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#21 Alans27

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Posted 02 July 2016 - 05:47 AM

Personally I always like Michelin Tyres, especially Michelin Primacy although I had Michelin energy on my last car and I was happy with them too. I've always found Michelin tyres to be excellent and very quiet. Plus with me being a Costco member I can get them at a really good price as well :)

That being said my current accord only cost me £450 so should it need tyres, it's not getting Michelin lol. Nope I'd just go with a budget brand for it, most probably Maxxis.

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Posted 06 July 2016 - 08:34 PM

Went for the Bridgestones in the end. Seems like there's more "gaps" than rubber so I expect good wet grip. Without doubt though not as good as the Yoko's.



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Posted 10 July 2016 - 12:42 PM

225/40/18
Yokahama
Dunlop sport max RT2.

Next want to buy Michelin pilot sport 4
And want to try front 225 /40/18
Back 235(245)/35(40)/18
What ever size can go for rear.

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Posted 20 July 2016 - 04:09 PM

For the guys that are using Bridgestone Potenzas, how many miles are you able to put in them?



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Posted 07 August 2016 - 09:26 AM

Have always gone for cheapies , I also have a winter set for both my cars



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Posted 07 August 2016 - 10:00 AM

For the guys that are using Bridgestone Potenzas, how many miles are you able to put in them?


I used to use Potenza RE-050A's on my old Subaru Legacy, and got between 35k miles from one set and 40k from another.
Even with 273hp it was light on tyres thanks to the way the 4wd works on it though.

If you rotate your tyres front to back, I couldn't see why the would do 30k on an accord though.
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8.5x19 ET42 / 9.5x19 ET45 BBS LM fakes (225/35 and 245/35 Toyo's)
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Avg Consumption currently @ 44.5mpg

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 10:16 AM

I used to use Potenza RE-050A's on my old Subaru Legacy, and got between 35k miles from one set and 40k from another.
Even with 273hp it was light on tyres thanks to the way the 4wd works on it though.

If you rotate your tyres front to back, I couldn't see why the would do 30k on an accord though.

 

That is really good, thought they would not last that much!

At the moment I am using Bridgestone Turanza T001. They have good grip, but the tire wall is too soft, it deforms too much while turning. 



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Posted 07 August 2016 - 10:37 AM

RE-050A's are OE fitment on a lot of cars.

The sidewalls are really stiff, but I did get a lot of road noise with the Subaru.
Fortunately the Honda's rammed with far more insulation.

At the moment I'm on some Chinese cheapie Roadgrips as recommended by a friend, and they're incredible for the price.
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Avg Consumption currently @ 44.5mpg

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 07:31 PM

I'm resurrecting an old thread, but this is a really good video on tyres  

 

https://youtu.be/QseDx-aBaK4