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    Hello Froggers,
    Wanting some new tyres for the 207 soon,just wondering what
    tyres other 207 owners have?
    The car has a bit of a mix at the moment,Dunlop sport max on front,and
    Bridgestone Potenzas on the rear.
    Was very happy with the Bridgestone adrenalins on the S16. They were
    made in Australia,but I think I read a while ago these tyres are no longer
    made here?
    Thanks in advance
    Andrew

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    What type of tyres are you after? How long would you expect a set of tyres to last?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Langers View Post
    What type of tyres are you after? How long would you expect a set of tyres to last?
    Good grip,low noise. I rotate tyres every 5000kms and also get around
    40,000kms to a set.
    Am I asking to much?
    I may look at getting Yokohama C drives again too. They were fine
    on the 16" rims on the S16.

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    I only managed 28,000 on the first set, but have stuck with the factory issue, cos I like how they feel and handle.
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    Some Potenza Adrenalins are still made in Australia depending on the size. To me they are the ultimate street performance tyre - they stick well, are not noisy and I got 40,000km on my Evo 7 with spirited weekend driving. I'll be getting a set on my pug when the current tyres wear out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chez00 View Post
    Some Potenza Adrenalins are still made in Australia depending on the size. To me they are the ultimate street performance tyre - they stick well, are not noisy and I got 40,000km on my Evo 7 with spirited weekend driving. I'll be getting a set on my pug when the current tyres wear out.

    Thanks for that Chez. The Adrenalins are a excellent tyre. Will look
    into these as they were brilliant on the S16,I'm sure I was doing
    the same kind of weekend driving as yourself.
    Clarkey, what were the stock tyres the 207's came out with?
    On mine,it seems they had the Bridgestone Potenzas.
    Thanks heaps for the replys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndS16 View Post
    Good grip,low noise. I rotate tyres every 5000kms and also get around
    40,000kms to a set.
    Am I asking to much?
    I may look at getting Yokohama C drives again too. They were fine
    on the 16" rims on the S16.

    Cheers
    Andrew
    I switched from the stock Potenzas to Yokohama's Advan Neova AD08. I was after something closer to R-specs for occasional track days/nights. The stiffer sidewalls should reduce scrubbing on the shoulders. You also get more rotation options with the symmetrical tread pattern, if you're prepared to remount them.

    I find they inspire more confidence than the Potenzas, they feel sticky almost as soon as you're out of the garage, and keep that grip even after longer stints at the track, without starting to squirm.

    Not sure what sort of life to expect out of them - roundabouts are even more fun now! Maybe I'll save on brake wear, what it costs me in tyres?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clarky View Post
    I only managed 28,000 on the first set, but have stuck with the factory issue, cos I like how they feel and handle.
    I liked them too, and might have stayed with them, except the price gave me an excuse to look for other options. Mine were done after 25K - probably another 5K of tread left, except the shoulders were scrubbed so no longer legal according to the boys in blue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndS16 View Post
    Clarkey, what were the stock tyres the 207's came out with?
    Bridgestone RE050As - made in France
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    Quote Originally Posted by SLC206 View Post
    Bridgestone RE050As - made in France
    I have found the French manufactured RE050A's to be really good. Hopefully the replacements are as good where ever they come from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLC206 View Post
    Bridgestone RE050As - made in France
    Thanks for that. Had a feeling these tyres were the stock ones.
    Will be getting 4 more of these on saturday,was thinking the
    Yoko's,but told they are rather noisey.
    Anyway,got a quote from Bob Jane (for the Bridgestones),$380 each!! Promtly hung up.
    Called Jax $255 a corner for the Bridgestones. Looks like Bob's ex has really
    taken him to the cleaners!!
    Thanks heaps for the replys. I'm sure I will have more 207 questions soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndS16 View Post
    Anyway,got a quote from Bob Jane (for the Bridgestones),$380 each!! Promtly hung up.
    Called Jax $255 a corner for the Bridgestones. Looks like Bob's ex has really
    taken him to the cleaners!!

    Cheers
    Andrew
    I'd be confirming that quote re sizing,mode, price and availability.
    $380 to $255 is a big difference, too big perhaps and would have me thinking the two shops were quoting different model or size.

    ITs good if you get $125 per corner off the price though.

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    I know what you mean Jo. The lad at Jax was totally dumbfounded
    when I told him BJ's price.
    The Bridgestone dealership wanted $280 each.
    Could only put the price down to a messy divorce.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndS16 View Post
    ... was thinking the Yoko's,but told they are rather noisey...
    I was warned about that too, before I got mine. They're probably a bit noisier, but quietness wasn't a strong point of the stock Bridgestones, either!

    Anyway, seems you've got a good price for the stock tyres, and they DO work well with the GTi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TimOzSF View Post
    I was warned about that too, before I got mine. They're probably a bit noisier, but quietness wasn't a strong point of the stock Bridgestones, either!

    Anyway, seems you've got a good price for the stock tyres, and they DO work well with the GTi.
    Got the Bridgestones on today.
    Absoultely brilliant!! I hated those dunlop rubbish the previous
    owner had on the front.
    The car is now much quieter and handles so much better.
    Totally recommend Jax for tyres,great service and good to deal with.
    On another note,I think the manager thought I stole the car
    and the cash!! Long hair, a U.K. Subs shirt and Doc's. Maybe not
    your usual Peugeot driver? Still makes me laugh.
    Thank you all for your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndS16 View Post
    On another note,I think the manager thought I stole the car
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr bern View Post
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    I got 2 tyres for the C3 this week and the guy mentioned Kendas. I said no though. They didnt sound ok. They were from China.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danielsydney View Post
    I got 2 tyres for the C3 this week and the guy mentioned Kendas. I said no though. They didnt sound ok. They were from China.
    Kendas? OK for your round around pushbike or your ride on mower. But on your pride and joy?

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