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    There is a point that I start getting hesitant about cheap tyres...somewhere around 180km/h it is usually.

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    Phasis,

    I know what you mean about the rubbing bit. I had 195/50 15's on my old XT and even they rubbed when I loaded it up. never heard or felt it - just saw the marks when I took the rim off.

    I am pretty sure OEM size for the S16 was 195/55 as well but I may be wrong.

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    OK. Latest news.

    Have been quoted the following prices and recommended the following tyres:

    Bob Jane Jobsons Beaurprs Hills

    Dunlop FM901 $185 205 195 -
    Pirelli P6000 207 180 199 212
    Yoko A539 177 - - -
    Goodyear FI - - 189 -
    Michelin SXGT 220 - - 227
    Bridgestne
    RE010 225 - - -

    I enquired about the P6000's and FM901's at each store and asked their opinions on other possibles. The last 4 were THEIR recommendations. The guy at Bob Jane was by FAR the most helpful.

    On top of this Pugs need on car balancing due to the lack of a centre hub in the wheels. This adds to the price and most places do not have this facility.

    To summ up, depending on the g/f (since its HER car), I would get the FM901's based on peoples comments, both on here and from the tyre dealers. The g'f may stick with the P6000's, I don't know.

    Will let you know.

    [ 23 November 2001: Message edited by: YEL020 ]

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    YELO20 Stuckey Tyres gave me that price - $165 balanced and fitted.

    Last night I took the car out for a drive on the old pacific hwy with the others to test it out a little. Dude I have little confidence in those tyres.

    Chatting about them in a group, two experienced fellows had nothing but bad words to say about them, and both suggested FM901s - one guy had them on, saying they're the best tyre he'd ever had, the other is used to slicks and semi slicks and said they were on of the better road tyres you can get.

    I'm going to be looking into buying some soon... and selling the 6000s off 2nd hand. Such were my experiences last night...

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    ntrx,

    Where's Stuckey tyres?

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    Contact me on ICQ.

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    So how did anyone you end up getting the Dunlops in Sydney and for how much? im going to get them too, just need to ring around for teh right price. Is Stuckey's the place in Blacktown? also how much should i look to be paying for the wheel balancing for the pug since its not the standard one i'm used to?

    update: I just called
    Australia's Best Tyre Service Cnr Canterbury & Canarys Rds, Lakemba Tel. (tyres) 02 9750 3533

    Dunlop FM901s 195/55/15 $156 bal and fitted. But thats the standard balance, they don't do on car

    [ 02 December 2001: Message edited by: Pugsly ]</p>

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    Pugsly,

    Are you sure? That seems VERY cheap. If so, I am getting them from there. Will be getting them very soon. If not before, straight after Christmas. I will DEFINATELY be getting the FM901's. I have a basis now for a comparison after a run up the Old Pac Hwy.

    Jim Hunter Suspension at Granville do on-car balancing. I was told $25 for the front. They said they normally don't do the rears. Why, I do not know. Anyone?

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    yeah i've called a few places and yeah 156 is cheap!! Going to get a pair this weekend, assuming the price is right!

    Update= i just called to confirm, 156!!! balanced and fitted. I'm going this weekend to get a pair, man i'm tempted to do all 5 tyres!
    Remember, this is the normal wheel balance

    [ 03 December 2001: Message edited by: Pugsly ]</p>

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    I ended up getting 4 tyres (Dunlop FM901), still got the P6000 as the spare. Haven't been able to throw the car around because its raining! One thing i have noticed is its a bit noisier than the P6000, or might have just been the road, im not too sure. But when speaking to one of the guys at australia's best, he was suprised that i got them for 156 each so i'm not sure what that means. All up it cost $662 which includes front wheel alignment. I can't comment on the normal wheel balance either because i havne't had a chance to take it on a motorway

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    I took the car on the m4, was fine at 100kmh. When i took it past 120, the steering wheel started to vibrate, damn dashboard was vibrating!! looks like it does need the on car wheel balancing, hopegully i can find aplace close that does it

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    Yelo20,
    you've bought a good car. Don't spoil the experience by fitting cheap tyres. Michelin would still be my choice. If you down on cash, consider 2nd tyres. I recently bought 80% 205x50/15 Michelin MXV3A for $140 each from Milpera Tyres, Sydney. They're the same rolling radius as 195x55/15. They have a huge range of 2nd tyres in 205x50/15.

