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Old 26-01-2008   #1
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tyres for GP 1.9 MJET Sporting

I've got a GP MJET Sporting, just over 23,000 miles since new and I've already replaced the front tyres twice! First at 14,000 miles and then at 23,000. The rear ones are still fine, plenty of life in them, just seem the front ones can barely crack 10-15,000 miles. Is that normal?

First time I replaced them I put Bridgestone Potenza, cost me 200! Now I've put Pirelli Nero Zero, cost me 210, hope they will give me more than 9,000 miles!

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Re: tyres for GP 1.9 MJET Sporting

Yes thats normal. All depends on driving style .

What you got to consider is you got a big heavy diesel lump up front and lots of tyre shredding torque when your accelerating.
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thats not long. I am hoping mine will last to the first servicew at 18000, as i will hit that in under a year. Mind you i do nearly all my miles on the motorway so thet should last longer.
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This doesnt surprise me at all, its well known that the GP relies hevily on the handling, i had to replace my fronts after 8k miles.
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Re: tyres for GP 1.9 MJET Sporting

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This doesnt surprise me at all, its well known that the GP relies hevily on the handling, i had to replace my fronts after 8k miles.
Jeeesus, on a 1.2?.....
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Jeeesus, on a 1.2?.....


im at 11k and still got LOADS of tread left!
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I'm at 41000 and i've only replaced one set of front tyres at 32000 and I was devastated to do them that early,what do you guys drive like to wear them out in 8000 miles.
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Re: tyres for GP 1.9 MJET Sporting

When do you guys replace them - do you wait until they're completely bald, or when there's only a little thread left?
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When do you guys replace them - do you wait until they're complete bald, or when there's only a little thread left?
never wait until they are bald. its dangerous, and illegal
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I wait until they hit the legal limit, 3mm isn't it? one of my work mates left his tyrtes on until they were slicks. I kept telling him to change them, but he insisted they were ok, until one went bang at 80mph on a dual carriageway.
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First time I replaced them I put Bridgestone Potenza, cost me 200! Now I've put Pirelli Nero Zero, cost me 210, hope they will give me more than 9,000 miles!

Any comments please?
I'd be very surprised if the P zeros lasted any longer than the Bridgestones. Fitted on 911s you can get thru a back tyre in 4000 miles no problem (285/30). I think that there's a web site somewhere that lists the hardness ratings of most tyres and that will give you some comparison on the likely life of the tyre (but not its grip or other features like road noise)

Some of the more obscure Japanese makes come out quite well - maybe worthwhile looking on a Scuby site?
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Any tyre lasts longer than a toyo tyre, i went through a set of them in 7,000 miles, soft as ****.
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Re: tyres for GP 1.9 MJET Sporting

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I'm at 41000 and i've only replaced one set of front tyres at 32000 and I was devastated to do them that early,what do you guys drive like to wear them out in 8000 miles.

Not drive like a learner .
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Not drive like a learner .
Some might say the opposite, he can drive with skill and experience if he can make them last that long!
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Some might say the opposite, he can drive with skill and experience if he can make them last that long!
its a learner car
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