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  Reply # 534373 17-Oct-2011 16:50
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was under the impression Tony's Tyre's was owned by Firestone.




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  Reply # 534383 17-Oct-2011 17:19
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Nety: ....(edit).... Personally I am sick of having to call around a bunch of stores with no intention of buying their product just so I can get a slightly better price ....(edit)...

Yes,but....
Is this because we're talking tyres here or would you do the same with geekware, or groceries?

Isn't it just symptomatic of the way things are going. You either pay the price at the place you go to or research it and go where you feel you're getting the better deal?? 

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 534411 17-Oct-2011 18:22
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If you are looking for reasonably cheap tyres Nangkang are actually not too bad. They are grippy and do wear really well for an lowish profile tyre.

I can't speak to other brands but I know the ones I had did go pretty well which I wasn't necessarily expecting when I first experienced them.

Disclosure: I used to work for the importer some years ago. I've been out of there for over 5 years but am happy to recommend their products.

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  Reply # 534414 17-Oct-2011 18:31
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jeffnz: was under the impression Tony's Tyre's was owned by Firestone.


They are, they where brought out sometime in the last year.

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  Reply # 534436 17-Oct-2011 19:08
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from my experience most know what they want but not what they need. Basically best quality for cheapest price.

There are so many variables when it comes to tyres that unless you do the research you are better to go to a reputable dealer otherwise you may get more than you bargained for, or less in some cases.




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  Reply # 534439 17-Oct-2011 19:21
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I just got a set of wheels and tyres for my bmw for under $1600. 17x8 235/45zr17
it now grips Wayy better than stock with dunlops on it .
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  Reply # 534462 17-Oct-2011 20:09
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Handle9: If you are looking for reasonably cheap tyres Nangkang are actually not too bad. They are grippy and do wear really well for an lowish profile tyre.

I can't speak to other brands but I know the ones I had did go pretty well which I wasn't necessarily expecting when I first experienced them.

Disclosure: I used to work for the importer some years ago. I've been out of there for over 5 years but am happy to recommend their products.


Yea they are not a bad tyre for a cheap tyre problem is that they are not cheap anymore. $280 for a 225/40zr18. You are starting to get into good tyres at that price.

I managed to get a pair of near new Nankang NSII From a mate that got them with wheels but were the wrong size for his car for 250 for the pair.

It's a pity my rears are now getting camber wear. Need to start saving for them and some camber arms so I can reduce the camber a bit

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