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    New tyres : What to buy for 405MI16

    Hi fellow Pugsters....
    My service centre says Michelin SX, or alternatively, P7's or P6000 Pirelli's
    I am curious to learn what alternatives there may be that does not carry the Brand inflated price tag, yet are compatible with my 405MI16. For instance, Yokohama A539's or Falken Ziex..?
    Appreciate any feedback.

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    Hi Ken. Welcome to Aussiefrogs.

    I've had both A539's and Azenis RS on my Mi16. Is this for 14" or 15"? I personally don't believe the price difference for the Azenis is worth it. I have had 3 sets of the Yokohamas on different cars and really like them. They will last about four times as long as the Azenis, are about $50 per tyre cheaper and are better in the wet. A very grippy, good performance tyre. They make a lot of noise though.

    I also have a set of Goodyear Eagle F1's, but they are on 16" rims, so it is hard to compare to 14's. This is the way to go I reckon. The difference between 60 profile and 45 profile is huge.

    Don't bother with either Michelin or Pirelli. Both over priced and inferior.

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    KenL:
    Hi fellow Pugsters....
    My service centre says Michelin SX, or alternatively, P7's or P6000 Pirelli's
    I am curious to learn what alternatives there may be that does not carry the Brand inflated price tag, yet are compatible with my 405MI16. For instance, Yokohama A539's or Falken Ziex..?
    Appreciate any feedback. KenL
    The feedback I've read suggests stay away from the P6000 ... generally underperformers for the $'s.

    The P7's get a big thumbs up - but they get a big price tag attached too.

    There is quite a few peugeot owners now running A539's and are really, really happy with them ... grip in dry and wet, low road noise, decent wear and a good price.

    What tire size does the 405Mi-16 run ?

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    XTC206:
    What tire size does the 405Mi-16 run ?
    Either 195/60/14 or 195/55/15, depending on which model.

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    Welcome to Aussiefrogs. We talk alot about tyres here, so I'd suggest a search on tyres would find a fair bit, especially in the size I run, 195/55R15.

    I run Dunlop FM901s and love them.

    I'd disagree that Pirelli is expensive, the P6000s and P7s are a decent value tyre, you just have to go to Jax as they appear to get the best price.
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    At the citroen car club meeting last night we had an interesting talk from the guys at michelin tyres they were great. Talking about a great product...

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    Hi Ken
    I have a 91 Mi16 S1 with 15x6 Pug rims. I have had 3 of these great cars and have used some different tyres. Was very satisfied with Continental Eco Contacts 195/55 R15 and achieved about 35,000km with spirited driving. They were similar to Michi's in price in NZ. I have now changed to Yokohama ES100 195/55R15 s, whixh have a more pronounced wet weather "clearing" pattern, and like the Contis have a high silica content. They are quiet, turn in is brilliantly, and feel very safe in wet(and dry also).
    I did some hillclimb racing on the Contis and 3 Targa NZ spectator tours-flat out!
    If the Yokos last as well as the Contis I will be very pleased. Shop around for the best deal you can get for Yoko ES100, then compare with Falken and Pirelli 7000. Go for the best priced of any of those 3.
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    Hi Ken,

    Welcome to Aussiefrogs. Good to see a sticker recipient signing up so fast! Hope some of these tyre geeks (aka GTI124) can help you out wink

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    Welcome onboard Ken

    Something I forgot to add on the drive - I'd advise against P6000s, chiefly because of price and the fact they are now an old tyre design. Their treadwear rating is fairly low (180 on the cars I've driven), so they don't have a particularly long life. However, the soft compound doesn't translate into the grip one would expect.

    Your 405 Mi16 isn't shod with the bread and butter 205/65 size worn by Falcadores so the P6000s won't be that cheap anyway.

    Hope you enjoy your time on the forums.

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    i'd go for the new A539 if they are as good or better than the A509
    i had the A509 on the Mi-16 i had and they were pretty damn good

    BTW i still have a pair of original P6000's on the rear of the GTi-6 that were on the front at 97k's
    so they can last
    albeit they are probably rock hard now after 5.5 years lol
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    I am going to go right out of the square here and suggest an "unknown" and that is the Hankook Aventis. For your car should be around $155.
    They came in 6th in a wheels tyre comparo and the ones in front of it were way way more expensive.
    I have 2 friends that use them, one on z32 and the other on a GTR...both swear by them and think its the worlds best kept secret.

    The name sounds crappy tho!! cheers jr
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    i too was going to add Hankooks and also Sumimoto (spell), drove a 306 hard at Wakefield race track and they suprised me alot. Great for the money. - chris
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    Speaking of obscurities, I am about to order a set of Silverstones for my Sprinter. They are an R spec tyre in the same vain as an 032R or a DO1J. They are made in Malaysia and are avaialble in 3 different compounds. The guys who use them, swear by them. At $200ea for 195/50/15's, I'm prepared to give them a shot. Anybody else tried them?

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