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bcurko

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Alfa Romeo Guiletta tyre suggestions
« on: October 04, 2018, 04:15:19 PM »
Hey Guys,

Currently running on Pirelli P-Zero tyres in the 18 inch size and absolutely hate them compared to my michelin sport tyres.

just curious to see what everyone else is running with the 18 inch wheels comfort/durability/traction in the wet.

Keen to hear all your thoughts/suggestions on what's good and what's crap to avoid.

dehne

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Re: Alfa Romeo Guiletta tyre suggestions
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2018, 04:35:45 PM »
Iím running the pilot sport 4 on my Launch Edition Giulietta they are awesome
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bcurko

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Re: Alfa Romeo Guiletta tyre suggestions
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2018, 08:53:08 PM »
Iím running the pilot sport 4 on my Launch Edition Giulietta they are awesome

What size are you running and how much did each wheel set you back?

Iím personally over low profile tyre roads because the commute to work isnít the best sealed road so I feel every tiny bump and feel sorry for my car :(

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Re: Alfa Romeo Guiletta tyre suggestions
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2018, 10:08:05 PM »
Up to 14000kms on the OE Bridgestones T001 on my 2016 Super in 17 inch.

Rotated back to front, expect to replace the lot by 30000 at this rate. Nice tyre though. Guiliettas seem to be hard on their front tyres!!

CitroŽnbender

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Re: Alfa Romeo Guiletta tyre suggestions
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2018, 10:12:59 PM »
Howís the weight distribution?

(My point being, there might be merit in choosing different front and rear rubber.)

bcurko

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Re: Alfa Romeo Guiletta tyre suggestions
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2018, 09:34:40 AM »
Howís the weight distribution?

(My point being, there might be merit in choosing different front and rear rubber.)

Well only 1 Passenger 90% of the time when I commute and nothing in the boot/rear seats just all empty space.

I think my tyres are the 240/40/18 P-Zero's so they're low profile which probably doesn't help...


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Re: Alfa Romeo Guiletta tyre suggestions
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2018, 10:05:35 AM »
I am running a 225/40/18
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1x 85 mdl road 90
2013 Giulietta 1.4
2015 Launch Edition Giulietta
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Multiple Alfa 90ís, Alfettaís and 147ís

Craig_m67

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Re: Alfa Romeo Guiletta tyre suggestions
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2018, 10:17:21 AM »
Profile is dictated by the size of the rim (and Alfa,also importantly - your insurers)
If you want a larger profile tyre (legally) youíre going to have to get a smaller rim (16Ē or 17Ē)

Are you sure the brand of tyres are at fault?

How old (mileage) is the suspension?
How old/worn are the tyres?
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bcurko

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Re: Alfa Romeo Guiletta tyre suggestions
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2018, 12:19:43 PM »
Not 100% sure Craig, just had these tyres before on my Alfa Romeo 147 GTA a few years ago and never was a fan of them..

Car has just over 47000 km's and is a 2015 build so i hope its not the suspension already?

Not the best at determining tyre wear so i've attached a photo I'd say they're not the best but average condition I guess?


CitroŽnbender

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Re: Alfa Romeo Guiletta tyre suggestions
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2018, 02:50:27 PM »
Are they the original tyres - 42nd week of 2014 manufacturing date?

Tread depth appears just fine.

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Re: Alfa Romeo Guiletta tyre suggestions
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2018, 07:24:44 PM »
I too had the P Zeros and they are very noisy.  PS4s now and they are great, but then I have never liked Pirellis...  They are 17 inch wheels on my wife's giulietta.  We got 24,000 klms out of the first set of tyres!

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Re: Alfa Romeo Guiletta tyre suggestions
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2018, 07:56:01 PM »
Continental CS6 are an excellent tyre at a decent price (well in 17" they are, don't know what they are going for in the larger diameters).
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Re: Alfa Romeo Guiletta tyre suggestions
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2018, 11:36:28 PM »
I can vouch for the Contis too.
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Re: Alfa Romeo Guiletta tyre suggestions
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2018, 03:33:22 PM »
Are they the original tyres - 42nd week of 2014 manufacturing date?

Tread depth appears just fine.

Wouldn't have a clue, could possibly be but I'm the 2nd owner bought from an Alfa dealership in Artamon.

You think I should just change them with something in the same specs but maybe not P-zero

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Re: Alfa Romeo Guiletta tyre suggestions
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2018, 04:09:08 PM »
Iím always cautious of tyre recommendations for several reasons, not in any particular order:

Australians may get tyres with the same model name and size as reviewed elsewhere in the world, but with different country of manufacture and possibly slight differences in spec.

Manufacturers do - as per their product statements - reserve the right to change aspects of a product over its production timeline (and with an eye to the regional variations referenced above). And they sure do it, and often donít say much about the changes...

Very few people will immediately admit they chose a dud; hubris skews critiques.

A tyre that has great attributes in one spec may be horrible in another, eg a good 16Ē tyre but indifferent as an 18Ē.

TireRack has probably the most meaningful reviews but thereís still a lot of static to filter out, and you want to be sure any comments closely address the product as locally offered.
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