215 55 17 Tyres £40 each (When buying 4) @ ears.co.uk - £160
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215 55 17 Tyres £40 each (When buying 4) @ ears.co.uk - £160

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Found 1st Oct 2014
Ears are offering these 215 55 17 Tyres at £40 each delivered when you buy 4. B Rated for Fuel Efficiency and Wet Grip.

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Are these any good. Never heard of them , then again I had never heard of Simon COWAL until last Monday. Yes I live under a rock.

These tyres look crap. Wouldn't trust them.

really bad reviews...

'The Three A P606 are budget tyres that tick all the boxes.' buy buy buy! before they discover the glitch

These are clearance tyres amongst others they have

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DistortedVision

These tyres look crap. Wouldn't trust them.



Boy, you must have some magic eyesight.
Just noticed your username, perfectly apt.
Edited by: "bruceboy" 1st Oct 2014

bruceboy

Boy, you must have some magic eyesight. Just noticed your username, … Boy, you must have some magic eyesight. Just noticed your username, perfectly apt.



I assume due to his eyesight he will require tyres that give shorter stopping distances and generally good grip in all situations, hence he can't buy tyres such as these.

BINALSEJ

really bad reviews...



couldn't find any reviews, so can't accurately say how good/bad they are but this is worth a read to anyone thinking of taking a gamble http://www.whatcar.com/car-news/introduction/1204998

i do find it interesting that the cheap tyres on sale across the fitters always seem to have very good wet/noise/economy ratings when compared to the premium brands, i think their interpretations vary somewhat :-)

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pablomalin

'The Three A P606 are budget tyres that tick all the boxes.' buy buy buy! … 'The Three A P606 are budget tyres that tick all the boxes.' buy buy buy! before they discover the glitch



There's no glitch, just cheap ditchfinders, Alibaba sell them for about $20.
http://www.alibaba.com/showroom/three--a-tire-p606.html

The only box they cheap is the price one.

tapi

couldn't find any reviews, so can't accurately say how good/bad they are … couldn't find any reviews, so can't accurately say how good/bad they are but this is worth a read to anyone thinking of taking a gamble http://www.whatcar.com/car-news/introduction/1204998i do find it interesting that the cheap tyres on sale across the fitters always seem to have very good wet/noise/economy ratings when compared to the premium brands, i think their interpretations vary somewhat :-)



The manufacturers self rate them. So I tend to trust the more reputable brands.

oddballjamie

The manufacturers self rate them. So I tend to trust the more reputable … The manufacturers self rate them. So I tend to trust the more reputable brands.



yeah, that's what i was saying

oddballjamie

The manufacturers self rate them. So I tend to trust the more reputable … The manufacturers self rate them. So I tend to trust the more reputable brands.



They still have the same legislation to abide by which they have to prove. So there won't be any difference between other premium brands and these with the same tyre label

oddballjamie

There's no glitch, just cheap ditchfinders, Alibaba sell them for about … There's no glitch, just cheap ditchfinders, Alibaba sell them for about $20.http://www.alibaba.com/showroom/three--a-tire-p606.htmlThe only box they cheap is the price one.



shame with ears, they do some good parts but their tyres seem to be mainly cheap chinese imports such as these. couldn't find reviews for these AAA (who seem to be mainly truck tyres) but, as an example, ears also selling BCT - check these reviews tyrereviews.co.uk/Tyr…htm oO

on the whole, the chinese brands (as with a lot of their goods) are replicas of other brands. any time you see a good review it's mainly 'these look just like michelin/avon/etc but were half the price!!!!' i've seen a chinese tyre with a cuddly looking guy made of tyres as the logo..... the proper reviewers point out the compounds are solid to decrease wear, at the expense of grip, the carcass is poor (sidewalls wearing through etc) and inconsistently balanced, and though those patterns look the same on the surface, the channels are incorrect and lead to bad aquaplaning.

