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High Mileage Tyres for VX

Discussion in 'General' started by Drekko, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. Drekko

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    Hi
    Im shoppnig around for a set of 4 tyres

    I am after high milaege because I travel 2 hours every day for work. I got prices for a couple of tyres here:

    Budget is around 80-130 per tyre

    I got prices for these :
    Kumho KU22 – $116 each
    Dunlop DZ102 – $122 each
    Hancooks KE22 – $130 each
    Prouato $100 each

    any others I should ask for? I am going to ring a 2 more places
     
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    Get online and look at the tread wear rating for each of those. While tyre compounds also play a role in how fast it will wear, tread wear rating should give you a good idea about which should last longer.
     
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    I was googling before but maybe I didnt use the right key words in google
    I was searching for high mileage or km's amounts for each tyre
     
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    Just look for the tyre specs, should be on the manufacturers site. Can also be called tread depth.
     
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    Ive been searching and can only find it for the dunlops... :(
     
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    I think the Dunlops are more of a sport tyre, the KU 22s is what I run. Hankook or KU22 is probably the higher mileage tyre from the ones listed. Talk to KTAS about high mileage tyres. There are some that a guaranteed to get 50K, I just can't remember what they were. I was looking at some but they had no stock in Aust so ended up with Pirellis's on the wife's car.
     
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    Don't forget, the harder the tyre, the longer the life, but less grip in the wet.
    Softer tyre, less life but much better grip all over.
    I'm VERY pleased with my FALKEN 914s, with superb grip cornering and braking and brilliant in the wet.
     
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    Goodyear Optilife is guaranteed for 50,000K through KTAS, but is absolute crap to drive on from what I've heard.

    Be a little wary with KTAS now....Continental bought them out, so they will start to push that brand
     
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    No it wasn't optilife. It may have been another more expensive Kumho. Ive had Optilife and a peice of gravel peirced a brand new tyre. Im not a fan of them.
     
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    Dunlops are a sport tyre....I ran the LM703, in 225/50X16 for about 2 years before I changed brands....Hung on well, but only got about 30,000K out of them in a VC Commodore....

    Kumho....What model? What size are you after, as the Kumho has different models depending on the size...But as Losh mentioned, I have run 225/50X16 KU22 for about 5 years now and are extremely happy with them....Got about 40,000K out of the first set with my VC Commodore....On the 2nd set now

    Hankooks....Brilliant tyre.....Ran them for about 10 years on another sort of car....The sizes were 235/60X14 and 245/60X14....Can't remember the kays I got from them

    Prouato...Never heard of them...
     
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    Possibly a Bridgestone.....That's another brand they push fairly hard and are a little more expensive that the Kumho
     
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    Definitely was the Optilfe. And the 50,000km treadwear guarantee isnt a new for old replacement if the tyre wears before that period.

    The remaining life of the tyre is calculated and then a percentage calculated and a $ amount refunded.
     
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    Yeah without seeing what the wife wrote down i would only be guessing. I just remember getting the call to say none in Australia at the present and instead we can do pirellis at the same price. He did say on some late Hyundais the ones i could not get are the factory tyre.
     
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    Mileage warranty on all brands work as you have mentioned.
     
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    Good to know about the KU22s should get 40k for a fairly in expensive tyre 40k will be great. I plan to get another two when my Champs currently on the rear wear out.
     
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    Make up your mind please....First you say it wasn't the Optilife and now you're not sure....

    I can't remember any Bridgestones having a mileage guarantee, but I do know that brand is more expensive than the Kumho...

    I don't recall Optilifes being more expensive than the Kumho, but they do have the mileage guarantee..

    KTAS also sell Diamond backs, which is their cheap and crappy tyre, that I'd only use on a skid pad

    The Other brand they push is Continentials....

    And finally, they will start selling Vikings, which is the cheap version made by Continential.....The tyre is made in Germany (from memory)....This will be later in the year....Not too sure when though
     
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    The Pirellis on the wifes car replaced a pair of Toyos that clocked up 70k. But im not a fan of Toyos, so we didn't get rhe same as factory.
     
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    Im not sure but i know for sure it wasn't Optilife.
     
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    Like i said he mentioned that the ones he couldn't get were factory fit on some Hyaundais. He said the Pirellis were a better tyre anyway and because he couldn't get what we ordered he gave us an upgrade for the same price. But he said the Pirellis don't have tread life warranty like the ones we ordered did. Has he tried to sell me Goodyears i would have told him no thanks.
     
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    Optilife is the only tyre that has the mileage guarantee through KTAS.

    I can't think of any other brand of passenger tyre that has a 50,000K mileage warranty...There is 1 that did have an 80,000K mileage warranty, but KTAS can't get them....They are Coopers....
     

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