 15 now?

    I'd like to use Michelin pilot sport 4's but they are not available in that size.

    Other options for grip, followed by comfort and noise suppression?

    Continental? Toyo? I'm out of date with tyres....

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    I think the Michelin Pilot Sport 3 suits your requirements well.

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    Yep, they would be. If you can get them. Haven't had much luck - most places all show the same thing that there's 1 left in a warehouse in Brisbane... I need 4 in Sydney!

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    The PS3 would certainly be on my shortlist on your criteria of choice. The rest of my (ordered) shortlist would be comprised of Conti's Premium Contact 2, Dunlop's FM800 & Pirelli's P6. Wildcard is Bridgestone's RE003 if grip is given even more priority over comfort.

    I've used each of the last 4 & would choose the PC2 (lovely wet tyre, crisp in response, & with benign limit behaviour) unless longevity is a huge priority. If it is, then the P6 is best.

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    Another thought....you could go back to the original 185 for the 15" wheel. These are usually more expensive than the 195 :{
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    I've ordered a set of conti premium contact 2. $126 per tyre fitted and they can balance my cyclone wheels. Woo! Jax tyres artarmon if anyone else needs a place to do wheels without centre bores.

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    Recently bought a set of 'Contisport Contact' (in larger width / dia) for my MG & so far very pleased with the result though the jury's still out on long term wear rate - the reviews seem to vary wildly on this aspect. The Toyo's it was previously fitted with were failing due to age more than wear.

    Doesn't appear that these exact ones are available in the size you're looking for, though the 'Premium Contact 2' is & might be good alternative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4cvg View Post
    I've used each of the last 4 & would choose the PC2 (lovely wet tyre, crisp in response, & with benign limit behaviour) unless longevity is a huge priority. If it is, then the P6 is best.
    Echoes my experience with the Conti Premium Contact 2. I've continued using them especially as their cost seems to have dropped over the years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jr20516v View Post
    Another thought....you could go back to the original 185 for the 15" wheel. These are usually more expensive than the 195 :{
    One could; but given the availability of good tyres in 195/55, why bother? It's not as if the tyre type choice is better in 185/60 (the closest size in circumference to 195/55).

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