Which mid range tyres RAV4.2.2 Sept 24, 2018 21:44:19 GMT
Post by widge on Sept 24, 2018 21:44:19 GMT
I am sorry if this has been covered before, I did do a search but didn't find a post that covered what I wanted to know.
I am in need of some new tyre's, the ones that I currently have are what were on it when I bought it 18 months ago.
Front Dunlop SP Sport 9000
Rear Achilles Desert Hawk
Spare Federal Couragia SU
The SP sports are getting close to the limit so they defiantly will need changing soon,
The Achillies desert Hawk's had a good amount of tread, but one of them is making a noise on each rotation, this is one of the noises that I have been putting down to a mechanical problem but the noise had been getting gradually worse over the months.
I cannot visually see any problem with either Tyre the walls look parallel I can see no uneven wear on the tread but if I put them on the front the sound changes and I can actually feel a small vibration through the steering wheel which ties up with the noise (not like the usual vibration you get with balancing problems).
I will be going to my local tyre place tomorrow to see if he can find anything wrong, hopefully he does and it is something that he can fix, but worse case scenario I will need some new tyre's.
If this is the case I intend to keep the remaining Desert hawk as a spare, the Federal has good tread but is directional and the only time that I have had to use it I had to put it on in the wrong direction.
Bu then it is down to what I can afford to put on the other four.
I have been looking at this website.
From looking at the reviews I would like to put the Michelin Latitude Cross on but if I do that it is going to cost me just under 500€ fitted and I really cannot afford to do that at the moment, and wondered if anyone has had any experience with any mid range/budget tyres that might be worth looking at.
I do not do high millage (about 5-8000miles a year)
Some but not a lot of high speed driving maybe every couple of months I might do a couple of hours on a motorway at 120-130kph (70-80mph)
Most of my driving is on fairly winding main roads and we are at about 450 meters so we do get a bit of snow in the winter but not enough that I would bother with winter tyre's, if it is that bad I don't go out (I also have a disco that I can use if it is that bad).
Anyway if I can get the cost down to somewhere near 300€-350€ fitted I would be happy (prices seem to be roughly the same numbers between UK and France, ie a £100 tyre in UK is about 100€ in France).
Any suggestions welcomed.