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    Cool Recommend some tyres

    Hiya,
    As my SRi has a mishmash of different sizes and brands including some right no names, recommend me a decent set of grippy quality tyres!

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    What sort of budget have you got?
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    Toyo proxies have excellent grip but wear fairly quick

    Maxxis have similar grip to to toyos but don't wear as fast

    Uniroyal rainsport, excellent grip/wear quality for price

    Federal 959 rsr, lovely grip in dry & wet and not badly priced for quality

    The last 2 I have experience with and the others my mates have got and they can't fault them.

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    Rainsport 2's

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    we have continental's on the 'D' from the factory

    continentals on the front of the vectra with syron race 1's on the rear of the, they are a buget brand but havnt let go yet and are wearing quite well,

    champiro GT are made by michelin and they are also a good all round tyre, had them on another car and can rate them as very good,

    all depends on budget

    michelin are awsome but expensive,

    avon's are ok,

    uniroyal rainsport are v-good

    dunlop are v-good

    nankang are a decent budget brand and quite well prices, quite hard wearing and quite grippy..

    the list is endless...
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    I've had quite a few different brands of tyres and thoroughly impressed with all that I've tried.

    Uniroyal Rainsport 2's. Amazing grip in the wet and dry.
    Toyo T1R's. Good grip but wear quite quick.
    Avon ZV3's. Nice grip in the dry, not so good in the wet. Also, like the Toyo's, they wear quite fast.

    At the moment I'm running Hankook Ventus on the front and Kumho Ecsta on the rear. Both brands are hard wearing and grippy in wet and dry conditions.

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    Recommend some tyres

    I had Toyos on the corsa, and they were great all rounders. They wear a little fast, but they're dirt cheap in common sizes like the Corsa takes so good value.

    The MR2 came on Champiro GTs. They may be made by Michelin like someone above said, but they're one of kwikfits own brands I think. They're awful. I thought the MR2 was completely overrated in terms of handling, it understeered like a ***** when you expected it to oversteer, and liked to oversteer when you drove sensibly round roundabouts.

    Put some Toyos on and it's completely transformed. Handles perfectly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny View Post
    I had Toyos on the corsa, and they were great all rounders. They wear a little fast, but they're dirt cheap in common sizes like the Corsa takes so good value.

    The MR2 came on Champiro GTs. They may be made by Michelin like someone above said, but they're one of kwikfits own brands I think. They're awful. I thought the MR2 was completely overrated in terms of handling, it understeered like a ***** when you expected it to oversteer, and liked to oversteer when you drove sensibly round roundabouts.

    Put some Toyos on and it's completely transformed. Handles perfectly.
    those champiro gt's are made by michelin but nothing to do with kwikfit, i got them through a mate at national tyres, what size were you running out of interest, mine were 225/45/17 on an astra mk4 and i thought they were more than capable of the job ??
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    Rubber ones as you have a 1.4 and would never see the full potential of high end tyres unless you were driving like a twonk. nothing wrong with budget tyres as long as they have the kite mark.

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    Barum Bravuris 2 are quite good, cheap at National Tyres too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ditch p View Post
    those champiro gt's are made by michelin but nothing to do with kwikfit, i got them through a mate at national tyres, what size were you running out of interest, mine were 225/45/17 on an astra mk4 and i thought they were more than capable of the job ??
    Fair enough, Id never heard of them, and had a receipt for about 60 each from Kwikfit so assumed they were kwikfits budget brand.

    They were 195/55 15 and 225/50 15 (which is a size near impossible to find since it was only fitted to the rear of the mr2 and the front of a Lamborghini countach as far as I know).

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    Cheers for all the suggestions guys, a few common names coming up so I'll have a gander at prices and pick a set from there

    I find that the tyres on the car don't allow it to reach it's full potential. Engine size doesn't really come into it if I'm going round a corner at x and can grip with a decent brand, but can't with cheaper ones. It feels like a generally well balanced little car, but the tyres are a weak point. It also needs professionally set up as the coilovers on it were set up by hand and it hasn't been correctly tracked or aligned - all due to be fixed soon.

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    Always been really happy with Pirelli P's Hunters of Linlithgow have a good range at reasonable prices mate.

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    Forgot to add, Yokohoma S Drives.
    Pricey tyres but you get what you pay for.

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    for budget tyres, kuhmo ecsta hm's have lasted me 3 years now, a full set for around 240

    for around 80 per tyre look at uniroyal rainsports are meant to be good

    nexens are meant to be good apparently, ill be trying these next and are meant to be cheaper than the kuhmos

    as for the toyos, lol, ye great tyre, for track use, very sticky, but also very expensive and dont last long on british roads, theyre just about road legal, a pointless buy tbf unless you do track days, i only use these when im doing quarter mile days

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