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    Default Tyres for an estate.....

    Sorry to put another post about tyres but having read loads of posts I am more confused now.

    I need to get 4 tyres for my 1.9 CDTi SRi [150] Estate. Currently have NCT5's fitted. I am interested in having a quieter tyre as the NCT's are noisy. I understand I can get 225/45/17 fitted instead of the 215/50/17 fitted.
    Of the posts I have read the following seem popular,

    Rainsport2 (on backorder apparantly)
    Falken 912,
    Michelin Premacy,
    Goodyear Excellence,
    Kumos KU31 Ecsta SPT,
    Continental Contact Sport 3,

    Can someone please advise me on which way I should go. I don't do much motorway driving, just the norm round town stuff

    Thanks in advance
    Michael

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    Depends on budget I suppose, but I'm surprised you find the NCT's noisy with little motorway driving. I sound like a stuck record nowadays, but I would recommend the KU31 Kumho's - excellent grip, wear and are very quiet too.

    They are my tyres of choice no question, on any car.

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    I had 4 x Fulda 225x45x17 tyres on, I personaly dont like them (noisy) but the 225's are way cheaper as they are more widely used.

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    interested too, be doing the same later this year...

    I do alot of motorway (about 80%) of its miles, and they are noisey, so i want a quieter tyre for sure....

    thanks..

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    Bridgestone Turanza's.Best IMO

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    Whatever you go for, make sure they are XL rated as the estate is heavy

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    Just got a full set of Goodyear Excelance on mine and they do seem quieter. They are similar to the NCT5's but with i different thread cut.
    They cost £113 each fitted, which i thought was OK from a local tyre place. Kwik Fit wanted £160 each (with discount) and VX wanted £150 each.
    So long as they are 91W rated, they will be OK. You only need the XL rated on the V6 diesel estates, as they are heavier.
    I would also stick with 215/50/17's as well and not go to the 45's, as you will see a drop in fuel economy if that is a worry, as the rolling radius on the 45's is less per each rpm of the wheel.
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    PS. Been through a few puddles on the motorways recently and the old NCT5's would 'kick out' But the Excelance just seem to cut through with no objection and they seem to have far better grip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider View Post
    I would also stick with 215/50/17's as well and not go to the 45's, as you will see a drop in fuel economy.
    Can't say I've noticed any difference. Besides, even if it were true, the savings made by going to 225's will be more than the savings made by the fuel.

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    gone for 4 kumho ku31, £280 fitted all in plus a 4 wheel alignment thrown in as a favour!

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