Farrell,farrell said:Ok chaps
I need your view on where the best prices are for set of rear 255/40/17
Pilot Sport please.
I am struggling to get reasonable quotes so any help would be appreciated.
IvanDias said:I was quoted £230 each for 265/40/17 in Pilot Sports. I wanted that size instead of 255.
I went with Pirelli P-Zero for £180-190 each.
M5s are heavy, powerful cars that cost in the order of £40-50k new. It`s good to see you are after good tyres, the performance is terrible on poor tyres like Avon ZZR1 and most Continentals and or other "budget" tyres.
Heard good reports on those Kumho (spelling?), but would only use Pirelli (P-Zero), Michelin (Pilot Cup Sport, heard teriffic in dry, watch out on the edge in the wet!) and Bridgestone (SO2, So3 and the new one) on mine.
Thanks BrianBrian M5 said:Farrel
Just a cautionary word on Johnson Tyres. I got mine there last time and they were the cheapest quote for sure. On delivery one of the tyres had a sidewall repair in it although the tyre was new. Obviously some installation damage at some time. It was sorted out amicably enough but was a Pain in the A*** and time consuming and who would deliver a tyre in that condition anyhow.
Fit only for scrap IMO.
They are a good name, and that's why people put out their money for their car tyres and then are completely underimpressed with them.Pip said:Further to IvanDias's comments, I have shod my car with Avons front (ZZ1) and rear (ZZ3) and have had some play with the backend on wet smallish roundabouts but without being able to do a quick change of tyres with some other brand, it is hard to comment on their performance.
Perhaps it is just me being a tightarse and blinkered but I thought Avon was a good name in racing tyres?? h:
Ps I was also going to try them on my E39!