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Ripspeed Shadow 15" Alloy Wheels and Tyres £230 @ Halfords(SAVE £150.00) £250.00

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The Street inspired Shadow Alloy Wheel is brand new from Ripspeed. The fresh split 10-spoke design is finished in Matt black with Machined Face and will suit cars of all sizes with a 4 stud fitment only.

Features & Benefits:

* Matt Black with Machined Face
* 10 Split spoke design
* Fit 4 stud vehicles only
* Package includes 4x alloys, 4x 195/50R15 tyres balanced with hidden weights
* Stud pattern (PCD) 4x100/108 Offset (et) 38


i know there not the best make but for that price seems like a good deal to me
and look quite smart


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    Matt007
    It does seem a good enough price for those in the market for it, not so good tyres but they are new.

    I'm not too bother about alloys these days having had a bmw 323 Ci with 18" alloys to currently driving a 11 years old fiesta with steel wheels :)
    thesilverfox
    Your tyres are the only point of contact with the road. Why would anyone even bother to risk cheap tyres that may well be fine in the dry, but are quite frankly lethal in the wet?

    Let's pretend each alloy wheel is worth about £50. Not unreasonable in anyone's books.

    From that £250, it leaves £50 for the rubber. All four of them. £12.50 per tyre, valved and balanced? I don't think so somehow.

    A fairly average 15" tyre in this size, is about £40-£50 by itself. Even better tyres cost more.

    Try getting anywhere in the free tyres in the snow of late and you'll be glad to have airbags ...
    michellerfc
    Surely a tyre is a tyre when you are talking about cheap ones? If they are road legal then they should be fine, they can't sell you dodgy tyres. I only buy the cheapest tyres they have in the garage which is usually at least £40 per tyre, so this does seem incredibly cheap. I'm sure it's probably the alloys that are also cheap rubbish, probably steel.
    Janesy B
    michellerfc
    Surely a tyre is a tyre when you are talking about cheap ones? If they are road legal then they should be fine, they can't sell you dodgy tyres. I only buy the cheapest tyres they have in the garage which is usually at least £40 per tyre, so this does seem incredibly cheap. I'm sure it's probably the alloys that are also cheap rubbish, probably steel.


    AUTO CENTRAL – January 28, 2009: Tyres are a distress purchase for many car owners, so when the time comes to replace them it’s no surprise that many motorists shop on price. But Autocar’s latest tyre test reveals that fitting budget Far Eastern tyres can seriously affect the way a car copes in wet weather.

    Imported tyres from China and Taiwan currently account for one-fifth of all tyres sold in the UK, and although these pass the minimum ECE R30 high-speed test, there are no statutory tests for braking, handling or aquaplaning performance, and even the R30 test is considered inadequate by many car makers.

    Autocar tested five leading budget brands – the GT Radial, Linglong, Nankang, Triangle and Wanli – against an established premium tyre from Continental. The magazine conducted its own tests for wet handling and braking, dry handling and braking and aquaplaning, plus a more stringent high-speed test.

    Autocar senior tester Jamie Corstorphine said, “We expected the bargain tyres in this test to fall short of the Continental, but we were not prepared for just how poorly some performed.”

    With on average 200 days of rain each year, a wet handling and braking test is vital for learning about the capabilities of a tyre. Braking from 50mph, the Continental stopped in the shortest distance, followed by the Nankang, GT Radial, Wanli, and Triangle, with the Linglongs taking the longest to stop. Shod with the Linglongs, the VW Golf Autocar used for its tests was still doing 27.8mph at the point where it had stopped on the Continentals.

    Overall the Continentals easily won, scoring top marks in all but one test. A consistent performance earned the GT Radials second place, but a wet lap time 3.4sec adrift of the Continentals indicated just how far even it falls short.

    “Having seen how the five cut-price tyres in this test perform, we’re in no doubt that quality pays dividends,” said Corstorphine.

    http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n80/janes1536/392033-1.jpg

    Why would you even want to put cheap wheels like that on a 500 :(

    People go out and spunk tens of thousands on a car and then scrimp on tires. The mind boggles.
    Besford
    Well said Janesy B - and backed up by evidence rather than the usual personal opinion drivel on here.

