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    Quote Originally Posted by FTe217 View Post
    Sure the austyres would do the job - but when push comes to shove I'd love to see a braking distance comparo of the many budget brands.
    For a tight budget and daily as I said I'm sure they are fine but my above comment is for when required in a emergency stop rain or dry how do they really perform ? but not ask yourself with you at the wheel but your wife/girlfriend/partner and any other name used nowadays LOL.......

    Seriously can't help it but for my wife not a friggin chance will I compramise on her SUV - she just points and drives, she claims she's a good driver and yes I'll give her credit not having a bingle in the 22yrs we have been together but she wouldn't have the instintive reflex or nouse of releasing pedal pressure etc when wheel lock occurs etcetc.....having had a couple of sets of differing chinese budget tyres in the wet importantly they were absolutely shyte, I know I can adjust my driving style to counter but even thinking of another average joe driver heading towards her losing control due to cheap shod rubber freaks me.
    Agree completely, Prydey and I have been discussing this, on the wifes car best rubber, on my FG, its a compromise, when replacement costs play a significant part of running costs given the mileage i do you have to look at all options, my car is my transport.
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    Yep cool mate - I was thinking after my post damn I hope he doesn't take it the wrong way LOL........
    I did that having done a few wheel changes in my time 2times I compramised tyres on the toy - never again, yep agree on the daily is another storey.

    My last set of 20's on the T3 I had the Dunlop SP Sport's from Japan on the rears - now mind you these were 265's, I was actually disappointed with them under load in the wet, round some corners I wasn't as confident as I wished to feel.
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    Michelin Pilot Sport 3 - on both Falcons. Made in Thailand. Michelin Dimaris (rear of X5) Made in USA.
    Yokohama AdvanST (Front of X5) Made in Japan. Terrible tyre. Would change rears back to Michelin if I keep X5.


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    T3 is going to get Conti's if there's a next time
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    Quote Originally Posted by FTe217 View Post
    T3 is going to get Conti's if there's a next time
    The way I see it with the EF, these Michelins should last it until I start teaching my kids to drive. God help me when that day comes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paxton View Post
    The way I see it with the EF, these Michelins should last it until I start teaching my kids to drive. God help me when that day comes.
    Micheys have great wear can't go wrong.....haha know the feeling, 1 driving 2 more to go
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    Quote Originally Posted by FTe217 View Post
    Micheys have great wear can't go wrong.....haha know the feeling, 1 driving 2 more to go
    I'm right for sixteen years. Being in America, and drinking lots, that may change, very quickly. At the rate I'm using the EF (man, I love the ZF), the tyres will make it. The X5 has a strange wear problem. That should be alleviated with the Q5 in say, May...


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