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      10-18-2011, 07:38 PM   #1
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335 rear replacement tyres?

hi , am about to replace my rear tyres on my 335 coupe 255/35 R18
(currently have bridgestone potenza RFT which came with the car)

having trouble deciding on which way to go.

Kumho KU31's? Goodyear Eagles?

any suggestion welcome
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      10-18-2011, 07:53 PM   #2
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no and no.

1. Yokohama Advan Neova AD08
2. Michelin Pilot Super Sport
3. Continental ExtremeContact DW (make sure it's not DWS)

Order from www.tirerack.com

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      10-18-2011, 09:21 PM   #3
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Can't go wrong with what he said ^

Dunlop star specs are pretty good as well.

But for all around comfort and performance you cant go past PSS
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      10-18-2011, 09:24 PM   #4
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no and no.
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      10-18-2011, 09:33 PM   #5
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thanks.

tirerack.com - do you use a freight forwarder as they don't appear to ship to OZ
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      10-18-2011, 09:40 PM   #6
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thanks.

tirerack.com - do you use a freight forwarder as they don't appear to ship to OZ
Yeh its a bit tricky.

Step 1, select tyres you are after and

step 2, send email asking for a shipping quote to your front door

Step 3, pay via bank transfer (a bit of a pain but damn they are cheap)
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      10-18-2011, 09:42 PM   #7
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I sent email to chase@tirerack.com
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      10-18-2011, 10:50 PM   #8
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I bought the following NON RFT Bridgestone Potenza RE050A Pole Positions from Tire rack last November:

2 x 24YR8RE050APP 225/40R18 BRIDGESTONE POZ RE050A POLE USD 205.00
2 x 535YR8RE050APP 255/35R18 BRIDGESTONE POZ RE050A POLE USD 254.00

SUBTOTAL: $US 918.00
FREIGHT: $US 333.83
****FEDEX INTíL ECONOMY****
TOTAL: $US 1,251.83

To avoid duty & GST you should endeavour to make sure that the total price (exlcuding shipment costs) is less than $A 1,000.

By the way, I'm very happy with the tyres.
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      10-18-2011, 11:11 PM   #9
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awesome thanks!

Was thinking of going the Kumho KU39's at $445 each but I may just import some Yoko AD08 from tirerack.com
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      10-19-2011, 05:52 AM   #10
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Go AD08! especially if you want the track your car, I survived 3 track days & still have enough tread.
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      11-05-2011, 09:06 AM   #11
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Update:

I ended up ordering two Michelin Pilot Super Sports from tirerack.com ($234 each)

+ Fedex postage was $256 USD for the two tyres.

Bank wire via Commonwealth Bank Netbank (very easy - cost extra $22)

Arrived here.

Kmart Tyre and Auto fitted them for $20 each.

Thanks for putting me onto Tirerack.com
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      11-05-2011, 12:07 PM   #12
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did you have to pay duty when it arrive?
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did you have to pay duty when it arrive?
The total was under 1k, no duty!
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Update:

I ended up ordering two Michelin Pilot Super Sports from tirerack.com ($234 each)

Fedex postage was $256 USD for the two tyres.

Bank wire via Commonwealth Bank Netbank (very easy - cost extra $22)

Arrived here.

Kmart Tyre and Auto fitted them for $20 each.

Thanks for putting me onto Tirerack.com
Did you get a slime/mobility kit
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More importantly, don't wait too long to get matching fronts - my car was weird with RFT/non RFT mix.
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More importantly, don't wait too long to get matching fronts - my car was weird with RFT/non RFT mix.
thats what I was wondering
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      11-07-2011, 07:09 PM   #17
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No duty paid.

I have some el cheapo MAXXIS on the front not the RFT anymore.

It handles fine for how I drive.

Haven't got the slime/mobility kit yet, any suggestions? SuperCheap Auto?
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el cheapo MAXXIS on the front

Haven't got the slime/mobility kit yet, any suggestions? SuperCheap Auto?
You obviously aren't too keen on steering predictability then.

I got my slime kit from here http://www.cabelas.com/catalog/searc...h-All+Products. stuff the local chap that wants 100 .

Plus while you are there have a look at some of the sweeet lights they have http://www.cabelas.com/product/Home-...3Bcat104478480



I think another member saw them on special for 80odd recently

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No duty paid.

I have some el cheapo MAXXIS on the front not the RFT anymore.

It handles fine for how I drive.

Haven't got the slime/mobility kit yet, any suggestions? SuperCheap Auto?

You can get the slime kit from Autobarn. I got mine from Autobarn Dural. It was on sale for $80 including the slime and pump. I think Repco stock them as well.
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You forgot to add

"for the poob"
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Are all tire shops able to remove RFTs? I heard that they need specialised equipment?
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