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iplay

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For Standard 195/55/15 ... please note 55 not 50!
Any better tyre than Michelin Pilot Exalto PE2. My concerns are the slightly soft-side walls and the effect that has on the front wheels.
Posted 13th Mar 2011 at 19:08
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I don't think there is a better standard road tyre.

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Posted 13th Mar 2011 at 20:55
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You will struggle to beat the Michelin as an all rounder.

I run the harder 55 profile Michelin Energy Savers on the HDi and they're plenty good for exploiting modern machinery.

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Posted 13th Mar 2011 at 22:08
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i used to be a fan of toyos, but since owning my 6 which already had pe2s fitted, i really don't think i will buy any other tyre

can't believe how good these are Big grin

ok, nearly twice the price of toyo, but worth it

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Posted 13th Mar 2011 at 23:21
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BF GOODRICH G-profiler (directional ones ) if you can find em Yes
Posted 13th Mar 2011 at 23:52
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as above Yes

They're a Michelin subsidiary, behave fairly similar too, chunkier sidewalls though I don't think any stiffer, tread pattern is a bit tighter but they scrub the shoulders in a similar way to the PE2 on a fwd car.

Cheaper but don't last as long I think, though I've never had them on a car long enough to see total mileage.

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Posted 14th Mar 2011 at 00:21
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lotek wrote:
BF GOODRICH G-profiler (directional ones ) if you can find em Yes



Great all round tyres Imo but sidewall is a bit too soft I found, I had them all round on my 6 when I bought it and they were only a few hundred miles old but I only saw 3k miles before they were illegal due to the outer edge.

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Posted 14th Mar 2011 at 01:07
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sidewalls are like rocks in 50 profile Yes
havent used 55 profiles
Posted 14th Mar 2011 at 01:42
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ryangti6 wrote:
lotek wrote:
BF GOODRICH G-profiler (directional ones ) if you can find em Yes



Great all round tyres Imo but sidewall is a bit too soft I found, I had them all round on my 6 when I bought it and they were only a few hundred miles old but I only saw 3k miles before they were illegal due to the outer edge.


Incorrect tyre pressure or tracking rather than the fault of the tyre if you ask me!

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Posted 14th Mar 2011 at 02:49
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I have had both and can safely say that they are both awesome. The Profiler 2's are better in the wet but you KILL the outer edges on them when driven hard. Now discontinued i believe, though you can still get them here: Ian brown tyres

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Posted 14th Mar 2011 at 05:28
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Roadtyres.com are doing PE2's at 75 a tyre delivered or 87 fitted.

edit: wtf i just phoned up and they said we don't sell tyres it is just a dummy website ... strange!
Posted 14th Mar 2011 at 16:26
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Wondering what pressures people use on the PE2s 55s?

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Posted 14th Mar 2011 at 17:22
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My local tire fitter done me a pair of pe2's in the 195/50/15 for 66 each. well worth it too. Smile

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Posted 14th Mar 2011 at 18:06
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There seems to be a lot of cheap PE2's in 195/50/15 about at the moment.... 55 profiles are expensive, you are lucky if you find them for sub 90 in a place where you can actually get them Yes

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Posted 14th Mar 2011 at 18:21
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costco was like 60 odd quid fitted for Pe2 Yes

but id recommend finding some Bf goodrich first Yes
Posted 14th Mar 2011 at 18:21
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berger wrote:
ryangti6 wrote:
lotek wrote:
BF GOODRICH G-profiler (directional ones ) if you can find em Yes



Great all round tyres Imo but sidewall is a bit too soft I found, I had them all round on my 6 when I bought it and they were only a few hundred miles old but I only saw 3k miles before they were illegal due to the outer edge.


Incorrect tyre pressure or tracking rather than the fault of the tyre if you ask me!


I would normally say you are correct but I tried them at various different pressures and it didnt make much difference No

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Posted 14th Mar 2011 at 18:22
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mine were fine Yes , and hovis' havent worn on the shoulders even after a trackday Hmm


also once the wear starts on the edges , it will only continue , regardless
Posted 14th Mar 2011 at 18:56
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Wondering what pressures people use on the PE2s 55s?

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Posted 14th Mar 2011 at 19:07
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walker_texasranger wrote:
berger wrote:
ryangti6 wrote:
lotek wrote:
BF GOODRICH G-profiler (directional ones ) if you can find em Yes



Great all round tyres Imo but sidewall is a bit too soft I found, I had them all round on my 6 when I bought it and they were only a few hundred miles old but I only saw 3k miles before they were illegal due to the outer edge.


Incorrect tyre pressure or tracking rather than the fault of the tyre if you ask me!


I would normally say you are correct but I tried them at various different pressures and it didnt make much difference No


I found the same, I thought they must of been a bit low but they just kept on wearing very quick. The tracking to my knowledge was fine and the car wore out the next set of F1's evenly although I dropped to 50 profile on those ns suspect that was the major difference.

I would guess the BF in 50 profile is a great tyre.

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Posted 15th Mar 2011 at 00:07
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ryangti6 wrote:
walker_texasranger wrote:
berger wrote:
ryangti6 wrote:
lotek wrote:
BF GOODRICH G-profiler (directional ones ) if you can find em Yes



Great all round tyres Imo but sidewall is a bit too soft I found, I had them all round on my 6 when I bought it and they were only a few hundred miles old but I only saw 3k miles before they were illegal due to the outer edge.


Incorrect tyre pressure or tracking rather than the fault of the tyre if you ask me!


I would normally say you are correct but I tried them at various different pressures and it didnt make much difference No


I found the same, I thought they must of been a bit low but they just kept on wearing very quick. The tracking to my knowledge was fine and the car wore out the next set of F1's evenly although I dropped to 50 profile on those ns suspect that was the major difference.

I would guess the BF in 50 profile is a great tyre.



Its interesting you should say that because it came with 50's on it which thinking about it wore evenly but the 55's not so when i put those on Hmm

Without a doubt the best tyre i have ever owned for grip though, in all weathers Yes

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Posted 15th Mar 2011 at 00:57
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laz101 wrote:
laz101 wrote:
Wondering what pressures people use on the PE2s 55s?


36 PSI, its what Peugeot tell you to!

Drop it bit for track use obviously, but that will see you fine on the road.

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Posted 15th Mar 2011 at 03:18
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Anybody tried them Bfg G grips in a 55?

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Posted 15th Mar 2011 at 13:12
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Anybody tried them Bfg G grips in a 55?


Not tested on the road but I was going to buy some last Summer and got as far as checking the sidewall which was so floppy it could not even hold its weight so went with PE2's.

I would like a stiffer sidewall than PE'2s but that involves 50 profile or buying different wheels. The old BFG profilers were good with a stiff sidewall but the G-Grips are quite different.
Posted 15th Mar 2011 at 16:58
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The best price i have for PE2's in 195 55 15 is 96 delivered ... can anyone do better than this?
Posted 15th Mar 2011 at 17:00
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I contacted Michelin to ask about a volume discount and the kind of price these can be purchased direct from Michelin. Michelin rep will call latter today. To make this work will need a deal with a courier service company or to go back to one of the existing tyre delivery companies and apply a little pressure to get the price down for forum members.
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