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Hiya guys , I need a couple of new tyres for my car ,  I'm keen to match them with the other tyres on the car , but I can't find any . I've trawled the net , but I'm completely none techy , so im probably just not looking in the right place. 

I need 

2 x malatesta koala  215 / 60r 17.

At a push , I wouldn't mind buying a pair of similar off road tyres , or even a full set at a push , but I don't want to spend crazy money as the car just isn't worth it.  

Cheers guys 👍.

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BUT   your worth it Mel.  Those tyres are what is between you and the afterlife.  Don't cut corners.  Try Paul at Harris Tyres  0121 311 1969  his knowledge of tyre availability is second to non plus you will get top quality service. He puts tyres on like it was his own car.  OK a few notes more but you get the job done right.  Specialist in 4x4 tyres.

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Mel, think you may find them hard to come by as most search results say no longer available or not known when they will be back in stock.

Looking at them they look similar to BFGoodridge or Grabbers but they are going to cost a lot more.

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If you can face going into Brum I have used Tyres R Us under spaghetti junction almost for years and years. No one ever gets near them in terms of price and they can get pretty much everything and quickly too. 

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Thank you very much for your efforts gents , I think that I might have some sorted now.

When I searched the net , I could find plenty of places that sell them , but none of the places had them in stock , or even knew when they would be able to get them in stock. 

Thankyou again guys 👍.

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Hiya guys . 

All of the leads have come to dead ends , and it looks like the manufacturer has stopped exporting them to the UK.  It looks like buying a pair of something similar , or I'll probably just get a full set of something else . 

Thankyou again for the help guys👍.

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I just went to my local garage that I use for servicing when I needed 4 new boots - I only specified all terrains and left it up to them what to put on - invoice was 260 quid plus I had done my little bit to support them. Tyres have been good - a brand called Ecovision - not been stuck in them yet and they seem to be wearing well. Decent enough grip round the corners on an old unloaded l200 - previous tyres were a bit scary on tight corners in the wet when the tread became low.

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7 hours ago, old'un said:

cheers dave . im still undecided if i should just get a full set of cheap road tyres . it failed the mot on one tyre on the front , but the other front tyre had an advisory , so i thought that i may as well just get a pair.

7 hours ago, 243deer said:

I just went to my local garage that I use for servicing when I needed 4 new boots - I only specified all terrains and left it up to them what to put on - invoice was 260 quid plus I had done my little bit to support them. Tyres have been good - a brand called Ecovision - not been stuck in them yet and they seem to be wearing well. Decent enough grip round the corners on an old unloaded l200 - previous tyres were a bit scary on tight corners in the wet when the tread became low.

the place that did the mot also sell tyres . when my lad picked my car up , he asked them how much to do the repairs . they wanted £60 to change a headlight bulb , and just under £200 for a new tyre . yes im tight , and i know that theyre not a charity  , but i still thought that was too much money to spend on a x trail thats worth about £500 :no:.

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7 hours ago, GingerCat said:

Thats quite a mark up on a cheap £4 bulb. 

Given those tyres appear to be remouds id rather scrap them all and get something, almost anything, else. 

https://www.tyrereviews.com/

I changed the bulb myself,  they were none standard and cost me £20 for a pair from amazon ,  that's still a pretty hefty labour charge for ten minutes work though . I mentioned it to my old boss(my first boss in a garage when I left school about 36 years ago), we both agreed that the days are long gone when you'd just changed a bulb for free , rather than fail your customers car , and when you'd tow them back to the garage for free if they broke down.

I've always been happy with remoulds , I've never had , or known of ,a bad experience with them . Back in my motor trade days , we'd use them on rally cars , and so did most of our customers on their rally cars , even our trucks at work run on remoulds . Mind you , I never really drive faster than 60mph in my car , so I'm not really pushing them too hard.

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I see your point re remoulds but given a brand new tyre costs little if any more I don't see the benefit of a remould. On a rally or whatever where the consequences of a blow out aren't that bad (roll cage and helmet, fire suit etc) vs the road with street furniture and other people coming towards you. 

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1 hour ago, GingerCat said:

I see your point re remoulds but given a brand new tyre costs little if any more I don't see the benefit of a remould. On a rally or whatever where the consequences of a blow out aren't that bad (roll cage and helmet, fire suit etc) vs the road with street furniture and other people coming towards you. 

My main stumbling block with cars , is that I see no value in them ( I'm guessing from years of working in the motor trade), so I'm pretty tight . I'll do the service and repair stuff as and when it's needed , but I never spend a penny on them that I don't have to . 

Thinking back over the years , one  tyre sticks in my head . I'd had a puncture while I was fishing . I put the spare on the car (brand new Michelin that must have cost the biggest part of £200 quid ) I made it around ten miles before I picked up a piece of broken coil spring on the motorway,  and the tyre just blew out and shredded instantly . I was absolutely gutted 😅. I was even more gutted when I found out that I would be charged another £200 to fit a tyre on the hard shoulder ( at the time I was paying a tenner for part worns), I just limped along the hard shoulder to the next junction , and my brother brought me a spare wheel and tyre from his car.

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25 minutes ago, mel b3 said:

My main stumbling block with cars , is that I see no value in them ( I'm guessing from years of working in the motor trade), so I'm pretty tight . I'll do the service and repair stuff as and when it's needed , but I never spend a penny on them that I don't have to . 

Nothing wrong with that, I see them only as a vehicle to get me to work and back.

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15 minutes ago, TIGHTCHOKE said:

Nothing wrong with that, I see them only as a vehicle to get me to work and back.

Another one of my things with cars comes from my childhood . I've seen my old fella polishing cars on the drive , but he had to walk to work because he didn't even have enough money left to put petrol in the xxxxxxx things , and I was going to school with holes in my shoes , and the xxxx hanging out of my trousers.

As I got older and owned a car sales pitch full of nice cars , I'd always use the biggest banger that I had (usually some old scrap part ex). My old man could never understand why I didn't use the best sales car that I had , and I never wanted to hurt his feelings by telling him why.

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3 hours ago, dead eye alan said:

Nothing wrong with remolds thy only youse  the best casings and quality rubber never had a problem ever.

I had a remould put on a mini which developed a bleb on the sidewall as big as my fist before I had driven the three miles home. Never bought a remould since. And remoulds don’t give good mileage. False economy IME.

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