Time to put the Avons to sleep. Full slicks now, they served me well. Over 25k - some of which in extreme heat and dirt
Back in the constant battle for improving the mcs ride, I m looking for a quiet, comfortable tyre with a good grip in wet & dry. Did I mention that it has to be cheap too?
I did a lot of reading and I m shortlisting for my 205/45/17:
1. Pirelli P zero nero
2. Conti S Contact 3
3. Dunlop sp9000
4. Michelin premacy
The car has 60k miles and the roads here are full of bumps so I m doing a bit of a retouche -getting new tyres and koni FSDs
which I hope is going to revamp the drive.
For some strange reason I wanna try the Pirellis (cheaper too), even if they dont last long. People are voting for the conti and the Eagle, while the guy at the shop is trying to push the sp9000. Confusing...
- Does it have to be an XL tyre? Can i skip this if its going to lessen the bumps?
- what are the 84,88 marks that are followed by the speed letter (e.g 88V)?
- I hear that you can squeeze in the 215/45 and improve the feeling with only some speedo fault, but this sounds just wrong
is this a good idea?
I m pretty sure any option is great compared to now, but its gonna be there for the next 15-20k miles (hope more for the shocks
) so it's worth some thought!