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Just a quickie- My 160 was delivered to me with Pirelli 'P-Zeros' fitted when all the sales brochures state that Michelin Pilots are fitted as standard...not that I'm complaining, as I prefer Pirellis anyway! I would be interestred to know if any other 'Zeds' have been supplied with differnt tyres to Michelins?
 

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Michelins on bth my ZS and Elaine's ZR, although some of the cars in the dealers showroom have Pirellis fitted.
At launch the Michelins were not available and so a different tyre had to be fitted.
Seem to think that there is another thread about this somewhere.
 

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Found the previous thread,
Kerbed Trophey Wheel on the MGF board.
 

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My 105+ was delivered with Michelins which i have found ok in the recent dry weather.

I am a great fan of Pirelli P5000 Drago's, and when the wet weather kicks in again i'm gonna whack those on my wheels coz there ain't a better tyre in a puddle.;)
 

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mine also has the michelins but once they are warn out I will be upgrading to the P5000's. MGZR105+ had them on his old motor and they stuck to the ground like glue in wet weather.
 

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What's the going rate for a 205/45 R17 tyre?

What's the going rate for a 205/45 R17 tyre? I feel I am going to have a shock when it comes to replacing one ... or so my friends say! ;)
 

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Re: What's the going rate for a 205/45 R17 tyre?

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What's the going rate for a 205/45 R17 tyre? I feel I am going to have a shock when it comes to replacing one ... or so my friends say! ;)
I have come across a couple of places that will only relieve you of £120-125 each for P Zeros, balanced and fitted. Looks like I should be getting 8500 - 9000 miles from a pair on the front of my ZS180 - so not too bad but still a reasonably significant running cost!

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Unfortunately, Good Year don't do anything in 18" for our ZT 190+ at all, let alone Eagle F1s.

I've heard good things about Eagle F1s, but it'll have to be Conti's or the same Michelins that are on there (Pilot Sports).

I don't know what the Conti's are like, all I know is that they are much cheaper!
 

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Not in 225/45ZR18 though - that's the size of the ZT 190+ tyres. They're quite wide!
 

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Pirellis or Michelins?

Although both tyres are the same size 205/45/17 the edge profiles are different! the Pirellies are squarer and may rub on a heavilly ladden car and the michelins have a rounder edge profileto avoid such problems.
Having driven cars with both types of tyers in the damp if i had a choice i'd definately go for the michelins as i find they provide much better grip .
 

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Does anyone have experience of the Dunlop SP9000 or Yokohama A539? These are, apparently, both available in 205/45R17. What Martin says about rubbing is a valid point. I have P Zeros on my ZS180 and have had them rub the insides of the wheel arches once or twice, albeit in unusual circumstances.

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Tim is right, Micheldever tyres are cheap
£190 for 2 x PZero's 205/45 R17's

Kwikfit quoted £145 each !!!

They are very popular, I had to queue for an hour but it was worth it.

I recommened them to any MG driver.

:D :D :D
 
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