Started by Petrus, September 25, 2022, 08:45
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Quote from: Dev on September 26, 2022, 00:59but since seconds between tires in the same category is meaningless unless you race, the tire with more grip is meaningless.
Quote from: Nvy on September 26, 2022, 06:17What about toyo 888 square 205?
Quote from: Petrus on September 26, 2022, 08:13The cyclist you could have stopped for may differ in opinion.
Quote from: Dev on September 26, 2022, 16:47Also I have noticed tires that are popular on one platform can perform poorly on another and this could be due to a multitude of engineering factors that are inherent to each car.
Quote from: MikeBoo on September 26, 2022, 17:16However a couple of things that some people forget or aren't aware of is that the same make/model of tyre can have a different compound and/or structure depending on it's size.
Quote from: Petrus on September 26, 2022, 17:49It can be quite surprising that with apparently no rime nor reason in the same type of tyre yes.Depending on the depth of one´s OCD is can be worth the effort to dig through specs tables.Sadly the tyre ´pro´ in tyre shops not always is the one in the know.
Quote from: MikeBoo on September 26, 2022, 17:16Also some tyres are designed specifically for a specific makes or even down to a specific model of car.
Quote from: MikeBoo on September 26, 2022, 17:16Peoples preferences of tyres seems to be a very personal choice as well all have our own preferences, requirements, previous experiences as well as who's advice we take on board (whether that's a company's marketing, a 3rd review, friends, etc).However a couple of things that some people forget or aren't aware of is that the same make/model of tyre can have a different compound and/or structure depending on it's size.Also some tyres are designed specifically for a specific makes or even down to a specific model of car. I know some on here will say this is all about marketing, but consider that Porsche sell the 911 992 with tyres made by Michelin specifically for that model of car and the front & rear of which are different sizes also have a different design and also have different compounds on different sections of the tyres. One of the reasons they give for this difference is that the rear of the car is a lot heavier than the front and therefore the sidewalls need to be stiffer.This thread comes just after I bought 4 new tyres this weekend for the family car in readiness for the MOT next month. Even though they were still considered legal, two tyres had obvious damage from misalignment (severe outside edge wear) each with 2.4 to 4mm of tread, the other pair had just under 3mm with cracking/crazing on the outside edge by the tread blocks. I chose the replacements initially based on being a well known mid range make, a recent tyre model, rain rating of >=B, Fuel>=C & a noise rating <=71dB. Then compared prices online and went with the best price I could get fitted locally as there's no point driving 20+ miles to save a small amount of money.My wallet is now just over £440 lighter
Quote from: Joesson on September 26, 2022, 19:06In reference to the above mentions of stopping distances and avoiding cyclists. That is not a hypothetical situation.A friend, who was a private pilot, had a VX 220 as his other weekend toy, as well as motor cycles with very well used side walls had undertaken a charity cycle ride from John O'Groats to Lands End ( having previously done the opposite journey).The charity was Air Ambulance Because I'm likely to need them at some point was his reasoning.He got as far as Exeter before he disappeared from the tracker screen.A passing car had clipped him, he fell in front of a following car that didn't avoid him, with fatal result.
Quote from: Dev on September 26, 2022, 18:20What I found works is to try to match closer to OEM tires
Quote from: Ardent on September 26, 2022, 22:40That is my guide. I go for a close to OEM as I can get.
Quote from: Ardent on September 26, 2022, 23:25Sidewall stiffness the missing parameter of info on a sidewall.