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Offline Blueskiesdz

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Premium/Mid Range v Economy Tyres
« on: 26 March 2020, 12:13 »
Just wanted your thoughts and experience on the quality, driving experience and durability of economy tyres over mid/premium brands. As some know I’ve just purchased some 19’ Reinitz wheels from CM after advice/help from this forum and now it’s the tyres !

Normally I’d buy mid/premium but after buying the 2019 Gti pp then buying the wheels (as it had the standard Parker alloys), I wondered if buying cheaper tyres just for this time only would be ok. I’ve read some good reviews on economy tyres such as ‘Landsail’ and wanted to get anybody’s experience on them and other manufacturers. Failing that I’ll buy Falken 510 or similar 🙂

If you have economy what’s tyre did you go for any your review please 👍

Offline Vwjap

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Re: Premium/Mid Range v Economy Tyres
« Reply #1 on: 26 March 2020, 12:17 »
Hmmm buy a premium sports car, fits cheap tyres, what could possibly go wrong,

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Re: Premium/Mid Range v Economy Tyres
« Reply #2 on: 26 March 2020, 12:35 »
The right tyres make all the difference, safe enjoyment of your expensive toy, the wrong tyres may end up either getting changed prematurely for better ones or result in an insurance claim. The price difference between the two won't be huge...
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Offline Jim_mk7.5

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Re: Premium/Mid Range v Economy Tyres
« Reply #3 on: 26 March 2020, 12:39 »
The only thing between the car and the road... the tyres. Don't go cheap.
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Offline Jordy1982

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Re: Premium/Mid Range v Economy Tyres
« Reply #4 on: 26 March 2020, 13:27 »
When I hear economy tyres being mentioned I cringe.....

Offline fredgroves

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Re: Premium/Mid Range v Economy Tyres
« Reply #5 on: 26 March 2020, 13:30 »
Golf GTI, £35,000
New 19" rims £1500
Four cheap tyres £4.99
Stuffed through a hedge.... priceless

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Offline SRGTD

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Re: Premium/Mid Range v Economy Tyres
« Reply #6 on: 26 March 2020, 13:41 »
Buy cheap, buy twice. :whistle:

The only thing between the car and the road... the tyres. Don't go cheap.

This. Never cheap out on tyres. Cheap tyres are referred to as ditchfinders for a reason.
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Re: Premium/Mid Range v Economy Tyres
« Reply #7 on: 26 March 2020, 13:52 »
By all means shop around for a good deal, but don't settle for mediocrity just to save money.

Putting decent tyres on is one of the best value 'modifications' you can do to a car.
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Offline rob_the_jogger

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Re: Premium/Mid Range v Economy Tyres
« Reply #8 on: 26 March 2020, 14:15 »
Echo everyone else, premium tyres every time, ps4's (for me) are worth every penny.
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Offline Jim_mk7.5

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Re: Premium/Mid Range v Economy Tyres
« Reply #9 on: 26 March 2020, 14:24 »
If you do go mid-range, the Toyo Proxes Sports are pretty good. About £35 a corner cheaper than the P4S.
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