Cheap Chinese tyres - what could possibly go wrong?

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Cheap Chinese tyres - what could possibly go wrong?

Post by SlowJohn » Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:24 pm

I’ve been using Kingpin remoulds for a couple of years (simply because of them being the most aggressive off road tyres I could find for 19” rims).
I came across these recently:
https://www.tyreleader.co.uk/car-tyres/ ... 11r-902443
At that price I thought I’d risk a set.
So far a little road noise but not intrusive. They feel ok on wet tarmac. I haven’t had them off road yet.



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Re: Cheap Chinese tyres - what could possibly go wrong?

Post by SlowJohn » Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:10 pm

Well to answer my own question ..... lots and lots of understeer on roundabouts on damp roads!

Is anyone else using anything more aggressive than Duratracs on 19” rims?



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Re: Cheap Chinese tyres - what could possibly go wrong?

Post by anglefire » Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:53 pm

Tyre pressures? Might need more or less than standard?


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Post by SlowJohn » Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:02 pm

Now there’s an interesting idea thank you.
I used to run the Kingpins quite high (38) to try and help with wear.
Perhaps I should run these lower (30?)
I think standard is 33 isn’t it?
The garage where they were fitted picked 38 (I’ve no idea why)



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Re: Cheap Chinese tyres - what could possibly go wrong?

Post by Bodsy » Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:16 am

So for aggressive 19” in a non Chinese tyre, there’s the general grabber X3 tyres. Came out mid year.

@gazdarby runs them.

https://www.tyresdirectuk.co.uk/product ... rabber-x3/


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Re: Cheap Chinese tyres - what could possibly go wrong?

Post by SlowJohn » Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:29 am

anglefire wrote:Tyre pressures? Might need more or less than standard?
Great call thank you.
Dropped to 30 and they’re much grippier



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