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    Default Federal Tyres - what do we think?

    Took the car to have a valve checked out yesterday. I dont need any new tyres but asked the guy for a price on replacement M Premecy HPs - £135 - ouch.

    But he did say to me those type of tyres are for cars doing 20k a year and that I wont get the use out of them due to the lower mileage I do - apparently the side walls will start to crack before I have got the best out of them as they will be on too long. Might be a load of tish but anyway thats what he said. I like them for their grip and handling.

    To cut a longer story short he went on a pretty big rant about how 'Federal' tyres were great, not as soft a compound as some other tyres but he loved them and sells tons of them.

    Pesonally not used them but wondered if any one had and what they are like....

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    sells tons of them as they are a 'budget' tyre so when people go in for an expensive tyre, then he sells these as they are loads cheaper.!!..

    maybe on a normal family car they are ok.. but personally.. if you want performance and handling out of a tyre then i would get a performance sports tyre!.. depends what you want to use them for.. just driving A to B is fine.. but if u like to give it some beans etc then i would pick another tyre

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwabo View Post
    sells tons of them as they are a 'budget' tyre so when people go in for an expensive tyre, then he sells these as they are loads cheaper.!!..

    maybe on a normal family car they are ok.. but personally.. if you want performance and handling out of a tyre then i would get a performance sports tyre!.. depends what you want to use them for.. just driving A to B is fine.. but if u like to give it some beans etc then i would pick another tyre
    I aint that sort of driver really, but swore I would never buy budget tyres again as imo they are awful in most cases. Just wondered bacause he seemed to love them. Guess there isnt as much profit in the more expensive tyres for him.

    Will stick with what I have as they are great.

    Cheers

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    I agree with Dwabo, you get what you pay for and tyres are no exception

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    Tyres will typically last three years before you need to consider replacing them due to sidewall cracking
    If you swap the tyres rear to front as they wear, this will make budgeting for pairs of tyres much easier, as well as ensuring your car has the maximum average tread at all times
    Typically I can get a tyre to last about 40K miles, 12 months, when rotated as above, although it does mean I am buying two tyres every 6 months

    I would only consider "budget" tyres for MoT purposes, if the car is going to be sold within a few days, or similar reasons

    I normally purchase tyres with at least 250 and A rating on treadwear, traction, temperature
    It would be interesting to know what the rating is on the Federals
    They show as £55.00 each, and for £65.00 you can have a "premium" tyre!

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    Feds aren't good at all iirc.

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    I didn't like them. When I bought my Vec 2nd hand last year with 24k on the clock, it had a new set of these Feds on. The wet weather performance is what I most disliked about them.
    I changed them at 30k.
    The front set I'm on now, Goodyear F1s, have been a revelation. Great drive,
    15k done, and still going strong.

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    Nexen or Roadstone 2000's are also to be avoided, slicks in the wet.

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    got to be f1's really.. they are great!

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    GoodYear Eagle F1 tyres
    The old GS-D3 has now been replaced by an updated version
    There are some old stocks about, but not many
    I was after the 225/45 R17 94Y XL but my local merchant has now run out
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    So which F1s have you fitted?

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