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Post  Ikon on Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:15 pm

My second set of tires finally give up on me, decided to downsize my rims as well from 17" to 15" due to cost cutting. I can only afford crappy tires on 17" rims due to budget constrains of the future.

Another consideration would be that I'm going for a slighly less bumpy ride and also looking at comfort. Went through the internet as usual and you cannot get everything in tires. So decided to go for a mid performance kind of tire that's in between performance and comfort which surprisingly is available in the form of Eagle LS2000 Hybrid II, Michelin Pilot Perceda 2 among the more notable brand and model.

So look out for some comments on my choice of tires soon.
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Post  stoned on Thu Dec 17, 2009 7:28 pm

so which rubber u decided to used?
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Post  Ikon on Thu Dec 17, 2009 9:10 pm

stoned wrote:so which rubber u decided to used?

Too bad la no Durex, otherwise that would be my choice! Laughing

I end up with the Michelin PP2. Tire spec is 195/55 X 15, made in Thailand. This is something I made a pact with to try out some other brand of tires. I check the internet this model is listed as UHP or Ultra High Performance tire but I doubt so, the high end performance tire from Michelin should be the Pilot Sports 2. The Pilot Preceda 2 is the mid range between the PS2 and the Michelin Primacy LC which belong to the Luxury Comfort range. Initially I was looking for the LC range but they don't have it in the size I want.

Still early days now, so won't review the usage yet, everything new sure good right? Good grip and less noise, so nothing to crow about, let me get more mileage on these sets of rubber and I tell you guys how it is. Wink
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Post  starstruck96 on Thu Dec 17, 2009 11:50 pm

does 17'' has higher trade in price?

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Post  Ikon on Fri Dec 18, 2009 1:20 pm

starstruck96 wrote:does 17'' has higher trade in price?

Trade in do not command higher price for the size, only the condition of your tire thread. But so far the standard trade in with rims is around $200 to $300.
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Post  starstruck96 on Fri Dec 18, 2009 7:07 pm

ouhh...okies...since u have oleady change to 15" and discard ur 17"...
should be hvg difference in using the 15" rimms + tyres now..
rolling speed will differ from those 17" ones

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Post  Ikon on Fri Dec 18, 2009 8:11 pm

Whoa..notice lots of difference in these last few days... affraid

Steering is lighter both at standstill position and and when the car is moving..

Pickup slightly better..... Wink

Pocket also slightly lighter as well..... Shocked
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Post  starstruck96 on Sat Dec 19, 2009 12:34 pm

how much per tyre for tt michelin PP2?
excluding the no branded rims.. pirat

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Post  pussy_lover on Sat Dec 19, 2009 4:48 pm

starstruck96 wrote:how much per tyre for tt michelin PP2?
excluding the no branded rims.. pirat

Saw the rims.. Not too bad and it's actually made for "Magnum".

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Post  starstruck96 on Sun Dec 20, 2009 12:44 am

its yummy den...should buy "aveO" rims for mine in the future.16'' inch that is..
Laughing

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Post  Ikon on Sun Dec 20, 2009 7:11 pm

Here is the overall outlook of the new rubber and alloy



Will try to get a better close-up picture of the rims and tires.
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Post  stoned on Sun Dec 20, 2009 7:38 pm

cool.... Cool
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Post  Ikon on Sun Dec 20, 2009 9:08 pm

Ok la, you get what you pay Laughing
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Post  pussy_lover on Sun Dec 20, 2009 9:28 pm

BoW wrote:Ok la, you get what you pay Laughing

At least it's not Linoma rims... Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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Post  Ikon on Sun Dec 20, 2009 11:26 pm

Actually I think it is a Lenoma Brand rims and my model happen to be the Magnum model Embarassed Will check this out as I think I've seen this rim at Autobac before.
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Post  pussy_lover on Mon Dec 21, 2009 6:35 am

BoW wrote:Actually I think it is a Lenoma Brand rims and my model happen to be the Magnum model Embarassed Will check this out as I think I've seen this rim at Autobac before.

"Lenoma" - very Italian sounding. Maybe made under license in some 3rd world country to remain competitive pricing/

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Post  Ikon on Mon Dec 21, 2009 8:38 am

pussy_lover wrote:
BoW wrote:Actually I think it is a Lenoma Brand rims and my model happen to be the Magnum model Embarassed Will check this out as I think I've seen this rim at Autobac before.

"Lenoma" - very Italian sounding. Maybe made under license in some 3rd world country to remain competitive pricing/

Perhaps... we may never know and I for one am not interested in finding that out Laughing So bro, you also keen in getting a Le-No-Ma rims? Very hard to find this brand one... Razz
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Post  starstruck96 on Mon Dec 21, 2009 1:05 pm

now ...where's tt d90 to take close up pics of the rims..
that 15'' rims need COILOVER to compliment each other. lol!

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Post  Ikon on Mon Dec 21, 2009 3:15 pm

Actually from the outlook it's the same since the diameter remain unchange. My previous 17" also look the same, will consider the coilover when my suspension kaput, but it's still a long time to come, maybe another 2 or 3 years more.
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Post  aboh on Mon Dec 21, 2009 3:43 pm

Nice... I propose of adding lips to its body..
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Post  Ikon on Mon Dec 21, 2009 6:12 pm

Ok la guys, stop poisoning me can or not? Sad
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Post  starstruck96 on Mon Dec 21, 2009 7:03 pm

lips??angelina ones or shu Qi ones?
duhhh....better mine lar...u nak my lips? lol! afro
wait till u guys have that ''drop''/''lowered''..
den u see whether that lips be a hindrance or not..lalalala..
been there done that. study farao santa

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Post  aboh on Tue Dec 22, 2009 12:45 pm

Any lips will do for our bro bow! cheers
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Post  starstruck96 on Wed Dec 23, 2009 10:15 am

for brO boW..muz provide him a big fat juicy lips for his new MAgNUm leNoMa riMs.. lol!

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Post  aboh on Wed Dec 23, 2009 10:41 am

mayb the lips can have carbon fibre lipstick Very Happy
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