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Tyre advice

Discussion in 'Leon Mk3 (2012-2020)' started by Superbund, Mar 15, 2020.

  1. Superbund

    Superbund Active Member

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    Morning,

    I have a 2016 leon se dynamic 1.2tsi. I'll be looking to replace the front tyres both are still factory fitted dunlop sport maxx rt 225/45/17 91w and have covered just under 22k.

    I was looking at replacing like for like as I've had no trouble with them and are rated b for fuel which is a plus. A local tyre firm recommended pirelli p7s over the dunlop and are the same price. £75 per tyre fitted

    Should i stick with the dunlops or change to a different brand such as the pirelli
     
  2. BigJase88

    BigJase88 Jase

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    If you are happy with them then just get the same again that way all 4 match
     
  3. Adrian300

    Adrian300 Active Member

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    Had p7s on my superb mk3 sportline and they were terrible! Noisy and grip level was poor.

    Sent from my GM1913 using Tapatalk
     
  4. Rockbox

    Rockbox Active Member

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    Nothing at all wrong with Dunlop's
     
  5. Wilkesy

    Wilkesy Active Member

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    My front two are Dunlop and back two are yokohama, must be my back two which are crap with my car skidding when setting off in first then, thought it could be front two with been front wheel drive.
     
  6. motty225

    motty225 B9 S4

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    How could the back be the issue in a front wheel drive car when pulling away?
     
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  7. Mr Pig

    Mr Pig Active Member

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    There's a lot to be said for sticking to tyres you know and like.
     
  8. Wilkesy

    Wilkesy Active Member

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    That’s what I said, I thought I was the front but with them been Dunlop tires I’m not sure now
     
  9. BigJase88

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    Tyres should be around 35 psi

    something wrong with your system
     
  10. CupraGeezer

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    Are you sure you've got those pressures right? If you've converted them from other units, I suggest you either quote the original readings or check your conversion because something's definitely wrong.

    My tyres are marked with a max. pressure rating of 340 kPa (3.4 bar or 50 psi). I dread to think what would happen if I inflated them to 120 psi (if I could even find a pump to run that high).
     
  11. cupra14

    cupra14 Active Member

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    At 160psi I wonder if they'd explode!
     
  12. KXL

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    It's like the person on the forum who mis-read the rpm meter with 50,000 rpm redline in their diesel engine! Wonder if jet engines spin that fast!
     

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