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Nexen or Kumho tyres?

Discussion in 'Bodywork, Tyres, Wheels & Trim' started by goldy, Feb 13, 2019.

  1. goldy

    goldy Senior Member

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    Tried to order Uniroyal Rainsports for my E class but nobody has them. Not available until March.

    One tyre shop has suggested Nexens which he says are superb and he has on his Audi Q7 having swapped his Contis for.
    Another has suggested Kumho.
    Any experiences?
    Thanks
     
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    LostKiwi Senior Member

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    Having used both brands (admittedly some time ago) I'd plumb for Kumho of those two.

    What size do you need?
     
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    Wighty Senior Member

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    Ive used both as well with no complaints , id just go with the cheapest , but that's me .
     
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    245/45/17. Wheels are off the car now. Went for Kumho.
     
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    Gone with Kumho. £99 each against £90 for Nexen but they could do there and then. Nexens ordered in for tomorrow st the other place.
     
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    Have they still very slim / non existent rim protectors ?
     
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    Kumho are considered a mid-range tyre and have a good balance of qualities, Nexan are really only good in the noise area, IMHO completely useless for doing anything else except keeping your rims off the road...

    I speak form experience, albeit about 3 years ago...
     
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    goldy Senior Member

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    Looks like I made the right choice!!
     
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    Look like any other tyres to me. Comes out a few mm away from the rim.
     
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    Is the tread depth the full 7mm on those ?
     
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    alexanderfoti MBO Forum Supporter Authorised Forum Supporter

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    +1 for Kumho, have them on the C63 and S65
     
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    No idea to be honest.
     
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    I run Kumho on the rear of the SL55, seem pretty good and very quiet.
     
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    A bit late as you've already got them, but next time you need them, try Nankang NS-20, very good tyres, I've had them on numerous cars including my current c207, never had any problems. Your size would've been £61 each.
     
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    They are a Nankang dealer. Got a branded car but didn't recommend them. Just checked their website, NS-20 are £81
     
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    same as that, i had khumo on my G in kenya and the uk hard to fault.
     
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    Khumo's are excellent.
     
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    Exept for when they did the KU39 .
     
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