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FWD Mazda3 2010 2.2D mid priced tyre

Post by theog » Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:10 pm

Evening all,

I'm looking to change all the tyres on my wifes 2.2D (185bhp). Car's getting a service at the mo, so not 100%sure on sizing, but I guess it will be roughly 205 / 55 / 16 or 17s. I probably need to change all 4 though as it's making odd sounds (thought it was wheel bearing) but engineer was saying it's just **** tyres.

Been a while since I owned a FWD diesel, but if I'm correct they tend to munch through the front's a bit. Regardless I just want them to be semi decent and with good feel. I was just going to go all out and get PS4's but to be honest, that's quite a bit for a non performance car and now contemplating the cheaper but good options (car was only £3.2k).

I remember from previous forums that Vredestein Ultrac Vorti's are pretty good. And looking at this website, the Uniroyal Rainsport 2 / Avon ZV5 seem to be doing pretty good from from the reviews.

I tend to only buy Michelin for my nice cars, but havent really considered mid market stuff, so would be interested to hear opinions. Idearly around £70 per tyre if possible, but flexible if you think it's worth a few extra pennies.

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Re: FWD Mazda3 2010 2.2D mid priced tyre

Post by marco_polo » Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:07 pm

Yeah, whirring noises are often dodgy/worn tyres, more common than you'd think.

Uniroyals are quite soft, and work well on lighter cars.

In mid-range I like Hankooks and Nokians, both well worth a bit of research.
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Re: FWD Mazda3 2010 2.2D mid priced tyre

Post by theog » Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:17 pm

marco_polo wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:07 pm
Yeah, whirring noises are often dodgy/worn tyres, more common than you'd think.

Uniroyals are quite soft, and work well on lighter cars.

In mid-range I like Hankooks and Nokians, both well worth a bit of research.
Yeah good shout. Just had a look at the Hankooks from this review here - http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Article/20 ... e-Test.htm

Once I get the full spec I will start looking over prices. Quite happy there seems to be a few good ones there for a reasonable price :)
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Re: FWD Mazda3 2010 2.2D mid priced tyre

Post by Tabbie » Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:46 pm

I've owned a Mazda 3 185bhp diesel was really impressed with the spec you get as standard, great car and had impressive torque.
I've also experienced the whirring noise thinking it was a bearing and it was my worn rear tyres.
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Re: FWD Mazda3 2010 2.2D mid priced tyre

Post by theog » Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:56 pm

Tabbie wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:46 pm
I've owned a Mazda 3 185bhp diesel was really impressed with the spec you get as standard, great car and had impressive torque.
I've also experienced the whirring noise thinking it was a bearing and it was my worn rear tyres.
Yeah glad you think the same as me. I was looking at cheapo cars to clock the miles, and the Mazda3 185bhp seems a lot more fun than other competition (e.g. 1.6d focus etc).

Mine has auto lights, bi-xenon (really good), cruise control, climate control, heated seats, auto wipers, heated front window and a whole bunch of other stuff... all of which work just as good as my m135i. TBH I think the gearbox is probably nicer than my M135i too.

Not as luxurious obviously, and still a diesel at the end of the day, but if I can get close to 50mpg then thats double what I get in the m135i so happy. Also the back has much more room, and has options to screw in a roofbox so very practical, yet pretty fun at the same time.... for a diesel it revs pretty good too actually.

The garage says it's generally in good condition, just need to get the tyres sorted out. As you said I still think it sounds like a bearing, but I guess I will change the tyres first.
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Re: FWD Mazda3 2010 2.2D mid priced tyre

Post by Octavius » Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:02 pm

Toyo tyres are not a bad mid range tyre.
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Re: FWD Mazda3 2010 2.2D mid priced tyre

Post by theog » Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:17 pm

Octavius wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:02 pm
Toyo tyres are not a bad mid range tyre.
I've seen them pop up a few times. Might give them a comparison.

Which sites you guy use to compare reviews / prices?

I've used the one above and black circles for prices.
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Re: FWD Mazda3 2010 2.2D mid priced tyre

Post by Tabbie » Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:31 pm

Octavius wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:02 pm
Toyo tyres are not a bad mid range tyre.
I've always rated Toyo highly also.
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Re: FWD Mazda3 2010 2.2D mid priced tyre

Post by Octavius » Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:39 pm

Try Camskill for the tyres.
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Re: FWD Mazda3 2010 2.2D mid priced tyre

Post by theog » Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:16 pm

Octavius wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:39 pm
Try Camskill for the tyres.
Nice will have a look!
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Re: FWD Mazda3 2010 2.2D mid priced tyre

Post by marco_polo » Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:11 pm

Mine usually come from Tyre Leader
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Re: FWD Mazda3 2010 2.2D mid priced tyre

Post by theog » Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:45 am

marco_polo wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:11 pm
Mine usually come from Tyre Leader
OK great will have a gander through that also.
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