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    Default Should I get 4 new tryes?

    Hi,

    (hope this is posted in the right place, sorry if not)

    I need help sorting this problem, (i have searched and read alot about changing tryes on the forum, but still not sure)

    I have a Vectra sri 56 plate for 2 months now and just found a screw in the front drivers trye (this is the 3rd screw in 3 yrs - other 2 in my corsa)

    I have the following on the car, which i know is bad and i should have checked before i bought it - all 215/50 r17 91w

    the drivers side has goodyer eagle nct5 the pass side has a bravvris and some other unknow make.

    I do about 7-10k miles a year - should i get 4 new 215/50 or 225/45 's

    After reading other posts, i won't get goodyear nct5's


    how about these:-

    Uniroyal rainsport2 - good reviews on forum, not sure on cost
    Falkens ZE912 - an option mixed reviews on here
    Federal (but read that these are noisy)
    or any budget ones from the local ATS garage.

    or get 2 new tryes 215/50 and put on rear and put the nct5's on the front (one of which would have a repair, where the screw was)

    or just repair the tyre with the srew in it and be done with it

    My main concern is saftey!!!

    Any points welcome

    Cheers
    Charlie

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    if the car handles ok..............and ya don`t drive like a mad (person).........i`d just replace one or 2........but if ya gonna change 4 of em try kumho ecsta..........cheap an they`re good

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    And if u change all 4.. keep the 3 good in's there will be people on here who will be buy the odd one if they need it cheapily....

    Its better the money goes into your pocket than the garages

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    for what u`d expect to pay for a couple of new one`s you`ll get 4 kumho`s anyway

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    If safety is your main concern get those NCT5's off your car immediately!
    Click my linky for one of my threads,you need to read it.

    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showth...light=goodyear

    As for your choice of tyre,do not put budgets on a Vec C,complete waste of time and money,and they just simply will not work,the Vectra needs good tyres to perform safely and economically,fuel is not cheap,budget tyres will help you burn it very well indeed,that's about all they will do well.

    In my case i use Goodyear Excellence, they wear incredibly well,the grip in the wet is IMHO second only to Vredesteins,Road noise is minimal,and economy is especially good on long motorway runs.

    All the best with whatever you choose,just loose the NCT5's

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    Michelin Pilot Premacys for me, pricey but very good quality tyres

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    really depends what ya gonna run em on,and ya budget but i`ve run ecsta`s on a pretty quick car an they were the best ones i ever got.....was pretty limited choices back then for 18 and 19 inch rims,can`t knock em and they kept me stuck to the road in a car that got abused to hell when i 1st passed

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    HI,

    Thanks for all the replys -

    Got a price of 4 new Michelin Pilot Premacys fited, blance ect £614 - Ouch it that fairly ok for those sort of tryres???

    Cheers
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    good year seem to have changed the compound for the nct5 i have just replaced all 4 of mine and the tyre is completly different for a start it now incorporates a rim protector the older ones didnt.
    know plenty of you guys had bad experiences with them but with my first set never faulting and lasting 38k (swapped axles at 29k) i changed for the same again and the new ones are fantastic same sort of wear rate, very sure footed both wet and dry minimal road noise really cant fault them.
    suppose im just kinda saying dont be so hastey to slate the when there now a completley different tyre, its kinda like a girl going round slating your performance in bed when it was your first time sure you know what i mean

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    Quote Originally Posted by cerbrious View Post
    good year seem to have changed the compound for the nct5 i have just replaced all 4 of mine and the tyre is completly different for a start it now incorporates a rim protector the older ones didnt.
    know plenty of you guys had bad experiences with them but with my first set never faulting and lasting 38k (swapped axles at 29k) i changed for the same again and the new ones are fantastic same sort of wear rate, very sure footed both wet and dry minimal road noise really cant fault them.
    suppose im just kinda saying dont be so hastey to slate the when there now a completley different tyre, its kinda like a girl going round slating your performance in bed when it was your first time sure you know what i mean


    Nct's for motorway travelling ant so bad... im always used to huge amounts of noise anyway with the kids, dvd players radios etc etc

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