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New tyres for DHC and Plus 2

PostPost by: h20hamelan » Sat Feb 07, 2015 5:19 am

Michelin defender in a 175 75 13
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PostPost by: h20hamelan » Sun Feb 08, 2015 4:04 am

Federal SS-595 185/60R13 80H
But I may go for the Michelin Defender
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PostPost by: Gordon Sauer » Sun Feb 08, 2015 4:32 am

I only see the defenders in 175 70 13, are they someplace?Gordon Sauer
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PostPost by: peterako » Sun Feb 08, 2015 12:44 pm

Hi Guys,

Getting late into this thread, sorry.

Over the years I have tried a few different brands on my +2.

I had Vredestein Sprints (165/80) on teh car a few years back and thought they were great!

After that I put some Hankook Optima's......good braking, but for some reason the back of the car felt like it was on ice and wandered....strange. The Hankooks on the front were fine, but on the back..... :shock:

Most recently I have had Michelins and now Bridgestones.

Due to the whell size and profile these are all fairly low status tyres.

Both the Michelins and Bridgestones have outperformed the Vredestein Sprints in every way.

Can look at the model if it's of use to you.

All tyres were/are 165/80 R13.

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