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  Reply # 2085096 6-Sep-2018 15:15
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Yeah, 2nd the comment on being careful about used tires and chasing the lowest price. Although legally you shouldn't, you can end up with stuff that doesn't meet the minimum NZ standard.

 

My little brother used the work in a tire shop. They replaced a lot of snow tires for a car import compliance company and those snow tires got sent to south Auckland to be sold to poor people who couldn't/didn't want to pay for new tires. Apparently they handle like rubbish, and aren't the safest tires to have your family rolling around on, which is why the compliance place had to change them out in the first place.

 

When I was young and broke I got bitten buying 2nd hand: after 1,000km the tire warped (had a big S bend in it) and the steel wires came out the side wall. Tire shop said it had been in an accident which busted the belts and it took time and distance for the defect to become apparent.


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  Reply # 2085102 6-Sep-2018 15:25
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tripper1000:

 

Yeah, 2nd the comment on being careful about used tires and chasing the lowest price. Although legally you shouldn't, you can end up with stuff that doesn't meet the minimum NZ standard.

 

My little brother used the work in a tire shop. They replaced a lot of snow tires for a car import compliance company and those snow tires got sent to south Auckland to be sold to poor people who couldn't/didn't want to pay for new tires. Apparently they handle like rubbish, and aren't the safest tires to have your family rolling around on, which is why the compliance place had to change them out in the first place.

 

When I was young and broke I got bitten buying 2nd hand: after 1,000km the tire warped (had a big S bend in it) and the steel wires came out the side wall. Tire shop said it had been in an accident which busted the belts and it took time and distance for the defect to become apparent.

 

 

Hi @tripper1000

 

Are you commenting on the Hankook Ventus there?

 

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  Reply # 2085110 6-Sep-2018 15:54
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kryptonjohn:

Could any of the tire experts here comment on suitability of these Hankook Ventus ST tyres for a VW Touareg? Great price. Does the M+S rating mean they are not great for summer road driving?


Trademe listing# 1753466601


https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/car-parts-accessories/wheels-tyres/tyres/listing-1753466601.htm


 



Funny thing is, looking at the treads they look like they will neither do well on snow nor mud.

I can't comment on summer roads but will they likely do just fine. Only thing is 500 bucks sounds like a lot of money for a set of used tyres?

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  Reply # 2085117 6-Sep-2018 16:00
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Batman:
kryptonjohn:

 

Could any of the tire experts here comment on suitability of these Hankook Ventus ST tyres for a VW Touareg? Great price. Does the M+S rating mean they are not great for summer road driving?

 

 

 

Trademe listing# 1753466601

 

 

 

https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/car-parts-accessories/wheels-tyres/tyres/listing-1753466601.htm

 

 

 

 

 



Funny thing is, looking at the treads they look like they will neither do well on snow nor mud.

I can't comment on summer roads but will they likely do just fine. Only thing is 500 bucks sounds like a lot of money for a set of used tyres?

 

Agree - it looks like a street pattern doesn't it? In fact the tread pattern looks very similar to the cheap Chinese tyres I removed when I bought the car.

 

They've got 8.5mm tread, only run 800km so effectively new. If I buy new I get the warranty etc but would be paying over $1000 for the set of 4.

 

 


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  Reply # 2085154 6-Sep-2018 17:41
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kryptonjohn:


Could any of the tire experts here comment on suitability of these Hankook Ventus ST tyres for a VW Touareg? Great price. Does the M+S rating mean they are not great for summer road driving?


Trademe listing# 1753466601


https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/car-parts-accessories/wheels-tyres/tyres/listing-1753466601.htm


 




M+S rating means they are all season tires.

Performance summer tires will be stickier, in the dry. But if you are in the market for a mid range tire, the all season tires do OK, especially in the wet.

Two sets of tires ago I brought GT radial champiro 228's (performance touring tire). They had a M+S marking, but won the consumer NZ / Choice Aust test for larger hatchbacks, in regards to wet breaking, and wet cornering.

Replaced them after a 3+ years with bridgestone longlife touring tires, without M+S marking. I Expected similar handling from the bridgestones (being a better brand, and their best touring tire). Was disappointed. The bridge-stone's did OK, but had less grip, and the car felt less planted on the open road.


Those used tires are really cheap. Check the date code before you buy. (don't buy anything older than 3 years).


@Scott3 I owe you a beer.
Date code 5012 the tyres nearly six years old!
Cheers JohnO

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