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Sportcontact 6's - do they wear out quickly?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by DannyW, Dec 2, 2017.

  1. mrk

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    Hmm that's not strictly true for all tyres though :p

    Michelin have typically outlasted the competition in the dry and outperformed them.
     
  2. tamzzy

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    where did you get the tyres from? £650 is ridiculously cheap
    i'm looking to replace mine in the next few months (or sooner) but all i've seen is >£750 ex fitting
     
  3. Spunkey

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    My CSC5's are just about done after only 12k miles, so it seems it's not just the 6's that are made of cheese.

    *edit*

    Also, @DannyW how much were the PS4s? They're the exact sizes I need. Debating if these are really worth the extra over £200 extra over Yoko V105S. I'd prefer AS3s but they don't appear to come in 225/40/19
     
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2017
  4. tamzzy

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    @Spunkey my thoughts exactly. Want the AS3, but no sizes for the fronts and I don't want mismatched front/rears, hence looking at the ps4s.
    Except mine are still the BMW OEM RFTs which are noisy and terrible lol.
     
  5. ahenners

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    My Continental Sport Contact 5s have still got about 3.5mm on the fronts, even after 20k which doesn't seem terrible on a 220ps front drive hatch. Looking at PS4 or F1 AS3 next so if either wear better than the CS5 then I'm in for a treat!
     
  6. DannyW

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    They were £660, google Ben Patey
     
  7. tamzzy

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  8. MSTRBKR

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    Well, part of the reason winter tyres grip on snow/ice is that the compound is softer than most summer tyres. So that's a good thing.

    P.S you guys can save yourself a keystroke by not putting an unnecessary apostrophe in for your plurals. Awful to read it; I'm sorry but it is awful.
     
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2017
  9. tamzzy

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    @DannyW did the £660 include fitting and balancing?
     
  10. DannyW

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    Technically Yes and No

    I fit and balanced them myself in my mates garage. But expect to pay £10 a corner for that
     
  11. MSTRBKR

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    How can you get fitting and balancing for £10 a wheel? Even the local independent near me wants 20 :(
     
  12. DannyW

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    I guess you are down south?

    Just keep phoning around i guess
     
  13. tamzzy

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    @DannyW you're a ledge. Got my tyres sorted. Cheers mate
     
  14. DannyW

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    Did you order from Ben? If you did tell him I sent you
     
  15. tamzzy

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    @DannyW yes i did. gonna pick em up next saturday. I'll tell him :D