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Offline Chchgti35

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Tyres for 2012 GTi Mk6 Edition 35 will they bankrupt me?
« on: September 10, 2017, 05:58:27 pm »
Any suggestions for tyre shopping when the time comes, preferably one that wont leave me bleeding. Car has 18's on it, not sure of profile.
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Re: Tyres for 2012 GTi Mk6 Edition 35 will they bankrupt me?
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2017, 07:30:10 pm »
Michelin Pilot Sport 4, around $300 each in 18s. They'll redefine what you think a great tire is.
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Offline jasegti

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Re: Tyres for 2012 GTi Mk6 Edition 35 will they bankrupt me?
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2017, 08:25:54 pm »
Michelin Pilot Sport 4, around $300 each in 18s. They'll redefine what you think a great tire is.

100% agree, don't skimp on tyres , Pilot's are worth every cent.

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Re: Tyres for 2012 GTi Mk6 Edition 35 will they bankrupt me?
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2017, 11:27:28 pm »
as stated above, don't skimp on tyres.

what's on the car now ?

there's plenty of choice in the stock 225/40-18 size.

from the michelins (where can you get them for $300ea. ? ) mentioned to more extreme tyres like the nitto nt05, yoko advan ad08r .

all depends on your driving style, requirements and budget.
« Last Edit: September 10, 2017, 11:46:52 pm by schattenblau »

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Re: Tyres for 2012 GTi Mk6 Edition 35 will they bankrupt me?
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2017, 01:08:32 pm »
Michelin Pilot Sport 4, around $300 each in 18s. They'll redefine what you think a great tire is.

That's an amazing price on a even more amazing tyre.
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Re: Tyres for 2012 GTi Mk6 Edition 35 will they bankrupt me?
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2017, 01:22:58 pm »
Michelin Pilot Sport 4, around $300 each in 18s. They'll redefine what you think a great tire is.

Hook us up. I'd be keen for a set at that price.  :)
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Re: Tyres for 2012 GTi Mk6 Edition 35 will they bankrupt me?
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2017, 02:15:02 pm »
Hook us up. I'd be keen for a set at that price.  :)

some time ago most Michelin tyre dealers were doing a 4 for 3 deal, so the 4th tyre was free 
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Re: Tyres for 2012 GTi Mk6 Edition 35 will they bankrupt me?
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2017, 02:56:43 pm »
some time ago most Michelin tyre dealers were doing a 4 for 3 deal, so the 4th tyre was free

I see they currently have a buy 1 get 1 half price, which is essentially the same thing.

http://www.michelin.co.nz/NZ/en/promotions/Promotion.html


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Offline Chchgti35

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Re: Tyres for 2012 GTi Mk6 Edition 35 will they bankrupt me?
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2017, 08:31:18 pm »
To be frank its my wife's car, haven't picked it up from the dealer yet (getting groomed and wof'd etc) so I don't know what is currently on it, don't think she will divorce me for only putting $250 tyres on. Appreciate great tyres are a good investment though. Just wondering who are good tyre dealers in CHCH that will at least buy me dinner first?
« Last Edit: September 11, 2017, 08:59:31 pm by Chchgti35 »

Offline Naekyr

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Re: Tyres for 2012 GTi Mk6 Edition 35 will they bankrupt me?
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2017, 03:20:23 pm »
it really depends what the car is used for as well - if its only for daily driving casually to work and back then you won't need pilot sports

Offline benpaul12

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Re: Tyres for 2012 GTi Mk6 Edition 35 will they bankrupt me?
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2017, 10:00:06 pm »
I am keen to get better tyres on mine even if it's used by my partner for the daily commute. They've stupidly got Turanzas on mine and I'd rather have something like Michelin PSS for some better grip.

Adrenalin Potenzas (what I had on my 130i) could be a good deal at $300 each if the Michelins don't meet my budget and Bridgestone usually have deals...

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Re: Tyres for 2012 GTi Mk6 Edition 35 will they bankrupt me?
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2017, 03:42:45 pm »
as stated above, don't skimp on tyres.

what's on the car now ?

there's plenty of choice in the stock 225/40-18 size.

from the michelins (where can you get them for $300ea. ? ) mentioned to more extreme tyres like the nitto nt05, yoko advan ad08r .

all depends on your driving style, requirements and budget.

I got a realy good deal on some pilot sport 4's, 235/40/18 for $265 each including fitting, balancing
« Last Edit: September 30, 2017, 03:44:44 pm by Naekyr »

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Re: Tyres for 2012 GTi Mk6 Edition 35 will they bankrupt me?
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2017, 09:30:41 am »
I got a realy good deal on some pilot sport 4's, 235/40/18 for $265 each including fitting, balancing

Was a good deal going with the Buy 1 get 1 half price. I got a set too but @ $260. Well worth it.
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Re: Tyres for 2012 GTi Mk6 Edition 35 will they bankrupt me?
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2017, 02:45:55 pm »
Where did you guys get these deals from?
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Re: Tyres for 2012 GTi Mk6 Edition 35 will they bankrupt me?
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2017, 02:47:07 pm »
Tyretech in Glenfield.
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