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Technofreak
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  #2922474 3-Jun-2022 21:21
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johno1234: PS4 in 255 55 18 for my wagon are > $800 a corner!
Hankook RA33 almost as good < $400.


That seems expensive, I paid $500 a corner for 245 45 18 PS4S's, fitted and balanced a couple of weeks ago. Perhaps they've increased in price significantly over that last 6 months. I did order mine last year.




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  #2923064 5-Jun-2022 17:50
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Technofreak:
johno1234: PS4 in 255 55 18 for my wagon are > $800 a corner!
Hankook RA33 almost as good < $400.


That seems expensive, I paid $500 a corner for 245 45 18 PS4S's, fitted and balanced a couple of weeks ago. Perhaps they've increased in price significantly over that last 6 months. I did order mine last year.

 

 

 

I've noticed prices seem to vary wildly with small changes in the tyre spec. Less common sizes are often much more expensive.

 

 


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  #2923241 6-Jun-2022 15:57
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The Continental Maxcontact 6 tyres look okay and have good reviews, and quite a bit cheaper than the PS4s and similar. Might look more into those over the next few days

Potentially a bit noisy



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  #2930551 16-Jun-2022 20:04
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Has anoyne used Tyre Hub before? https://www.tyrehub.co.nz/ 


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  #2932719 21-Jun-2022 17:29
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arnies:

 

Has anoyne used Tyre Hub before? https://www.tyrehub.co.nz/ 

 

 

I haven't used Tyre Hub, but I did use https://www.hyperdrive.co.nz/. One of their customer reps assisted me via email in selecting the correct sized tire for my vehicle (road --> MTs). They even shipped them to a fitter of my choice in Palmy!

 

I highly recommend them. It looks like they have 40% off at the moment. 






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  #2935307 28-Jun-2022 12:24
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I've ended up going with Michelin Primacy 4's, $550 each including fitting.

 

Will update here once they're fitted.


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  #2935316 28-Jun-2022 12:45
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I recently got a set of Bridgestone Alenza 235/55/19 for the Santa Fe - wasn't specifically looking at this tyre but got a deal I couldn't turn down. So far they seem excellent.




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  #2935317 28-Jun-2022 12:47
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wratterus:

 

I recently got a set of Bridgestone Alenza 235/55/19 for the Santa Fe - wasn't specifically looking at this tyre but got a deal I couldn't turn down. So far they seem excellent.

 

 

You going to tell us the deal you got? :D


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  #2935322 28-Jun-2022 13:09
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That's a negative sorry. But it was significantly less than 50% of retail price. 


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  #2935324 28-Jun-2022 13:12
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What are all your thoughts on Chinese branded tires? 


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  #2935325 28-Jun-2022 13:20
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turtleattacks:

 

What are all your thoughts on Chinese branded tires? 

 

 

Generally try to avoid buying Chinese brands these days where there are other viable options.

 

 

 

That said, I had a set of GT Radial tires on my corolla that I have been the most satisfied with of any tire purchase.

 

Also have had a set of no name (some three letter brand) Chinese tires on a primera, which had out of round issues leading to steering wheel shake.


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  #2935347 28-Jun-2022 13:58
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turtleattacks:

 

What are all your thoughts on Chinese branded tires? 

 

 

 

 

Wouldn't go near them on my own car, in fact if I see them on a car on the road I'll go as far as to avoid that car. They really shouldn't even be allowed to be sold. 


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  #2938934 6-Jul-2022 18:06
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arnies:

 

I've ended up going with Michelin Primacy 4's, $550 each including fitting.

 

Will update here once they're fitted.

 

 

 

 

The Primacy 4's weren't in stock when Beaurepairs said they would be, so they offered me a free upgrade to the new Pilot Sport 5s for the same price + free wheel alignment.

 

So all up it was 4x Pilot Sport 5s 245/45R19 for $2200. Still pricey but nice knowing I've got tyres that are ~3months old. Completely overkill on my car but heh.

 

 

 

On the drive home they were noticeably softer and smoother than the old ones I was replacing (6 yrs, 59,000km). The PS5s might be a touch noisier on the rough NZ roads, but will know for sure when I do a long drive later is week.

 

Can highly recommend Beaurepairs to deal with. I emailed their main contact email and they helped a bunch to source tyres from other stores and update me throughout. I probably received 5 or 6 calls total throughout the process.


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