How many klicks per? Mine usually last around 20-25 thousand miles
this has been with Pirelli's Conti's and Michelin. I have heard that
Dunlop may last a little longer but have less grip and my colleague
had Goodyear NCT's and they did not last so long.
Yes, just noticing this! I was slightly wrecked last night when I replied to
The original tyres on my Focus were Michellin Energy XV1's, and I only got
around 12K out of those. I was impressed with the NCT5 because they cost
less therefore I was not expecting less tyre wear out of them. Though I
never bothered looking into the individual wear ratings, etc.
I have 14 inch Michelins on my wagon and at 31K kms they almost look new. I
rotate the tires twice a year when I go to the dealer for regular service.
The car is mostly driven in city traffic and the place where I live is quite
hilly (I need to use the brakes alot). The guy at the dealer told me that
most people get at 60K kms out of these tires.
'01 wagon 1.6 liter
Man, I'd love to see the durometer reading on that rubber.
There is no magic formula for tires; you can either have grip, or you can
have long life. Sort of like comparing the soles of Dr. Martens with
climbing shoes. Now, you can influence this a little by suspension settings.
I also drive a Mazda MX-5, and it has fully adjustable suspension geometry.
A lot of people run rather "agressive" geometry settings and as a
consequence eat tires for breakfast. Certain cars are also notorious tire
eaters, like the Honda NSX and Nissan 350Z.
Currently I have 16K km on my Conti Sport Contact 2s and they are about 60%
gone, without being overly agressive.
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