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EU Tyre Labelling...Interesting results

Discussion in 'Motoring Related Discussion' started by d215yq, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. d215yq

    d215yq Senior Member

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    Here's a list of tyres, now with the new EU ratings on.

    Funny how if you want the best wet grip, economy with the least noise the cheapest one is the best with BB and 70db. One or two of the more expensive ones (costing up to twice the amount may get an amazing A in one category or manage 69db of noise, but at quite a large expense to the other categories.

    I know the tests don't include dry grip but as I've never lost grip in the wet (other than a little spin from standstill with a heavy throttle occasionally) I can't think I'm suddenly going to start losing it in the dry.

    Reassuring to know I've been correct to not buy into the "branding" and "chinese ditchfinder" mentality in the past and can continue to save money!
     
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    All I'll say is I've tried the "best tyre in the market" the conti 3 and whilst grip in wet and dry was good, the level of noise I was subjected to was not.
     
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    Every tyre is a compromise, there is no such thing as one tyre that does it all best. In fact, the relentless obsession over the last 30 years in developing wide low profile tyres that give ultimate grip in good conditions has meant we now need a second set of tyres for when the weather turns bad.

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    In 255/45, the Hankooks and Fuldas are 28% cheaper than the Michelins.

    No info or grading is given for wear performance, however.
     

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