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    Hi everyone.

    Just found a screw through my OSR tyre when I got to work. Thats the 3rd tyre to be 'screwed' (pardon the pun) and it's time for new tyres.

    Now, I know you all seem to like the Neutons but I simply cannot afford them. £260 delivered + fitting (£300 all-in). I am going to buy 4 'Triangle' TR968 'TALON'. They are £180 delivered + fitting (so £220 all-in).

    I know £40 is a trivial amount, but I have literally just bought a house and simply do not have the funds to shell out for the Neutons. Truth be told I don't have the money for the Talon's, but needs must.

    Treadwear: 360, Traction: AA, Temp: A - and they're manufactured by a division of Cooper Tires. I think they should be ok for the money and certainly better than the screw-ridden knackered NCT's on the back and the mismatched pair (1 old, 1 new) on the front - cheers for that Mr Dealers...

    I'll report on my findings. Dave

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    Triangles?? think you'll find they give a very rough ride and will ruin your car. most of us are using round tyres these days and they work much better.........lmao

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    if your short of money you could consider part worn's
    ( although i'm against them as you dont know the tyres history)

    stick with whats known to be good.

    and i've driven cars with triangle tyres before, dont give much grip but last for ages.

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    Grip isn't much of an issue, I'm quite a slow driver, and I mean slow! I just need new tyres and these seem to be the most cost-effective way to that. They also share a traction rating with the Neutons, so it'll only really be pushing into corners in the wet that will be a problem... I also share your opinion on part worns.

    I know round tyres are best flob - but they're so damn expensive!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeeBe View Post
    Grip isn't much of an issue, I'm quite a slow driver, and I mean slow! !!!
    You may well drive slow and don't think grip isn't an issue, but grip also helps if you need to do an emergency stop because someone else has been an idiot in front of you or has pulled out in front of you from a roundabout or junction.

    Grip isn't always about how well the car goes round corners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeeBe View Post
    Grip isn't much of an issue, I'm quite a slow driver, and I mean slow! I just need new tyres and these seem to be the most cost-effective way to that. They also share a traction rating with the Neutons, so it'll only really be pushing into corners in the wet that will be a problem... I also share your opinion on part worns.

    I know round tyres are best flob - but they're so damn expensive!!!


    seriously though....the trade off between grip and wear rate is always the killer. softer tyre compounds grip/stick to the road better and therefore wear quicker. think I'd aim for something that gives equal benefit to each requiremnent if i were you bud....

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    I hear what you guys are saying. I used to run TOYO Proxes T1-S on my old car and they were super-grippy - and also dead after 5-6000 miles. These Talons share a traction and temperature rating with the Neutons, but the treadwear shows a slightly harder compound so will have less grip, but it should be negligible as it still maintains a traction rating of AA.

    I've had some obscure tyres over the years, LingLong (terrible), Lassa (Excellent), Milanza Hero's (outstanding) and some top end tyres such as TOYO Proxes (grippy but soft), Continental Premiums (good) and Pirelli P6000 (excellent).

    Hands down the worst tyre I ever had, on a par for crapness with the LingLongs was Debica. They may as well have been made by LEGO!

    I've punted for these Triangles, and some of the US boys have run them on Impreza's without issue, so they should be ok on my Veccy

    I really appreciate your advice and I haven't dismissed any of it - it simply comes down to longevity and price. In an ideal world, I'd have dealt with the Neo Brothers, but it just isn't practical for me.

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    I've just fitted (today) Neuton 5000's all round. Too soon to give any sort of honbest review but if I were you I'd make the best of what you got, put them on the rear and put two neutons on the front. Even if you're a slow driver and don't rag them it still pays to get the best you can afford, so buy them in pairs each axle if that's an option.

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    That would be ideal Phil, but I need a minimum of 3 tyres. I think it would be silly to buy a pair of NEutons and still have to run with one tyre with a nail through it. I tried looking at repairs for this very purpose but they're all to close to the tyre wall to be repaired...

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    Hi all. I'm back with my weeks review!

    In short - these tyres aren't bad at all. Had a hum from them initially and thought "Oh God, what have I done" but it must have been the 'newness' of them as they went quiet after a couple of days.

    I've been starting work at 5am this week, and as such I'm usually driving on greasy damp roads and the grip seems absolutely fine. I pushed into a few corners and roundabouts as there was no-one around and found them to be just fine. I'm not saying they're the greastest tyres on Earth, but they work, and they work well.

    All in all, quite a sound investment. Also managed to get them fitted and balanced for £5 a corner so a set of 215/50/17 delivered to my door and fitted for £200 all-in. Can't say fairer than that.

    Thanks for all the advice and hopefully next time I need tyres I'll be able to get the Neutons.

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