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      09-03-2008, 04:56 PM   #23
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Vredestein Ultrac SessantaSJ
hoops my best pal has some on his e55 and says they are very good, good price as well
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Good tyre (Sessanta) but a pig to get hold of.

I tried 4 stockists from the Vredestein website, and not one had or could get them quickly.

Good plan on the larger size (235 front - 265 rear),it's certainly a better ride/feel.
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Good tyre (Sessanta) but a pig to get hold of.

I tried 4 stockists from the Vredestein website, and not one had or could get them quickly.

Good plan on the larger size (235 front - 265 rear),it's certainly a better ride/feel.
are they more expensive in that size? are they safe to fit also?
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I have 2 sets of wheels for my car, One set with PS2's and the other set with Falken 452's

I changed to the Falkens a week or so after I got the 335d, as I could not get on with them. Falkens were great, but then came the rain and I thought they were a bit crap. So changed back to the PS2's. They were even worse. So now back on the Falkens again.

I am not saying the Falkens have more grip, I think the PS2's have a little more, but not much. The big issue with the PS2's in my oppinion is the lack of feedback, and they tend to break away without notice. I found the falkens give you plenty notice.

With the PS2's I can get all 4 wheels to slide, nat managed that with the Falkens yet

Not tried the Vredesteins yet, but I would not let the name put me off
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I have 2 sets of wheels for my car, One set with PS2's and the other set with Falken 452's

I changed to the Falkens a week or so after I got the 335d, as I could not get on with them. Falkens were great, but then came the rain and I thought they were a bit crap. So changed back to the PS2's. They were even worse. So now back on the Falkens again.

I am not saying the Falkens have more grip, I think the PS2's have a little more, but not much. The big issue with the PS2's in my oppinion is the lack of feedback, and they tend to break away without notice. I found the falkens give you plenty notice.

With the PS2's I can get all 4 wheels to slide, nat managed that with the Falkens yet

Not tried the Vredesteins yet, but I would not let the name put me off
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      09-04-2008, 11:10 AM   #28
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1.are they more expensive in that size?
2.are they safe to fit also?
1. I would imagine so Carl, bigger tyre = more rubber, so I guess more money. I did'nt ask.

2. The sizes are the same as run by Alpina, who use the same size wheels, so yes.

I wanted the Vredesteins, but could'nt get them, so went with Falkens,
235/35/19 front - 265/30/19 rear.

Jury's still out.
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1. I would imagine so Carl, bigger tyre = more rubber, so I guess more money. I did'nt ask.

2. The sizes are the same as run by Alpina, who use the same size wheels, so yes.

I wanted the Vredesteins, but could'nt get them, so went with Falkens,
235/35/19 front - 265/30/19 rear.

Jury's still out.
What i mean, safe to run on stock rims.
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I have the Goodyear F1 Asymmetric tyres, seem to be wearing well with almost 9k miles on all four.

The handling and ride is good too, noise is not bad and grip, especially in wet is fantastic.
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What i mean, safe to run on stock rims.
Sorry Carl, I did'nt make that clear.

The sizes I mentioned will fit your 230's no probs
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I ordered the Vredesteins today from Elite and they are fitting them for me tomorrow am. Gone for 235/35 and 265/30 as recommended and suggested by you guys. Got them all in and fitted for a very good price (thanks to the Evolve boys - cheers Imran!!) so will give them a go and report back.
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I've heard good things. . .
Just can't get over the different tread
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      09-05-2008, 03:19 AM   #34
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I've heard good things. . .
Just can't get over the different tread
They really are different looking aren't they!

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Got them all fitted today at Elite - 235 front and 265 rear - i actually quite like the tread pattern - look good on the car and boy does my car look fat from the rear!!!!!
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How much mate as i think ill go with these next time.
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I'd love to see these tyre reviews done without the reviewers knowing which tyre it was - just like anything else there is a masive amount of snobbery, bias and downright fabrication and very little scientific objectivity in a lot of 'comparison' reviews - are tyres the new HiFi?
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I'd love to see these tyre reviews done without the reviewers knowing which tyre it was
From what I understand, this is how the EVO tyre test was conducted. They placed the Vredestiens second out of about 12 different sets of tyres.
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Changing my mind like the wind here. Think I will go with the Vred's now. Can anyone recomend a fitter in the West London area, M3 area? etc?

Think elite's a bit far
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Changing my mind like the wind here. Think I will go with the Vred's now. Can anyone recomend a fitter in the West London area, M3 area? etc?

Think elite's a bit far
You could head down the M3 to Micheldever Tyres in Micheldever - great company, keen pricing... still a bit of a trek though, but might be worth it for their expertise and care over your wheels?!

www.micheldever.co.uk
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Thanks Tony you've been a star with all your great advice!

Do micheldever stock Vreds? Will call em tomorrow.
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You could go to the tyre place on Ivy Lane off staines road in Houslow.

It is where I got my Goodyear Eagle F1 assymetrics. They are reasonable, friendly and source most tyres and give a time to come and get them fitted (if not in stock).
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