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Tyres again - but a different sort, not off-road - sorry - Vredestei Quatrac 5

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27 Oct 2019 16:19 #215178 by Scimike
I know tyres is a "can of worms" and usually biased towards big diameter, off road end of the subject. So here is something completely different standard :laugh:

When I come to replace my tyres it fits my needs to remain with the standard size 205 70 R15 with a road bias. I have been looking at options and quite fancy a All Season tyre, allowing summer road use with winter/snow abilities thrown in, saves having two sets of wheels etc.

At the moment Vredestein Quatrac 5 appeal to me, but anyone using them on any vehicle (not just Jimny's) that can offer some real world feedback.
What is the noise level like, wet grip and lifespan? Any alternatives?


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Mike
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27 Oct 2019 20:50 #215184 by Hanslow
I looked at them for my last car, but ended up going with Nokians and doing the two sets of wheels thing.

Have a look at www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Tyre/Vredestein/Quatrac-5.htm and see how the reviews on there compare with tyres you're familiar with, might at least give you some generalised feedback.

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28 Oct 2019 04:34 #215190 by Lambert
Verdstine aren't a bad tyre I have used them in the past on none Suzuki and not been unhappy. That sounds like feint faint praise but they really weren't that bad. The other alternative is the bfg urban terrain like I have, they are all season and have the three peak mountain snowflake symbol and really are quite tenacious. They got me everywhere I needed to go at the bigjimny meet. Ultimately it is only fair to say that any tyre from a reputable manufacturer is going to be capable to a greater extent than a cheap budget one if nothing else than for the r&d in the tread pattern and the quality of the construction and materials.

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