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soakk

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Tyres from 159 V6 Q4
« on: November 17, 2020, 11:39:13 AM »
I'm in the market for some new rubber for my 159.

Currently there's a rag tag set of 245/40 fitted from previous owner. However I noticed in the book it says 235/40 is standard. Is there any appreciable difference in handling/performance between the two? I'd imagine the narrower tyres fitted at standard might make low speed handling a bit more comfortable

Does anyone have any strong feelings on brand? I was thinking of getting Pilot Sport 4's, but stock has proven difficult to come by in my location. My budget is around $300 a tyre.

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bonno

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Re: Tyres from 159 V6 Q4
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2020, 12:11:30 PM »
Try the following link for Michelin tyres (Primacy 4 or Pilot Sport 4) for your V6 159. The link also provides location of dealers in your area. 
https://www.michelin.com.au/auto/browse-tyres/by-vehicle/alfa-romeo/159/159-v6-q4/2009/6sp%20man%203.2L%20V6/235---45%20R18%2094%20Y
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Re: Tyres from 159 V6 Q4
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2020, 08:00:00 PM »
Recently changed to Uni Royal RainSport, 235/45/18, having previously run on P Zero 235/40/18. Took them on my mechs recommendation. The extra height made a tremendous difference to comfort, and in particular road noise. They didn't damage the pocket too much either. 

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Re: Tyres from 159 V6 Q4
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2020, 02:28:33 PM »
Ended up getting some Dunlop SP Sport Maxx 050 at a decent price. 235/40R19 (exactly what the book says). Waaaay nicer to drive than the 245/40's that were fitted before.
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'83 Alfasud Ti 1.5

Current
'07 159 Ti V6