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      06-11-2012, 05:39 PM   #1
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Tyres for 19" alloys

I want to upgrade to 19" rims, but finding that a set of 4 new tyres will be as much as the alloys themselves...what tyres offer the best value vs grip, and from where?
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For me it has to be Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta, not overly impressed with the composure of the 452's.

Don't get me wrong, 452's are very good for the price point but Vreds give me much more confidence as they're very progressive/predictable on the limit.
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Another postive Vred thread. Definately gonna try them out next

O.P, If you can, then try not to skimp on tyres. It has been said many times but I will say it again. It is the only contact your car has with the road. Worse case scenario dont eat for a week.
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Another postive Vred thread. Definately gonna try them out next

O.P, If you can, then try not to skimp on tyres. It has been said many times but I will say it again. It is the only contact your car has with the road. Worse case scenario dont eat for a week.
You won't be disappointed. I'm considering ditching the FK's and getting Vreds back on as things will only get worse once the JB4 is fitted. Nothing a diff and coils wouldn't sort out but the tires are cheaper and will get better with mods

Only drawback is I think that the FK's would last longer as the Vreds use a softer compound I believe.
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You won't be disappointed. I'm considering ditching the FK's and getting Vreds back on as things will only get worse once the JB4 is fitted. Nothing a diff and coils wouldn't sort out but the tires are cheaper and will get better with mods

Only drawback is I think that the FK's would last longer as the Vreds use a softer compound I believe.
Out of interest which pressures are you running?
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Definitely don't won't to skimp on tyres, but the cost will influence whether I move to 19s.

VREDESTEIN look interesting, who's the best value seller of these?

How do these handle in the wet?
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Being a regular customer I usually get a good price from my local wheel specialist so can't tell you best price as I never look elsewhere now.

Quick Internet search - http://ssl.delti.com/cgi-bin/rshop.p...kie=&s_p=Tyres -

F = 235/35/19
R = 265/30/19

All round came to 696.40 inc VAT and mainland delivery

Amazing tyre in the wet, best I've used so far.
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      06-12-2012, 04:25 AM   #10
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I used these http://www.oponeo.co.uk/tyre/vredestein-ultrac-sessanta for my vreds


Total price: 638

same sizes as above
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thanks -
looking at those sizes, i thought staggered 19s typical took 225s on the front and 255 on rears
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Being a regular customer I usually get a good price from my local wheel specialist so can't tell you best price as I never look elsewhere now.

Quick Internet search - http://ssl.delti.com/cgi-bin/rshop.p...kie=&s_p=Tyres -

F = 235/35/19
R = 265/35/19

All round came to 696.40 inc VAT and mainland delivery

Amazing tyre in the wet, best I've used so far.
Rears should read 265/30/19 to maintain rolling radius.
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Have just moved to Vreds.
First week out all wet days, so very impressed with the handling on a brand new tyre.
Have about 200 miles on them now and it was dry last night, excellent grip all round.

I went for 225/35 on the front to keep OEM sizing but if you want the rim protection to do it's job them go for the suggested 235/35.

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Rears should read 265/30/19 to maintain rolling radius.
Yes that's the size I priced up, an error in the typing, post edited. Cheers
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looking at those sizes, i thought staggered 19s typical took 225s on the front and 255 on rears
Based on an aftermarket F=8.5 R=9.5. That's the setup I'm running.
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I used these http://www.oponeo.co.uk/tyre/vredestein-ultrac-sessanta for my vreds


Total price: 638

same sizes as above
That's a very good deal Paul,Camskill want 652.00 + delivery.
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Based on an aftermarket F=8.5 R=9.5. That's the setup I'm running.
I notice on you signature that you have cades tyrus.

i was looking at these as drawn to the deep rears. do you have any pictures of yours on your car? happy with them?
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I notice on you signature that you have cades tyrus.

i was looking at these as drawn to the deep rears. do you have any pictures of yours on your car? happy with them?
Yeah I'm happy with them but my car needs lowered to really set them off I think.


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Wow, that dish on the rear looks awesome.

what is the ride like? I'm finding my 182 MV3 with bridgestone rfts to be very harsh
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Ride on the 19" Vreds is like night and day compared with the Bodgestone RFTs..

Like driving a new car, not at all skittish or jumpy, no traction control tell-tale flashing. Cats eyes and manholes don't require a visit to the Chiropractor after driving over them.. ;-)
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Statler did you buy the Vreds in N Ireland and what did you pay?
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Ride on the 19" Vreds is like night and day compared with the Bodgestone RFTs..

Like driving a new car, not at all skittish or jumpy, no traction control tell-tale flashing. Cats eyes and manholes don't require a visit to the Chiropractor after driving over them.. ;-)
that is good to know. i've had lowered/stiff cars before , but this is another level of hardness!
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