Roadstone Eurovis Sport 04. They hit the price point, loads of wet weather grip, good wear rates and reviews report are much higher than average "buy again" percentage.
I've never heard of this brand? Is it called by something else as well? Looks like they are made by Nexen, who has very, very hard tires, IE 320-400 treadwear rating, that's hard economy stuff. But these are likely to be softer, hard to find info on them though.
Edit, looks like 320 which is a firm tire. It may something different on your tires however.
Wear rate isn't important to me, its grip, my safety and that of my family is of utmost importance. On my own I do drive, as mdooher said, like I stole it, hence I want all weather grip and feedback.
Well this is why treadwear rating is important. You can get ultra sticky but short lasting tires, or hard and long lasting.
I've followed someone over the kaimais and wondered why the hell they were driving so slow, is it lack of confidence, ability? Stopping in Matamata near them, I looked at their tires and saw, sure enough, cheap chinese tires, why have a RWD 2.5L V6 if you are going to put the crappiest tires on?
Maybe simply weren't in a hurry? Perhaps they can push their tires if they want to?
Sorry, rant over, I just hate that accidents could be avoided, and me allowed to drive at 120 rather than 90, if people had decent tyres on their car. You'd think LTNZ and NZ police might have cottoned on to that by now.
You won't find much sympathy here, if you want to go faster than the speed limit, do track days.
Yes, rated at 320 for the Roadstone. hadn't heard of them either prior to seeing them on Hyperdrive. So I compared to others on tyrereviews.co.uk and took the plunge, and they have the same treadwear rating as PS4, and only 20 more than Eagle F1s I previously had, hence why I guess grip levels feel the same.
I'm not looking for sympathy, but my comment was out of context, I meant if we had a better quality of tyre across the NZ fleet, then perhaps some roads could be 110-120 due to the average stopping distance being shorter. I personally hate low budget and think they should be made illegal. When I bought my Passat it had Bridgestone supercats, seemed fine the first weekend in the dry, then in the wet the following week driving gingerly down Tamaki Drive on the Auckland waterfront and I had a wee 4 wheel slide at 50kmh. I assumed it was perhaps diesel on the road, but when it happened twice more I realized it was more than that. Googling it I discovered the tires were budget, and so that weekend spent $1200 on replacing my tires. If I was having low speed slides in an AWD car, I shudder to think what its like for people in light weight FWD cars with skinny tires.