215/40 R17 Tyres

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215/40 R17 Tyres

Postby ASneakyHippo » Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:01 pm

Hi all,

Just wondered what standard tyres were coming on the 215/40 R17 wheels? Also what range of miles are people seeing on them?

I am very excited to collect my new GTI in mid march and wondered what to expect :) for those of you that have replaced a set what did you end up replacing them with and at what cost?

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Re: 215/40 R17 Tyres

Postby iichel » Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:58 am

it differs quite a lot. sometimes it's bridgestone, dunlop or continental. it depends on what VW has the best contract with at the time.

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Re: 215/40 R17 Tyres

Postby SRGTD » Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:16 am

When I got my GTI last March, seemed like the majority were fitted with Bridgestones at the time, and a few with Continentals.

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Re: 215/40 R17 Tyres

Postby Bigtam » Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:54 am

Mines are Bridgestones and my car is a 16 plate

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Re: 215/40 R17 Tyres

Postby ASneakyHippo » Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:47 pm

Awesome thanks guys!

Anyone replaced them yet and if so what are you putting back on at what cost? I remember when I had an SLK I was told Toyos were a great replacement at a faction of the costs of the top brands. No sure that's true or not lol

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Re: 215/40 R17 Tyres

Postby Don7601 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:01 am

The wife got 12k miles from her front tyres. Bridgestone S001. The rears are still mint.

We've replaced them with Toyo T1R a few months ago and so far they've been great.

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Re: 215/40 R17 Tyres

Postby joe6 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:17 pm

Mine is a 66 plate and has Bridgestones

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Re: 215/40 R17 Tyres

Postby Dink » Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:55 pm

i got about 6k out of the fronts

i replaced them with some good year eagle f1 gsd3

had them on my 9n3 polo gti and were lovely but this one i wouldn't recommend them

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Re: 215/40 R17 Tyres

Postby ASneakyHippo » Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:22 pm

Dink wrote:i got about 6k out of the fronts

i replaced them with some good year eagle f1 gsd3

had them on my 9n3 polo gti and were lovely but this one i wouldn't recommend them


6K!! Ouch. Seams low?

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Re: 215/40 R17 Tyres

Postby SRGTD » Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:07 pm

ASneakyHippo wrote:
Dink wrote:i got about 6k out of the fronts

i replaced them with some good year eagle f1 gsd3

had them on my 9n3 polo gti and were lovely but this one i wouldn't recommend them


6K!! Ouch. Seams low?


If they were Bridgestones, then 6k does seem low as Bridgestone performance tyres are quite a hard compound (so hard wearing) compared to, say, Continentals. The trade off is that Bridgestones are not as grippy as some of the other performance tyres

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Re: 215/40 R17 Tyres

Postby Shaunkaeo9 » Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:15 pm

I purchased 4x landsail 215 40 R17's 87xl they have so much tread done 13k on them and they have loads left. Got a set for 140 quid and they are A rated for wet grip. Think B for fuel. Will deffo get another set and keep aside for replacements

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Re: 215/40 R17 Tyres

Postby Dink » Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:16 pm

it get's driven like a GTI most of the time

but i'll be slowing down a bit now after getting caught speeding for the first time :oops:

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Re: 215/40 R17 Tyres

Postby ASneakyHippo » Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:59 pm

Dink wrote:it get's driven like a GTI most of the time

but i'll be slowing down a bit now after getting caught speeding for the first time :oops:


:mrgreen: oops! 4 hours in the speeding course isn't fun either!!

landsails sound like a good investment then. Thanks for the heads up.

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Re: 215/40 R17 Tyres

Postby Penarth Blues » Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:56 pm

Don7601 wrote:The wife got 12k miles from her front tyres. Bridgestone S001. The rears are still mint.

We've replaced them with Toyo T1R a few months ago and so far they've been great.

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Got S001's on mine too. Have done about 14k and I reckon could have another 4k in the fronts though will probably change them sooner. Rears seem like new.

Car seldom gets driven in a manner that the tyres are complaining and I rarely attempt quick starts as the tyres just don't grip well enough to bother, so not putting the sort of wear on them that Dink seems to have achieved.

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Re: 215/40 R17 Tyres

Postby Dink » Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:18 pm

ASneakyHippo wrote:
Dink wrote:it get's driven like a GTI most of the time

but i'll be slowing down a bit now after getting caught speeding for the first time :oops:


:mrgreen: oops! 4 hours in the speeding course isn't fun either!!

landsails sound like a good investment then. Thanks for the heads up.


i don't think i'll get that option :cry: :oops:

i just couldn't fit something that sounds like it belongs on a boat lol


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