Are these tyres bin worthy?

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Are these tyres bin worthy?

Post by pem10 » Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:56 pm

Whilst checking the tyre pressures on my partners mini I noticed these cracks in the side wall and edge of two of the tyres.

I'm guessing there a few years old so is this the excuse we need to invest in some proper non runflats? Would have thought from a safety aspect there past their best. Any opinions welcome. Thanks for looking.

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Re: Are these tyres bin worthy?

Post by Dirty_badger » Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:08 pm

Get rid and don't replace for run flats they're sh*t compared to normal tyres in my opinion
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Re: Are these tyres bin worthy?

Post by pem10 » Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:21 pm

Thanks for the reply. Thought that would probably be the case. Definitely not getting runflats as it rides like Fred Flintstones car :lol:
The search begins. Anyone got any views or experience of suitable tyres? 205 45 17. General daily duties so track tyres not needed!
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Re: Are these tyres bin worthy?

Post by Dirty_badger » Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:24 pm

I've not had to change them on the 1er yet but I used to run Vredesteins on my VXR and they were decent, good in the wet and lasted. Check them out, ultrac vorti R I think they were
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Re: Are these tyres bin worthy?

Post by swanny71 » Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:03 pm

Bin.
Put some Michelin PS4 on and be v.happy!
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Re: Are these tyres bin worthy?

Post by pem10 » Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:25 pm

Dirty_badger wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:24 pm
I've not had to change them on the 1er yet but I used to run Vredesteins on my VXR and they were decent, good in the wet and lasted. Check them out, ultrac vorti R I think they were
Thanks will do. :thumbs:
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Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:03 pm
Bin.
Put some Michelin PS4 on and be v.happy!
I would be but I don't think she would notice the benefits :roll:
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Re: Are these tyres bin worthy?

Post by KPB1973 » Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:57 am

Autogrip? I'm no tyre snob but a dealer had fitted some of those on a car I ended up buying.

Its the only time i've ever rushed to remove new tyres for a different brand. They were shocking in damp conditions.
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Re: Are these tyres bin worthy?

Post by pem10 » Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:45 pm

KPB1973 wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:57 am
Autogrip? I'm no tyre snob but a dealer had fitted some of those on a car I ended up buying.

Its the only time i've ever rushed to remove new tyres for a different brand. They were shocking in damp conditions.
That's half the problem with a dealer sourced car. As long as the tyre is legal it will do. The car is rarely driven in anger but it's reassuring to know that whatever replaces them can cope with a bit of moisture.
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Re: Are these tyres bin worthy?

Post by KPB1973 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:48 am

Totally agree - plus they need to cope with emergency braking situations.

In fairness i've had all sorts on cars i've bought in the past - Achilles, LingLongs, HiWay etc - and they've all done a job plodding around in boggo cars.

But those AutoGrips on a Megane 250 with quite a mobile rear end (for a FWD) were the worst combo of car/tyre i've ever experienced. Genuinely dangerous even at reasonably sensible speeds.
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Re: Are these tyres bin worthy?

Post by scrounger » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:14 am

I had Hankook V12s on my MINI JCW and they were brilliant. Very grippy in the wet and dry and reasonably priced too
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Re: Are these tyres bin worthy?

Post by pem10 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:47 pm

Thanks for the suggestions about tyres. Certainly some options to look into. Unfortunately the car has developed a vanos fault which will need sorting out first.

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Re: Are these tyres bin worthy?

Post by OO7 » Mon May 07, 2018 10:19 am

Definitely for the bin, never play around with them. Hope you get your vanos sorted though!

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Re: Are these tyres bin worthy?

Post by pem10 » Mon May 07, 2018 12:34 pm

OO7 wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 10:19 am
Definitely for the bin, never play around with them. Hope you get your vanos sorted though!
Me too thanks. Hardly drive the car but it's definitely not running right. Recently had a new actuator now waiting on a replacement eccentric shaft sensor. Bit annoyed really as it's diverting funds from things I want to do to my car. :(
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