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#1 gav240z

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Posted 08 January 2015 - 09:23 AM

Hi Guys,
Need a pair of rear tyres for my 240z but going to replace all 4 since they have been on the car for 14 years now! Are there any recommendations for a decent set of tyres in that size?

If someone has a good set of second hand tyres with minimal wear I'm open to suggestion also?

The car is currently street driven only, looking for good quality but probably don't want to spend $400 per corner. Unless you can convince me I should?

Finally any good tyre shops in Melbourne who won't fubar my wheels fitting new tyres?  ;D

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Posted 08 January 2015 - 10:01 AM

Look for something on a 205/55 or 205/60 x15
Any wider, it will roll/tuck under, any lower profile, ride quality will be harsh.

Wait,,,,, here comes the "fit 235/30x15 for the fooly sikness" brigade,,,,

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Posted 08 January 2015 - 01:51 PM

Khumo KU31 are a pretty good road tyre for around $100 a corner, or try some Bridgestone RE002's, again a good quality tyre at around $100 a corner have had both on my MX5. Another option is the Achilles tyres, the sports not the semi slick tyre, I had them on my old S14 and they went alright in both wet and dry and were cheap.

As Jason said, you only want a 205 or at most 225 wide tyre with either a 60 or 55 profile, even look at a 195/60 as well.

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Posted 08 January 2015 - 02:15 PM

I've got a set of 15x7's on the slow boat from Japan on its way and have also looking for 205/60/15's and have only really seen the KU31's in that size that are performance based. Bridgey Re002's don't seem to be available in 60series, only 55 and at twice the price of the KU's. Not really put off by the price (hey, its only money right!? ;D) but I feel that the small rolling diameter (606.5mm diameter) would look a bit small in the arches.

I've also seen 225/50/15 R888's for $250ea, again too small diam for me.

Any other suggestions for a performance based 205/60/15 besides the KU31's?



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Posted 08 January 2015 - 02:23 PM

I just went out to the car and the current tyres on it are:

205/60 R15 - Dunlop Formula W-1 Spec R

Looks like they have discontinued them in that size anyway.

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Posted 08 January 2015 - 02:40 PM

Looks like I should be able to get The Bridgestone RE002 in the same size as the Dunlop's that were on the car for around $150 each. Booked in tomorrow at a local tyre shop.

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Posted 08 January 2015 - 03:37 PM

agree ^^^ kumho KU31 or even the KU39 which cost a bit more.

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Posted 08 January 2015 - 06:36 PM

Looks like I should be able to get The Bridgestone RE002 in the same size as the Dunlop's that were on the car for around $150 each. Booked in tomorrow at a local tyre shop.


A mate of mine has them on his Supra, his only negative is they don't last to long, but given that your Z is "occassional" use that shouldn't worry you.

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Posted 08 January 2015 - 09:23 PM

Thanks for the feedback Peter. Shouldn't be an issue on 45 CH plates.

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Posted 09 January 2015 - 05:25 AM

hey hope i am not too late, for your re002s try costco - they will fit and nitrogen fill, i put a set on my sti(different size obviously) recently for $635 - they are very cheap and quite quick(as most people dont go to them for tyres) - worth a shot if you're not in a rush

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Posted 09 January 2015 - 08:01 AM

hey hope i am not too late, for your re002s try costco - they will fit and nitrogen fill, i put a set on my sti(different size obviously) recently for $635 - they are very cheap and quite quick(as most people dont go to them for tyres) - worth a shot if you're not in a rush


Thanks I've already booked in at a local shop. Price wise should be close to that anyway.

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Posted 09 January 2015 - 09:19 AM

hey hope i am not too late, for your re002s try costco - they will fit and nitrogen fill, i put a set on my sti(different size obviously) recently for $635 - they are very cheap and quite quick(as most people dont go to them for tyres) - worth a shot if you're not in a rush


I had no idea that they did anything automotive, certainly sounds cheap. Are they equipped to do alignments etc as well ?

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Posted 09 January 2015 - 09:02 PM

Gav,

how did you go with the tyres? I have used 002's before and like them. Were you able to get them in 205/60/15? AFAIK with all the info I am getting it says they are only available in 205/55/15?

Looks like I should be able to get The Bridgestone RE002 in the same size as the Dunlop's that were on the car for around $150 each. Booked in tomorrow at a local tyre shop.



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Posted 09 January 2015 - 09:24 PM

Didn't actually get them yet, tyre shop had them come in late. So I'm getting them tomorrow morning fitted. I'll let you know what aspect ratio they are. However I did say 60 so hopefully that's what they are.

I'm going to look for some kind of tyre wall paint so I can colour in the writing on the side walls.
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I asked if you could get tyres like that but he said they would have to be special order these days as only 4x4 tyres still come like that.

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Posted 09 January 2015 - 09:32 PM

Ask and you shall receive-in 205 60 15 as well:

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$189ea on ebay:

http://www.ebay.com....=item23283e9b4f

I recall Yokohama used to do the 352 but I can't seem to find 205/60/15

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Didn't actually get them yet, tyre shop had them come in late. So I'm getting them tomorrow morning fitted. I'll let you know what aspect ratio they are. However I did say 60 so hopefully that's what they are.

I'm going to look for some kind of tyre wall paint so I can colour in the writing on the side walls.

I asked if you could get tyres like that but he said they would have to be special order these days as only 4x4 tyres still come like that.



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Posted 09 January 2015 - 11:50 PM

white lettering is cool but tyre tech (and grip levels) have come such a long way since Yokohama 352 and BFG radials...

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Posted 10 January 2015 - 09:01 AM

The old tyres on it were from 87 ;). Anyone want some vintage rubber?

They were in good shape for their age but obviously it is going to transform the car with new shoes.




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