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Best place for foreign used R Tyres?

Postby God Bless the Black Top* » July 6th, 2009, 1:01 pm

Hi Guys,

Just asking around; want to find out the best place to find foreign used tyres for Dex? Any help is appreciated.

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Postby honda hoe » July 6th, 2009, 1:21 pm

john's tyre shop

preysal flyover

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Postby God Bless the Black Top* » July 6th, 2009, 1:23 pm

honda hoe wrote:john's tyre shop

preysal flyover


east or west side? (left or right when heading south?)

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Postby honda hoe » July 6th, 2009, 1:24 pm

west side when heading south

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Postby God Bless the Black Top* » July 6th, 2009, 1:24 pm

thanks meng

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Postby honda hoe » July 6th, 2009, 1:25 pm

no prob

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Postby rjaggs » July 6th, 2009, 1:50 pm

just be very careful of what u buying there, tyres bought there have disintegrated after one day of solodex.....i talking about chunks of tyre breaking off completely

u could also check Chippy's in Chaguanas, they located next to Jack's

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Postby God Bless the Black Top* » July 6th, 2009, 1:57 pm

^^ thanks. i'll check chippys

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Postby wagonrunner » July 6th, 2009, 3:13 pm

honda hoe wrote:west side when heading south

i thought it would stay west regardless. :lol:
does your compass flip when changing direction? :poke: :lol:

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Postby honda hoe » July 6th, 2009, 3:17 pm

wagonrunner,

steups :lol:

east or west side? (left or right when heading south?)


i jus use d man own words so he would understand better

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Postby Blue » July 8th, 2009, 6:58 pm

I recommed Chippy's as well. Been buying there for years 205/45/16 Goodyear Eagle F1 ZR $225 each and they last most of the year solodexing.

I've been to John's in Preysal and they wanted $350 for 205/45/16 and even higher for R tyres.
Went back in a short pants and T-shirt... price dropped to $350 for the R tyres... go figure.

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Postby chris1388 » July 8th, 2009, 7:07 pm

where chippy's is exactly ??

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Postby r3iXmann » July 8th, 2009, 7:20 pm

chris1388 wrote:where chippy's is exactly ??


chaguanas...before jack's tyres if you're heading east..there's an insurance company right on the corner as well,i think is maritime

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Postby honda hoe » July 8th, 2009, 8:02 pm

^ correct

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Postby MG Man » July 8th, 2009, 10:15 pm

they have 205 50 13s or 215 50 13s?

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Postby ShIvAm » July 8th, 2009, 10:18 pm

Wa bout places in the west or east?????

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Postby Blue » July 9th, 2009, 4:24 pm

Chippy's didn't have any foreign used 205/13 when I went a month ago... the widest 13s were 195.
I have never found any foreign used 13s wider than 205 and I'm not sure that 50 series even exists anymore (at 13 inches).

You'll probably get 205/65/13 or 215/65/13 brand new.

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Postby God Bless the Black Top* » April 8th, 2010, 4:26 pm

revive thread:

anybody have the number for chippy's

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Postby Mr. Fixables » April 9th, 2010, 11:17 am

Chippy's rock!

I have been buying tires from there for years. Ryan used to just let me go upstairs and choose out my own tires lol.

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Postby pete » April 13th, 2010, 1:43 pm

When do they open? I've passed there many times and they're always closed. Wanted to get a pair of tyres for solodex last weekend and ended up buying a pair of new 160tw sumitomos from Tyre Clinic instead.

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Postby moti » April 13th, 2010, 4:19 pm

pete, the last number i have for Chippy's is 672-5271.
don't know if it still works though but you welcomed to try :|

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Postby DEVI » April 13th, 2010, 4:26 pm

pete they open at 9am.

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Postby MadCrix » April 14th, 2010, 11:46 am

chippys is de place to go

hadda make a visit there month end

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Postby djaggs » April 16th, 2010, 4:00 pm

pete wrote:When do they open? I've passed there many times and they're always closed. Wanted to get a pair of tyres for solodex last weekend and ended up buying a pair of new 160tw sumitomos from Tyre Clinic instead.


SUMITOMOS kinda suck for Solodex.

John's suck too, it have some boys working dey does hide all the good tyres for their partners. You could spend whole day looking thru tyres there and doh find nutten good.

Last time I went by chippy's didnt get nutten, Nutten at all :(

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Postby pete » April 16th, 2010, 7:26 pm

Why do you say they suck for solodex? Personal experience? My personal experience with them has been VERY good. The tyre I am using is not the HTR 200 which is a 320 tw tyre. It's the HTR Z and HTR ZII which are 160 and 220tw respectively. I am yet to use the Z but had used the ZII last year and it held really well.

On tirerack a couple people used the Z for autocross/track and say they hold very well for the price. Only problem with them is the deep treads which give a little less response on heavy cars and suggest having them shaved. I guess we'll see next month. :)

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Postby djaggs » April 16th, 2010, 10:59 pm

Nah i didnt try the Z. I used to work at tyre clinic once, long time ago.

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Postby pete » April 17th, 2010, 5:47 pm

Well I've been driving around with them on and they seem to be OK, don't really push too much on the road. Was thinking about tryin them tomorrow but I saving some funds for something next month so will have to wait for the next dex itself to try them out.

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Re: Best place for foreign used R Tyres?

Postby soo » June 17th, 2010, 1:30 pm

what's wrong with the sumitomo htr 200 for dex ?

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Re: Best place for foreign used R Tyres?

Postby pete » June 17th, 2010, 4:37 pm

HTR 200 compound may be a bit too hard.

Generally, the lower the treadwear rating the stickier the tyres and the stickier the tyres, the better they are for solodex.

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Re: Best place for foreign used R Tyres?

Postby MG Man » June 18th, 2010, 4:34 pm

soo wrote:what's wrong with the sumitomo htr 200 for dex ?


from personal experience with RWD car, you end up dancing all over the place like a drunkard at a rollerderby

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