I'm shocked that there aren't more stringent regulations on these tbh.

robbo651

They still have the same legislation to abide by which they have to … They still have the same legislation to abide by which they have to prove. So there won't be any difference between other premium brands and these with the same tyre label



Whatever helps you sleep at night.

robbo651

They still have the same legislation to abide by which they have to … They still have the same legislation to abide by which they have to prove. So there won't be any difference between other premium brands and these with the same tyre label



the ratings are similar to the fridge and other electrical appliance ratings. they are self rated, and two of them (noise and rolling resistance) aren't something that anyone would care to retest officially apart from random spot checks which i'd say were unlikely. the other, wet performance, is similar to the other two in that the tests (if any are actually performed by the cheap manufacturers) and criteria are difficult to repeat - depth of water, weight of car, friction of road surface, speed, even when the braking actually starts, can all be subtly skewed to give better results.

if you have a look at tyrelabelling.co.uk/ you'll see that the important safety details aren't really what these labels are about, they're more environmental. as a guide they're a useful comparison to see how noisy or economical tyres are, but like oddballJamie I'd only trust the comparison between the more reputable brands. all other details such as construction, braking, grip, vibration, cabin noise etc (you know, the useful stuff) aren't covered.

as i mentioned, the cheaper brands strangely seem to have better ratings. but consider that to get lower rolling resistance you need harder compounds and more directional tread, to get lower noise you need softer compounds, and to get the wet performance you need a complicated mix; it seems strange that you see BB1 ratings when the bigger companies with years of experience and huge research budgets and teams of engineers/material scientists only rate themselves FB2 s or CC1s.... make of that what you will.

With some top brands you are paying for a name. With budgets you get what you pay for. Tyre manufacturers should be forced to show their stopping distances done by independent test reports. I have seen a few of these reports done with a vw golf testing several tyres. Budgets are budget for a reason. Some will be better than others but what good is wet or dry grip or how long they last if they take up to 7 to 8 metres further to stop at 70mph. That's the difference in writing your car off or worse compared to a near miss. 8 metres is 26 feet in old money. That's probably long than your living room. I won't buy budgets no matter how skint I am. The test I saw was on a dry road. The branded tyre was a Continental and the budget was starred out but you could make out the name which was A***LERA.

Save your money and put it towards a cheaper brand name Dunlop or Goodyear and know you will be safe when you hit the brakes.

Smartguy1

With some top brands you are paying for a name. With budgets you get what … With some top brands you are paying for a name. With budgets you get what you pay for. Tyre manufacturers should be forced to show their stopping distances done by independent test reports. I have seen a few of these reports done with a vw golf testing several tyres. Budgets are budget for a reason. Some will be better than others but what good is wet or dry grip or how long they last if they take up to 7 to 8 metres further to stop at 70mph. That's the difference in writing your car off or worse compared to a near miss. 8 metres is 26 feet in old money. That's probably long than your living room. I won't buy budgets no matter how skint I am. The test I saw was on a dry road. The branded tyre was a Continental and the budget was starred out but you could make out the name which was A***LERA.Save your money and put it towards a cheaper brand name Dunlop or Goodyear and know you will be safe when you hit the brakes.



Well said. Just to add the cost difference of budget to mid-range/premium tyres is less than most peoples insurance excess.

oddballjamie

Well said. Just to add the cost difference of budget to mid-range/premium … Well said. Just to add the cost difference of budget to mid-range/premium tyres is less than most peoples insurance excess.



I found out quite a while ago that my using the following companies I could get a decent branded tyre for only a little more than my local garages were doing budgets for.

http://www.tyresavings.com/
http://www.asdatyres.co.uk/

Both companies offer an order online and pay at fitting garage of your choice. I like this idea.

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oddballjamie

The manufacturers self rate them. So I tend to trust the more reputable … The manufacturers self rate them. So I tend to trust the more reputable brands.



You strike me as a bit of a smug bar steward, with an attitude problem, and no money sense.

bruceboy

You strike me as a bit of a smug bar steward, with an attitude problem, … You strike me as a bit of a smug bar steward, with an attitude problem, and no money sense.



You strike me as someone who puts money before the safety of other road users and your own family (if you managed to find someone desperate enough to allow you to procreate with).

Off you pop little man, enjoy your smartprice beans and sandpaper bog roll.

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