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    Anyone know where I can get Simex tyres in Canberra, specifically the SM800. If not Canberra where are they available in Sydney? I want a 195/75x14.

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    My preferred tyre place is Don Cornell in Bexley on 02 9502 4666. He stocks Simex.

    Otherwise you can call the distributor direct, Claremont Distributors on (02) 9709 4922 to find a ACT based retailer.

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    Bruce, I went to a local small tyre retailer (who didn't stock Simex) and said that I wanted 4 SM800's and they got them in, no problems.

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    Thanks guys.
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    Try Tyrepower in Queanbeyan. I know that Brett is sponsered by Simex for the outback challenge and certainly has simex 4x4 tyres on the shelves there.
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    Good choice,

    I fitted some Simex performance tyres under my CX2500 GTi Turbo, they are bloody brilliant given the price. Were talking $120bucks each for 215/55 16". In the same size Michies ***started*** at $350++ each, and other brands were not far behind. I seriously doubt the michies are much better either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron
    Good choice,

    I fitted some Simex performance tyres under my CX2500 GTi Turbo, they are bloody brilliant given the price. Were talking $120bucks each for 215/55 16". In the same size Michies ***started*** at $350++ each, and other brands were not far behind. I seriously doubt the michies are much better either.

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    Which ones Shane?

    They certainly are a good value tyre. I ran one odd one on the Micra for a bit. I had it one the rear to minimise the effects (sidewall puncture in one of the Yoko A520s I was running), and there was no difference in rear end performance with them on there.

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    Hi Guys,

    the 215/55 16" is an odd ball size (well it is a Citroen ). As such the cheapest michelin in that size started at $350, obviously I didn't ask for details of the tyre.

    The Simex's I think are SM8200's, I've just looked up there web site and it's changed. They appear to no longer stock them in my size

    Wet and dry weather traction appears to be excellent. Keep in mind though being a Citroen CX is has a LOT of weight on the tyres. Who knows, the rubber compound might not be soft enough for a light weight car like a 205, you might be better with something like a semi-racing slick under them .

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    '72 DS21 ie 5spd pallas (last looked at ... about 15years ago)
    '78 GS1220 pallas
    '92 Range Rover Classic ... 5spd manual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jester_fu
    Yeah.. which Michies where that much? I can't find anything over $280 in a 205/40/17 in Michellin.. and that was for the new Pilot Preceda.
    The Precedas are a very good value tyre, as they're made in Thailand, and our exchange rate to them is good.

    It wasn't unheard of for 195/55R15s in an MXV3A being $375 a corner, and that's just a touring tyre. The SX-GT and SX was also pretty exxy in that size.

    It's only in recent time that Michies have come down to a more competitive level against Dunlops and Goodyears. However, their Pilot Sports are still very exxy, but justifiably so, IMO. I'll be considering Pilot Sport 2s next on the ST in 215/45R17

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    Quote Originally Posted by cruiserman
    Try Tyrepower in Queanbeyan. I know that Brett is sponsered by Simex for the outback challenge and certainly has simex 4x4 tyres on the shelves there.
    Thanks Neil.
    Bruce

    Currently owned:
    1988 505 GTi S2 Familial
    1999 E46 BMW 328Ci, 2002 Falcon AUIII Ute
    Previously owned:
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    Brother owned:
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron
    Good choice,

    I fitted some Simex performance tyres under my CX2500 GTi Turbo, they are bloody brilliant given the price. Were talking $120bucks each for 215/55 16". In the same size Michies ***started*** at $350++ each, and other brands were not far behind. I seriously doubt the michies are much better either.

    seeya,
    Shane L.
    Yeah, when I bought my SM800's for a mere $79 each (175/70-13) I noticed that they're H rated whereas the other brands at this price have a lesser speed rating. I've found that they're absolutely unstickable in the dry, but understeer quite a lot in the wet. Traction's fine, though, even in the wet.

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