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    Tadpole
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    Default Tyres for Clio RS

    I'm getting close to needing a couple of new tyres on my Clio RS. The OEM Michelan Pilot SX's have lasted impressively well. I'm about to hit 80k. I've replaced one tyre due to a side wall puncture and rotated on the spare to get a better match to the new tyre. This has stretched things out a little a kinda skewed the durability measurements a little but anyway you look at it they have lasted well. The performance has been really good too. The killer is the price - around $NZ350 for the replacement I got a year and bit ago.

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    Can anyone recommend a good alternative. By good I mean a nice balance of durability, performance and price. Or should I just bite the bullet and stick with the OEM items?

    Anthony

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    Welcome to Aussiefrogs!

    I'd be considering the Michelin Pilot Precedas over the SXs as a replacement tyre. My pick would be some Dunlop Direzza DZ101s, then Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3s.

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    Hey

    If u want a good compromise between a track and a road tyre u cant really go past the Azenis RT.


    I just got a quote today for $182 for a 195/55/R15 Falken Azenis RT....these are a Semi comp but not really a R tyre. Anyways ill let u know how they go as i should be getting them ASAP as my crappy contintals are just too dangerous and worn

    I was gonna go get a road tyre but for $180 its pretty cheap for semi comps
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    Yep a nice tyre the RS. Have they updated it to RT now?

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    Umm i think so? I just called Bundoora tyres and i think its called the RT? Or Maybe a typo i dunno? lol

    A few of my friends have Azenis on their daily drivers one of them a nice Datsun 260Z and in the mountains u cannot keep up with him....the amount of grip they give on the street is unbelievable.
    There is a good thread on tyres here

    http://forums.melbccr.com/showthread.php?t=64844

    I found it very helpful and it helped me decide which tyres i am going to get.
    PEUGEOT 306 GTi6 (1997-1999 HYBRID)
    105.4kw (141HP) ATW
    2:09 Phillip Island (Toyo Street Tyres)

    2001 YAMAHA YZF-R6
    119HP

    1993 MITSUBISHI 3000GT Twin Turbo
    300BHP
    STOCK-14.006 @97.4mph HEATHCOTE
    STOCK-1:15 CALDER Long Circuit (Stock Street Tyres + Stock Pads :banghead )
    (For Sale)

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    I'd be considering the Michelin Pilot Precedas over the SXs as a replacement tyre.


    Are you saying u would rather have the Precedas over the SX ? Theyre a lot cheaper arent they ? How do they compare ?

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    Yep, I'd be getting the Precedas over the SXs. The Precedas has done very well in the last few tests I've read and the comments from users have been favourable too. They should be around $200-$220 in that size. But the F1s and Dunlops are both cheaper again.

    Appears they have renamed them to RTs...even though they look the same as the RS... and even the URL has RS in it still:

    http://www.falkentire.com/tires/az_rs_infopg.htm

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