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Old Jul 18th, 2007, 05:58 PM
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replacement tyres r105's

hi guys, just bought a new set of r105 alloys, looked good and were cheap
now i go to find the sizes for the alloys (what a job) but finally i came up with a good fitment of
205/40/18
Thinking everything is going great i then go to get a set of tyres, and i cant get them and when i did get a quote...
i was charged £190 for ONE tyre, am i missing something here or have a picked the wrong size of tyre up, i am no way paying that for each tyre but no garage near me stocks these in any brand, run flat or non run flat
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I think 205/40 R18 are quite a rare size in tyre. This is what MINI use, but you could go for a 215/35 R18. Even though they'd be a bit wider, the profile will stay the same, so your speedo would still remain accurate. I'm not suggesting you use mytyres.co.uk (as I haven't heard great things) but using them as they stock many tyres, there are many in this size for reasonable money.

For example:
- Kumho ECSTA SPT KU31 for £78.60
- Toyo Proxes T1-R for £89.80
- Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3 for £106.80 each

All of these are very decent tyres, and are considerably less than what you've been quoted.


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i have r105- the jcw 18s- i had teh 205/40 18 dunlop runflats- you can get them for 150 pound each if u hunt about. i went for 215/35 in the end and paid bout 80 quid a tyre- there good- no worry of rubbin and im 40mm wider at the front, due to big brakes
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Snowie on here fitted the 215/35 R18 Falken tyres on his GP, and by all accounts they have been excellent, and were very competitively priced.

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Ive had 2 Goodyear GSD3's fitted for £210. 215/35/18.

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so none of you guys stuck with the original p zero (40's) then? due to the 180 quid a pop price tag i'm sure...getting the that time for me to replace my tires, don't want to mess about too much with them, anyone had any joy finding cheaper?
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so none of you guys stuck with the original p zero (40's) then? due to the 180 quid a pop price tag i'm sure...getting the that time for me to replace my tires, don't want to mess about too much with them, anyone had any joy finding cheaper?

They're switching to conventional tires because they are cheaper and ride better.

If you want run flats you can go with 205/40-18 Bridgestone Potenza RE050A RFT from here at a price cheaper the Pirelli PZero.
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