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    PeterT,

    They aren't cheap tyres. They are a better tyre than the P6000. This I have been told by people who have them on their car, and by the tyre dealers themselves. The fact that the P6000 may be dearer, doesn't necessarily mean they are a better tyre.

    Pugsly,

    Keep us updated with your progress.

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    I have noticed my steering is different than b4! it seems much lighter, and i don't like it! when taking a corner hard, i can hear what sounds like that tyres are about to lose grip and slide, and it did happen! Taking one of my normal high speed corners, the front just slid out. I dind't think much of it because the tyres were still cold, maybe the pirellis warmed up faster because those tyres were fine around the same corner. I checked my tyre pressure using the gauge at the servo, i know you can't trust them but i don't have my own gauge (yet). The reading was 40psi, i let some air out until about 36psi, hard to read the dumb gauge. Well the steering seems heavier, back to the way it was before i swapped tyres but i havne't had a chance to fling the car around, kinda scared to now after the sliding incident. got to go buy a tyre pressue gauge

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    Don't tell me this. I want to hear the good bits.
    Keep me informed. You've got me worried now!

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    Nah don't worry, im sure there is nothing wrong with the Tyre, it has good reviews everywhere, inc wheels mag (or was it motor) in their annual tyre test. I think i just need to get a gauge to check the pressure, the only reason i decided to check the pressure was i didn't see any tyre wear on the edge of the tyres which i thought was strange.

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    Pugsly - it's because the tyres are new, and you had the pressures too high. I've been running 38 on the front and I consider it a bit high, will be going back to 36. Please give us more reports!

    PeterT - you go on about not buying crap tyres for the GTi6 - when you buy 2nd hand ones in the wrong size? 205 width on a 6" rim will not be good for turn in response - the sidewalls bulge out too much IMHO.

    The P6000s are the most dreadful tyres I have ever owned, bar some Bob Jane Tmart Allrounders on my first car , and many friends of mine agree. I have found older tyres such as Yoko A008s, A509s, A510s (yep, had all of them..) Bridgestone RE71 and Re010s much better than these. Drove on some P600s ages ago, bloody awful.

    My father changed the Pirelli P Zeros on his 993 Targa to Continentals, and then Bridgestone S02s. Both brands far superior to the P-Zeros, with the Continentals having a slight edge on the Bridgestones. Guess who's tyre was the most expensive? Oh, of course, the Pirelli... the most superior tyre put on the most exotic super cars. Gimme a break - they're rip off merchants.

    The Michelins are supposed to be good - in the recent Motor tyre test it seems the FM901 and Michelin Pilot Sport were very close. The Michelin had the edge in the wet and allround balance, the Dunlop had the edge in the dry and was much faster around the track, topped the charts with braking and had better dry balance.

    But they were very close to eachother in all tests. The Dunlop came 2nd for value for money, and the Michelin came 9th.

    So don't tell me the Dunlop FM901s are cheap tyres.

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    I was just in performanceforums.com, it looked like aussiefrogs!
    anyways, hope its not the tyre, and i hope there's nothing wrong with my suspension. I guess i will find out soon enough

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    With the PF thing, it has been a 50/50 migration thing. Half of us came from PF to here, then let others know about PF who have gone on there.

    Its a good thing!

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    Well i went and bought a tyre pressue gauge from hardware house, and the dame tyre pressure was 40 psi on the front, and around 38-39 on the back! this is after i let some air out this morning too! i can only guess how much it was in the first place. Well i was only able to fang it around one corner, and i think all is good now! didn't feel like the front was going to lose it, but i dind't push as hard as i normally do around the same corner. What speeds would you take a flat 90 deg turn?

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    70-80, sometimes faster depending on the corner and the surface... usually enough to get the inside rear wheel off the [email protected] If I push any harder those P6000s start howling in pain.

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    70-80?! my goodness thats fast compared to what i do. But this one particular corner i always gun before i get home only needs around 40km for the rear wheel to lift, and i'm glad the wheel thing is normal! Gave me a bit of a shock when it first happened

    [ 12 December 2001: Message edited by: Pugsly ]</p>

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    How can you tell if its off the ground? <img src="confused.gif" border="0">

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    Well the way i 'think' its off the ground is when i hear it land. Its like a little thump, i can't think of it being anything else. that is my wheel landing right guys? You can feel the back lift a bit

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    Hmm..never felt this either, must have to give it some more strick. Although mine is lowered which may change the amount of lift.
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