Greg's Albi Blue Clio 200

Discussion in 'Projects/Progress Threads' started by Greg0986, Oct 18, 2016.

  1. Sean197

    Sean197 RIP Albi :( Moderator

    Fife, Scotland
    Albi 197T - RIP, MK7 Golf GTD Sports Wagon
    I'm running the Kumho Ecstas, I'm on my second set now, and honestly can't fault them. Just as good as the Continentals that I had previously, and the wet grip is really good. The wear rate is good, and they are under £70 a tyre too, so very good value.
     
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  2. Greg0986

    Greg0986 Paid Member

    423
    Somerset
    Albi 200
    Sold! Especially as you are running a turbo with more poooowaaaaaa!
     
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  3. Sean197

    Sean197 RIP Albi :( Moderator

    Fife, Scotland
    Albi 197T - RIP, MK7 Golf GTD Sports Wagon
    @Greg0986 can't comment on the wear with the turbo as it's dark when I leave in the morning and dark when I get home at night! They seem to be holding up well after 2 months though! They've been on for 18months/15-16,000 miles and still have plenty of meat on them, if I can get to my Spa trip in April with them I'll be more than happy.
     
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  4. Greg0986

    Greg0986 Paid Member

    423
    Somerset
    Albi 200
    Found them, in XL format for £55 each!
     
  5. Sean197

    Sean197 RIP Albi :( Moderator

    Fife, Scotland
    Albi 197T - RIP, MK7 Golf GTD Sports Wagon
  6. Greg0986

    Greg0986 Paid Member

    423
    Somerset
    Albi 200
  7. Sean197

    Sean197 RIP Albi :( Moderator

    Fife, Scotland
    Albi 197T - RIP, MK7 Golf GTD Sports Wagon
    It's honestly never bothered me, it's not loud at all. Put it this way , if you can live with an aftermarket exhaust then I wouldn't worry about it.
     
  8. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197 with boost
    as above..i can barely hear the engine over my exhaust :tearsofjoy::tearsofjoy:
    hence tyre noise isnt even there
     
  9. LOCKE

    LOCKE Paid Member

    Glasgow
    RB 182 Cup/LY 197 R27
    I love Continentals.
     
  10. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Moderator

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200

    What particular flavour ?
     
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  11. LOCKE

    LOCKE Paid Member

    Glasgow
    RB 182 Cup/LY 197 R27
    Mine is fine.... just now anyway!
     
  12. LOCKE

    LOCKE Paid Member

    Glasgow
    RB 182 Cup/LY 197 R27
    Sport Contact 3, have them on my R27 (original tyres) and my wife's car. I have Michelin Pilot Sport 3 on the 182 which are great when warm and the road is dry but terrible when they are cold and the road is wet! My opinion on tyres is find a brand that you like/trust and then stick with it. I only use Pirellis on my bike.
     
  13. Greg0986

    Greg0986 Paid Member

    423
    Somerset
    Albi 200
    Interesting, the new oil dipstick is metal, compared to the plastic one that snapped. It's also easier to see what the level of oil is now, as it was difficult on the plastic one. And it should be sturdier...
     
  14. KYFO.CO.UK

    KYFO.CO.UK

    619
    Northampton
    R27 TEAM F1 #139
    My Rainsports are great, my Hankooks are scary as hell.
     
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  15. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Moderator

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    On-topic i hope..........

    How many miles under your belt on the Rainsport's (3's are they ?)

    ie: How are they wearing........
     
  16. mr freeze

    mr freeze

    493
    manchester
    Alien green 200 cup
    I've got michelin pilot sport 4s on mine very impressed with them .
     
  17. tombate911

    tombate911 Paid Member

    530
    2010 Clio RS200
    Ill just add that rain sports are the best road tyres I've used followed by the khumo's.

    Currently use the rain sports as wet track day tyres. Amazing.
     
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  18. KYFO.CO.UK

    KYFO.CO.UK

    619
    Northampton
    R27 TEAM F1 #139
    They don't wear that well from what I've seen but then again when I used to run Toyo they literally lasted years but shouldn't have being a soft compound.
     
  19. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Moderator

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    No bad thing though. Especially if they are cheap......which they are.

    Far as i'm concerned: If they aren't wearing out - they aren't gripping.

    No point having these cars and skimping £20 a corner on some hard-as-nails Yankang ditch-finder tyres.
     
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  20. KYFO.CO.UK

    KYFO.CO.UK

    619
    Northampton
    R27 TEAM F1 #139
    This is very true, I'll be going Pilot Sports next I think.
     
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