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Tidied. If people have a problem that I feel this may be useful information PM me otherwise shut the f**k up with irrelevant comments. This thread is purely for people's experiences of certain brands of tyre on their cars as it may help newbies to see other experiences. If you don't like what's in the thread then don't comment. Simple. B)

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Have nearly new Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta all round on my new ACS wheels.

Immediately notice a positive difference over the Bridgestone front tyres.

They're quiet and comfortable and feel like they grip nicely.

Also, the tread pattern is very cool! :P

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What about Sunny tyres would anybody recommend them, also can I replace 255/35/18's with 245/40/18

No on both counts. Sunny are poor tyres and if you replace the tyre with different size profile it will knock your speedo out slightly.

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No on both counts. Sunny are poor tyres and if you replace the tyre with different size profile it will knock your speedo out slightly.

Does this mean all us running different profiles to OEM have slightly inaccurate speedos ?

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Does this mean all us running different profiles to OEM have slightly inaccurate speedos ?

Possibly

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How bad would it be ?

All depends on the difference in size of the tyre. The speedo works on specific rolling radius designed for the particular car. Making the radius larger or smaller than it is designed to be will knock the speedo out. Usually it marginal by a few mphs but it won't be accurate.

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All depends on the difference in size of the tyre. The speedo works on specific rolling radius designed for the particular car. Making the radius larger or smaller than it is designed to be will knock the speedo out. Usually it marginal by a few mphs but it won't be accurate.

Cheers Mikey, think I ll be sticking to 1 or 2mph below speed limit for cameras etc then just in case, whats the OEM tyre size for 18 MV1s ?

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Cheers Mikey, think I ll be sticking to 1 or 2mph below speed limit for cameras etc then just in case, whats the OEM tyre size for 18 MV1s ?

225 40 18 front and 255 35 18 rear

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225 40 18 front and 255 35 18 rear

Thanks DonB

I am running 235/35/19 and 245/35/19 rear, can anyone tell me roughly how far out it will be ?

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If you check www.willtheyfit.com it will tell you the difference in your speedo from original wheels to aftermarket wheels.

EDIT: It says yours will be 1.09% out Ricky. Remember though, speedos can overread by up to 10% so it may just be putting you closer to the true speed (or it could work against you). But 1.09% really isn't anything to worry about.

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If you check www.willtheyfit.com it will tell you the difference in your speedo from original wheels to aftermarket wheels.

EDIT: It says yours will be 1.09% out Ricky. Remember though, speedos can overread by up to 10% so it may just be putting you closer to the true speed (or it could work against you). But 1.09% really isn't anything to worry about.

Cheers Gaz, I ll just stick to 1 or 2 mpg below when there are cameras and I ll be fine :)

Thank you for looking for me though.

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i put rear dunlop sport 2000's on the rear as soon as i bought it sep 2008 at 40k miles to match the fronts. £165 each i seem to remember. just changed to falken 452's last weekend, the dunlops having lasted until 62k miles. mostly london stop start or motorway plus two 3k mile trips into france but i like to hoof it a bit when solo and out in the sticks. good in the dry, not overly impressed in the wet but not terrible, just have to pay attention.

the 452's were through blackcircles and cost £305 the pair. i'll let you know what i think once they've done a bit.

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Front: Full Run

Size: 225/40/18

Cost: were on the car already

Miles lasted: 17000 and still have 5mm tread.

View: Horrible noise, terrible wet performance. Not sure what the tyre is made out of as IT WILL NOT DIE. 17k and still has 5-6mm of tread. Crazy.

Rear: Vredstien Ultra Sentra (sp)

Size: 255/35/18

Cost: £120 each

Miles lasted: 6000 and still have 6mm

View: Seem pretty perfect, have a lovely tread pattern too.

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Front: Full Run

Size: 225/40/18

Cost: were on the car already

Miles lasted: 17000 and still have 5mm tread.

View: Horrible noise, terrible wet performance. Not sure what the tyre is made out of as IT WILL NOT DIE. 17k and still has 5-6mm of tread. Crazy.

Lesson learned. Fullruns are utter Pap ;)

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Yeah unfortunately the Audi got full runs on the front urgh wheel spin city - cant afford new 19 inch tyres though :lol:

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Lesson learned. Fullruns are utter Pap ;)

Indeed, I didn't fit the tyre though, nobjocky garage "moorelands sports & exige" did, cowboys!

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Falken 452's are great tyres for the money I will be using them from now on the supercharged beast. You can not go wrong with these highly recommended.

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+1 on Falken 452. Just had both rears done and they are fine. Lovley and quiet and the grip is more than fine for my driving style.

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