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Any recommendations on 185 65 14 tyres

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 4:37 pm
by metcoptiger
Need to replace my tyres & interested in owners opionions. I have Avon Mohwak's on the back which have been good and lasted well snf have a VR rating. On the front I have Avon ZT5 which have worn quickly. These are HR, don't think you can get VR in this size now

Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 5:06 pm
by pushrod
Continental ContiSport Contact 5 voted best tyre in recent Auto Express tyre test.

I've had them on my Tiger for the last three years, good wet and dry grip. The outside edges of the fronts have gone now thanks to all the hairpin bends in the Alps on last years Monte Tour. I run 185/60 R 14 H.


Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 6:53 pm
by metcoptiger
Thanks for the info Lou. It was chasing you round the Alps that finished my tyres off. I went for a set of vredestein sportrac 5. Seem OK but like all modern tyres the side walls are a bit too soft

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:00 pm
by metcoptiger
Lou, have you found your speedo is accurate with the 60 profile. I have 65 profile, although the needle jumps around so much no telling if accurrate or not.

I am not happy with the Vredestein Sportrac 5. Going straight on a main road I have to continually correct the steering with small movements to the left or right, the lower profile might help this?

I think it is to do with the soft sidewalls on modern tyres. Have you noticed this with the Contact 5 or can you just steer straight without issues or anyone else had issues with modern tyres. Trying to sort out a deal on replacements so keen to get it right.


Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 9:05 pm
by tigerman7347
Although I still run 13 inch rims I have just purchased a set of Goodyear 4 seasons 175x70 x13 a very good all round tyre .Got them from mytyres, delivered in 3 days and fitted locally.