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Posted 30 November 2012 - 18:09
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Posted 30 November 2012 - 19:40
Posted 01 December 2012 - 02:02
Thanks, checked, but they don't have all the models above, the BFG grip isn't there
My advise is to go on tirerack.com and look at the ratings. And pay close attention to how "loud" the tires are. You'll thank yourself.
Posted 02 December 2012 - 16:06
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 14:14
Well it's mostly summer, but it does rain for 3-4 months a year... So I think I would need something more of a wet-summer mix
TyreReviews.co.uk and TireRack.com together might help you find what you need. TyreReviews has the gGrips listed, and they seem to be getting good enough reviews from users. Feedback seems to vary, but one of the comments from the site is that it's a summer tire. Whether that's a good thing or not is up to you. Hopefully between those two sites you'll be able to find the information you need, but a cursory glance doesn't seem to show anyone else with a Mazda 3.
You sure you cannot get your hands on some Westlake tires? I just checked and they are distributed all over the world. The are cheaper in price, but I have had this same set of 205/40/r17's for a little over 65k miles, and they are still perfect. I travel 70 miles per day also. Check into those if you can
What's the terrain like over there? Are you driving on smooth roads, roads with potholes, off-roading, etc.? Mix of each?
What's your driving style? Do you aggressively accelerate and brake?
Honestly, I've never had any bad experiences with any particular brand/off-brand tires, but I treat my 2009 RAV4 very well, and make sure the tires are rotated regularly so I can get even tread wear
Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:18
Posted 13 December 2012 - 19:38
but I have had this same set of 205/40/r17's for a little over 65k miles
Posted 13 December 2012 - 19:53
Are you sure they're actually made of rubber? The grip on those things must be horrendous to last that long! Don't think I've ever had a set of performance tyres last longer than 12K
Posted 14 December 2012 - 20:33
Posted 14 December 2012 - 20:43