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Greetings Gentlemen,
sorry for yet another boring tyre question but I need some input.

I am going to buy some new tyres from my local guy and have the choice between Toyo T1R and Pirelli P Rosso (about 100 euros more) that will be fitted to an 18" rim. My car sees no track use and is driven sparingly hence why I cant justify the PS2's. I just need a good tyre for fast road use that is safe.

What tyre would you go for between the two mentioned above?

Thanks for your help

Lantz
 

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Pirelli.

Use them near-daily on 19's and they are brilliant.

Toyo tires are like Wilwood brakes. They only work on light cars.
 

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Oh noes, another tyre thread!

To keep on-topic, between the two you mention, I would take the Pirelli, having had them and liked them before.

Off topic, you should take a close look at the Kumho Ecsta Sport KU31 as in my opinion they're as good as the Pirelli yet much cheaper.

£65 for fronts, £70 rears in stock sizes for the 17" cars, and £99 for your particular 245/40/18 use. (Camskill delivered inc VAT online, but please support your local tyre shop who will be able to get very close)


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Tyre threads are a little boring agreed but I needed some input.

I ordered the pirellis 18-40-235 in front and 18-35-265 in back. I could have got some PS2's for not much more from a friend of mine in France but I prefer to buy from the local guy to help his business and keep good relations. And I imagine turning up with a set of new tyres and asking him to mount them would not make him too happy.

Thanks for your help guys
 

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Not personal Lantz but really cannot see why anyone who's not taking his car to trackdays buys P Zero Rosso's besides being brainwashed by commercials.

Got the cheap Kumho KU31's myself and no probs whatsoever on the Nordschleife.
 

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Another Ray: I have personally never seen any Pirelli ads on tv, only Vredstein ads for winter tyres :)

These were the tyres my local guy could get in the sizes needed, I just want to support the locals. I have Kumhos on my Benz and they are fine but would probably not get them again.

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I have just been offered by my local tyre specialist Michelin Pilot Sport II's, 245/40's 18" for GBP 200 fitted. Not a bad price considering!!!
 

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Good question!

Personally I can't see me putting the car on a track so it would be nice to find a decent road tyre.

I had Kumho Ecsta Sport KU31 on my C70 T5, more than happy with the tyre. Good grip for a very front heavy car, quiet and long lasting.

Longer lasting than my P-Zero Neros which probably did about 7000 miles.
That's pretty poor for just normal road use.

My old Calibra had Hankook Ventus Sport K102s on them and that too was a great budget tyre (quite a few years ago that mind)

Also had Vredestein Ultracs and they are another good budget tyre.
 

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I have just been offered by my local tyre specialist Michelin Pilot Sport II's, 245/40's 18" for GBP 200 fitted. Not a bad price considering!!!
Richard,

Hold on ! - that's not a great price at all.

If you take a look at etyres - they'll come to you, and fit 4x Michelin Pilot Sport 2 Tyres 245/40/18Y for £181.20 Each :-

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My thoughts exactly Tel .......Richard smells of money .....Harry Enfield's , ' But I saw you coming ' character springs to mind when Richard saunters into any retail establishment !

Still , I know many a man with so much money that convenience outweighs product value ......Horses for courses !

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^^^I pop into my local tyre establishment and ask for a price. They respond £200 each and I say thanks....suddenly everybody is having a go. Whilst the above price may well be competitive @ £181 I bet they don't offer that price when having to drive into central London!!
 
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