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I have a recently purchased IS200 Sportcross and the rear tyres need replacing soon. Can anyone make recommendations for the best replacements please?

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"Best" is a bit of a can of worms. Depends on what you're after.

I've got 17" Dunlop SP Sport Maxx TT on my IS300. They're just fine. IIRC they were about £95 each.

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Ive used Bridgestone Potenza S001 and RE040 and RE050, Nokian Line ZR and Nexen nfera SU1.

I thought Bridgestone were great until I bought Nokian.
The Nokian have been brilliant in the wet, which counts for a lot here in England!
The Nexen are probably just as good, but I can't give a good comparison as they are on bigger, wider and heavier wheels. But the grip they give is also superb!

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Hi John

I recently picked up a pair of goodyear eagle f1 asymmetric 3 from kwik fit. It seems you can get for them for cheaper online at blackcircles.com but I don't know how much they charge for fitting etc. I paid £226.58, and got a 'discount' of £51.40.

Respect,

Leon

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