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Shmee

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6,032 posts

98 months

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Assuming direct replacements, where is currently the absolute cheapest way of getting a new set of tyres?

Front tyre: Bridgestone Potenza 235/40 ZR19
Rear tyre: Bridgestone Potenza 275/35 ZR19

Prices per corner:

mytyres: £241 front, £279 rear (Not Fitted)
Event-Tyres: £277 front, £296 rear
Black Circles: £270 front, £297 rear (NOT AM9)
etyres: £282 front, £302 rear (NOT AM9)

Anywhere else I should be checking? Looks like mytyres are cheapest but I've tried to buy from them twice before and both times it's been awful, used Event-Tyres once and they were perfect.

Will also check with a dealer.

Luckyluciano

2,398 posts

102 months

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Go to your local ATS, Kwik Fit they are usually doing deals. I pay £210 fronts and £230 rears at a my local ATS.

AMV8Nick

3,715 posts

47 months

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Call Tyremark in Sittingbourne and ask for Karl or Mark Webber and mention my name. They are clients of mine, I insure them, and they have never let me down on anything. Nick Toms

shunt

519 posts

110 months

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Try camskills:

http://www.camskill.co.uk/

Got my last set of rears from there.

mikey k

9,263 posts

101 months

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Get your dealer to price match mytyres wink
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BingoBob

1,093 posts

32 months

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Does anyone know if the AM9 homologation is necessary? My tyre of choice would be a Michelin PSS, but obviously not AM homologation.

PDC V8V

34 posts

32 months

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As Shunt said above, I've had good service from Camskills in the past

Current prices are : -

Front £224.60 inc VAT (AM fitting)
Rear £259.70 inc VAT (AM fitting)


JaseB

406 posts

146 months

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My local tyre fitters did my rears (AM9 spec) for £270 each, failing that I was looking at Camskill.

Can you get Michelin all round in the right sizes?

Shmee

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PDC V8V said:
As Shunt said above, I've had good service from Camskills in the past

Current prices are : -

Front £224.60 inc VAT (AM fitting)
Rear £259.70 inc VAT (AM fitting)
There website seems to be suffering (or at least my connection is hitting lots of dead pages after adding tyres to basket) - what are their delivery prices like? The tyres themselves are £16 fronts and £19 rears less but I imagine after getting them shipped and then fitted it will cost more than the Event-Tyres man coming around.

Still haven't called any local places or dealers.

BingoBob

1,093 posts

32 months

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Camskill are very good. £6 delivery for 2 tyres, £12 for 4.

JaseB, looks like the PSS don't exist in 235/40/19 frown

yvr

213 posts

31 months

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BingoBob said:
Does anyone know if the AM9 homologation is necessary? My tyre of choice would be a Michelin PSS, but obviously not AM homologation.
I couldn't get Michelin PSS in sizes that worked, but that might just be a supply problem in Canada. I ended up putting a set Continental ExtremeContact DW on my DB9 (245/40F 285/35R). I found the old worn RE050s were pretty harsh on bumps and were losing grip badly in wet/cold weather.

I went up 10mm in size F&R, and that makes the tire about half an inch taller (trivial speedo error) but I wanted that little extra bit of ground clearance, and a little extra width on the road. They also seem to fill the wheel arches a bit better to my eye. The Conti's are definitely more compliant over bumps, but I don't consider them to be soft. The grip seems very good and test scores put them well ahead of the RE050s.

BingoBob

1,093 posts

32 months

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That's good to know. Thanks for posting your experience. Going to 245/40/19 on the front would increase the rolling diamter by 8mm - so not much. Problem is, I'm not sure if that would disturb the ASM computer unless the rears were increased by a very similar amount, but that would mean going to 285/35/19 which don't exist in the PSS either!

BingoBob

1,093 posts

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Just had a look at the Michelin site and the 235/40/19 and 275/35/19 both exist in PSS. The former must have been a recent addition to the range. I think I will go this way when it is time to change tyres unless anyone can give me a good reason to stick to AM9 homologation?

Shmee

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6,032 posts

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BingoBob said:
Just had a look at the Michelin site and the 235/40/19 and 275/35/19 both exist in PSS. The former must have been a recent addition to the range. I think I will go this way when it is time to change tyres unless anyone can give me a good reason to stick to AM9 homologation?
Dare I ask what are the benefits of the Michelin PSS vs the Bridgestone Potenza?

BingoBob

1,093 posts

32 months

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I have just had very good experiences of the Michelins on other fast cars that I have had. Their grip is phenomenal, dry or wet. I also find them very long lasting.

macpaul

138 posts

46 months

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I paid £983.00 for a full set on 17th December from Chessington Tyres, Surrey. Supplied, fitted and nitrogen filled.

They're part of one of the bigger chains.


tonyhall38

2,625 posts

101 months

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I got a set of rears from formula 1 in Crawley....Mark the manager done me a deal....£210 each all in...

D16RR_Rich

245 posts

73 months

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tonyhall38 said:
I got a set of rears from formula 1 in Crawley....Mark the manager done me a deal....£210 each all in...
Tony

Thanks increadable cheap £198 front & £275 rear on their website!!! Result

Cheers

Rich

johng39

2,706 posts

45 months

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Jet Wheel & Tyre in Essex. Tough to beat their prices.

OliHall

33 posts

55 months

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Hi,

I work for etyres and I am also an AM owner. I hope this doesn't break forum rules to reply to this with prices.

The Bridgestone tyres that we supply definitely are the AM9 variant.
We also have the Michelin Pilot Super Sports in the correct sizes, although the fronts are not on our website we do definitely have them in stock.
235/40/19 £307.60
275/35/19 £390.60

We offer mobile fitting and electronic balancing included in the price. Where abouts in the country are you?

thanks,
Oli.

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