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    anybody had these before ? mine are cooper xeon xtc ( 215 50 17) basically to cut a long story short i ordered budget tyres yesterday went today they didnt have them so i kicked off and the manager said i could have these for the same price, i payed £170 for 2 tyres balanced etc plus trackin, not a bad deal i think as the orignal tyres were an unknown make to me, i no cooper aint the best but iv seen a few reviews and the get good ratings.

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    Cooper are another brand name with Avon and Cobra decent enough rubber IMHO

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    Had them on my astra mk4 decent enough as said caused me no problems and felt pretty good in the dry and average in the wet.

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    Its only possible to review the grippness of a tyre and even then most of the time it is not a fine science. The quality and construction will always be unknown to you and with cheaper brands its a bit of pot luck. You will only know if they are any good IF you have a problem. For example if you hit some metal or something in the road, the quality and construction will decide whether it is just a puncture of a catastropic blow out!

    Its your decision and they will probably be fine, but why is it worth the risk? The tyres are the only thing that keep you stuck to the road. They are probably THE most important single part of the car, so why take the risk testing unknown brands? Why not stick to proven known makes?

    Sorry to have a rant, but it is just something that drives me crazy. My Boss worked in tyre design and has even given me money before to buy better tyres. As an expert that is how strongly he cares that people he knows don't drive on cheap rubbish. More recently my friend (who I had had this discussion with) was actually in a renault when a brand new 'sport one' tyre (fitted the day before) failed. It was not punctured, the sidewall split on a pot hole. It was replaced FOC of course (and free next set of tyres after a disclaimer was signed) but he has already changed to goodyears.

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    simple answer to that is money mate, last year the car got 4 new bridgestones my astra before that had budgets on and cudnt realy tell the difference, so in these testing times comin up to christmas with 2 kids i had to go with budgets. if you feel so strongly you could always buy me some conti's for christmas

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    Only heard good things about kuhmo tyres too mate, maybe give them a look into and check out ebay some companies trade on there and end up getting a good deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vvcsri View Post
    ( 215 50 17) .
    Cheaper to swap to the 225/45/17 size.

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    You could do a lot worst then cooper.
    £170 for 2 budget tyres was well over priced in the first place.
    £170 for 2 coopers is a better deal, mid price mid performance imo

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