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kaleuclint

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Re: Tyres for 159TI 19"
« Reply #30 on: November 25, 2017, 10:33:02 AM »
(wet roadholding is critical in Sodden Singapore).
Have you been playing up on the PIE, Simon?  I'm not sure I've ever shifted into fourth in SG...

My Conti CPC6s are now fitted on my Benz and suit the car perfectly as they are unnoticeable.  No noise, no harshness, no issues in the wet or under cornering / braking.  They just do the job.
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Colin Edwards

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Re: Tyres for 159TI 19"
« Reply #31 on: December 02, 2017, 11:09:36 AM »
Well after more 40,000klm of use I've finally had to replace the P Zero Nero's. 
Opted for these new Michelin Pilot Sport 4S 235/40/19.  Early days yet and comparing them to 2 year old and very tired Pirellis is academic, however they are definately noisier!   On the hand they seem to be a bit more communicative.  Wet weather performance also seems a bit better to what I remember the Pirellis were like when new.
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Re: Tyres for 159TI 19"
« Reply #32 on: December 12, 2017, 10:59:45 PM »
Hi All, My 08/09 159 JTS Ti Sedan 2.2 six speed is almost ready for its third set of tyres. The original owner replaced the first set of Pirellis at 20,000km at a cost of nearly $2,000-!! On the second set, now Pirelli Cinturato P7, I might just get to 45,000km. So at an average of about 22,000km per set I wonder what we are paying for in Australia. It obviously isn't durability. Goodness know what tyre life Europeans would get at motorway speeds. My 159 has probably never seen 130kph.  I will at changeover time not be paying $400/tyre. The Kumho option sounds like a proposition to me. Is that 245 size on the tyre placard and if not would the wider tyre be legal and acceptable to the insurer? Jim

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Re: Tyres for 159TI 19"
« Reply #33 on: December 13, 2017, 11:12:10 PM »
The tyres might run faster on Euro motorways Jim, but the road surfaces in general are much better than in Australia.  I can't remember ever needing new tyres!

I had P7s on my 2.2 159 because I wouldn't shell out for PZero Nero.  I thought they were good but I sold the car well before they needed replacement. 

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Re: Tyres for 159TI 19"
« Reply #34 on: January 04, 2018, 06:40:39 AM »
Hi All, Just FYI. After much research of my own in Adelaide  I decided to buy Pirelli Cinturato P7's, 235. These were fitted, balanced & aligned for $1312- at BJTM, Gouger St Adel. The main reason for my choice was to avoid any disappointment with possible harshness, from scalloping on cheap tyres or a conflict with the insurance co over the larger 245 size, which do have a different diameter. In the end I figured that despite the short life I'd stick with the known quantity for the sake of perhaps a couple of hundred dollars. Jim

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Re: Tyres for 159TI 19"
« Reply #35 on: January 04, 2018, 11:04:27 PM »
On my Brera I replaced the stock 235/45/18 with 245/40/18. Tyres are Michelin Pilot Sport 4... Can I take a moment to say how amazing these tyres are. Very grippy, very quiet, and very comfortable. Just waiting for the test of time now on longevity.

One disadvantage I noticed with getting wider tyres is that the extra 5mm that sticks out of the fender (front tyres), whilst small, seems to kick more dirt onto the bottom corner of the car. I've noticed since installing the tyres that there are more chips a day scratches in that area... And while there's the plastic sticker protecting it, there are exposed areas of paint which were chipped for the first time. I was shocked as I've never had chips there. Anyway I'll keep watch and may have to add more clear vinyl if it persists.


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Re: Tyres for 159TI 19"
« Reply #36 on: January 12, 2018, 11:06:17 AM »
I'm with Skypilot on going 245s.
Saved me many dollars and I cannot see ANY drawback.
I went Hankook Ventus S1 Evo2 on my Ti.