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Old 10th June 2019, 08:58 PM
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Agree with Mark and Sarg.
I had four corners fitted with the Michelin PS4s and am extremely pleased with the way they performed on and in the Falmouth meet.
And as some said I didn't hang around.
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Old 10th June 2019, 09:37 PM
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And as some said I didn't hang around.
...even in convoys
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Old 10th June 2019, 09:41 PM
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Oh dear, I have to apologise.
Who's a naughty boy then!
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Mine is shod all round with Falken Azenis FK510 255/35 R20 97 Y
I previously had the Nangnangs NS2 (as my mate called them) but they were quite hard tyres. Once I put the Falkens on the car, the handling improved a lot. Currently showing up on those tyre sites at around £120 each delivered. Very happy with the Falkens and they also have the badge of honour from 3 laps on the Ring.
I run the same Falkens on the Chauffeur Cars and somehow manage to get them for £95 a corner.
Handling is very good and as an added bonus they are very quiet road noise wise.
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If you need a bit of cash these might help. Spotted in Falmouth during the annual meet.....
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Old 12th June 2019, 07:55 AM
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Try the Acceleras that a few on here have, me included. Canít fault them and theyíre the first cheap tyres Iíve ever had on any of my cars. Great in dry and wet, just over £50 a corner depending on size.

Cheap tyres the wifeís had on her cars before have been ditch finders in anything but dry conditions. These Acceleras are decent.
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I think I did have Acceleras for a short while on second hand 20"wheels with second hand tyres while I had my 19" refurbished, grip was good , I only did 1-1.5k miles on them and I could see tread wearing away, I doubt they would have done more than 10k. I am not even 100% sure they were Accelera tyres.

After MJ's recommendation, and failing to find decent second hand Michelin set near by at reasonable price, and doing some research on Three A tyres I bought a set of Three A P606 225/45R17 for A6. Most of the reviews were good, there was 1 saying grip was bad and a couple with the sidewall bulging so I could not decide but yesterdays 10% off everything site wide on ebay tipped me over and I bought a set for under £140.
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A youtube video I have come across showing mixing tyres comparing Coninental all round and different mixes with different tyres on the back. I cannot make out all that reviewer speaks but it sounds to me like he mentions Acceleras for budget tyres.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wo-9112aHw

To me it seems that there are some budget tyres that offer decent grip but structure integrity is poor, namely sidewalls or the grip is fairly poor, you cannot have it all at the cheap price
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