View Full Version : New tyres needed, what to do?

01-04-2013, 22:40
Got a blow out yesterday, just in the housing estate at 20kph thankfully.
I have the NCT in 3 weeks and knew I needed tyres anyway.
I need 4, 225/40/R18, fitted. I have 2 options, buy 4 partworns, high quality brands, or buy 4 new, the absolute most I could stretch too is a deal being offered by pro-parts at the moment on 4 kuhmo's at €99 each.
The car covers very little mileage and maybe permitted to a trackday this year, so do I spring the extra probably €200 for new or go partworns?
Any opinions welcome, will be gettin sorted Saturday morning at the latest.
Also need 4 wheel laser alignment if anyone has a recommendation!

01-04-2013, 22:43
I had 4 of those kumho's on my legacy and found them to be very good and that deal in pro-parts is very good

01-04-2013, 22:45
go for the kumho's for 99 good value . but theres nothing wrong with good brand part worn tyres either :thumbsup:

tommy 555
01-04-2013, 22:47
bought part worn tyres a few years back , got re050's for 200 , plenty of life left in them and still on the original wheels , great deal when i was on a tighter budget ,

keith dublin
01-04-2013, 22:57
For 4 partworn on a BMW we have here they looked savage loads of meat on them
Came out the morning I had 3 flat tyres
Pressure tested me b0ll0x 3 rips on inside tyre walls
Went back out (Tyreland) finglas they put 4 used on again driving home was getting a hop in the steering bubble the size of me fist on inner wall.
Went back out got 4 new kumo and not a bother

01-04-2013, 23:33
Have gotten partworns before for her focus and got 2 for the legacy before, used a lad in walkinstown and found him and the tyres good. Will to probably set me back €200-220, kind of edging towards the new Kuhmo's though for €400...

01-04-2013, 23:37
Who do you use in walkinstown

Have nct next Friday and might need to pay a visit


01-04-2013, 23:43
A chap just off the walkinstown roundabout, opposite shopping centre, (tesco or superquinn?)
If coming from ballymount take a left at roundabout and is on left across from the shopping centre.

02-04-2013, 00:31
I have a set of 225 /40 18 but 3 of them are Dunlop sp sport 9000 with 4mm thead and one fairly new buget tyre, you can have them for €150

02-04-2013, 00:48
Thanks for the offer but gonna get 4 of the same tyres.

02-04-2013, 00:53
Thanks for the offer but gonna get 4 of the same tyres.


02-04-2013, 10:22
4 falken fk453 from camskill are 440 euro delivered
Lots off other brands there too for good money
I had the fk452 on wich I assume is the last version off the same tyre
Found them the best tyre I had out off all the tyres I've fitted to the car
If I was buying again that would be my pick for value and handling

02-04-2013, 11:17
Have a set of Kumho Ecsta Sport on mine...find them grand :thumbsup:

keith dublin
02-04-2013, 11:19
Got 2 continentals off that lad across from Superquinn looked good off the car once they went on and pumped up they were cracked to bits

wagon dec
02-04-2013, 11:21
I'm on my fourth set of kumhos on my car and find them a great tyre

mac mac
02-04-2013, 11:59
had kumhos aswell seem to last

camskill , unless proparts are competitive imo

02-04-2013, 17:55
Well proparts are doing the Kumho's for €400 supply and fitted, have used camskills before but still need to be fitted. Also need alignment done, it all adds up!!!

keith dublin
02-04-2013, 18:15
That's a good price think I payed 15 each for fitting

03-04-2013, 20:47
How much is 4 wheel aligemt these days? Rang a fella in coolmine industrial estate and its €60 for 3d live imaging alignment or something like that he said, apparently laser alignment is old school now!!

Rob Spec C
03-04-2013, 21:10
A lot of places are doing it free now when you are fitting tyres as a way of enticing your business to them.

03-04-2013, 21:18
Proparts aren't! They don't have the facility, but the tyre deal is good so will have to get alignment done elsewhere.

18-04-2013, 22:40
Camskill and use a vat number, think i was getting 4 vredestiens ultracs for less than 400 atbthe door.

18-04-2013, 23:30
Cheers mate, no VAT number and would be paying area €15 a corner for fitting, i got 4 new Kuhmo's off proparts in the end and got 3D imaging alignment done, so far very happy with them.

wagon dec
19-04-2013, 00:29
good price and i also use kumho and find them a very good tyre if you compare them by the new energy rating system on the label the are on a par with bridgestone and above goodyear,dunlop and continental i checked it on the stock in work and you would be surprised.good grip and wear compromise

Alan The Wagon
19-04-2013, 23:35
Eli if your in need of that of them fitted give me a shout mate.

19-04-2013, 23:49
Cheers Alan, they were fitted for that price but will keep you in mind in future, hopefully going to get a second set of wheels at some stage!

20-04-2013, 01:38
Part worn tyres a pure lottery,not worth the risk.