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  #2920972 31-May-2022 14:50
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all i'll say is i put car tyres on my 1.9/2 tonne van and it chews up the tyres like candy

 

drives very nicely in the wet twisty slippy road though, no regrets

 

so depends on your needs, wants and budget





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  #2921018 31-May-2022 16:20
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To be honest, I'm not sure you need PS4's on an SUV, no matter how much you might think you're driving a sporty wagon :)

 

I had both Pirelli's and Continental on our X5. The Pirelli's came with it and stuck like glue but were mega expenny when it came to replacing them. I went with Continental CrossContacts instead. They were an excellent mix of grip and wear.

 

Looking at the options in your size on Hyperdrive I've heard good things about the following (but in a car context, not SUV)

 

Laufenn LK03 - but maybe a bit of a dated design now.

 

Hankook K127/Ventus S1 Evo 3 - my personal experience of these is they pretty good.

 

Falken FK510. I used to buy the old FK451 and FK452's for an big 7 series. Decent grip but I didn't get far on them, maybe 20k on one set of rears. The 510's are supposed to be very good and I considered them for my M5.

 

 


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  #2921021 31-May-2022 16:22
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Technofreak:

 

Right at the moment I'd advise anyone who is particular about what tyres they want for their vehicle to start looking around well before they are needed.

 

 

This x100.




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  #2921234 1-Jun-2022 09:41
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martyyn:

 

To be honest, I'm not sure you need PS4's on an SUV, no matter how much you might think you're driving a sporty wagon :)

 

 

Putting performance tyres on an SUV is like casting pearls before swine.





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  #2921344 1-Jun-2022 11:32
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MikeAqua:

 

Putting performance tyres on an SUV is like casting pearls before swine.

 

 

Not so much that, but why spend more than you have to on a tyre that's not going to be used to anywhere near it's full potential. Plenty of cheaper alternatives that will still have performance to spare on an SUV.

 

It's like buying a Dell XPS to handle webmail and a spreadsheet once in a while.

 

 


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  #2921413 1-Jun-2022 13:58
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wratterus:

 

I reckon the manufactures PSI ratings are too low on low profile tyres - probably to keep the ride comfy. The Santa Fe Ltd for example is nearly 2t empty and can easily get to 2.5t or more when loaded up - the recommended 35 or 36PSI I reckon is too low. I generally run 40, and sometimes add a few more if going on a long trip loaded up. Might ride a little harsher but seems to wear more evenly.

 

 

 

Definitely notice uneven wearing when down around 35PSI. 

 



Nothing to back it up, but I suspect that many automakers, placard relatively low pressures, to make the car's more comfortable when test driven (Typically very lightly loaded)

 

My RX400h is 1970kg tare, 2,505kg GVM. With a 32PSI placard (For sub 140km/h speeds). I think is way low.


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  #2921479 1-Jun-2022 16:09
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MikeAqua:

 

martyyn:

 

To be honest, I'm not sure you need PS4's on an SUV, no matter how much you might think you're driving a sporty wagon :)

 

 

Putting performance tyres on an SUV is like casting pearls before swine.

 

 

 

 

Depends on whether it is a "performance" SUV, right? If you are driving a Model X, Cayenne, SQ7 etc then putting on performance tyres makes sense. My 2006 Landcruiser not so much.

 

 




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  #2921561 1-Jun-2022 19:53
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To be clear I don't think my Sportage is a 'performance' SUV, nor do I want to go out and buy expensive sports tyres :)


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  #2921656 2-Jun-2022 05:04
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Scott3: No longer would I have to be super genital on the accelerator in the wet, to avoid wheel-spin.


I’d probably just use my foot on the accelerator instead.

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Handle9:
Scott3: No longer would I have to be super genital on the accelerator in the wet, to avoid wheel-spin.


I’d probably just use my foot on the accelerator instead.

 

I hope he has a different driving style when other people are in the car


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  #2921662 2-Jun-2022 06:39
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Scott3: No longer would I have to be super genital on the accelerator in the wet, to avoid wheel-spin.


so now disabled driving has a new appendage adaptation?

 

do you need a special certificate for this vehicle modification?





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  #2921668 2-Jun-2022 07:40
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Handle9:
Scott3: No longer would I have to be super genital on the accelerator in the wet, to avoid wheel-spin.


I’d probably just use my foot on the accelerator instead.

 

LOL.


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  #2921670 2-Jun-2022 08:04
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Is this a variation on the short man syndrome often linked to idiots driving too fast?

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  #2921727 2-Jun-2022 10:12
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Another vote for Michelin PS4s - 2nd set on our Tiguan R line, first set lasted over 40K and that included many trips up the mountain as well as weekly Palmy to Welly trips. We got them due to their excellent wet braking performance. The original factory fitted Continental ContiSport (?) were rubbish in comparison, and didn't even last 30K. 


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  #2922469 3-Jun-2022 21:05
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PS4 in 255 55 18 for my wagon are > $800 a corner!
Hankook RA33 almost as good < $400.

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