    If you do want to save money but still have decent tyres you could do a lot worse than look at Barum. This is Continental's budget brand but Auto Express tests showed them to be up there with the premium brands. I got a set of five last year (185/70 x 13), on line but fitted at Nationwide as part of the deal, for £160! They were for a 30 year old classic car so I'm confident they'll be better than anything available when it was new. Michelin wanted over £200 EACH for that size from their 'classic' range - possibly not actually made by Michelin anyway.

    Try this link:

    http://www.tyre-shopper.co.uk/error.asp
    spock1958
    theonefromLondon;7310140
    the Tyres are ditchfinders. Avoid at all costs. £250 wouldn't even cover the cost of 2 new decent tyres....

    I'd have to disagree with that. My last tyres were 205/55 16" Michelins, which cost £250 for all 4.

    Matt007;7312059
    I'm not too bother about alloys these days having had a bmw 323 Ci with 18" alloys to currently driving a 11 years old fiesta with steel wheels :)

    It's good to hear in these days of recession that somebody is moving upmarket. ;-)
    Nutkin
    Will these fit on my 2004 S4?
    batman1990
    Nutkin
    Will these fit on my 2004 S4?


    sorry but they wont fit your s4 as they are 4 stud and yours is 5:santa:
    wowirock
    Hot! For £250 this is a bargain, obviously youre not going to get a premium tyre for that kind of money. However I have had nankangs in the past when times were hard and they were ok. What I will say is I would rather everyone ran about on new nankangs than worn out pirellis. 15s would struggle to fit over the brakes on an S4. pcd 4x108 et 38 is an old ford fitment but will fit older peugeots and citroens if a spacer is used and pcd 4x100 suits some renaults, rovers and hondas etc.
    Tommy_K
    jim157;7307242
    Well you're both sort of correct. Officially there's only been five generations of the Polo but each mark (apart from the new mark 5) has had a facelift. So unofficially there has been nine different Polo marks (not including the Fun/Dune/Cross Polo)...

    Thanks for clearing that up, I'm not big polo person - you keep seeing quotes like my polo 6n, 6n2, 9n etc... and you assume thats the different mark - not a facelift.

    Have had a good read through the history & yes they are on the "Polo Mark V (Typ 6R, 2009–present)".
    thabiz
    Well as the previous page illustrated nankangs came only second to contis. Just how accurate those tests are I dont know. But In my experience of budget tyres, and thats nankang, toyo. kumho, falken, nokian and Gt radial all have performed well, driven hard in a saab 95 aero and lasted. Some of the very cheapo chinese tyres, brands that youve never heared of in a million years may well be dodgey. But halfords and quik fit (not the best companies I know) do sell nankags for a reason and they wouldnt sell them if they were death traps. No they are not pilot sports but for any normal driver they are fine and leaps ahead of tyres from 10 years ago. Maintaining your car and tyres and making sure the correct pressures are present is more important than what make they are. And sensible safe driving too.

    And the person that was thinking of getting them for a fiat 500, do it, but you do realise that you dont buy a spare alloy dont you? A spare wheel should be your little red space saver in the boot or one of your previous wheels. Hot deal Imo But I would keep an eye on car forums for rims and tyres for sale, some real bargains to be had. Or even a breakers yard if your prepared to get tyres yourself. i would reccomend a web site called my tyres that sells a huge range of budget and premium tyres. Most of them complete with a ratings system.
    Enough snobby remarks, if someone wants to put alloys on their car for a budget who are they hurting? No one.
    thabiz
    Saw them today in the flesh in store and I was pretty impressed with the quality and the finish. They look allot better in the flesh, the only thing putting people off is that they are cheap and anyone that knows about cars may be snobby as it is a halfords own brand. Although I reckon they are probably made by the same group that makes dotz, dezents, aez etc. And they are all made in Germany I think. If it bothered you that much then you could slap a different wheel logo on, or a custom one. I dont see why anyone is complaing at these deals, tyres are fine, wheels are pretty damn good. Will probably get some when I have the spare money and time.
    Ripspeed Flare 15" Alloy Wheels & Tyres at £230 online, £250 instore
    Ripspeed Ultra 15" Alloy Wheels & Tyres £240

    and then the ones pictures on this deal are
    Ripspeed Shadow 15" Alloy Wheels and Tyres £280 online, prob cost more instore.

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