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Re: Tyre recommendations
« Reply #15 on: 04 July 2018, 11:56:54 »

Yes, 99... Especially if towing or estate...

Also bear in mind that the lightest Omega is 1,600 kg plus a 500kg payload...

Gross weight of a V6 estate is well over 2.2 tonnes...
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Re: Tyre recommendations
« Reply #16 on: 04 July 2018, 17:54:19 »

I'm using the Uniroyal RainSport 3 225/55 R16 99Y XL and I'm very pleased with performance in the wet and dry. Now I've tried them out on the front and I'm just about to get 2 fitted to the back. Well impressed.  :y
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Re: Tyre recommendations
« Reply #17 on: 04 July 2018, 17:54:29 »

225/55/16 is far from an 'odd size'

Found on E39 5 series as a standard size, likewise various current Mercedes on 16" wheels ::)

The Accelera Phi are a reasonable midrange tyre for budget money... As per my link, for £40 a corner you cannot go wrong ;)
OK, not "odd", more "less common".

The Accleras are fine if you need a black and round thing to get a years ticket - for that task they are adequate.  About the same as the Runways you used to like.  Not really suited to those who like a spirited ride though.
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Re: Tyre recommendations
« Reply #18 on: 04 July 2018, 17:55:31 »

I've seen uniroyal rainsport 3s on Camskill at £80 for a 99y or £67 for 95y load ratings.  Do we need 99y on our cars?
Only thing about those are they're very soft compound and don't last that long. I'll look online for some of the tyres recommended above.
Acceleras at £40 are great value. I know a decent tyre fitters that wil fit customer supplied tyres.

I also had Goodyear assy 2s on a clio 182. That car was all about cornering and the sidewalls were so soft it really spoilt the turn in. The previous budgets were better ( for that application )
The official Load spec for Omega is 93.  However, handling is more precise if you pick XL variants (97 or above)
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Re: Tyre recommendations
« Reply #19 on: 04 July 2018, 17:57:14 »

And because of my current faith in PS4, I have just dumped the car to have 2 shoved on the rear. At well over £200 a tyre  :'(
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Re: Tyre recommendations
« Reply #20 on: 04 July 2018, 19:59:18 »

And because of my current faith in PS4, I have just dumped the car to have 2 shoved on the rear. At well over £200 a tyre  :'(

Wow, you really like your PS4's. Each to there own as they say.  :y
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« Reply #21 on: 04 July 2018, 20:05:19 »

£200 a tyre? What size?
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Re: Tyre recommendations
« Reply #22 on: 04 July 2018, 20:12:22 »

Avoid Khumo ditch finders at all costs pretty good in the dry but lethal in the wet  :o
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Re: Tyre recommendations
« Reply #23 on: 04 July 2018, 20:14:08 »

NO complaints from my Uniroyal Rainsport 3's  :y Fitted all round on my MFL 2.5V6 CDX Manual  ;)
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Re: Tyre recommendations
« Reply #24 on: 04 July 2018, 20:39:01 »

NO complaints from my Uniroyal Rainsport 3's  :y Fitted all round on my MFL 2.5V6 CDX Manual  ;)

Uniroyal Rainsport 3's currently on my daily, fitted in November but will need changing soon. Very good, coped admirably with all the snow in Scotland in December and January despite not being a winter tyre!
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Re: Tyre recommendations
« Reply #25 on: 04 July 2018, 21:46:44 »

I,ve got Nexen 8000s  on the front of my humble Desmond. The rears, which were fitted last year are Nexen blue eco. Thats on 16" rims mind. I,ve got very good mileage from these tyres but, as always, it,s how you drive it i suppose. ;)
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Re: Tyre recommendations
« Reply #26 on: 05 July 2018, 09:40:49 »

And because of my current faith in PS4, I have just dumped the car to have 2 shoved on the rear. At well over £200 a tyre :'(

 :o :o  Those must be for the Jaagggggg !    eh TB ?
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Re: Tyre recommendations
« Reply #27 on: 05 July 2018, 10:54:58 »

And because of my current faith in PS4, I have just dumped the car to have 2 shoved on the rear. At well over £200 a tyre  :'(

Pricey them Jag size wheels, I may need new rears early next year. Black circles doing PS4ís for £104 fitted
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Re: Tyre recommendations
« Reply #28 on: 18 July 2018, 20:17:11 »

avon zv7 .. high end mid range tyre cheap price... good in wet and dry and wear relatively well.. can be had from camskill under 80 quid xl rated

uniroyal rainsport 3 ... again high end mid range tyre.. very good in wet ... prettty good in dry but soft wall and can wear on heavy cars. also not the quietest thing again sub 100 a corner

continental premium contact 6 (latest version) is what im going for next as supposed to be very quiet (cabin noise not road noise) ... excellant reviews for dry and wet compared to competitors and again sub 100 quid on camskill


hankook ventus evo 2 i had one a mig once.. ok tyre... but noisy and wear too quick
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Re: Tyre recommendations
« Reply #29 on: 19 July 2018, 19:43:42 »

£200 a tyre? What size?
275/35/20

On the Omega, Michelin Pilot Sport 4 are in a different league to Conti SC3, Conti SC5 (utter shite, wet or dry), Goodyear F1 (mediocre, but fragile), Uniroyal RS3 (Mediocre), Dunlop RT/RT2 (OK, but knackered at 3.5mm), Nexen N6000 (nice ride, poor grip), Kumho KU31 (good grip, but no feedback), Avon ZV3/ZV5 (mediocre), any of the budgets (universally crap), and any other tyre I've tried on my Omegas, with the exception of SportMaxx TT's



And I'll back that up with the fact I have put 4 on my last remaining Omega this year, including a couple about 6 weeks ago, at an average cost of £140 each (245/40/18)
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