1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

**Unofficial Tyre Thread**

Discussion in 'Motors' started by rossk26, 14 Feb 2013.

  1. LiamC

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 24 Jan 2009

    Posts: 1,420

    Location: Edinburgh

    I am in need of 4X tyres for my subaru.

    I was VERY close to buying Rainsport 3s (The car will never see track - does get 'spirited' driving sometimes) however reading online i have heard these wear out really quickly and have a soft sidewall.

    I am now looking at AD08Rs but i am wondering if they are going to be overkill?

    Any other recommendations?
  2. AndyCr15


    Joined: 28 Apr 2011

    Posts: 11,759

    Location: Barnet, London

    Fair play to tyresonthedrive.com, I sent them an invoice for £270 for TPMS and £72 for fitting and within a few days it's back in my bank account. Granted, the error shouldn't have happened in the first place, but it's nice to find a company that doesn't try and wriggle out of their responsibilities.
  3. Gaygle


    Joined: 7 Nov 2004

    Posts: 15,288

    Location: East of England

    If you're talking about the Potenza RE050A - you will notice a giant leap in wet weather performance. I have no idea how they still fit these tyres to cars.

    They're like the modern day equivalent of the Pirelli P6000.
  4. MoRT489


    Joined: 21 Aug 2006

    Posts: 7,066

    I don't remember which ones it was but I think I did have the Potenza RE050A on my MCS in 2011 and they were bloody terrible, so I don't think it was them on the BMW.

    I've ordered Potenza S001 RFT for my X3 (basically the only tyre I could find in the size), but they are supposedly a much better tyre being third generation run flats now... will see.
  5. DAIR


    Joined: 23 Jul 2009

    Posts: 8,868

    Location: Cayman Islands

    Decided to go for R888 in the end. However, Demon Tweeks gave me a call moments later, to inform me that they have been discontinued.

    I should receive my R888Rs later today. Anyone given these a try?
  6. Dyson


    Joined: 18 Jan 2007

    Posts: 5,015

    Location: Dorset

    Hoping for some quick advice before purchasing on Blackcirles... Buying a full set of tyres for my CRV, and have got it down to these:

    Uniroyal RainExpert 3 SUV
    Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season
    Continental Conti4x4Contact

    All much of a muchness, or is their a superior choice between them?
  7. no idea what


    Joined: 5 Oct 2009

    Posts: 10,868

    Location: Lincolnshire

    My Michelin PS4 tyres are coming to the end of their life and will need replacement in the next couple of months, they're done jsut shy of 30k miles so I am very impressed with them.

    I'm quite happy to get the same again, but are there any other options I should be looking at? Ideally something which will last somewhere near as long and perform well. Size is 225/40/18.
  8. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 67,087

    Location: Wish i was in .Lethal's house

  9. no idea what


    Joined: 5 Oct 2009

    Posts: 10,868

    Location: Lincolnshire

    To the point :D Thank you.
  10. Diagro


    Joined: 3 Jun 2012

    Posts: 9,521

    After a Really scary moment the other day I have lost all faith in Rainsports...

    Seen lots of stuff about Pilot sport 4s and can get them for £94 each from camskill.

    Worth it?
  11. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 67,087

    Location: Wish i was in .Lethal's house

  12. no idea what


    Joined: 5 Oct 2009

    Posts: 10,868

    Location: Lincolnshire

    From my experience with PS4's (are you referring to the 4's or 4S?), they are ruddy great. Mine are around 2-3mm now and still give me confidence in the wet.
  13. Frozennova

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 13 Nov 2009

    Posts: 11,432

    Location: Northampton

    Told you they are awful
  14. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 157,280

    But internet said they were amazing?
  15. geekman


    Joined: 28 Sep 2012

    Posts: 3,526

    Location: Monterrey, Mexico

    I had them years ago, they're not amazing, but if you have a really scary moment with them fitted to your car, I'd suggest the tyres aren't the problem. They're an average mid range, non sporting tyre, hardly a Wanli or an Arrowspeed or something.
  16. mjt


    Joined: 31 Aug 2007

    Posts: 18,617

    This. What happened @Diagro ?

    I've had some dodgy moments in the Chevy Turd Spark, but I know the BF Goodrich winter tyres are ***** and I was driving too fast for the conditions and hadn't checked the tyre pressures in over a year :o
  17. Sindri


    Joined: 7 Jul 2009

    Posts: 597

    Was it in the wet? Or did the sidewalls fold over when you cornered hard?
  18. Simon


    Joined: 21 Oct 2002

    Posts: 23,976

    Location: Berks / Moscow

    Need more info on scariness
  19. Armageus


    Joined: 19 May 2012

    Posts: 12,306

    Location: Spalding, Lincolnshire

    But Ocuk motors says that you will fall off the road if you don't pick PS4/CSC6/F1AS3.

    The reality lies somewhere between the 2 opinions.
  20. Diagro


    Joined: 3 Jun 2012

    Posts: 9,521

    Well... I also put it down to myself too being at fault.

    I had a newish Golf R very close up behind, he was urging me to pick up the pace a little down the country roads. So I decided to have a little play.

    I put my foot down, and being a FWD car with around 310+ BHP my car decided it didn't really want to do as it was told. Especially as I had just come onto a damp curve.

    Cue the car torque steering and my slight over correction, leading to a snake like two and fro down the road as the back end also decided it didn't want to stay put.

    For me personally, it was a really scary moment, I actually thought I was going to end up going off road and loosing my car.

    I really think it was down to the tyres, not being able to handle the power and then not being able to deal with the corrections I was attempting.

    So a bit of both, driver issue and tyre.

    All I can do, is get try and fix this.. and first is to move the rainsports to the rear and get some better tyres (PS4) for the front.

    Last time I try and play with a 4wd who's up my bum lol