AO Silver Member
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: United Kingdom
County: Perth and Kinross
Re: Spider tyres
Stick with good tyres. If your tyres are wearing evenly (which you said) , then I suggest assymetric tyres are a good option. Because assymetrics can't be turned on the rim they can't turned and rotated to provide maximum tyre life. The Sessantas appear to be very good.
Remember to have the rear moved to the front and put the new ones on the rear. This helps prevent the rear tyres becoming worn, age hardened and less grippy, which has the consequent risk of reversing off the road at high speed whilst cornering.
Directional tyres are generally better at water drainage, but assymetric tyres are tuned to allow the inner shoulder, tread centre and outer shoulder to better fulfill their different duties. Assymetric design is a more recent development than directional and generally more suited to newish cars, IMHO.
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