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New Tyres

Postby Bern » Sat 14.09.2019, 23:03

I've decided to ditch the Toyo tyres that I have on the Elan currently.

Looking at previous posts it looks like Yokohamas are the way to go, but which type?

Blackcircles have Advan Flexa V701 and Advan Neova AD08RS at similar prices.

Or is there something better?
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Re: New Tyres

Postby dapinky » Sun 15.09.2019, 10:15

I'm on the Advan AD08r tyres - the 08rs are the 'new' version of them - and the ones I'd be looking at. https://www.yokohama-online.com/News/YE ... OVA-AD08RS.

(I *may* have considered the Fleva if they made them in the size I need, but they don't seem to list a 205/50r15).
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Re: New Tyres

Postby Rambo » Sun 15.09.2019, 20:50

I'm a big fan of the Goodyear Eagles. I have had at least 3 sets over the years and never any problems. The Yoko's were also on my list last time out but they lost out as BC couldn't match the Goodyear offer
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Re: New Tyres

Postby Bern » Mon 16.09.2019, 08:51

Thanks for the replies :-)

Black Circles do have the Fleva listed, I had a typo in my original message!

I can't see the Eagle listed at either Black Circles or Pro Tyre (my local).

Having just checked my bank account it's going to have to wait a bit anyway!
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Re: New Tyres

Postby dolmerob » Mon 16.12.2019, 05:04

I just replaced my continental tires with michelin pilot exalto's and I'm very glad I did. I immediately noticed an improvement in grip and handling.
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Re: New Tyres

Postby Rambo » Mon 16.12.2019, 10:12

I have fitted a couple of sets of those as well and, I too, can recommend them :burnout:
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Re: New Tyres

Postby Bern » Wed 18.12.2019, 09:26

Thanks chaps, I'll consider those :-)

The Elan passed it's MOT yesterday with an advisory of wear on the inside edge of a front tyre (I had noticed it but didn't think it was even at advisory level!). So maybe that's the excuse I need for a new set of tyres, and to get the tracking checked of course.
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Re: New Tyres

Postby rip » Wed 18.12.2019, 15:27

Bern wrote:The Elan passed it's MOT yesterday with an advisory of wear on the inside edge of a front tyre (I had noticed it but didn't think it was even at advisory level!). So maybe that's the excuse I need for a new set of tyres.


Don't do it for the MOT. Lack of tread will lose you grip when you really need it in the wet.

I seem to be in a minority* who have changed tyres immediately after an MOT at which they got no advisories.
I changed from a 5 year old to new set of Toyo T1Rs a few years ago. I was quite surprised with how grippy the new tyres felt compared with the old.

With that in mind, I checked the date stamp when buying a used car last year. It was 10 years old (as was the car, so probably an original fitment). I had new wheels/tyres on order before even picking up the car, so fitted them within days.
When I removed them, they had a legal amount of tread, but the base part of the tread was cracked with age. I was glad to get rid of them.

*It seems that as owners of performance cars, we are fussier than most about how our tyres perform. Many other drivers view tyres as something which needs to be legal & nothing more.
In a situation, good tyres can make a difference to stopping in time or bashing the front end, or even hitting a person. You never know when you will need their performance.
They are also more fun when you want to push a bit harder :rally: .
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