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Re: Tyres for 159TI 19"
« Reply #75 on: July 28, 2021, 08:59:09 PM »
Yeah I got the pitch, "so do you mostly drive around town?" "Yes," I said. "So that means I'll probably fill these tyres with nitrogen then." "No thanks, I'm fine with regular air."

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Re: Tyres for 159TI 19"
« Reply #76 on: August 01, 2021, 05:43:51 PM »
I tried the Dunlop Sp Sport and they have high grip levels but are pretty hard and a fair bit of road noise.

So far I would say this is the order I have tried on the alfa:

1. Pirelli p7
2. Continental C5
3. Hankook Ventus Evo
4. Dunlop Sp Sport
5. Bridgestone Potenza S001

The back story is, I had a few wines during lock downs while watching endurance racing and got too trigger happy on ebay.

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Re: Tyres for 159TI 19"
« Reply #77 on: August 01, 2021, 05:56:50 PM »
The back story is, I had a few wines during lock downs while watching endurance racing and got too trigger happy on ebay.

And also ordered way too much more wine?  ;D
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Re: Tyres for 159TI 19"
« Reply #78 on: August 01, 2021, 07:19:05 PM »
The back story is, I had a few wines during lock downs while watching endurance racing and got too trigger happy on ebay.

And also ordered way too much more wine?  ;D

Yeah its pretty good as wine takes up less space than old tyres ;D
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Re: Tyres for 159TI 19"
« Reply #79 on: August 02, 2021, 10:19:17 AM »
Did about 650km across the weekend on generally good surfaces, the Michelins were quieter and absolutely sure footed compared to the crap tyres on there previously. Only a little rain to see how they were in the wet but it felt much the same as the dry. Very happy with them overall, made the driving quite relaxing in a way that felt completely in control.

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Re: Tyres for 159TI 19"
« Reply #80 on: August 02, 2021, 12:22:41 PM »
Its amazing how much road noise affects the overall driving experience. Plus its easier to diagnose which alfa sound needs to be fixed now/later/or leave it ;D.
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Re: Tyres for 159TI 19"
« Reply #81 on: August 02, 2021, 01:01:46 PM »
Agreed, a HUGE difference.
Also at one point my partner said to me "is that our engine or someone else's that I can smell burning?" so I welcomed her to the mindset of the Alfa driver. (to be fair we were about 10km from the place where one of the hoses came unclipped from the turbo and we had to limp home for an hour and a half)

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Re: Tyres for 159TI 19"
« Reply #82 on: August 02, 2021, 02:18:17 PM »
"is that our engine or someone else's that I can smell burning?"

It's called "Deja Vu".  ;)
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Re: Tyres for 159TI 19"
« Reply #83 on: August 26, 2021, 01:51:56 PM »
Did about 650km across the weekend on generally good surfaces, the Michelins were quieter and absolutely sure footed compared to the crap tyres on there previously. Only a little rain to see how they were in the wet but it felt much the same as the dry. Very happy with them overall, made the driving quite relaxing in a way that felt completely in control.
Hi Matt I had Michelin PSS fitted to my Prodrive 19" rims and replaced recently with P Zeros. We have a lot of coarse pitch roads ehre in Tassie and I can confirm that the P Zeros are much quieter than the Michelins.
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Re: Tyres for 159TI 19"
« Reply #84 on: August 26, 2021, 02:24:15 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...


I managed 36K km out of my last set of PS4ís.
I just put on a fresh set I was so impressed, lovely silent, #hangyontractiongivingthings, lovely

(You may get even more, as mine goes flat out everywhere and lives in D)
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Re: Tyres for 159TI 19"
« Reply #85 on: September 29, 2021, 06:09:57 PM »
Having been informed my Eagle F1s are knackered (though EVERY mechanic that sells tyres tells me this at every visit...), I see that factoring a $100 cashback deal from Michelin I can get a set of four PS4s for $269 each from my local Bob Jane.  This is the same as what my 'go-to' supplier Tempe Tyres charges before freight, and I assume fitting at Bob Jane is free?

Anyone aware of a better deal?
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Re: Tyres for 159TI 19"
« Reply #86 on: October 01, 2021, 02:48:09 PM »
That's pretty much exactly the deal I got. Be aware that the fitting is free but includes only wheel balancing, not wheel alignment which is ~$150 extra. I'm still very happy with the tyres.

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Re: Tyres for 159TI 19"
« Reply #87 on: October 02, 2021, 04:52:03 PM »
That's pretty much exactly the deal I got. Be aware that the fitting is free but includes only wheel balancing, not wheel alignment which is ~$150 extra. I'm still very happy with the tyres.
Out of interest @MattK, what's the country of origin for your set?
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Re: Tyres for 159TI 19"
« Reply #88 on: October 14, 2021, 02:13:48 PM »
Sorry for the delay - I think they were made in Malaysia but I'd have to check to be sure.