New Tyres or not?

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Re: New Tyres or not?

Postby Saltire » Fri 27.11.2015, 08:25

Rambo wrote:Michelins I think. I know it was Michelin MXX2's on the SE - not sure what model on the S2 but it will be listed in your specifications in the grey folder

But I'm a bloke: you surely don't expect me to RTFM? :lol:
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Re: New Tyres or not?

Postby Saltire » Fri 27.11.2015, 15:41

. . . But in the end, I gave in!

The Owners Handbook lists 205/45 R 16 Michelin XGTV Pilot SX. No longer available :(
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Re: New Tyres or not?

Postby rip » Fri 27.11.2015, 16:20

Many of us could have told you that the OEM ones are no longer available. We just couldn't remember what they were.
This is probably because modern tyres give better performance.
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Re: New Tyres or not?

Postby markv » Fri 18.12.2015, 01:12

Steve Williams told me it was time to change all 4 of mine - they are all very old and have little tread left. Based on this thread I'm planning to go for Toyos - can anyone recommend a place to source them from in the Berkshire area, and the price I'd expect to pay?

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Re: New Tyres or not?

Postby Fredjohn » Fri 18.12.2015, 01:48

markv wrote:Steve Williams told me it was time to change all 4 of mine - they are all very old and have little tread left. Based on this thread I'm planning to go for Toyos - can anyone recommend a place to source them from in the Berkshire area, and the price I'd expect to pay?

Thanks


Buy them online from somewhere like Blackcircles or mytyres, have them delivered to you then fitted by a local tyre place. It cost me about £60 in total a corner 3 years ago to do this. This is often cheaper than asking your local shop to supply and fit. They should be happy to just fit and balance though.

There are other places online that do this: even found new ones on ebay for about £180 a set of 4 ebay link here with free delivery!

I have assumed you have an SE rather than the S2 which has 16" wheels.

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Re: New Tyres or not?

Postby Artaban » Fri 18.12.2015, 08:34

If you are considering having your wheels refurbished at some point then I can thoroughly recommend The Wheel Specialists http://www.thewheelspecialist.co.uk/company-profile/
They refurbished my wheels in one day and fitted new Toyos all round for the same price as I could get the Toyos from Black Circles. They didn't charge for fitting or balancing either as that charge is already built into the wheel refurbishment price. Not the best time of year to be shelling out more money but thought I'd mention it.

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