× A place for general chat about the Jimny. Please make sure you post in the correct section on the site, this way it keeps the site tidy AND ensures you get a more relevant answer.

Suppliers/Dealers or anyone selling with a commercial view in mind CANNOT post here unless responding to a specific request of a member in a "wanted" post.

Suppliers include people "breaking for spares" on a regular basis, when purchasing spares members should ask a supplier what they contribute to the running of the forum particularly if contacted by a Private Message

Suppliers or Members who have contributed to the forum can be identifed by the

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

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?



Yokohama Geolanders, Sony head unit, NAUTILUS Air Horn, DRL conversion, Rear cargo space, Elvis Bobblehead, transfer Guard, Indian hanging Elephant, Koni Heavy track dampers, Custom SS exhaust, Voodoo Doll, Adventure Rack with LED ight bar, vintage ERIBA caravan usually attached (yes it's slow)
The following user(s) said Thank You: Bill Portland

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

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.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Lambert
  • Lambert's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Moderator
  • Moderator
  • The quickest Jimny in Harrogate...(that I own)
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.

Temeraire (2018 quasar grey automatic)
One of the last 200ish of the gen3s, probably.
ADOS Attention Defect Ooooh Shiny!

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Time to create page: 0.145 seconds
Powered by Kunena Forum

I hope you enjoy using this forum. Please consider making a donation towards the upkeep of this forum website.

We use cookies to give you the best online experience. Please let us know if you agree to all of these cookies. Accepting the Cookies also accepts the Disclaimers for the website.