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Post by rafaru on Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:15 pm

Hello , shortly I will be changing my tyres , I live in Valencia (East Spain) , that means hot weather , no snow or ice and seldom heavy rains , usually here we only use summer tyres as rarely temperature goes below  10 - 12 ºC and around 6/7 months we are over 20ºC , reaching in June , July and August  36 - 40 ºC , which would be your choice ???  I have 215/55/R17 , mostly do road (75%) and the rest off road with little mud sometimes , mine is Vitara S do not know how it is named in the UK (1.400 CC, 140 HP turbo allgrip)


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Post by STDI on Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:05 am

I have no specific advise for you. But I would like to know how far you have driven with the original Continentals.

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Post by rafaru on Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:46 am

I have now 33316 , will be changing in 1 month so I guess around 37000 by then
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Post by STDI on Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:31 am

Just to clarify to all UK readers, and others. The 33316 and 37000 are km. Right?

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Post by rafaru on Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:32 am

Sorry , yes km
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Post by rafaru on Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:21 pm

Come on don't be so shy , any help please ???
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Post by Admin on Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:20 pm

Your best option is to fit a 16" wheel with 215/60R16 for a greater choice of All Terrain tyre (Yokohama G015)
If 16" is not an option and you want to stick with 17" take a look at the 4 Season Maxxis AP2 215/55R17 that has had very good reviews and most likely the tyre my father will replace his Continentals with in the next few months....

https://www.maxxis.co.uk/news/tyre/ap2-review

This video gives a detailed view of the tyre....



Maxxis are a new'ish name in tyres yet oe equipment on Suzuki space saver's, we also run Maxxis Trepador on a Suzuki X90 and even being a dedicated Mud Tyre they performed faultless on a trip from the UK to the French Alps from motorway speeds to severe off road conditions,,,

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Post by JOHNWALES on Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:43 pm

I have Goodyear Vector 4 season tyres, which as the name suggests can be used year round.
Because you appear to engage mud conditions from time to time, my recommendation would be to fit an all season tyre.

Be careful to select a brand that is widely stocked in Spannish tyre centres, because should you get a puncture that is not repairable you could be faced with having to replace all four tyres. Good luck

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Post by rafaru on Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:23 pm

Hi Karl first of all thanks , I do not want to change to 16' , I will check these Maxxis but not really sure if all season tyres are really worth here with our weather

Hi John  also thanks to you , I was thinking in Goodyear but efficientgrip performance , same as before , not really sure of 4 season tyres , as far as I know due to usual  warm/ hot weather conditions they last less than summer tyres usually used here , I would say around 80 - 85 % of cars (any kind ) wear summer ones , anyway I will double check

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Post by graham04 on Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:53 pm

Maxxis have been around in motorcycling for many years, mostly specialising in off road riding. However they have branched out into just about everything else including trucks. Always get good reviews. Not to be confused with cheap budget crap.

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Post by rafaru on Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:53 pm

Thanks Graham , will have look
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Post by kvadankpakal on Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:00 pm

Hello Rafaru, which brand did you select? I believe 4 season tire will not be good selection for the location you live, even you do not need to use winter tire in Valencia.

I can suggest you to use NOKIAN, they are one of best brand for winter tires but their summer types are also competitive and good quality.

I'm in 36.000 km nowadays and still using same tire (Continental Eco), i checked the tire with expert last week and he suggest me to replace next summer. I never replaced that tire in winter, i use it in all seasons in here summer, springs, winter, etc...

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Post by rafaru on Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:31 pm

Hello kvadankpakal , at last I got Good Year Eficient Grip , a little better to my taste than the orgininal Continentals , a less noise and a little lmore mpg , they are ok for this weather
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