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Re: Tyres for 159TI 19"
« Reply #60 on: July 06, 2021, 06:20:32 PM »
Given they were delivered for under $100ea., I bought another pair of CSC5s for my Mercedes.  I suspect I will never need them.  I've never run these on an Alfa but agree they are brilliant tyres.
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Re: Tyres for 159TI 19"
« Reply #61 on: July 16, 2021, 01:20:19 PM »
Thinking I might go Michelin Pilot Sport 4 for my 159 Ti TBi (stock rims) unless someone has a better idea? I think the going rate is about $300 a corner for the 245/40 R19 98Y and there's a $100 Michelin rebate for 4. Any better options? My priorities are grip, quiet, durability in that order.
I'm confused by the post about CSC5s delivered under $100, I presume that's a smaller/more common size?

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Re: Tyres for 159TI 19"
« Reply #62 on: July 16, 2021, 05:04:42 PM »
Given they were delivered for under $100ea., I bought another pair of CSC5s for my Mercedes.  I suspect I will never need them.  I've never run these on an Alfa but agree they are brilliant tyres.

So just WHERE did you get them for under $100???  ???

It's what I ran on my 156 till they were superseded by the CSC6
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Re: Tyres for 159TI 19"
« Reply #63 on: July 16, 2021, 09:28:42 PM »
Continental 225/45R17 91Y ContiSportContact 5

https://www.ebay.com.au/usr/rolan-australia
$232 for the pair, but then had one of those 'get more money off' things you add at checkout. 

So $197.20 for two, with free delivery.
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Re: Tyres for 159TI 19"
« Reply #64 on: July 18, 2021, 10:35:36 AM »
Thinking I might go Michelin Pilot Sport 4 for my 159 Ti TBi (stock rims) unless someone has a better idea? I think the going rate is about $300 a corner for the 245/40 R19 98Y and there's a $100 Michelin rebate for 4. Any better options? My priorities are grip, quiet, durability in that order.
I'm confused by the post about CSC5s delivered under $100, I presume that's a smaller/more common size?

Yeah that's what I want to do or the 4s at some point in the 245/40/19
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Re: Tyres for 159TI 19"
« Reply #65 on: July 18, 2021, 08:18:16 PM »
We could go for a bulk buy, but know I baulk around the $900 mark.  Hence happy to buy and stockpile.
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Re: Tyres for 159TI 19"
« Reply #66 on: July 21, 2021, 05:23:40 PM »
Well after assuming Bob Jane would rip me off, they ended up being the cheapest (other places had similar prices but then tacked on $200 for delivery at checkout). I got a quote for set of 4 x 245/40ZR19 98Y for $1080 fitted. Since the previous owner had fitted junk Chinese made tyres (presumably because he didn't intend to keep the car) I am really looking forward to the difference.

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Re: Tyres for 159TI 19"
« Reply #67 on: July 22, 2021, 08:37:51 PM »
That is a phenomenon I will never understand, and it happens a lot.  If the used car I am looking at is fitted with Wind Harmony Excellar GTs, the first thing I'll do is factor the cost of a set of 'proper' replacement tyres and inject that price reduction into the negotiation.  More likely is I'll wonder what quality oil is in the engine?  And I walk away...
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Re: Tyres for 159TI 19"
« Reply #68 on: July 22, 2021, 09:54:46 PM »
More likely is I'll wonder what quality oil is in the engine?

Chinese oil?  ???
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Re: Tyres for 159TI 19"
« Reply #69 on: July 23, 2021, 07:16:44 PM »
http://www.sinopec.com/listco/en/products_service/lubricants/auto_lube/gasoline_eng_o/20161114/news_20161114_369168539161.shtml
Could be fine for all I know.

Just found out Junior has fitted a set of Nankang semi-slicks to his road-going track car.  Aren't these known as "ditchfinders" over on alfaowner??
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Re: Tyres for 159TI 19"
« Reply #70 on: July 23, 2021, 08:44:49 PM »
Just found out Junior has fitted a set of Nankang semi-slicks to his road-going track car.  Aren't these known as "ditchfinders" over on alfaowner??

Again, "What could possibly go wrong?"  ::)
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Re: Tyres for 159TI 19"
« Reply #71 on: July 25, 2021, 11:51:36 PM »

Just found out Junior has fitted a set of Nankang semi-slicks to his road-going track car.  Aren't these known as "ditchfinders" over on alfaowner??

Mate has run Nankang ARs before and did very well for the $, they did go hard fairly quickly though. Generally people who run semi slicks on the streets naturally gravitate towards ditches no matter the tire....

FWIW my set of Pilot Sport 4S on the 159ti have about 50% left on the fronts, 90% on the rears after 20,000km. Front camber adjustment arms were done maybe 3000k ago, camber -0.50 . Fantastic tire, but I think the 159 weight just eats away at everything.

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Re: Tyres for 159TI 19"
« Reply #72 on: July 26, 2021, 11:28:06 PM »
If you can get 40,000km out of Pilot Sport 4s, I'm having them next.  That's over six years of motoring in my car...
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Re: Tyres for 159TI 19"
« Reply #73 on: July 28, 2021, 10:08:54 AM »
fellas I'm sorry I let you down, I passed on the nitrogen inflation which was offered to me "because I drive around town a lot" ...

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Re: Tyres for 159TI 19"
« Reply #74 on: July 28, 2021, 01:51:55 PM »
fellas I'm sorry I let you down, I passed on the nitrogen inflation which was offered to me "because I drive around town a lot" ...

Huh?  ???
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