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    Default How to get cheaper 215/50x17's

    Firstly log onto www.blackcircles.com You will then go through the process of putting in your tyre size and wether you want fully fitted or mail order. Most people will go fully fitted so click on this option, select the tyre you are interested in then it asks you for your postcode. when you have entered it it will give you a list of tyre dealers & fitters they use, now the good bit. Phone one of the dealers and ask them for a quote on the same tyre. Dont mention blackcircles yet, I have found that 9 times out of 10 they will give you a lower price. On the odd occasion when they havent quoted lower, I have mentioned I can get them cheaper via blackcircles and hey presto instant discount!
    I have saved a few quid on more than one occasion.

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    nice little tip that...will remember that!

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    I did this when I was thinking of ordering my Toyo T1-R's. The place where I was going to have them fitted only supplied T1-S's though, which I belive is the older Toyo, although they were cheaper than blackcircles T1-R's.
    But in the end I went from the T1-R's from blackcircles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonicboom View Post
    Firstly log onto www.blackcircles.com You will then go through the process of putting in your tyre size and wether you want fully fitted or mail order. Most people will go fully fitted so click on this option, select the tyre you are interested in then it asks you for your postcode. when you have entered it it will give you a list of tyre dealers & fitters they use, now the good bit. Phone one of the dealers and ask them for a quote on the same tyre. Dont mention blackcircles yet, I have found that 9 times out of 10 they will give you a lower price. On the odd occasion when they havent quoted lower, I have mentioned I can get them cheaper via blackcircles and hey presto instant discount!
    I have saved a few quid on more than one occasion.
    As above, but insert discount code :
    MONDEO1

    Gives you 5% off

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    Or just the cheaper 225/45/17 as recommended in the handbook! Better range too!!

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    Yes, the 225/45 R17 is cheaper (by about £15 per tyre, comparing like to like) and probably gives a slightly longer life
    However, the speedo reading is under by a further 2% compared to the EU Conformity (16" wheels)

    I am about to swap over to the 225/45R17 as each of my sets of front tyres wear out, so it will be interesting to compare

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    we'll we're switching to 225's and as our speedos slightly underread to the GPS speed on the satnav, another 2% error won't worry us.. ..

    My GSi needs new tryes for the MOT..it's finally scrubbed the fronts out again..only took 10,000 miles this time....NCT5's as well..Time for some more Conti's..

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    i had 225's fitted on my sri and it never noticed any difference except a slight drop in the mpg, i don't know if that was coincidence or not but i couldn't get the car into the 50mpg ranage anymore no matter what i tried.

    maybe in the long run the expensive tyres work out cheaper this way???

    driving wise never noticed a difference at all.

    cheers

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    i dont rate those nct's ! i put z rated federals on the front ! very good in all conditions and they are only £41+ vat ! result ! aint so bad to replace if they only do 10k for that price dont you think ??

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    if they still handle okay, then i won't slate you for them...

    with well over 200 BHP going through our fronts we do eat tyres, but we also like to explore the cars handling...we've had a set of conti's on the signum for a while now and i like them, so i'll swap the GSi over to them as well i think..

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