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    Hey peeps,

    Its come to that time when my wheels need some new rubber, I thought only my 2 fronts need doing as rears still had 3.5mm, but on inspection both goodyears ntc5 are cracked. So 4 new tyres needed. Not bad though as they are the original tyres and lasted 42k miles (fronts at 1.8mm).

    So as my dad works for goodyears I can get the following:

    Goodyears eagle f1 or efficientgrip @ £63 fitted
    Dunlop sp sports 01 or sportmaxx tt @ £63 fitted

    So which ones would you peeps recommend from the above....

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    Goodyears without question at that price

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    Quote Originally Posted by tights View Post
    Goodyears without question at that price
    Thats what I was thinking but not sure which to go for the F1's or efficientgrips. I can get the ntc5 for £81 fitted???

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    NTC's are excellent as you have found out, F1's are also very good. Don't know much about the efficientgrip, are they quiet new? I think I would stretch to the NTC's if it was me tho

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    NCT5's are awful on Vec C's. They were fitted as standard on mine when I bought it brand new and the thing was like driving on ice most of the time. Changed to Michellin Primacy HP's well before I used the NCT 5's tread out because they felt so ****** dangerous and it was like a totally different car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian-Highlander View Post
    NCT5's are awful on Vec C's. They were fitted as standard on mine when I bought it brand new and the thing was like driving on ice most of the time. Changed to Michellin Primacy HP's well before I used the NCT 5's tread out because they felt so ****** dangerous and it was like a totally different car.

    You genuinely couldn't pay me to put NCT5's on my car again.
    Same Here, i've just binned a pair of nexen tyres that were on the car with 6mm of tread left, i'll soon be binning the rear nct5's with 5mm in favour of another pair of pilot sport 3's.

    Good tyres transform a car more than anything else for the money

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    Dunlops wear to quick
    I found the Goodyears eagle f1 easy to wheel spin, traction control nightmare (seat leon 2.0T)
    Nct5 good tyres for the vec
    I think out of the 4 I would try the new efficientgrips , because they are new.
    Tyres tec only gets better as time goes on.

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    Yeah my dad was giving the nct5's a grilling lol plus finding 2 that have cracked on my car is off putting lol.
    He has said the efficientgrips are really good with good tread wear and grip dry/wet....

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    Seriously mate, do yourself a favour and steer way clear of NCT5's you'll regret it the minute you drive off if you put them on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scotty84 View Post
    Hey peeps,

    Its come to that time when my wheels need some new rubber, I thought only my 2 fronts need doing as rears still had 3.5mm, but on inspection both goodyears ntc5 are cracked. So 4 new tyres needed. Not bad though as they are the original tyres and lasted 42k miles (fronts at 1.8mm).

    So as my dad works for goodyears I can get the following:

    Goodyears eagle f1 or efficientgrip @ £63 fitted
    Dunlop sp sports 01 or sportmaxx tt @ £63 fitted

    So which ones would you peeps recommend from the above....
    goodyear F1 without question , one of the best tyres ever IMO

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