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Author Topic: New Tyres for the GTR  (Read 711 times)

Oz GTR97V

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New Tyres for the GTR
« on: September 21, 2001, 10:39:11 AM »
I got a new set of Yokohama ASPEC DB's (Imported) put on the GTR yesterday. I am really happy with them, I now don't have enough power to make them let go in 2nd , they are very sticky, and apparently last about 35,000KM. I put 255x40's x17's all round but they are a lot wider then normal 255's. I put the Yok's against a Toyo 265x40 and the yok's were at least an inch wider. They went well on the stock 17x 9's and I have no rubbing at the front. I have been shopping for a while and I think $300 each was a good price, I didn't even haggle, you could probably do better with cash.
The place is Eagle tyres Granville, Sydney 02 9637 4355.
He has plenty of other tyres and anyone in the market for new/second hand wheels and tyres should check him out. He has a huge range of chrome 18's there, say about 20-30, give him a call or check it out.

ph1

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New Tyres for the GTR
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2001, 10:49:50 AM »
are there any legality/insurance implications when using imported tyres??

xboy

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New Tyres for the GTR
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2001, 10:54:41 AM »
how much is that? and have u tried Dunlop DO1J before?? I just want to know what is the different between two of those tyres

Oz GTR97V

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New Tyres for the GTR
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2001, 11:18:27 AM »
PH,
  They are Z rated tyres and a well known brand so I don't think there are any issues, I guess a call to Yokohama and your insurance company will clear that up.

Xboy,
  I think you could probably get them for $280 Cash per tyre. I paid $300 because I was using Fleet card and I got him to clean the rims while they were off the car. I have not used the Dunlop's so I cant comment, all I know is what I have now are excellent compared to the Faulkans GRB's that were on my car before these. They are quiet and grip a lot more, thank god I only got 25,000Km from the Faulkan's. The GRB's were about $265 a tyre so for a few dollars more I am very happy with what I got.

Blaup

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New Tyres for the GTR
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2001, 03:02:38 PM »
As long as they have a DOT rating your fine, of course , tread depth indicators and a speed rateing should also get the job done.

I mean my bridgestone 540's are imported but there ok in australia.

Just incase anybody cares what i run.

R34 - Bridgestone 540 R  245/40R18
R33 - Falken RSV04 265/35/R18

Both nice slick sticky tyres :) Lifetime isn't to great though.

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ph1

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« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2001, 11:01:18 PM »
blaup where did u get the 265/35 v04s from?

the falken page only lists them available in 245 and 285. but i need 265 for my new rims.

Blaup

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New Tyres for the GTR
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2001, 02:04:00 PM »
Will get the name of the place for you.
Prompt me if i forget to get back to you by maybe tomorrow.

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ph1

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« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2001, 10:00:18 AM »
blaup, did you find the name of the place?


http://www.falken.co.jp/catalog/race/onroad/spec.html

Sim88

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New Tyres for the GTR
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2001, 02:01:05 PM »
Blaup im also chasing these tyres in the same size as PH
any luck finding that place??

Blaup

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New Tyres for the GTR
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2001, 04:44:08 PM »
Yeah, i have left a message with my mechanic as he tracked them down.

It was a place in NSW i know that much but not sure where, did you try asking your local tyre place ?

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