Way OT – Good car tyres.
Not Toyo or Khomo – rubbish in anything but dry weather.
Go to your local fitter and ask him for a deal on something decent. I founf Conti’s okay, Michelins not bad, Pirelli good but soft so don’t last long, Firestones pretty good, Vredestein used to be great not sure now though…Posted 9 years agospooky_b329Member
I went for Falken FK452’s last time which are meant to be pretty good. Lets ignore the fact that the garage decided that ZE912’s would be better and fitted them instead, but in hindsight they arn’t directional which gives you a few options for rotating the wheels.Posted 9 years agoadosSubscriber
2unfit2ride – Member
Look for a V patten in the tread if you want wet weather performance over everything else, lots of goodridge F1 copy’s out there since they ditched the design.
Personally I find conti’s the best overall compromise, but they aren’t cheap
wrong…..lol. the best allround wet weather pattern is an assymetric pattern as the water gets pushed out from the wheel stopping it fromn aqua planeing. and yes i would agree on the conti premium 2’s in that size as it has the pattewrn i mentioned earlier.Posted 9 years ago
(can you tell i used to work for a tyre wholesaler??)JimboMember
Without wanting to sound rude, it’s a <£1K 406 estate, so I’m guessing it’s more “slow lap of the one way system” than “sub 9 minute lap of the Nurburgring” Why not just nip along to the local backstreet tyre place, state your size, ask the prices and go for whatever’s cheapest that isn’t a blatent HandWánk Ditchfinder remould?Posted 9 years ago-m-Member
Why not just nip along to the local backstreet tyre place, state your size, ask the prices and go for whatever’s cheapest that isn’t a blatent HandWánk Ditchfinder remould
Because regardless of the price of the car it’s your body/friends/family when you have to stop quickly on the motorway from 70? If you look at some of the comparative tyre tests the wet stopping distances for cheap tyres can easily exceed the length of a car. That’s the difference between stopping in time and burying your car in the back of the one in front.
There are places to save money on a car by buying cheaper parts; tyres aren’t one of them.
My Tyres are also worth looking at to save money on branded tyres.Posted 9 years ago
As it’s a diesel, a 1.9 td with only 90 horses under the bonnet, 150+mph isn’t an option. There seems to be a local Falkens dealer so I’ll pay a visit.
Jimbo – Member
Without wanting to sound rude, it’s a <£1K 406 estate, so I’m guessing it’s more “slow lap of the one way system” than “sub 9 minute lap of the Nurburgring”
lol! How true! The “car” floats along the road rather than drives, the steering wheel seems attached to the wheels with some chewy instead of metal, it’s more of a boat than a car handling-wise. Nurburgring? More like IKEA-ring 🙂Posted 9 years agoretro83Member
I’ve just had spent a bit more than usual to have Continental Eco 3 tyres fitted.
I had cheapy rock hard Goodyear ones on it before and the car would understeer savagely in wet or greasy conditions. Unbelievably better with the Contis, like a different car to drive.
I got mine based on the recommendations of Which magazine.Posted 9 years ago
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