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
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
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.
- 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.
2006 MINI Cooper with JCW Sound Kit - sold July 2009
Now driving Golf VI GT TSI 1.4 160PS
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
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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