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Could anyone recommend me a good set of tyres to use on my C70 coupe? They are 17" Canisto wheels and currently have Michelin Pilot Sports on from the previous owner. I normally just go for Pirellis as these are most commonly stocked everywhere, but if someone knows of a true gem could you please let me know?<p>Muchos Gracias.
 

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Re: Tyre Advice (Token)

I just purchaed a set of these and love them, great price too<br><A HREF="http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Dunlop&tireModel=SP+Sport+Signature&vehicleSearch=false&partnum=245WR7SPSIGXL&fromCompare1=yes&place=14" TARGET="_blank">http://www.tirerack.com/tires/...ce=14</A>
 

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I have BFGoodrich's g-Force Sport tires on my C70 now, I have had both the Michelin Pilot Sport and Pirelli P-Zero Nero prior to the BFG's. I have found the g-Force Sport to be superior or equal in almost every category and they are less expensive. The biggest plus differences are turn-in response, dry road cornering and road noise. I can't comment on wear as I have only had them for a little over 6,000 miles. There is one negative, my mpg has gone down by over one mile per gallon. I don't know if this is related to the revs per mile spec or due to possibly a softer compound.
 

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Re: Tyre Advice (CDR114)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>CDR114</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">my mpg has gone down by over one mile per gallon. I don't know if this is related to the revs per mile spec or due to possibly a softer compound.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Or maybe you're more lead-footed because your car is more awesome? hehe.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>nelson</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I just purchaed a set of these and love them, great price too<br><A HREF="http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Dunlop&tireModel=SP+Sport+Signature&vehicleSearch=false&partnum=245WR7SPSIGXL&fromCompare1=yes&place=14" TARGET="_blank">http://www.tirerack.com/tires/...ce=14</A></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Two reviewers on your link page disagree.<p>And I quote<p> "After driving them for several months I regret the purchase completely. Why? These tires are so loud that I have to turn up the radio to near blasting levels to drown out the sound. "<p>"We got horrible road noise after few hundred miles. It seems like we are riding a rock."
 

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I really liked the Bridgestone 960AS's when I had them on the Propus wheels. They were exactly as most people described on Tirerack. Excellent traction in any weather condition, quiet, long tread life, and good ride comfort. Only negative you tend to hear is that you get a slight decrease in gas mileage.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>SilverC70Cpe</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Two reviewers on your link page disagree.<p>And I quote<p> "After driving them for several months I regret the purchase completely. Why? These tires are so loud that I have to turn up the radio to near blasting levels to drown out the sound. "<p>"We got horrible road noise after few hundred miles. It seems like we are riding a rock."</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I find them no louder than the michelins I previously had, and the car feel more responsive to steering input as well
 

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Depends wich ones are worn if its just the front two then go for it . <p>but if you have been out of alignment and then all have odd wear then all four.
 

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Re: Tyre Advice (nelson)

I have a set of Dunlop SP Sport Signatures on my S40. They were relatively new when I purchased the S40 (used). They were fine for about 5,000 miles and have since become extremely noisy. I rotate tires every 1,500 miles to make sure wear is even. I l now look forward to when they wear out, so I can turn the volume on radio down!<p>The Goodrich G-force Sports on my C70 have 6,000 miles and still are very quiet. In addition, my C70 can negotiate a certain set of tight turns on the way to work about 2-3 mph faster that my S40 T5 (driven to the point just prior to the tires breaking away). Since I believe the S40 should out handle the C70, especially in tight turns, that speaks a lot about the handling capability of the Goodrich's versus the Dunlop's<p>Both are 17" tires but of course the C70's are a wider tire.
 

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I have Bridgestone Potenza R50A, very good and comfortable!<p>I was also happy with the previous Goodyear F1's... both are 225/40/18.0<p><br>In 225/45/17 I have only experience with Dunlop Wintersport M2...
 

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I couldn't find a BFGoodrich dealer near me so after getting bored looking around I just went for some Avon ZZ3 aka Cooper Zeon 2XS.<p><A HREF="http://www.avon-tyres.co.uk/index.php?page=tyres&method=detail1&tid=2" TARGET="_blank">http://www.avon-tyres.co.uk/in...tid=2</A><p>Been driving around today with them on and they are great. Very comfortable and no road noise at all. Highly recommended.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Token at 10:16 PM 4-28-2009</i>
 
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