UKSaabs

THE site for UK Saab people!
It is currently Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:26 am

All times are UTC





Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 31 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:18 pm 
Offline
Full Pressure Turbo

Joined: Sat Feb 28, 2015 8:03 am
Posts: 981
Location: North Norfolk
Car Model: 9-5 Linear Sport Estate Auto
CitTone wrote:
Blimey - when did Hankook become "premium"?


When they started sponsoring Real Madrid, UEFA and other football clubs. They have to raise the sponsorship money somehow and if your footballing hero has ‘Hankook’ across his shirt they must be really good and help you drive like a god!

_________________
I thought I wanted a career, turns out I just wanted pay cheques!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:48 pm 
Offline
UKS Addict
User avatar

Joined: Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:32 pm
Posts: 2958
Location: Kent
Car Model: og aero, Viggen
I found Avon to be a good mid range tyre , had zz3 then there replacement zz5 and ive been happy with both


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:53 pm 
keithyboy wrote:
It's always an interesting question. My personal preference is to go with whatever fits my budget that offers the best wet weather grip. For the Saab there is loads of choice. It gets more complicated for my wife's CRV which has 205/70x15 tyres. Tyres of this size are mostly limited to 4x4 tyres with leak poor grip in the wet, and van tyres that are made of plastic and last forever.

From the factory they came with Bridgestone Duellers which are on the premium list. I find them utterly useless in the wet, it understeers like a bar steward and easily spins the inside wheel in corners. It now has Runways on it which are budgets but, despite having the same wet weather grip rating as the Bridgestones, make the car feel infinitely more secure. They are also much quieter.



My dad had general grabber ATs on his first gen Rav4 and he was impressed with them in all conditions (and it ran similar tyre sizes)


Top
  
 
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:59 pm 
I found that cheap tyres wear badly...I used to get 8K out of chinese cheapies, good grip but that was because the compound was daft soft...yokohama Bluearth AE50s lasted 3 odd years between the front and back of the Saab (and it had a tuning box upping the torque) and about 40K miles total out of them (need to replace them as they are close to the wear bars now and seeing cracks between the treads starting.

However my brother's Astra J he bought nearly new, came with Jinyus on the rear, grip seemed fine for a family car and seemed to have no issues with wear, Chinese are catching up quickly, every iteration gets that much better than the last...soon they will exceed the Koreans and after that they will be on the heels of Michelin etc....

Kwikfits CP611 Tyres are a real mixed bag, they were on the back of the vectra I had and they were fine, they are on the back of the wife's yaris and I can feel the back end trying to wander out heading for oversteer (and thats a 1.0 69bhp commuter box so not going madly fast either...)


Top
  
 
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:25 pm 
Offline
Saab Nut
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 11, 2005 9:03 pm
Posts: 1507
Location: Milton Keynes
Car Model: 1996 Citroen Xantia 2.0T Activ
Will keep a note of the results of this. The Xantia will be needing new rubber in the not too distant future, and it works the tyres pretty hard... especially given I tend to drive it pretty enthusiastically.

Will probably wind up on whatever the current generation of the UniRoyal Rainexpert range are though, that's been my default tyre of choice for years.

_________________
96 Xantia Activa, 93 Lada Riva 1.5E Estate, 90 Merc 208D, Sinclair C5, 75 AC Model 70


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:27 pm 
Offline
UKS Addict
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 14, 2009 5:19 pm
Posts: 3510
Location: Three leagues from Stonehenge
Car Model: E2 & The Old Tart
bpetersb wrote:
CitTone wrote:
Blimey - when did Hankook become "premium"?


When they started sponsoring Real Madrid, UEFA and other football clubs. They have to raise the sponsorship money somehow and if your footballing hero has ‘Hankook’ across his shirt they must be really good and help you drive like a god!


As if I didn't have enough reasons to dislike football already!

