Ripspeed Eclipse 15" Alloy Wheels & Tyre Package £279 @ Halfords
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Ripspeed Eclipse 15" Alloy Wheels & Tyre Package £279 @ Halfords

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Found 31st Oct 2010
A good set of alloys which I think is very cheap considering what it costs nowadays just for a new tyre (reserve quickly as I think it may end soon)

40 Comments

15" is tiny.

budget tyres poor quality wheels ok for the price i'd rather buy second hand quality wheels and tyres

Nah bro u wanna bang some 17" Amir Khans on it innit brid.

Been this price for ages :-)

cysmith16

15" is tiny.



Boasting?

Saxo owners will be trying to swap there xbox's and iphone's up and down the country for this hot piece of kit!

cysmith16

15" is tiny.



and ripspeed stuff is for chavs who cant afford decent makes....better off saving your money and stick with stock stuff

royals

and ripspeed stuff is for chavs who cant afford decent makes....better … and ripspeed stuff is for chavs who cant afford decent makes....better off saving your money and stick with stock stuff



well said

Chavtastic

Yes it looks like a bargain but if you read the performance tests on these cheap Chinese tyres (eg see AutoExpress) you wouldn't touch them. When the rest of the traffic has stopped you'll still be heading for the artic at 20mph - ouch! Surprisingly they're perfectly legal but they're certainly not a clever idea (but then, I guess the target buyer isn't very clever). Seriously - are they worth risking your life for because that's exactly what you'd be doing? And I might be the in the car in front of you!

GTI Pot Noodle

How would bumping up your car insurance save you money?

Nanking tyres. I think that says it all.

Cold from me.

i thought 15 comes as standard on most cars knowdays? so it is small, good price op heated but not for me

Will look great on someones Corsa ............ probably ............. as long as the obigatory drainpipe exhaust is added .....



These will start peeling after one winter,i bought them last year and they are sh1t.

There's a reason tyres are expensive and that these particular ones are not.

Cold - I understand that this may be cheap for this particular combination, but these are terrible, dangerous tyres.

Anyone voting hot should read these reviews first.
Not everything that's cheap is a bargain.

tyrereviews.co.uk/Tyr…htm


This one made me roll my eyes. Kinda underpins why insurance companies shaft young drivers, and rightly so.
Note that this bozzo has this exact same deal on his Corsa:
" bought ripseed alloys from my local halfords and put them on a vauxhall corsa b (work there and needed to replace 4 tyres anyways) these tyres come as standard on all 15" alloys and for the price seemed like a good idea. in the dry these tyres are quite grippy and even hold the road at higher speeds around roundabouts even with a bit of body roll, but as soon as these hit moisture its a completely different ball game. even hitting the slightest puddle you will aquaplane. also the front wheels whilst turning will become unresponsive and the car will understeer wildly, many a time i have come close to crashing because the tyres no longer grip the road at even slower speeds. would only recomend if you drive only on dry days as these can be lethal in even the slightest of damp conditions. "
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MR1123

i thought 15 comes as standard on most cars knowdays? so it is small, … i thought 15 comes as standard on most cars knowdays? so it is small, good price op heated but not for me



just a thought....personally i wouldnt buy these wheels and tyres but looking at it, it has 195/50R15 tyres. yes most modern cars do comes with 15" alloy wheels n tyres as standard. but do they come in 195? more like 165 or 175. wider tyres makes better grip and looks better at the rear.

These seems better than the quikfit budgets i think!

Edited by: "mikeswrx02" 1st Nov 2010

Voted "Cold". Having been,prior to retirement,a "Service Manager" in the Motor/Tyre Trade, I would strongly advise the purchase of a good brand of Wheel and Tyre. These cheap "Budget" tyres are exactly that. Poor performance and wear statistics. CAVEOT EMPTOR!!!.
Edited by: "gw1mcd" 1st Nov 2010

oddballjamie

How would bumping up your car insurance save you money?



Because the kind of muppet that buy junk like this are extremely unlikely to inform their insurance company of the modification to their "car".
... also the same muppets who cry like a baby when same said insurance company tell them to get f... when they try to make a claim, or worse still (and more likely) someone claims from them

Hilarious.

