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Sei Sporting Abarth Tyres - URGENT HELP PLEASE

Hi,

rang around a few places as my GF desperately needs 2 new tyres 175/50r14. They've said there's not even a production date. Surely Pirelli can't have stopped making them?

Can anyone help out please or provide alternatives?

I'm thinking of maybe getting soem cheap 15s from Halfords with tyres, think they do £299 deals, is this a viable alternative or will they scrape?

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Re: Sei Sporting Abarth Tyres - URGENT HELP PLEASE

185/50/14 will fit

scraping on 15's all depends on offsets etc etc
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Re: Sei Sporting Abarth Tyres - URGENT HELP PLEASE

thanks, what offset will I need please?

I've been quoted £106 for 2 185.50r14s. They were Continental, is this a fair price?
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Re: Sei Sporting Abarth Tyres - URGENT HELP PLEASE

That's a very good price tbh... even www.mytyres.co.uk who are very cheap usually are more expensive than that

Not sure on offset as it would depend on width of wheels etc.. and even then fitting 15's to centos really is a bit of a game of luck
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OK, thanks.
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just rang somewhere else and was told that Yoko done one, £85.00, I asked what model and he said they're a budget tyre! LMAO, double-checked it was for 2 then was ready to book in and he said that actually it was for 1!
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I had 2 Pirelli P6000's fitted last saturday at a cost of £140 so might be a better idea to fit 185/50/14's all round as these are easy to pick up and are cheaper.
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Goodyear Eagle NCT3 according to Kwik-fit do the 175, but £79 before fitting. wow.
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i used to get my 185x50x14's contis for £60 odds per corner fitted
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I'm thinking of maybe getting soem cheap 15s from Halfords with tyres, think they do £299 deals, is this a viable alternative or will they scrape?
Not a great alternative as the fit is likely to be a bit difficult and the gearing may be just too high, reducing the fun factor.

A better alternative might be 6J 14s. With these you can fit 195/45/14s. The Uniroyal Rainsports are designed by God and come in at around £50 per corner.
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Re: Sei Sporting Abarth Tyres - URGENT HELP PLEASE

Have a looksie in topgear.co.uk for prices too.

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I'm thinking of maybe getting soem cheap 15s from Halfords with tyres, think they do £299 deals, is this a viable alternative or will they scrape?
im running 15s atm. ive got 4x100 vauxhall fit alloys on wobbly bolts with a 38 offset running a 195/45/15. all i get is a slight rub on the passenger rear on the inside of the arch. got 3mm spacers coming at weekend to sort that though.

also the 299 deal wont be for you. that will be with 195/50 tyres. as you need 45's expect an extra 50 quid or so
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thanks, I've got the 185s on order, should be here this time next week hopefully.
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A better alternative might be 6J 14s. With these you can fit 195/45/14s. The Uniroyal Rainsports are designed by God and come in at around £50 per corner.

My car came fitted with these tyres you mentioned, are they that good?
Since their rain tyres and we only get rain during 4 maybe 5 months a year, (but nothing compared to your weather in the UK) and we get Really HOT weather in the summer...

So i didn“t thinck the Uniroyal rainsports would be the better choice... so i needed to change the front two and put in Conti Sport Contact 2“s (same size as uniroyals)...
You guys thinck i should get the uniroyals back on when i get a chance or are they only that good in areas with alot of rain??
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My car came fitted with these tyres you mentioned, are they that good?
Since their rain tyres and we only get rain during 4 maybe 5 months a year, (but nothing compared to your weather in the UK) and we get Really HOT weather in the summer...

So i didn“t thinck the Uniroyal rainsports would be the better choice... so i needed to change the front two and put in Conti Sport Contact 2“s (same size as uniroyals)...
You guys thinck i should get the uniroyals back on when i get a chance or are they only that good in areas with alot of rain??
I think they're simply great tyres (and great value for money, too -- one of those little known secrets). You might expect wear to be fairly high in somewhere as warm as Madeira, but I doubt they'd get hot enough to chunk up or so soft they'd cause slides. Uniroyal are actually a part of Conti, so I'd expect compounds, if not tread pattern, to be pretty similar.
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