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    I have had the Dunlop SP9000 on the TS (245/40/18)and didnt like them, tram tracked everywhere. Im now running the Bridgestone Adrenalin 002 i think. I have only done around 100k on them since they went on, but they are quiet and grip well. Havent driven in the rain, so cant say.

    I have just replaced the Dunlop Sport Maxx on the F6 (245/35/19), they were the OE tyres and i got 33k out of them, it would of been more but i let the wheel alignment go too far and it screbbed the edges, the centre and outer edge were still no where near the tread indicators. Im now running Falken FK452 on the ute and so far they seem good for grip in dry and wet, only issue is they seem to be noisier than i remember.

    I have used the 452's on my old XR8 and found them to be good on that car and seem to be reasonably priced for a performance tyre.

    My father is running continental sports in a 245/45/17 on his BA XR6 ute and has got 45k out of them so far and comments that they are a fantastic tyre. Very quiet. But he doesnt drive like i do
    My brother is running the Roadstone / nexen in a 245/40/18 on my old XR8 and he doesnt have an issue, but then again him and his wife dont drive like i do either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TICK4D-TAS View Post
    I have had the Dunlop SP9000 on the TS (245/40/18)and didnt like them, tram tracked everywhere. Im now running the Bridgestone Adrenalin 002 i think. I have only done around 100k on them since they went on, but they are quiet and grip well. Havent driven in the rain, so cant say.

    I have just replaced the Dunlop Sport Maxx on the F6 (245/35/19), they were the OE tyres and i got 33k out of them, it would of been more but i let the wheel alignment go too far and it screbbed the edges, the centre and outer edge were still no where near the tread indicators. Im now running Falken FK452 on the ute and so far they seem good for grip in dry and wet, only issue is they seem to be noisier than i remember.

    I have used the 452's on my old XR8 and found them to be good on that car and seem to be reasonably priced for a performance tyre.

    My father is running continental sports in a 245/45/17 on his BA XR6 ute and has got 45k out of them so far and comments that they are a fantastic tyre. Very quiet. But he doesnt drive like i do
    My brother is running the Roadstone / nexen in a 245/40/18 on my old XR8 and he doesnt have an issue, but then again him and his wife dont drive like i do either.

    You did alright with the sport maxx's! I only got 17k out of them on my old GT before I deemed them unsafe (there was a reasonable amount of tread left tho). I then went to Bridgestone re001 (the predecessor of the 002 on your TS) and found them pretty good for the 4k I did on them before trading. The sportsmaxxs on my current GT seem better than the ones on my old GT but they are wearing noticeably lol only done 7300 but i think they will be gone before 17k
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uzza335 View Post
    You did alright with the sport maxx's! I only got 17k out of them on my old GT before I deemed them unsafe (there was a reasonable amount of tread left tho). I then went to Bridgestone re001 (the predecessor of the 002 on your TS) and found them pretty good for the 4k I did on them before trading. The sportsmaxxs on my current GT seem better than the ones on my old GT but they are wearing noticeably lol only done 7300 but i think they will be gone before 17k
    I let the first wheel alignment go for 7k, which is what stuffed them. I always run them at 40psi cold and rotate and align every 5k. little costly, but it evens the wear out.

    Now, i wonder why the 335's tyres are worn at 7300k!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TICK4D-TAS View Post
    I let the first wheel alignment go for 7k, which is what stuffed them. I always run them at 40psi cold and rotate and align every 5k. little costly, but it evens the wear out.

    Now, i wonder why the 335's tyres are worn at 7300k!!
    Hehe perhaps it has something to do with the fact that its driven more often...and more aggressively!
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    Norm your right horse's for course's for the NA XR6 logical call there mate.

    The TS is like Tim's garage queen - times out spirited driving everytime, whilst I had my 20's on the rears had SportMaxx's, running a 20x10 rim certainly tested the rubber and tbh they were shyte in the wet - sure the low profile and tyre spread is wrong but I did expect better grip from this spec of tyre, glad I have contacts for they rape you at that size at retail price for yes they sure wear out pretty quick.
    My next set of staggered rims for the girl I'd really like to get Conti/Michys for I keep hearing how good they are but alot of guys using Yokie high spec tyres have no complaints.
    The wifes Jeep runs Contis - glad for they handle pretty ordinary so at least I know she won't lose it in the wet !
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    Yokos I'm sorry to say are a tyre I'll never use again on a "modern" Ford. I used them all the time on my older X Series cars but I've had some terrible ones on my EF and lately on the AUs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterAU View Post
    Yokos I'm sorry to say are a tyre I'll never use again on a "modern" Ford. I used them all the time on my older X Series cars but I've had some terrible ones on my EF and lately on the AUs.
    I use Yokohama Advans on my EL GT, & have nothing but good things to say about them.

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    80k, damn, that's some milage!

    I can't help from previous experience, as I only run performance rubber and have never got more than 20k, my average is around 10 LOL

    Have you looked into 'Cooper' or "Master Craft" - both American brands that specialise in ultra high milage rubber? Cheap to import.



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    My problem on the EF = "tramlining". Tried umpteen wheel alignments - nothing I could do would make them steer in a straight line. Grip level was great but they were a nightmare to drive on - just hard work!. I had the Yokjo rep came down and brought "A" tyres to try on my EF when I had the problem - he specified a wheel alignmnet setting - set it all up and he drove the car - tramlined even worse than with the wheel alignment settings I had "worked out" were best for them. He gave me my money back on the four tyres. I went back to Dunflops - car was happy again!

    Just recently I tried the Advans on the TL50. Admittedly they were ZPS (run flats) but they displayed the same characteristics - the car simply wouldn't go straight! I have just dumped them after suffering them and trying to "sort" the car with them on for 4,000km - $1500 into the BBQ! With the Michelin replacements on now she drives like a dream.
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    ***UPDATE*** Well clocked 95000 K's last week on the N5000's and despite still being roadworthy i though replace them anyway as i might as well get as much use out of the replacement set as i can.

    Decided on Achilles RTS Sports:

    http://www.achillesradial.com/en/tir...es-atr-sport-4

    $131.00 ea fitted and balanced.

    Ive done over 300 k's on them already in dry and wet weather and i must say they are excellent value, much improved wet weather grip and same dry. Cant fault them yet.

    for general purpose use in 18" tyres i'm very happy with them.
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