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Roadstone tyres....any good ??? Need answers asap

Discussion in 'General' started by Shedvl, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. Shedvl

    Shedvl New Member

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    I hope Im putting this question in the right spot...apologies to mods if it isnt.
    Im getting new wheels ( probably CSA ) and tyres put on my VY Commodore this week.
    Guy at Beaurepaires has recommended a brand called Roadstone ??
    I hadnt heard of it so I googled and the reviews dont seem too good.
    I am trying to work within a budget...but I dont want to skimp on tyres...they are really important obviously.
    The rims Im looking at putting on are size 18's.
    I know some of this comes down to personal preference.... but some suggestions on tyres would be great.
    Some answers ASAP if you lot have time please :driving:
     
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    Im running Roadstone tyres, they are really bulky.. lots of tread..
    They seem decent.. Ive had no troubles with them.. Though, If your not a hoon Id say go for a more known brand like Bridgestone.. etc.. I think the bridgestone adrenalin are like $50 ish more then the 'roadstones'
     
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    Calaber Nil Bastardo Carborundum

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    Roadstone will probably be a cheap Asian tyre, perhaps Chinese. As in all things, you get what you pay for. Cheaper Chinese tyres tend to be pretty unrefined compared to more expensive and better known brands. The sort of things you will probably experience are harshness over bumps, noise levels which increase as the tyres wear down and lower levels of grip in wet weather. However, if you can't afford more expensive tyres and don't expect Roadstones or any other cheap tyres to perform like Michelins, Falkens or Bridgestones, for example, they are definately better than retreads. In their defence, these cheap tyres seem to use a pretty hard compound so the wear rate on them should be reasonable.
     
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    Drawnnite Obviously Unsensible

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    ive got them on the back of my ute as its what they came with.
    they seem to be ok. i havent noticed any wear or so forth
    they do look good and appear to be a lower profile then normal, which is more for looks.

    but yeah as calaber said dont expect them to be as good as better brands.
     
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    Are you looking at 235/40R18? If you want cheap tyres, look for either Nexen or Achilles. The N6000 is very good, though the N1000 is still good, and the Achilles ATR sport is quite good, for the money. The nexen is a little more expensive generally, and is a bit quieter on the road. For cheap tyres, they do very well.
     
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    They are good.... for burnouts.
     
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    Honestly, they are a very reasonable tyre for the money you pay. I've used a lot of tyres, Falken 452, Pirelli P-Zero (Rosso and Nero), Continental ContiSports, Bridgestone RE050, RE05A, Federal 595ss, 595rsr .. heaps of tyres. For a daily car, Nexen N6000 are very reasonable for the money, noticeable more road noise, grip levels for everyday dry are not going to be very different, wet will be a little worse, but nothing you'd notice in every day driving. They are better than something for burnouts.
     
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    Roadstones are actually made in Korea and sold under the Michelin banner as their cheaper tyre (made in the same factory as far as i'm aware). They are a very good tyre for the money IMO, i run them on the front of my ute and they're fine.
     
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    Thanks all much appreciated... heading in tomorrow to haggle....hmm this may call for good hair, makeup and a little cleavage lol. Damn times like this I wish I was hotter hehe. But seriously thanks :)
     
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    Blown

    That's interesting that they are sold by Michelin - I think that says something about their quality and your experience bears that out. Perhaps the worst thing about them is the stupid name.
     
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    I got them on my Vy comm (235/40/18) F107 and they are not bad , had them for around 8000ks and i am pretty satisfied with them , they arnt noise on the road , as i do alot of driving on freeway everyday..
     
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    Im running fullruns. Got them from eabay for something like 350 for 4 18". Great for the price, good in the wet. Only fault is they are a bit noisy.
     
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    Have decided to go with some Good Dunlop tyres and CSA Wheels. Will put a pic up asap. Thanks again all :)
     
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    Thanks all for the advice. I ended going with Dunlop tyres and CSA Wheels 048.jpg 044.jpg
     
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    I just got Roadstone Forenzo's fitted (215/60R16). Directional pattern and seem to handle quite well. For $125 a tyre I'm very happy with them. Just gotta see how fast they wear. Have lots of tread though so we'll see.
     
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    Roadstones are nexens pretty much. Went down to tyre power and they recommended them. There a taller tyre and I'm pretty happy with them. I'm running 400 rwkw and they grip up well.
     
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    That's exactly what my dealer said 5 days ago when i replaced my 4 tires for my Jeep. They're selling roadstone under Michellin. I've travelled around 1260 km already with another 2 guys on board everyday with 280km per day ave travel distance and so far i cant say anything bad with my roadstone tires. They seem to be more quiet than my previous branded tires. And you are right buddy, I don't want the name too. They should have named it better in such a way that it will not sound cheaper than the other brand. The price are so cheap and perhaps the cheapest tire name.
     

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