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sparra76
04-08-2011, 02:06 PM
My rear tryes need replacing on my 2007 GTS. The current (factory) tyres are Bridgestone Potenza 275/30R20 at $770 each!!!
Any suggestions of an good alternative that aren't so expensive? or at least somewhere in Sydney that might be a bit cheaper if Potenzas are recommended?

Rgmast
04-08-2011, 02:44 PM
I just put Kuhmo KU31s on my Maloo wouldnt no any different and for around $300 if they wear out twice as quick they are still cheaper

grange250
04-08-2011, 03:19 PM
If these were the original tyres you're not putting in many Ks each year. Think of your driving pattern and talk with three or four dealers to see what they would recommend. Currently have Federal 595 on the WK; doing an acceptable job but the car is not on a track.
Potenzas are expensive but may not be the best for your driving style.

220isenator
04-08-2011, 03:43 PM
Really depends on what kind of tyre you want. Long wearing or super sticky. There are plenty of good tyres in all prices from $300/tyre.

Silver Spur
04-08-2011, 03:51 PM
I've been told Falken's are a good replacement tyre.

Pricier than the Kuhmo's though.

surfwagon
04-08-2011, 05:58 PM
I've been told Falken's are a good replacement tyre.

Pricier than the Kuhmo's though.

Falken 452's are a great tyre for the money but their sizing is a bit all over the place.
I know in 19's their 245/35x19 is as big as the original yokohamas and bigger than Kumho's but their 275/35x19 is small when compared to the bridgeys like you have now but in a 19 and you need to get 285's.

Noodle
04-08-2011, 06:20 PM
How about Potenza Adrenalin? It's slightly cheaper right?

07GTS
04-08-2011, 08:39 PM
I've been told Falken's are a good replacement tyre.

Pricier than the Kuhmo's though.

yea ive been a fan of falken's in my previous cars but not sure what there like in 20" yet till mine wear out, before i bought my gts the dealer put 'achilles' on the back havnt hurd of them myself but they ride ok and are a little soft so might not get heaps of miles from them on the back...

Simonk
06-08-2011, 01:16 PM
I've got Kumho KU19s on the rear of mine. They don't feel any different to the Bridgestone Adreneline RE001 that were on it previously. I can't comment on how they wear but I'm very pleased with how they handle in the dry and wet. I'll definately be getting them again.

justice
07-08-2011, 05:08 PM
bob jane granville 4 potenza same as what care came out in on my clubsport ve 19 inch for 2000 fit and bal

rodders188
07-08-2011, 07:58 PM
I got $180 Rotalia tyres on at the moment and i cant complain except a little noisy and not so great in the wet.

jkhsv
08-08-2011, 11:28 AM
I have the Falken FK452's...very happy with them.

If you get them go for the 285's as the 275's seem a little bit narrower than the Bridgies.

I have them on my Pentagons on my Grange and I changed the 275's for 285's as the 275's didn't look right on the rim.

Good luck

JK

surfwagon
08-08-2011, 02:49 PM
I have the Falken FK452's...very happy with them.

If you get them go for the 285's as the 275's seem a little bit narrower than the Bridgies.

I have them on my Pentagons on my Grange and I changed the 275's for 285's as the 275's didn't look right on the rim.

Good luck

JK

Very true, this was discussed on LS1 forum and only seems to be a problem with the 275 size in the Falken 452.
My falken 452, 245/35x19's are as wide as the original Yokohamas that came with the HSV Z's and both are are wider than same size Kumho's.

GT OHHH!
08-08-2011, 03:28 PM
I recently put a pair of Falken FK452's on the rear of mine (245x30x20). I think I got them for around $400 each. Anyway, great tyre in all conditions, I'll be sticking with the FK452's from now on I think.

colt75
10-08-2011, 08:07 PM
has anyone gone wider tyres on the rear anyway?

say just 285 even with kumhos?

mine are almost up, and the kumhos looked like a good choice

surfwagon
11-08-2011, 06:19 AM
Most people that fit Falkens go for 285's.

ESERI3S
11-08-2011, 10:30 PM
Ive been sussing that out for my E3 gts the 275/30R20 potenzas are a bit pricey.
Federal do the same tyre and the 245 fronts all for around $285 each, check holmart.com.au
Im not sure what the difference in tyre compound is though but I also dicovered this stuff called grip tyre softener which you paint on the tyre and let it cure and then gives you the characteristics of softer stickier tyre compounds without the price. I figured it was a cheap alternative to a second set of 18 or 19 inch rims with slicks not to mention u cant get 20inch slicks.

neil73
12-08-2011, 10:48 AM
I'm sitting in bob janes now and they recommend the FALKEN, didn't menton about the 285's for rear.

They were quoting closee to 500 for the rear, 20in gts rims. Will have to shop around.

neil73
12-08-2011, 10:51 AM
I'm recently put a pair of Falken FK452's on the rear of mine (245x30x20). I think I got them for around $400 each. Anyway, great tyre in all conditions, I'll be sticking with the FK452's from now on I think.

245 rear???

Where you get them from for $400.

GT OHHH!
12-08-2011, 12:06 PM
Yeah I got two 245/30/20 on the rear a couple of months back at a Tyrepower store here in Canberra. I can't remember the exact price but it was low $400's.

colt75
15-08-2011, 07:27 PM
ended up going with nexen n3000
for 350 fitted each.

wadofgum
27-08-2011, 08:27 PM
I am on my second set of Falken 452's and love them. Will try the 285 on the rear next time currently have the 275's. Mate go to Ebay and get them from St George Tyres then take them to someone to do a strip and fit you will save a bucket load. Being in NSW you might find St George tyres will do the strip and fit as well.

neil73
27-08-2011, 09:58 PM
Great feedback, when I searched on eBay for the falkens it didn't come up with much???

surfwagon
28-08-2011, 07:15 AM
I am on my second set of Falken 452's and love them. Will try the 285 on the rear next time currently have the 275's. Mate go to Ebay and get them from St George Tyres then take them to someone to do a strip and fit you will save a bucket load. Being in NSW you might find St George tyres will do the strip and fit as well.

Tempe tyres and St george will price match each other so really just a matter of preference.
Just a note on ebay St George Tyres, they charge an extra $15 per tyre, strip and fit.
But if you just go in off the street (or ring up first) they will supply, strip and fit for the same as the ebay price for the tyres alone.