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    Default New Tyres 215/50/17 Zr Firenza St-08 95w X/l

    OK i found these tyres on ebay. £88 for 2!!!!
    thats £176 for 4.

    However has anyone out these heard of this make?

    I found there website http://www.sumotire.com/passenger.htm

    and a review of the tyres http://motoring.asia1.com.sg/cgi-bin...c;f=7;t=002401

    However I dont wanna die saving a few ££

    Any thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by korlinski View Post
    However I dont wanna die saving a few ££
    As per the advice given by lots of people in your other thread, spend a few quid more and get a known branded make - then you'll have piece of mind knowing that they'll perform satisfactorily and unlikely to have any issues.

    Given that you're driving a 3.2V6, to me it's a no-brainer - I'd never contemplate putting budget tyres on a car with that engine!!

    As was also said in reply to your question about profile, you can change to 225/45 and also save a few more quid as that profile is cheaper.

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    They're taxi tyres - 360 treadwear means they must be made out of nylon or PVC. You'd probably get 80,000 very slippery miles out of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by _ZS_ View Post
    They're taxi tyres - 360 treadwear means they must be made out of nylon or PVC. You'd probably get 80,000 very slippery miles out of them.

    Don't really want to get slippery miles. Might go for Continental or michelin anyone got a preference?

    I know they both have great life.

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    Mitchilin for me all the time. Pilot Primacy 225/45/17 94v with rim protectors.

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    Check the fitting price at your local stealers first.
    I was very pleasently suprised!.

    If you order 225 /45 /17 Conti Sport contact 3's from F1 Auto centres (mail order)
    http://www.f1autocentres.co.uk/
    You can get the tyres for about £100 each and the stealers will fit and balance them for £12.50 (At least Lookers in Birmingham will)

    Personally I think this is a very good price compared to most garages and definately much better than buying the tyres at the stealers.

    I would also recommend Firestone FirehawksTZ200 94V at approx £76 each.
    My experience is a good tyre with good grip and good life characteristics and will take some abuse if you know what I mean

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chocki View Post
    Check the fitting price at your local stealers first.
    I was very pleasently suprised!.

    If you order 225 /45 /17 Conti Sport contact 3's from F1 Auto centres (mail order)
    http://www.f1autocentres.co.uk/
    You can get the tyres for about £100 each and the stealers will fit and balance them for £12.50 (At least Lookers in Birmingham will)

    Personally I think this is a very good price compared to most garages and definately much better than buying the tyres at the stealers.

    I would also recommend Firestone FirehawksTZ200 94V at approx £76 each.
    My experience is a good tyre with good grip and good life characteristics and will take some abuse if you know what I mean
    Also quik -fit are doing 25% off continental if you buy 4!!!

    so works out about £450 fitted

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham View Post
    Mitchilin for me all the time. Pilot Primacy 225/45/17 94v with rim protectors.
    I'd get W rated on a 3.2V6. Good tyres though!
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astrase20 View Post
    I'd get W rated on a 3.2V6. Good tyres though!

    Tyre size http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html

    I used this website to calc the difference is size.

    surley 235/45/17 would match the size better?

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    i'd go for 225's matey ! if you were running 18's 235's would be spot on ! but on 17's these will be fine ! i use federal tyres on mine but she's only an ickle 2.2 ! lol

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