Was I thinking that today was going to be a nice to go out? After all I was having a municipal holiday… I had to think again after getting inside my Bella: Flat tire!
Damn! Damn this lunar roads, trap roads after raining.
Got the emergency tire placed and went to the tire shop near my house. They solved the problem, probably caused by a hole on the pavement, more exactly a “trap” as I call them, and that’s what it is in Portugal. And I remember vaguely to fall in one of that traps yesterday evening. Damn.
Nothing compares to a “virgin” tire right? Well, I just hope it won’t give me more problems. Oh and the alloy is ok. Not even a scratch.
Anyway, the tires I got for all year driving are the Dunlop SP2000 205/55/16
Anyone using this brand and model? What do you think of them?
I let here my opinion
With a dry road, I got a very nice grip, they hold very well and are very predictable.
They also give a good comfort. They are not noisy, not at all.
With wet roads, they can have a very distinct behaviour.
For example, if the road is just humid, they tend to give a less predictable behaviour. I feel much the weight of my Bella curving and they slip not so gradually as I wish. They can be unexpected sometimes. So the driving attention must be doubled. eek!
On the other hand, with a road full of water, I mean like a river, they can be very good. I even notice sometimes the asr helping just a little bit but, they continue to give a very good grip and they hang on very well. No surprising with loads of water as they can be with just humid pavement.
By the way, for those of you, Paulo and VilaVerde that might drive at the IC24 with rain, I still recommend careful driving mates! You might fell secure… and last thing you know you get a big waterway crossing the road. IC24 is full of them!! frown
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