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    Default New tyres needed for 206Gti

    Hi Guys,

    I'm in need of 4 new tyres for my 2000 model 206Gti. I've still got the standard 15in wheels the car came with....

    I've been told that it's a good idea to move to 195/55/15 (from a price point of view)

    Would be great if anyone could suggest a good tyre to go for and the approx price

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    mmm... I'm sure the other gti (138) owners will agree with me whe i say that 195/55/15 should be the standard and correct size for your car. So inturn yes get that size, i recommend the new G3 Goodyears. - Chris

    ps do a search as there is a very good thread on that exact tyre size.
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    I'm running the Eagle F1 G3's on my GTi. Except mine are 205/45 16"'s I'm really happy with them in terms of their handling, ride and I dont even think the noise is excessive.

    I paid $179/tyre for mine so I guess the 15's may be around that.
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    195/50R15s maybe?

    I've got Yoko A539s which I quite like - just got C.Drives (the A539 replacement) for my wife's Golf and they seem pretty good (hard to tell - the Contis which were on the car were goddamn awful).

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    I just put a new set of tires on my s16.
    205/50/15's, I decided on a set of falken azenis RT215's.
    Got them at a pretty decent price too
    Bloody nice tire, holds like s**t to a blanket!!!



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    Excellent Kyle

    Did you get them from Tempe Tyres?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle
    I just put a new set of tires on my s16.
    205/50/15's, I decided on a set of falken azenis RT215's.
    can I ask why you went with that size ? price ? grip? looks ?
    195/55R15 is the S16 standard size and I found it works well without scrubbing or any probs like that
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    Nah i got them from auto city t&w in sevo hills, 2 mins from work....
    $200 each corner, said they were a bit more but he would drip the price a lil as he couldnt get me t1r's that i ordered....

    Slick, I had FM901's on it in 205/50/15 previously and i loved the width and sidewall, I decided to go with that combo again. the car grips really sweetly with the wider tyre on it.
    *Edit* i have nil scrubbing issues whatsoever too

    I don't care much for looks, But yes, they do look good

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    Yeah I'm thinking of going for the C-Drives, I've been quoted $139 each plus $55 labour, bal etc.

    Does this sound like a good price?

    I also liked the look of the G-year D3 F1's but I've heard a few poor reports.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHRI'S16
    mmm... I'm sure the other gti (138) owners will agree with me whe i say that 195/55/15 should be the standard and correct size for your car. So inturn yes get that size, i recommend the new G3 Goodyears. - Chris
    Sorry Chris but the OEM size for a 15" 138 is 185/55/15. I went to 195/55/15 when the P6000 were shot. Reduced my speedo error from 6kph to 3kph. I've got C-Drive at the moment. Very quiet, lots of wet weather grip, predictable sliding in the dry.
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    Default speedo error

    Is the speedo error 6Kph under your actual speed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unit 206Gti
    Yeah I'm thinking of going for the C-Drives, I've been quoted $139 each plus $55 labour, bal etc.
    who the hell quotes balance/fitting etc separate these days ? Sounds a little odd... I've been ringing around every time I've needed tyres, my dad or my girlfriend recently. I've never heard of labour as an additional charge unless you need a wheel alignment (good idea if you're getting 4 new tyres or havent done one in a while)
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    Quote Originally Posted by kermit
    Sorry Chris but the OEM size for a 15" 138 is 185/55/15. I went to 195/55/15 when the P6000 were shot. Reduced my speedo error from 6kph to 3kph. I've got C-Drive at the moment. Very quiet, lots of wet weather grip, predictable sliding in the dry.
    ...cheers simon. Weird that, but figures. The 306 was a bigger car, so it would make sence that a smaller tyre would be oem on the 206, not that it hampers it! it works damm well. - Chris
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unit 206Gti
    Yeah I'm thinking of going for the C-Drives, I've been quoted $139 each plus $55 labour, bal etc.

