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    Default Suitable performance tyre for 16"x7" rim...

    Hey all... My rims are due in by the end of the week.
    But i'm having issues finding suitable tyres.

    1. I don't visit the track (well just yet. ) But i like a really grippy tyre.
    2. Dont give a **** about road noise, the more tyre noise the better
    3. probably wanting a 205-215 wide tyre.
    4. looking for a 45 or 50 high sidewall too.
    5. not worried about tyre to guard clearance, that can be edited


    Anybody had experience with tyres around these sizes and got some recommendations?

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    Kyle- I had Toyo T1-S Proxies on my Cyclones for a bit and they were fantastic. They are a street tyre but lean more towards the sports/ hi po end of the range.

    On the road i had no problems with them and they are the tyres i used at Philip Island also. They did turn to jelly after a few hard laps but then again most street tyres do.

    If its street driving you are primarily doing with maybe a bit of track i recommend them. Not sure of pricing as i had a 2nd hand set i pinched from my brothers car.

    I rate them higher than the Continental Contact Sport or the Michelins i have had on my cyclones.
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    Thanks dude

    The t1r was on my list

    Theyre good value too....thinking tyres..think toyo

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    how much are they as i have no idea.
    I need some new tyres for my cyclones
    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 )
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    http://www.potenza.jp/re01r/



    Push Bridgestone Aus to bring these here.

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    Is that the successor to the RE711? From what many of my mates say they were one of the best non R compound tyres around.
    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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    It is, yeah. I've never driven on a set of RE01's but if they are even a litte bit better than the RE711 then they would be sensational.

    I've heard of DC2R owners importing them. Expensive, but worth it.

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    Kyle, go for a full comp R spec tyre, Dunlops or Bridgies. They will be plenty sticky compared to your Azenis and since summer is coming up look for the heat to really get em gripping. - Chris
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    Chris, I also do 80km's a day to and fro work

    Otherwise i was going to get dunny d01j's in a 205 50 16

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle
    Chris, I also do 80km's a day to and fro work

    Otherwise i was going to get dunny d01j's in a 205 50 16
    and the issue is???.... jokes.
    Ok, the new Yoko AVS comes in at a hi recomendation by a fellow pug owner who has em on his Gti-6. But Id go for the Goodyear Revspec's in that size. - Chris
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    I'd also look at the Continental Cup R compound. That looks like a good R compound tyre for street use. Similar to the Yoko A008R.

    The Continental ContiSportContacts on my ST are just brilliant though. I don't rate the T1S in the same category.
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    Wow.... linc. that took and while and not your ussual responce too. That Uk smog must be getting to you. - Chris
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    Thanks boys

    Love the pattern on the azenis

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    Kyle good thread mate this has got me thinking of getting sum new tyres for my Cyclones...does anyone know the prices for the R compounds or those new RT615? In 195/55.R15 size
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by CHRI'S16
    Wow.... linc. that took and while and not your ussual responce too. That Uk smog must be getting to you. - Chris
    I'm still in Sydney, dude. I dunno mate, all options in very grippy tyres in those sizes have been discussed. I feel the Contis are quite a good compromise for street use... if you want something over the Azenis. If that's not grippy enough, then you can only get R compounds after that... or import those Bridgestones or perhaps Michelin Pilot Exaltos in that size.

    Personally, I found the ContiSportContacts to be brilliant and extradorinary when very warm. You can't get them in a 15" though, so there's not too much point to what I'm saying...
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    I'm running the Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3's in a 205x45 16 on my 138 and they are brilliant so far. I've done about 15,000k on them and still have loads of tread left - Mind you I havent done any track days on them

    They are pretty good value for $ too. With some shopping around I picked them up for around $180/tyre.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gti138
    I'm running the Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3's in a 205x45 16 on my 138 and they are brilliant so far. I've done about 15,000k on them and still have loads of tread left - Mind you I havent done any track days on them

    They are pretty good value for $ too. With some shopping around I picked them up for around $180/tyre.

    I like them too, as a street tire for spirited driving. Careful with e-brake turns and wheelspin though, you will flat-spot them in a blink. I also heard that some Falken variant is nearly identical and at significant savings. May be worth looking into.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macquered
    For the 180 17", which one would you consider, given that the Azenis is only avail in 205/40, and the Neova is in 205/50

    In Australia: 05 206 GTi 180 and '97 406 v6
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    Just checking the AzenisRT615 site....can anyone confirm that these do not come in a 195/55/ZR15 size?

    Is it possible to fit a 205/50/R15 to the cyclone rim without stuffing up the handling or setup?

    Looking at these T1R Proxies they sound quite good and the feedback from a google search sounds promising too. Any idea what these are worth roughly?
    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 got 205/50/15 and therye fine man!!! plenty of tread width, love the traction

    I actually cant get it to break traction

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