AO Silver Member
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: United Kingdom
County: Perth and Kinross
Re: Tyre info please
I'm not sure why the V6 is specced with Ws. V rated is upto 149mph. That said, I'm not going to argue the point or debate the legalities. I've never known David C's advice to be wrong (always clear and accurate).
Don't just take what Auto Express write. From my experience, Vredestein always win yet I rate them as mid range, not winners. I think it depends on personal preference, road surface type, driving style, pressures, temperature and application or car. I don't agree with them much of the time, and although this does sound arrogant, I probably have more experience of driving very quickly and sideways than these writers. These writers can give a very different impression to my, and others opinions within this forum.
Generally, you get what you pay for. Some chaper tyres will grip and handle, but they may be a little noisy, hard or inconsistent in some areas. Generally, the people who do track days etc are more likely to test their tyres than those who use their cars for SDP purposes.
My opinion is try Toyo CF1s, or Vredestein Sportrac3 or Ultracs as a mid range choice.
More expensive, Conti Sport Contact3, Michelin Pilot Sport or Exalto PE2, or Goodyear F1.
I don't know about the latest Barum or Hancook, but all the cheaper names already mentioned, avoid.
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Drive sideways- life's too short not to
Slip-sliding my way through winter. On four wheels and two.
Last edited by ally; 05-07-08 at 11:04.