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roboldham
22-01-04, 16:49
285/30 ZR18

Pirelli P-Zeros (I have at the moment) - 176 + VAT each, fitted, balanced with valves.

Bridgestone S02 - 195 + VAT ea.

Continental Sport Contact (never heard of em) - 137 + VAT ea

R

Supragal
22-01-04, 18:00
Sounds alright to me...

roboldham
22-01-04, 21:09
But really - does anyone else have prices they have seen or is this my lot?


R

Wez
22-01-04, 21:15
Are Eagle F1 GSD3 available in that size, if so get a qoute as they are very good.

:thumbs:

Ibrar Jabbar
22-01-04, 22:01
Rob,

I can supply 285/30/18 Pirelli Rosso Y rated(186mph) 405 for the pair delivered.

285/35/18 Goodyear F1 GSD3's Y rated slightly cheaper 395 for the pair delivered.

roboldham
22-01-04, 22:43
OOh - Rossos!

What's the low-down on these compared to the Zeros?

I love they way they get super grippy when they nice and warm - has anyone else DRIVEN (like, urm, hard) the Rossos?

I don't know much about them but would be prepared to try if they have got a good rep.

R

[edit] PS What they like in the wet?

PPS. I have the Asymetrico tyres front and back right now.

Branners
23-01-04, 09:12
edited out the chit chat.

JB

Roy
23-01-04, 09:23
rob - i;m in kinda the same boat myself as i need to get some new tyres. i currently have the pZero Rossos and cannot complain about the grip in either the wet or dry.

i WAS looking for michelin pilot sport cup tyres but they are waaayyy too expensive so thought of going with the goodyears as a few on here have them and rave about them.

i bought my pirelli's from micheldever (245/35/18 x 2 and 285/30/18 x 2) for around 700 quid if i recall correctly in march last year.

TRD3000GT
23-01-04, 09:35
Rob,

I drove a lotus Esprit Turbo with Rossos on it. Grip was staggering!

It could hold the road like a 4 wheel drive. Im not 100% sure if that is due to the Lotus having a great chassis or the tryes.

But they must have contributed!

:thumbs:

foodfreak
23-01-04, 17:23
Hi Rob

I've been searching for some rears.... cheapest SO2s' i've found
has been from Michealdelver at 220 each...:(
Mind you, mine are 295/35/18
where did you find them from
John

roboldham
23-01-04, 17:34
Originally posted by foodfreak
Hi Rob

I've been searching for some rears.... cheapest SO2s' i've found
has been from Michealdelver at 220 each...:(
Mind you, mine are 295/35/18
where did you find them from
John

That's cheaper than my quote - including VAT . . .?

R

pulse
23-01-04, 17:39
Originally posted by roboldham

Continental Sport Contact (never heard of em) - 137 + VAT ea

I had Continental ContiSportContacts on my MK3 Supra.. 225x40x17 on all four wheels, they were absolutely fantastic. I considered putting them on the MKIV until I realised that they weren't anywhere near wide enough :) My experiences with them were very good, though (made the MK3 handle like I felt the MK4 did, however the tyres they replaced WERE bald so my judgement may be a little bit skewed).

The prices all sound about right, though.. gotta get myself some new rear rubber very soon, apparently I'm down to the wear indicators... doh.

-p

foodfreak
23-01-04, 17:43
inc. vat, plus fitting which is f**k all.........but this was just before Christmas:eek:

depends how much you've got to spend in go juice to get 'em
John

sinbad
23-01-04, 20:03
I have Contisport on my rears and they seem pretty good.

Scooter
24-01-04, 19:00
From what i've gathered from my recent searching ( here (http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=16278) ) the compound is of far greater importance than the width of a tyre after all the main point of the link and scooby thread is to get over the point that the contact patch is the same regardless of tyre width.

IMO the Michelin Pilot sport Cups Roy mentions , in smaller sizes ie stock 17 235 and 255, would out perform the standard road tyres in any 'wideboy' size.

roboldham
24-01-04, 19:07
So you're saying I need new rims too? :-)

R

Fifty
24-01-04, 19:24
:)
Contisport C2 S here all round; price 135 + VAT is similar to what I paid. No probs so far with em traction seems very good dry and havent lost it in the wet yet so...
Fifty:thumbs:

Grazer
24-01-04, 20:42
I've recently bought Goodyear F1s for 95 each (245/18/40) off ebay.

Fitted & balanced at local tyre place for 6 each.

V.happy with price & result :)