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Old 07-09-2009   #1
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Are the eastern brands all bad? Would you buy them?

I'm after some 215/45 17s for the back of my Stilo Abarth I'm tempted by some of the far eastern/more obscure brands like Federal, Kumho, Nankand, Falken. The car currently has a set of Pirelli P7000 on the front and Federals on the back. The car is balanced and grips well in wet and dry. I've not had it long, but the backs are pretty much worn out.

Are these brands so bad?

Federal SS-595 XL 87V 68.65

Nankang NS1 XL 93Z 76.65

Nexen N6000 XL 91W 77.65

Falken ZE-912 NEW XL 91W 80.65

Dunlop SP7000D [SPECIAL OFFER] 87W 87.65

all from ctyres.co.uk

I'm looking for a pair, so I'd be 40 worse off buying Dunlops instead of the no-name Federal brand.

Anyone got these tyres, or something similar who wants to share an opionion?

I don't do track days, I don't drive like a loon, I want comfy, stable and good at braking with a reasonable wear rate.

Any thought?

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I went through many different tyres on my Stilo's and only had one tyre that I had no confidence in - Pirelli 7000. They seemed just too hard and that's probably why they lasted so long. The last tyres I tried were Uniroyal Rainsport and they were very good indeed. I also had a lot of faith in the Federal S595's but just couldn't get them in time for the MOT so went for the Rainsport. On Saturday I shelled out 120 a corner for my Renault as I have come to understand the importance of having a decent tyre regardless of cost.
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I've had Federal & Falken on my GPS & been very happy with both, grip, road noise, wear rate all great for the price.
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Kumhos are pretty good consider the price, I got them on my 08 Bravo 150 Mjet, done 20k miles on it and it still looks new, i think I can easily get 40-50 k out of it. Grip wise are as good as the dunlop sport the car comes with from brand new.
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I'm on Falkens at the moment and they are fine. Found them better than Federals in the wet personally.
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Falken for me they stick like sh*t to a blanket and run nice and silent..got them on my panda now and very pleased with how they are performing and how they are waring..
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Nexen N6000 XL 91W 77.65 that's what I had on my old stilo 55
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Where abouts are you in the country? Your title suggests you may be in Scotland - if so try Farmer Autocare centres - they currently have budget tyres in this size for 42.70. Avons are 66.45. Pirelli p7000's 90.20
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dont get Nankang know as ditch finders all over the net

toyo t1r are good and cheap on ebay
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Kumho IMO are a brilliant tyre and i use them on all my cars. go for the the KU31 is their flagship tyre and it is a brilliant performer. the 712's are a good allrounder.
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