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Having so much fun in the TX that i'm killing the tyres it came with so I've been asking locally about the stock 235/40 19's that mine has and most places offer 235/35's instead as it is a more common size and cheaper but my query is .... does the car work on them ride and handling wise..so any info from TX owners would be great.
 

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I wouldn't want a lower profile tyre than 40.

I order my tyres from camskill.co.uk and get my saab specialist to fit them.

Had to have a tyre replaced this week, dealer I bought the tyre was covering the cost. Got a Pirelli 235 40 19 for £252.
 

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yikes....my local tyre specialist quoted me for 4x 235/40's part worns with less than 1mm of tread missing for £280 FITTED...parts of the tyres still had the coloured lines on them.
Car came with bridgestone rears and cheap Accellera fronts and it keeps the ESC busy in the damp as it wants to understeer...i think i'll go with the part worns and store them and get the current tyres swapped front-rear.

The Pirelli is a great tyre...wifes car runs them and its very sure-footed in all conditions and even snow aint that bad.
 

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When I was looking for tyres for my turbo x i was advised not to change profile as it could affect the rolling radius and therefore speedo accuracy:(

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i replaced the pirelli's with uniroyal rainsport 2's for about £120 each iirc

great tyres

on my second set .....

but I have the 18's .....
 

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Tyre place that has the part worns told me today to stay away from 35 profile tyres due to the cars weight and the fact that its a normal road car....potholes etc could easily damage rims on lower profiles and the Turbo X rims aren't cheap.
So I put a deposit on the part worn set they had ...Continentals SC5's..look mint.
Thanks for the comments.
 

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i have 245/35/20 toyo proxes4...
decent tyres.

i've noticed since going to 245s, there is a slight rubbing at the front at slow speeds although visually i couldnt seen any contact.

perhaps under load, it's a different story.
 

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I have the P Zeros on my 19 inch rims. Great grip but worst road noise I have ever had from a tyre. Almost thought I had an issue with the drivetrain until I realized it was the tyres. Lots of people are complaining their pzeros get louder as they wear and are prone to flat spotting and getting out of round. I can't wait to get rid of my pirellis!
 

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I have the P Zeros on my 19 inch rims. Great grip but worst road noise I have ever had from a tyre. Almost thought I had an issue with the drivetrain until I realized it was the tyres. Lots of people are complaining their pzeros get louder as they wear and are prone to flat spotting and getting out of round. I can't wait to get rid of my pirellis!
We get the same from the wifes car if pressures are above 38psi yet below that the tyre wear badly on the shoulders.
The bridgestones on the rear of my TX are probably louder than the pirellis as its often sounds like the handbrake is dragging when doing 70mph.

Anyway..I picked up the part worns at the weekend and they may as well be new tyres...in storage til needed along with a set of 17" winter tyres for my spare rims.
 

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I use accelera 235 x 40 x19 at approx £80 each from camskil

They done nearly 20,000 and still tread left.

Getting a little noisy / bumpy though !

Not great handling tyres as car oversteers but doesn't matter as all my driving is fast motorway. Will be buying them again.

Chris
 

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Until this morning my TX had the Accellera tyres on the front...yes they wear well but OMG they are crap in damp conditions.
Understeer like crazy, try to lock up all the time and generally not worth even looking at if your driving on anything but motorways or taxi driving.

I had them before on the wifes old Renault Laguna and again they were cheap but useless for any form of spirited driving.

Just had the tyres swapped front-rear and the wheel pressure sensors cleaned and the car is so much better. Now has Bridgestones at the front and the grip is soo much better....back end is a bit lively now but so long as the front goes were I want I can control the rear easily enough with / without the DSC system.
 
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I've got 235/45/18 kumo's on me tx great tyre wet or dry never let go once and I do play a bit lol had vredesteins on me Audi they are another good tyre I won't pay £900 for 4 conti's that's what my nearest saab dealer wanted stuff that lol.
 
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