_________________
The Only Way is Erik's.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:58 pm 
Offline
UKS Addict
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 19, 2011 3:05 pm
Posts: 5949
Location: Near Bicester Oxon
Car Model: XC70 & S60 D5 163s, both
Zelandeth wrote:
Will keep a note of the results of this. The Xantia will be needing new rubber in the not too distant future, and it works the tyres pretty hard... especially given I tend to drive it pretty enthusiastically.

Will probably wind up on whatever the current generation of the UniRoyal Rainexpert range are though, that's been my default tyre of choice for years.

That would (still) be the Rainexpert :)

_________________
That bloke on the left. Yes him. No, I can't see him either.

Woah, hold on, Ezzard's back!!!!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:44 pm 
Zelandeth wrote:
Will keep a note of the results of this. The Xantia will be needing new rubber in the not too distant future, and it works the tyres pretty hard... especially given I tend to drive it pretty enthusiastically.

Will probably wind up on whatever the current generation of the UniRoyal Rainexpert range are though, that's been my default tyre of choice for years.



Yoko BluEarth AE50 might worth a look
Primacy 4s also perhaps


Top
  
 
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:57 pm 
Offline
Saab Nut
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 11, 2005 9:03 pm
Posts: 1507
Location: Milton Keynes
Car Model: 1996 Citroen Xantia 2.0T Activ
It's on 205/60 R15s, which not all makers offered when I last looked.

Can never remember which number the UniRoyal Rainexpert are up to...the original incarnation was still current when I last bought them new!

Seems to be a car there's a lot of debate over the best tyre for, not surprising really given the forces it puts on the sidewalls during cornering...as I recall Michelin were involved in the original project to create a new tyre that was reinforced to handle the forces involved.

_________________
96 Xantia Activa, 93 Lada Riva 1.5E Estate, 90 Merc 208D, Sinclair C5, 75 AC Model 70


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:58 pm 
Zelandeth wrote:
It's on 205/60 R15s, which not all makers offered when I last looked.

Can never remember which number the UniRoyal Rainexpert are up to...the original incarnation was still current when I last bought them new!

Seems to be a car there's a lot of debate over the best tyre for, not surprising really given the forces it puts on the sidewalls during cornering...as I recall Michelin were involved in the original project to create a new tyre that was reinforced to handle the forces involved.



205/55/15 offers a wider range of tyres (as it was an OEM size for VAG amongst others) on Camskill


Top
  
 
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:41 pm 
Offline
Saab Nut
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 11, 2005 9:03 pm
Posts: 1507
Location: Milton Keynes
Car Model: 1996 Citroen Xantia 2.0T Activ
I'll deal with a limited selection. I'm utterly disinterested in lowering the profile at all. One of the best features of this car is the way it floats over imperfections in the road, and the tyres are part of that equation.

Some very, very, very clever people seemed involved in setting up the system on the car and if they chose 205/60 as the profile for the tyres, I trust that they did the math and chose that because it's what worked best, that's what I'll be sticking with.

The fact that there are still so few things which can change direction as rapidly as this shows how well they did their homework back in the early 90s... especially as that ability didn't come at the cost of comfort.

_________________
96 Xantia Activa, 93 Lada Riva 1.5E Estate, 90 Merc 208D, Sinclair C5, 75 AC Model 70


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 31 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Ahrefs [Bot], beinghuman, rob112, robschoice and 7 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group

follow UKSaabs on Twitter



UKSaabs silhouette logo images by Mark Green www.greenphotos.com
"subsilver2" slightly bodged by UKSaabs for our own use.

:: Disclaimer ::
Comments posted here are the views of their individual authors and are not necessarily shared by the owners of this Web site.
Authors assume all responsibility for comments posted here.

UKSaabs The biggest and best privately owned UK based independent Saab forum for all SAAB enthusiasts.
Whilst we encourage our users to support our advertisers the site wishes to remain independent and therefore does not endorse any particular advertiser(s)
UKSaabs is not affiliated with Saab Cars UK or Saab Automobile AB