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cossers

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760 posts

26 months

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as the weight seems to be a big factor when choosing tyres for my car now, anyone ever run these? got a new set of wheels and need some new tyres, think they are gona be 205/50/16 and 235/45/17, there are dunlop d9000 on her which ive found good enough for me, ive been used to bridgestone so3 on my other car so what you think?

never really thought about tyres before, sidewall flex etc, etc, just got what i like the look of and stuck them on! owning a tvr seems to be a whole new ball game when picking tyres!!

can get some toyo t1r's in the sizes i need, how would they compare?

sorry for all the questions, bit of a learning curve for me from running a jap car!!


clive f

7,032 posts

119 months

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I had 452`s on my old griff and found them ok after using toyos, I`ve heard some people say they go off hard after a while, but never had that problem myself.

wadsapple

1,841 posts

73 months

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Clive you do supprise me not going hard anymore .....old age eh it's a bugger wink

clive f

7,032 posts

119 months

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need all the help I can get these days Perryhehe

eff eff

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90 months

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I've got 452's on my Griff and I think they're as good as the Toyo's
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pigpen

240 posts

136 months

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Just put them on my Chim - came well recommended from Camskills and feel well enough so far

richwig83

1,379 posts

24 months

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I had them on my car (not a TVR, but a FWD GTI) and thought they were pretty crap. You can get some premium tyres for not much more money.

tr7v8

4,726 posts

114 months

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Not sure I'd run them on a sports car. I ran them o an S-Type Jag & they were great, with a couple of provisos. 1. they take a long while to run in 500-600 miles or so. 2. They are poor in low temps <7 deg C or so.
I wonder if a lot of the negatives are because of 1 & 2? The Jag is also very heavy around 1800kg. They were streets better than the P Zeros that it had on before. They lasted pretty well.

SILICONEKID340HP

11,998 posts

117 months

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I`m running Falken 452`s ,for road use they`re great ..front 225/45/16 rear 245/40/17 . good combo.

255/40/17 fit nicely under the Griff rear arches with the 225/45/16`s

http://classifieds.pistonheads.com/classifieds/par...



DJR 7

866 posts

143 months

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I'm running 18" on my Cerb and have no complaints.
I've covered 6000 miles this year, road noise is low, grip is good, not suffered tram lining as I did with the toyos .... That could be down to the 4 wheel alignment though.
Wear seems to be good too. Generally very good value for money.

cossers

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760 posts

26 months

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SILICONEKID340HP said:
I`m running Falken 452`s ,for road use they`re great ..front 225/45/16 rear 245/40/17 . good combo.

255/40/17 fit nicely under the Griff rear arches with the 225/45/16`s

http://classifieds.pistonheads.com/classifieds/par...
cheers lads for all the responses, darren what width front and back were you running them on, have you any pics and why are you selling them???

djstevec

2,493 posts

60 months

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clive f said:
I had 452`s on my old griff and found them ok after using toyos, I`ve heard some people say they go off hard after a while, but never had that problem myself.
I had 255x18x35 452's on the rear of the shopping car (E46 3 series) for a while - cant remember exactly how long they were on, but not very.

Working in central London, the car stood a lot and was used for a couple of short evening trips and general weekend stuff. Both tyres developed circumferential cracks on the inside side walls, was told both were dangerous during an MOT and had to be replaced. This was best part of 4-5 years ago, so not sure if the compound has changed or the side walls beefed up.

Read good reviews about Veredestein Ultrac Sessanta, and similar price bracket to the 452's so they're on the Beemer now. I don't push the beemer at all, so I have no first hand of experiences of their limits.

griffdude

918 posts

134 months

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djstevec said:
clive f said:
I had 452`s on my old griff and found them ok after using toyos, I`ve heard some people say they go off hard after a while, but never had that problem myself.
I had 255x18x35 452's on the rear of the shopping car (E46 3 series) for a while - cant remember exactly how long they were on, but not very.

Working in central London, the car stood a lot and was used for a couple of short evening trips and general weekend stuff. Both tyres developed circumferential cracks on the inside side walls, was told both were dangerous during an MOT and had to be replaced. This was best part of 4-5 years ago, so not sure if the compound has changed or the side walls beefed up.

