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    So what are the best value med cost car tyres?

    I need a couple and could do with some help to eliminate the Far Eastern junk from the Far Eastern "Goodies".
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    What size?

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    Hankook is the best of the new.
    Also check Vredestein and Nokian. Tough to find but excellent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Rock View Post
    What size?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockmeister View Post
    Hankook is the best of the new.
    Also check Vredestein and Nokian. Tough to find but excellent.
    I'll second Vredensteins although they can be a bit noisy, but they lasted forever and were decently grippy.

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    My Dad has no trouble with Kumho Solus, and I've heard very good things about Uniroyal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgarrish View Post
    I'll second Vredensteins although they can be a bit noisy, but they lasted forever and were decently grippy.
    I had a set of Vredestein's last year. I found them to be very good indeed, comparable with the Michelin's they replaced.

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    Hankook Ventus V12 - good grip, low rolling resistance, quiet

    Toyo Proxy T1R - incredibly sticky so very good grip, good in wet too.
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    Avon are pretty good too.
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    HI, Thanks for the help so far. I am primarily seeking some thing with a good life.
    Does anyone have any info re. the Maxxis MA P1 and the Kleber Dynaxer HP3. I think the Kumho Solus KH15 do come into this group too.
    It looks as though these are around 110 for a pair fitted, all in. I def do not want to go over this unless some thing with a much longer life can be found to make it more cost effective. (Having to run a household on DLA makes all expediture a nightmare to control).
    I have been trying to make some sense of the various review sites that base evaluations on user reports (suposidly),
    but they seem so contradictory they are of limited use only.

    Many Thanks
    Last edited by rocker65; 27-05-2012 at 07:59 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Papa Lazarou View Post
    Avon are pretty good too.
    I allways thought this based on motorcycle experience in the 60's and about 15 yrs ago I had a set of four Avons fitted to a 1ltr Polo. They lasted 4,500mls!!!
    Never ever again. I only hope they are better now but I am not going to be the one to find out.
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    I've got Maxxis on the front of my car, noisy but grip is good in wet and dry, not sure about wear as I've only had them a few months but they don't seem to have worn appreciably.
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    Yup, the review sites are a bit of a headache, contradictions all over the place. Presumable you're using blackcircles etc? tescotyres uses black circles, I got a major bargain off there 6 months ago as they were selling premium tyres cheaper than black circles, unfortunately that wasnt the case last time I checked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Papa Lazarou View Post
    Avon are pretty good too.
    I had Avons all round, and they cracked all round just outside the rim of the wheel. Never again. I am now Continental.
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    Would you believe that while researching the two replacements for the fronts I have picked up a nail in one of the good rears.
    It is right on the edge of the tread area so I am fully expecting the repairers to refuse to fix it. This has happened to me once before.
    I can not find the funds for what is probably now three half decent tyres so may be forced to go to some of the known to be
    appauling tyres which besides having bad grip and handling also have a very short life. You know the ones, they have peculiar names
    and come from the farest far east. You just can not seem to win sometimes.
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    The best wearing tyres according to 'WHICH' in your tyre size are
    Michelin energy saver, at 70 a tyre
    Vredestein Hi Trac at 53 a tyre. However the Vredesteins came last in the test, with noise, dry braking and dry handling rated as poor.
    A good compromise looks like the Kumho solus KH17, not quite as long lasting, but a good tyre and only 54 each, or the Goodyear Duragrip, an even better performer and as long lasting as the Michelin at 60 a tyre.
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    ^ Buy part-worns, if you're stretched at the moment. Far cheaper than even budget new tyres, you can often pick up good branded tyres, and they all have plenty of life left: they tend to come from Germany where tyres have to be replaced in pairs if one is punctured. Ok, so you won't get as many miles out of them as you would a new set, but the very low price negates that problem, and will keep you on the road until you can afford to buy a full set of new tyres.

    There's a part-worn place near me that does 14" tyres for 15 each, fitted and balanced, with the old ones disposed of.

    Quick google search reveals a few places near you:
    http://www.yell.com/s/part+worn+tyres-bournemouth.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by JPG View Post
    ^ Buy part-worns, if you're stretched at the moment. Far cheaper than even budget new tyres, you can often pick up good branded tyres, and they all have plenty of life left: they tend to come from Germany where tyres have to be replaced in pairs if one is punctured. Ok, so you won't get as many miles out of them as you would a new set, but the very low price negates that problem, and will keep you on the road until you can afford to buy a full set of new tyres.

    There's a part-worn place near me that does 14" tyres for 15 each, fitted and balanced, with the old ones disposed of.

    Quick google search reveals a few places near you:
    http://www.yell.com/s/part+worn+tyres-bournemouth.html
    Hi JPG,
    I can not tell you how gratefull I am for all of this information.
    I will definitly be looking at the part worn tyres to keep me mobile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocker65 View Post
    Hi JPG,
    I can not tell you how gratefull I am for all of this information.
    I will definitly be looking at the part worn tyres to keep me mobile.
    Rgds.
    We are running both our cars largely on part-worns at the moment, mainly for economic reasons. They are indeed good quality tyres, and we use a place which comes highly recommended within our community - one man band, well-known to all etc. We don't do high miles, nor do we steam around at breakneck speeds. The tyres are properly fitted, balanced, and we have never had any problem them, unlike some brand new budget tyres we have had in the past. 20 each well spent IMO.



    PS Our tyres don't come from Germany, btw. The same rule of changing in pairs applies to all our police cars.
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    Yes, another vote for part worn tyres if money is tight. The only downsides are it can be a bit hit and miss as to whether any particular seller has your size in stock and you can't be too picky about brands, but the low prices negate the downsides.

    They also often come from fleets where they have contracts to replace tyres regardless of wear.

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