    Does this sound like a good price?
    I think someone on the 206GTi.net list was quoted $133 fitted & balanced. Never had a tyre quote where the labour was extra.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unit 206Gti
    Is the speedo error 6Kph under your actual speed?
    RACQ test on a rolling road from 40kph through to 100kph. My error was 3kph for every 10kph increment with 195/55/15 fitted. ie when speedo indicated 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, car was actually doing 37, 47, 57, 67, 77, 87, 97.

    Friend had his 138 tested with the OEM 185/55/15 P6000 and his error was 6kph.
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    I was sure that my speedo was out (I was going slower than it indicates).

    To Clear things up, I was actually quoted $55 for alignment not labour and Bal.

    Was in rush to post the msg.....

    Anyway The C-drives sound good so I'll try to get a few more prices on them.

    Has anyone found a good place to get the wheels aligned in Melbournes East (Balwyn/Doncaster area)??

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unit 206Gti
    Has anyone found a good place to get the wheels aligned in Melbournes East (Balwyn/Doncaster area)??
    I've been happy with Bob Jane doing my wheel alignments, maybe that is because the BJ I use does them for race cars. I'm sure you can find one in MEL.
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    Don,t know if you are interested but I have a set of 195/55x15R Pirelli P6000s that I removed from my car before I sold it. Would be keen to sell if you are interested. They have done less than 3000kms and are perfect condition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unit 206Gti
    I was sure that my speedo was out (I was going slower than it indicates).

    To Clear things up, I was actually quoted $55 for alignment not labour and Bal.

    Was in rush to post the msg.....

    Anyway The C-drives sound good so I'll try to get a few more prices on them.

    Has anyone found a good place to get the wheels aligned in Melbournes East (Balwyn/Doncaster area)??

    Cheers

    Mike
    My family always gets its tyres from (i think it's a) tyrepower on Manningham rd, near the corner of templestowe rd. I've been talking to brett a fair bit this week, and they are helpful and friendly... Overall we have been pretty happy with them, and we go through stacks of tyres between our 6 cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patzwald
    Hi

    Don,t know if you are interested but I have a set of 195/55x15R Pirelli P6000s that I removed from my car before I sold it. Would be keen to sell if you are interested. They have done less than 3000kms and are perfect condition.
    Hi Patzwald, I'm very interested. Send me an email or PM with the lowest price you will accept and I'll see If we can make a deal. I'm in Brissy so no problem in getting them.

    Did you buy your 206GTi from Classics?
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    The C-Drives are very good tyres, a few of my friends have them on their Mirage Cyborg RS (a little lighter than the 306's) and they are very good on and off the track, good in the rain too...

    The Direzza's aren't bad either... i've got them on my gf's car... and have been very happy with them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRTDVL
    The C-Drives are very good tyres, a few of my friends have them on their Mirage Cyborg RS (a little lighter than the 306's) and they are very good on and off the track, good in the rain too...
    I'm very happy with mine, though now that GS-D3s are available in 15" I might go for them next - even though they are an older design. I'd like to try Michelin Exalto as I found they were quiet on the C4 I test drove last weekend.
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    don't know what the road surface in aussie is like, i found that the michilens where prone to blister on the roads in nz if you pushed fairly hard... great tyres just didn't last very long

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unit 206Gti
    Hi Guys,

    I'm in need of 4 new tyres for my 2000 model 206Gti. I've still got the standard 15in wheels the car came with....

    I've been told that it's a good idea to move to 195/55/15 (from a price point of view)

    Would be great if anyone could suggest a good tyre to go for and the approx price

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by kermit
    Hi Patzwald, I'm very interested. Send me an email or PM with the lowest price you will accept and I'll see If we can make a deal. I'm in Brissy so no problem in getting them.

    Did you buy your 206GTi from Classics?

    Hi Simon

    Had a look at the tyres today and they still have the rubber tips on them. Let me know what you think

    Regards
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