Re: Any thoughts about Ironman Tyres?????
I look after 20+ cars of varying types mainly running on one make when the appropriate size is available.Our fleet overall does well over 1 million miles a year. My make of choice currently for wear, value and performance is Hankook. In recent memory the only tyre "failure" I can recall was a Michelin on an '05 plate Grand Voyager which developed a lump in the sidewall.
Over the years I've tried virtually every make you could think of and as said,some are nasty. I do understand gazza82's rule of thumb about funny names, I took some Jing Tongs off a Rover 75.....well you would wouldn't you.It doesn't always follow though, I remember lots of the current popular brands hitting the market for the first time and they were treated with caution by many drivers and slagged off by others. Hankook ,Toyo, Falken, Bridgestone, yokohama, kumho all fall into this category.
Personally I never ever use Dunlops because of stupid prejudice dating back 25 years when their Japanese made tyres were like plastic and got a terrible name for them. Mud sticks as they say.
Use a bit of common sense when you buy and don't try to test your tyres to their limits is my advice.