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  Reply # 1585668 4-Jul-2016 14:33
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My 2014 Mazda 3 has Toyo tires on it, which don't seem to be all that common to purchase 


I can get them via the website, but then would have to organise fitting and alignment separately. 

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  Reply # 1585976 4-Jul-2016 22:36
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Stay far away from Goodride and Mayrun. I had an inner side wall blowout and called a tyre shop, told him I had Mayruns and he replied "Let me guess. Inner side wall blowout? Ask me how I know... because you said you had Mayruns".


Hankook and Falkan are good value if you can get them, otherwise just haggle down the price of decent tyres. Stay far away from Chinese ones.




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  Reply # 1585984 4-Jul-2016 23:39
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TANSTAAFL (Google it)


Cheap tyres will have generally worse grip, performance (especially in the wet) and wear qualities. There simply isn't a cheap tyre that's good.




There _ARE_ cheap tyres that are suitable for some people / cars / places / uses. Would I put cheap tyres on my car? No. Are there people that drive only on city roads in good conditions in a warm climate? Yep, and a cheap tyre might be ok for them.




Another thing is comfort and road noise.... These can often vary with sportiness of a tyre - but also vary a bit with quality.




The biggest complaints I have heard about cheap tyres are wear rate (They could EASILY last less than half of a similarly specced 'brand name' tyre) and cold/wet grip.




Many people swear by cheap tyres because they do a reasonable job for a while, and a new tyre (almost regardless of price or performance) is going to be better than the tyres that just failed WOF... (Because that's the only time when any NZer bothers to change tyres, right?)




Cheers - N

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  Reply # 1586004 5-Jul-2016 06:16
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I had Goodride on my commodore when I got it. They were hard and had rubbish grip in the wet, not what you want with 300+ hp RWD


When I had my car tuned to 400+ hp they were simply dangerous, no traction even in the dry and half way across intersections the traction control would kick in.


I use Bridgestone RE-003 now and the car is much safer in the wet and the dry.

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  Reply # 1586196 5-Jul-2016 10:43
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I found a UK site that groups tyres into


Premium/Mid Range/Economy/Budget


I'm going for Mid Range - Economy :)


Still not made up my mind yet. Tyre still has meat left.

Swype on iOS is detrimental to accurate typing. Apologies in advance.

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