Project Airtrek – Choose Tyres For Your Car – Mitsubishi Airtrek Turbo – ShaolinTiger – Kung-Fu Geekery

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Project Airtrek #8211; Tyres For Your Car #8211; Airtrek Turbo

Posted 22, 2009 at 1:23 pm in Cars/Motorsport 4,988 views

Choosing for your car is a very important for most people (who about their safety) the two important parts of a car are the tyres and the

Because together those two are totally responsible for keeping you on the and coming safely to a stop. A lot of upgrade their cars power mods but they improve the handling and most ignore the brakes which is silly. If you can go fast that#8217;s but how do you plan to stop?

If you#8217;ve following my blog and Twitter know I recently got a new car a Mitsubishi Turbo and from the state of the it hadn#8217;t been driven for a

One tyre was quite bald and were all hardened and starting to they were so old the tyres on the car even manufactured any more. I remember what they something G2 I think.

Anyway it was the most urgent for me to get the tyres changed ASAP so I did it the day I got the car. I did a lot of research first, but I totally sure of the tyre because I didn#8217;t have the car in yet, standard it runs on

I knew the car was running on larger tho, Enkei Bortex at 17#8243; but wasn#8217;t sure of the

Using the tyre size I worked out I could go for 225/50/R17 and be 1% of the original tyre size is stay within 3%).

On my I was using Pirelli Dragon and changed to cheaper tyres before I sold it (Goodyear NCT5 ) which were noisy. Sayang though, changed the tyres for 3 months sell the car, oh well.

You can some great info on and prices here:

Tyre Price List #8211; At Lowyat Forum.

discussion thread V1

#8211; At Forum.

Tyre Price 3 #8211; Autoworld Forums original source of the price

The lists also include shops, and the shops which the best prices for certain It turns out most tyres are in Klang, but well I didn#8217;t to be bothered going to Klang and I know if the hardened tyres last so long. I also out specialist Airtrek forums to see the members were using.

my research I decided on the Falken an Ultra High Performance with great reviews at a price. Universally loved by folk, the only complaint is don#8217;t last that I can live with that!

are a lot of choices out there in this like Goodyear Eagle F1, S1 Evo, Michelin PP2, Adrenalin RE001 or RE050, S-Drive, C-Drive or A-Drive, T1-R and so on.

It turned out however, the rims very wide, as I wanted to up to 225 but they were already a bit with 215 tyres and guess Falken don#8217;t make my Calculating again I found the size was 215/55/R17 #8211; 0.6% different from the rims. I could get the lower end Ziex ZE-912 but I didn#8217;t want to go for those, mixed

The slightly odd size limited my somewhat as most performance start at 225 width or 40 profile, I had a few and could have got a RE001 for cheap but it was a 2007 tyre discount).

I called a few shops those recommended on the forums and Hup in Sunway had the most range in my and seemed to give generally prices and good service.

Hup Tyres Auto Car Care Bhd.

11, Jln. PJS11/7, Bandar

46150 Petaling Jaya

03-5632 9926. 5637

So I headed down there on a afternoon to check out what had, I looked at a LOT of tyres and did Googling on my phone at the same checking prices and reviews. I a great place to check out reviews is .

One thing to in mind when buying end tyres is where they are you can get the exact same tyre in Japan or made in Thailand and will be different prices. sure you get the Japan made if possible because it#8217;s the difference. Also check the code and make sure it was within the last 6 months.

In the end I for Goodyear Eagle LS2000 II. a very new tyre but an update of a loved existing tyre first gen LS2000).

As you can see on the left it#8217;s the last before the Ultra high tyres, I did consider the Eagle F1 but the newer ones honestly to … #8211; a lot of complaints. 02 looked decent too, but a bit

So I went for something with performance but also comfort, so far so The tyres are quiet, smooth and well and it has generally good Seems to be long lasting which is always a bonus!

I really pushed them yet as they aren#8217;t worn in, in mind it takes 2-3000km to get tyres into optimum and make sure you keep correctly inflated.

You should rotate your tyres 10,000km to ensure even

Depending on the hardness of the sidewall you may pump the pressure higher the recommended level, you can experiment a bit and see gives you the best comfort/performance. The tyre pressure for your car is an estimate and it#8217;s based on tyres so don#8217;t be scared to try out different pressures.

When shopping for tyres you need to narrow down to you need/want as there are so many The first constraint is obviously the size, remember use the tyre calculator and stay within 3% from the stock size.

you need to choose comfort or and which is more important you can get something in between).

Then of you have a budget so set your for all 4 tyres and installation/balancing/alignment, then go

I set my budget at RM2000 for the tyres and it in just below that per piece including everything).


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