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    Ok Guys I NEED NEW TYRES FOR THE BACK OF MY VXR8. The car does not go to any race tracks and is well cared for what sort of tyre do you advise and best place to purchase them . Many thanks in advance. PS. Car is not supper charge

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    Kuhmo KU39's

    Delivered to your door for £112 each
    https://www.oponeo.co.uk/tyre-detail...y-xl#153118865

    or Falken FK453's

    Delivered to your door for £138 each
    https://www.oponeo.co.uk/tyre-detail...s-zr#151627671

    Some will mention Michelin Pilot Supersports 4 but if your still Naturally aspirated either of the above will suffice.

    Ive run both Kuhmo and Falken on my car for over 6 years no issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badboyburt View Post
    Kuhmo KU39's

    Delivered to your door for £112 each
    https://www.oponeo.co.uk/tyre-detail...y-xl#153118865

    or Falken FK453's

    Delivered to your door for £138 each
    https://www.oponeo.co.uk/tyre-detail...s-zr#151627671

    Some will mention Michelin Pilot Supersports 4 but if your still Naturally aspirated either of the above will suffice.

    Ive run both Kuhmo and Falken on my car for over 6 years no issues.


    I also had Kumhos all round and though they where very good. A puncture ended the life of one rear and I was desparate for two tyres on a Saturday before boarding a ferry to France and could only get Falken FK510s. Not sure I like them yet, may get binned and some more Kumhos purchase.

    Just my opinion of course.

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    What do you have on the front? I always favour matched sets for consistency.

    I only ever ran original-fit RE050A on the vxr8 (partly cos I destroyed 2 tyres on a pothole which messed up my plans to try MPSS) - therefore I think they were the best
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    Quote Originally Posted by mik_ok View Post
    What do you have on the front? I always favour matched sets for consistency.

    I only ever ran original-fit RE050A on the vxr8 (partly cos I destroyed 2 tyres on a pothole which messed up my plans to try MPSS) - therefore I think they were the best
    Bridgestones but they still have a lot of wear left in them I'm leaning towards pirelli a bit expensive but I don't like to go too cheap given what the car is capable of

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    Ok - if it were me I'd be putting Bridgestone RE05A on the rear too. Same sidewall stiffness, same wet , dry, and cold response. Makes a difference imho.
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    I'm running pilot super sports which are great but at the price you'd hope they would be. Also I think they're being phased out for the pilot sport 4. I had the RE050A previously i've yet to really have the chance to find out if there's any difference the Bridgestones certainly are a good tyre also.

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    Pilot Sport 4S is the replacement for the Supersport.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mik_ok View Post
    Ok - if it were me I'd be putting Bridgestone RE05A on the rear too. Same sidewall stiffness, same wet , dry, and cold response. Makes a difference imho.
    Sorry Mik what I should also have said is the 8 doesn't go anywhere it looks like it's going to rain or get dirty. ( I use the wife's car )

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