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Tyres- whats around locally?

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Tyres time, Im stuck for choices. Its proving diffcult to get the sizes (205/50/17- no prob) 255/40/17 is a problem.

I seem to be to down to a Michelin (very expensive, and Im not a fan), the Bridgestone SO2 (soft), the Yoko AVS (also soft).

New Dunlop SPORTMAXX not yet available in bigger size.

Bob Jane (importer of these) have a German Fulda Exelero, gets good raps on the net, Ive never heard of them,a nd dont really have great cinfidence in the recomendation.

I'd cheerfully put the existing Pirelli P7000s back on, but they are long gone. No has anything nice to say to say about is replacement, the PZero Rossi.

Ive had a good experience with three sets of Falken now, and they have a new 452 - trouble is, its new and unknown. Im leaning this way.

Looking for a good street tyre, not a super hi po tyre for a 964C4. Any comments/recommends?

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I have put a set of fulda's on the years. I have no hesitation in recommending them. For the money I think they are bloody good value, quite, sticky etc etc.

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Stuart, what are they going onto?
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I've got fuldas on the back of mine but can't vouch for their track proficiency. Cars getting aligned & properly set up tomorrow (torsion & sway bushes blah blah). Finally will be able to drive it as was intended when it was purchased.
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I had a set of Fulda's on an HSV Club Sport a few years ago to replace the S02's which only lasted about 20,000km. They wore better but were very noisy towards the end of their life (road noise). Didn't stick as well as the S02s but 99% of the time I was never pushing the car hard enough to know.

The WRX had a set of Goodyear F1's (225/45ZR17) and they used to stick like s*#t on a blanket.

PO for my 83sc put a set of Nexen N3000 brand tyres on it - 255/40ZR17 on the back and 255/45ZR17 on the front. Don;t know where they came from but they seem to be a fairly good tire and seem to be wearing OK. Have not taken them anywhere near a track yet.

Every year I think the May issue of Motor magazine does a tire shootout and most of the larger size tyres are there since they suit the Commodores and Falcons these days - worth a read if you want back to back comparisons of tyre types.

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I have a pair of 255/40/17 Falkens with lots of rubber on them.

PM me if you are interested.
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