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Old 12-03-2018, 02:31 PM   #1
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Hey

I'm using 6x14 wheels with 195/45-14 tyres on my car and tyres are getting an issue. Toyo and Falken still make them but Yokohama and Uniroyal have stopped that size.

I was searching for new tyres and came across the Petlas Velox Sport PT711 which is available in this size

http://www.petlas.com/en/tire/velox-sport-pt711/PT711/

It is claimed to be an ultra-high performance summer tyre which is the sort of thing I am after BUT I've never heard of Petlas tyres before although looking at their webpage they do a huge variety of tyres for lots of stuff including planes and military vehicles !

Google doesn't seem to bring up any reviews of this tyres (I've found a couple for other Petlas Summer Tyres and they seem good).

I'm weary of how cr@p and even dangerous weird branded tyres are (usually the cheapo ones - these are not cheap however)

Has anyone heard for these guys ? Anyone used them ? Any info would be good

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Old 12-03-2018, 02:33 PM   #2
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Old 13-03-2018, 07:46 AM   #3
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Never heard of them but it seems to be Turkish and they have a partnership with Pirelli. Found some reviews on autobandentest.com and those say they are ok, for what it is worth.

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Never heard of them but it seems to be Turkish and they have a partnership with Pirelli. Found some reviews on autobandentest.com and those say they are ok, for what it is worth.

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Cheers Dennis, thank you. My old Toyos are still in an OK condition but they are about 12-14 years old so as part of my rebuild I was thinking that I should replace them with fresh rubber hence my search
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Old 14-03-2018, 12:16 PM   #5
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Hmm

I think these are the same tyres

http://www.petlas.com/en/tire/velox-sport-pt711/PT711/

http://www.starmaxx.com/en/tire/ultrasport-st730/PT711/

Even their websites look the same so it looks like Starmaxx and Petlas are the same company and tyres just under different branding ....
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Old 15-03-2018, 08:00 AM   #6
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You are right, Petlas makes Starmaxx tyres

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Old 15-03-2018, 09:23 AM   #7
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If you look at the bottom of the startmax page you see the Petlas name, either the same company or the page has been copied!
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Yes Oz - Minis running 14" wheels are very limited on tyre size due to clearance issues, plus the fact that we're running out of choices; someone's gonna have to give them a go.
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You think you got it bad. Just try finding 185/55R13 tyres if you happen to want to keep to the Metro Gti size .....
I'd be over the moon if I only had a choice of Toyo or Falken
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You think you got it bad. Just try finding 185/55R13 tyres if you happen to want to keep to the Metro Gti size .....
I'd be over the moon if I only had a choice of Toyo or Falken
Avon ZZR

http://www.avonmotorsport.com/road-l...erformance/zzr

I'd be very happy for a set of these in 195/45-14
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Avon ZZR

http://www.avonmotorsport.com/road-l...erformance/zzr

I'd be very happy for a set of these in 195/45-14
I'd be happy for someone to pay for a set of those for me

I'd rather have a choice of 2 cheaper alternatives
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Ah, you and me come at tyres from different places I take the view that as they are the only point of contact between the car and the road I want the best tyres and "cheap" doesn't come in to it. My dad is exactly the opposite, he always looks for the cheapest (albeit branded) tyre he can find and can't understand why I am happy to put expensive tyres on. I just believe that one day they might make the difference between say stopping in time and having and accident or staying on the road on a misjudged corner. For that reason alone I believe that top performing tyres are worth paying the extra money for.
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https://www.mytyres.co.uk/rshop/Summ...s/185-55-R13-H

You thought 185/55-13 Avons were expensive !!!
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Old 23-03-2018, 05:06 PM   #14
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I'm looking at trying Achilles 122 165/60R13 tires, they are $38 USD each with free shipping
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I'd be over the moon if I only had a choice of Toyo or Falken
Hi Geehawk. I'm using Metro GTi wheels and I'm running Yokohama A539s size 175x50x13 and they are 88.28 fitted[at a local fitter] and 75.08 delivered from Blackcircles. Good tyre.
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