Personally for that money I'd buy a set of second hand OEM alloys and then buy some new tyres separately.

gw1mcd

Voted "Cold". Having been,prior to retirement,a "Service Manager" in the … Voted "Cold". Having been,prior to retirement,a "Service Manager" in the Motor/Tyre Trade, I would strongly advise the purchase of a good brand of Wheel and Tyre. These cheap "Budget" tyres are exactly that. Poor performance and wear statistics. CAVEOT EMPTOR!!!.



lol typical service managers talk!
99% of them will squeese u dry lolz jokez

Naff wheels, stupid exhaust, a lot of noise, but unfortunately for them not a lot else. So much of it round our way....

Rapid...........

poor chinese tat tyres that should be illegal IMO. Anyone who drives a car and skimps on tyres and brake parts really should have their licence revoked

Also changing the orig car's spec will effect handling as car is not setup for new size of wheel....

Chavtastic

I reckon it's Halfords wanting to win a Darwin Award by helping the more infantile drivers exit stage left ...

On another PC right now but I'm gtd2000

I bought a wheel and tyre package from eBay around a year ago - the wheels were 17" team dynamics "Pro Race 1.2's" which came fitted with a Chinese brand of tyres I'd never heard of before called Sunfil....

I thought they would be awful tyres but they performed perfectly in both wet and dry conditions - you can't ALWAYS say because something is cheap it's going to be shyte.

Oh and the cost for my wheels and tyres (brand new) was 281 quid plus 30 quid postage

I'd buy Sunfil tyres again without hesitation

Just to let you know that brand name tyres are also shyte at times the worst tyres I've ever experienced were a complete set of Falkens (that lasted 40,000 miles!) which were lethal in the wet and a front set of Michelins that simulated driving on ice when going round a corner in wet conditions - you turned the wheel and the car would just go straight on! They were relegated to the rear end of the car immediately.

These cheap alloys would be fine for summer use I'm sure - put the narrow steel wheels on for winter.

phil5p

Saxo owners will be trying to swap there xbox's and iphone's up and down … Saxo owners will be trying to swap there xbox's and iphone's up and down the country for this hot piece of kit!



Too small for my Saxo.
I have 20" Scorpio alloys and 225/30 tyres, but I'm thinking on going larger!

I have Nexen on my people mover £70 a corner or so and they grip like **** to a blanker and wear very nicely too

Good of Halfords to use a picture of a 17" alloy in the picture. Is that legal? A 15" will not look well proportioned. Ok i guess if you have a Chevy Spark like the reviewer.

Vredestein tyres are the ones to go for. Cheaper than other premium brands, grip well and wear well.

Kumho are the only lesser brand I would touch. Had loads of sets of KU31's on my old Volvo and found them to be as good as anything else out there.

phil5p

Saxo owners will be trying to swap there xbox's and iphone's up and down … Saxo owners will be trying to swap there xbox's and iphone's up and down the country for this hot piece of kit!



this would be funy if it wasn't true

Golaboots888

Vredestein tyres are the ones to go for. Cheaper than other premium … Vredestein tyres are the ones to go for. Cheaper than other premium brands, grip well and wear well.Kumho are the only lesser brand I would touch. Had loads of sets of KU31's on my old Volvo and found them to be as good as anything else out there.



Barum too. Continental's budget brand and the only ones to perform as well as premiums in tests.

The more people advise that these are a REALLY bad idea the hotter they get! Amazing (or maybe not).

I wouldn't care except we all have to share the roads with cars wearing these - and overconfident drivers at the wheel.

Edited by: "Besford" 1st Nov 2010

MR1123

i thought 15 comes as standard on most cars knowdays? so it is small, … i thought 15 comes as standard on most cars knowdays? so it is small, good price op heated but not for me



They do but generally with a larger profile, these are really for cars with 14" as standard i would of thought.

jimmy2007

Too small for my Saxo.I have 20" Scorpio alloys and 225/30 tyres, but I'm … Too small for my Saxo.I have 20" Scorpio alloys and 225/30 tyres, but I'm thinking on going larger!



Saxo GTI Pot Noddle

Just popped back in to this one to see if everyone had wised up and voted it very cold - they haven't!

Look here (as just one example):

"The results are shocking..... the results from the wet braking speak for themselves:

Continental: 31.7 metres
Nankang: 33.8 metres
GT Radial: 35.8 metres
Wanli, Triangle and Linglongs: 40.2 metres

The Linglong equipped VW Golf Autocar used for its tests was still doing 27.8mph at the point where it had stopped on the Continentals."
tyrereviews.co.uk/Art…htm


Edited by: "Besford" 3rd Nov 2010
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