Read good reviews about Veredestein Ultrac Sessanta, and similar price bracket to the 452's so they're on the Beemer now. I don't push the beemer at all, so I have no first hand of experiences of their limits.
Think the Falkens work better on light cars; I put them on my old E92 330iM & they were really poor- really squirmy & wore appallingly. Fixed by fitting a set of Continentals.

djstevec

2,493 posts

60 months

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griffdude said:
Think the Falkens work better on light cars; I put them on my old E92 330iM & they were really poor- really squirmy & wore appallingly. Fixed by fitting a set of Continentals.
Not disagreeing, however Id hardly say an E46 is that heavy though, especially on the rears without passengers or luggage. Was told it was the standing for long periods that probably helped propagate the cracks as the rubber hardened, as most Tivs tend to do.

SILICONEKID340HP

11,998 posts

117 months

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cossers said:
SILICONEKID340HP said:
I`m running Falken 452`s ,for road use they`re great ..front 225/45/16 rear 245/40/17 . good combo.

255/40/17 fit nicely under the Griff rear arches with the 225/45/16`s

http://classifieds.pistonheads.com/classifieds/par...
cheers lads for all the responses, darren what width front and back were you running them on, have you any pics and why are you selling them???
The wall heights 225/45/16 and 255/40/17 are within a few mm so look balanced ..The reason i am selling them is the tyre just catches on the passenger side inner arch .Im aware Griffs do not have any problems with the 255`s .a bit more negative camber would of solved the problem ..These cars seem to come slightly different so some people will get away with it ..

Im now running 245/40/17 and 225/45/16 but the 255`s look far better and make to speedo exact .

RPM is slightly lower at 70mph .

Edited by SILICONEKID340HP on Monday 5th November 23:22

RedSpike66

2,194 posts

98 months

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Used them on my previous T350, and several times on my E46 BMW - very pleased with them and great value for money. Perhaps not quite up to track day use, but no problems in dry or very very wet. Recommended. Along with Hankook Evo S's.

RustyNailer

3,498 posts

97 months

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Also running them on my e46 BMW, i was also thinking of putting them on the wedge next time i change as they seem to be ok so far.

Rob

Pupp

7,750 posts

158 months

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Got them on mine, on 17Fr/18Rr... tramline more than I remember the previous T1Rs doing but grip well enough for throwing around on the road in all weathers so far encountered - I fancy trying Kumhos next

CanadianGriff

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75 months

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STOP!!!!!!!!!! Don't buy the Falken's. Sorry guys I HAD Falken Azenis RT615 on my Griffith. They took weeks to break in about 1000 km, they needed to be hot or you were stareing at the back of the car and at 3000 KM they started to fade away and HAD to replace them at 5000 km. I put Falken Zeix ZE912 on my Volvo V70 got about 2000 km and 2 split,they looked like they were cut so I didn't go after Falken, Then the other 2 split in the same place. Falken credited me about enough to buy 3/4 of 1 tire for the 4 out of 6 I had to buy. Back to the Griffith I tried to get Bridgestone Potenza RE-11 they were out of stock across Canada and I needed tires. I ended up with Dunlop Direzza DZ101. I have put about 1500 km on them and they are ok but I really haven't pushed them yet. So I think you know how I feel about Falken's, got lots and lots of money, go ahead buy them! You will be replacing them sooooon!

tr7v8

4,726 posts

114 months

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CanadianGriff said:
STOP!!!!!!!!!! Don't buy the Falken's. Sorry guys I HAD Falken Azenis RT615 on my Griffith. They took weeks to break in about 1000 km, they needed to be hot or you were stareing at the back of the car and at 3000 KM they started to fade away and HAD to replace them at 5000 km. I put Falken Zeix ZE912 on my Volvo V70 got about 2000 km and 2 split,they looked like they were cut so I didn't go after Falken, Then the other 2 split in the same place. Falken credited me about enough to buy 3/4 of 1 tire for the 4 out of 6 I had to buy. Back to the Griffith I tried to get Bridgestone Potenza RE-11 they were out of stock across Canada and I needed tires. I ended up with Dunlop Direzza DZ101. I have put about 1500 km on them and they are ok but I really haven't pushed them yet. So I think you know how I feel about Falken's, got lots and lots of money, go ahead buy them! You will be replacing them sooooon!
The 452 or 453 is a much more sporty tyre than the 912 which is a run of the mill one. I've never heard of the RT615 looks like it is American/Canadian market only? Get a reasonable write up here http://www.caranddriver.com/comparisons/falken-aze...
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