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    As a newbie to Vectras,can somebody explain the difference in wheel sizes fitted.I've got 16" alloys on my 52 plate 1.8,yet all the posts I read seem to about 17" +.I need to change the two front tyres and was a bit shocked to see the prices - I used to pay about £40 for a tyre for my old Cavalier! I'm now looking at £100 +.Are Continental Premium Contact 2's a good buy?They seem to get a good review from dealers websites but I haven't seen anyone recommend them in this forum.I've been quoted £230 for two by National tyres.Any advice appreciated.
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    Steer clear ( no pun intended l.o.l. ) of Bridgestone Potenzas the're the noisiest
    tyre I've ever known.

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    Cheers mate,I've got Michelin Primacy Pilots fitted all round and was told by my Vx dealer the front ones were good for another 8/9000 miles but they're down to the tread blocks after only 2000!Must be the way I drive.

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    Shop around for your tyres - main stream places like National will allways be more than a local small supplier

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    Hi Peter,

    I have just replaced my Bridgestone Potenzas for £130 each for 18"s so i would agree with IAMTHESTIG look around.

    I got mine from a back street dealer in Liverpool.

    On my old Vectra(17") i got a set of Nexen N3000 tyres for £57 each fitted.

    These where recommended by my brother in-law who had them fitted to his WRX-STI.

    They look good and perform great in the wet and dry.

    http://images.google.co.uk/images?hl...=1&sa=N&tab=wi

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    Quote Originally Posted by mushy2007 View Post
    Hi Peter,

    I have just replaced my Bridgestone Potenzas for £130 each for 18"s so i would agree with IAMTHESTIG look around.

    I got mine from a back street dealer in Liverpool.

    On my old Vectra(17") i got a set of Nexen N3000 tyres for £57 each fitted.

    These where recommended by my brother in-law who had them fitted to his WRX-STI.

    They look good and perform great in the wet and dry.

    http://images.google.co.uk/images?hl...=1&sa=N&tab=wi
    I had nexen N3000 all round on mine, fronts lasted approx 8000 miles. I thought they were ok. Now got some cheapo mp45 matador - steer well clear, they are ****e! As soon as I can afford it they will be off, lesson learnt there for me.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Avon ZZ3`s are the best,they are not expensive ,and very very little road noise

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    Thanks for the replies Guys.My local garage has just recommended Viking tyres,which he says are made by Continental,but still wants £94 per tyre!It seems to come down to the size as I raised at the start of this thread.Mine are 215 55 16 H.One dealer told me they were unusual and didn't stock anything in that size!
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    what ever you do - DONT BUY FROM BLACK CIRCLES...........

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