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Barum Bravuris 225/45/17 £54.19 @ valuetyres
Barum Bravuris 225/45/17 £54.19 @ valuetyres

Barum Bravuris 225/45/17 £54.19 @ valuetyres

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Barum Bravuris 225/45/17 tyres fully fitted for £54.19
I have just had these fitted. They get good reviews and are part of Continental tyre group. Thought I would share as seems like a great price. Not sure if other size prices are as good

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Fuel rating on them is terrible, and the wet rating not great either! You'd have to be mad to buy these :-/

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My view on it is that tyre makers make tyres purely for the grading system but it doesn't necessarily mean a good all round tyre. I believe the labeling only measures wet braking and not other aspects such as cornering etc. I always look around for tyre reviews to make a decision.
Also the fuel efficiency is done on a rolling road so again is not a good measure of real world driving. We all know about inaccurate mpg figures stated for cars.
To top it all I believe it's self assessed so each manufacturer does their own rating.
Anyway these tyres are probably a lot better than ones at a similar price. Everyone has to make their own decisions but better than having worn out tyres or Chinese unknown brands.

hc4eva

Fuel rating on them is terrible, and the wet rating not great either! … Fuel rating on them is terrible, and the wet rating not great either! You'd have to be mad to buy these :-/



​Or maybe you'd look beyond the somewhat dubious Euro ratings to discover that the Barum Bravuris range frequently score pretty highly for a mid range tyre in real world tests by various motoring bodies. I have these on my Prelude and have been very happy with them. Good stiff sidewall and I've done a lot of driving around Scotland in them in all weathers and never been let down.

Heat from me, and good timing because I'm about to need to change my fronts after nearly 20k miles.

Had these on my old a6 and thought they were really good for the money. Didn't see a noticeable impact on mpg, handling or noise from more expensive tyres. The rubber sticks out a bit from the rim to prevent curbing which I liked, but it kind of kills the aesthetics a bit. A million times better than the cheap asian tyres you get these days. Probably not suitable for track days...

Very soft sidewalls, but they seemed to offer reasonable grip on my car. Not very long lasting but they're cheap. Put Michelin energy's on after, longer lasting slightly less grip and about 0.2 miles a gallon better economy.

recently bought the Blackcircles quality range of tyres (same size as op) for £42 a tyre, got Avon zv7 xl fitted, well happy with that.

cikki100

recently bought the Blackcircles quality range of tyres (same size as op) … recently bought the Blackcircles quality range of tyres (same size as op) for £42 a tyre, got Avon zv7 xl fitted, well happy with that.



​Any way of knowing in advance what you'll get? I guess not but worth asking!

Banned

C is pretty average for wet rating (obviously!). I tend to always go for the cheapest B rated tyre. However, I have used this brand several times in the past, in the 15" variety and never had any problems other than very poor tyre wear.
Edited by: "Zontes" 12th Aug 2016

Rubbish tyres be careful people, cheap nasty rubbish, far too expensive deal

Use these on my Jag X-Type and ore than happy with them, quiet and grip well. Barum tyres are a subsidiary of Continental so far from a rubbish brand.
If your after a budget tyre then these are easily a better option than anything from China.
I had mine fitted at National tyres as they usually have them in a buy one get one free deal (with an over inflated RRP but work out around the same price)

Edited by: "Uridium" 12th Aug 2016

Been on my car for about 6k,really impressed (wish the same could be said for nationwides fitters),little signs of wear.

Never thrown me into a ditch backwards in the rain,but I don't drive a nova with a cap back to front

Made in the Czech Republic. In 1992 a joint venture agreement was signed with Continental AG.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barum_(company)

You'll see similar tread patterns on Continental tyres, albeit different compounds.

In the past a had a full set fitted (225 55 16W) to a V6 Omega, which were perfect okay. Saw no real difference in performance to Pirelli P6 or Goodyear efficient grip. Good budget priced tire in my opinion.

These specific tyres seem keenly priced pollarj.


Edited by: "butchaa" 12th Aug 2016

liamf12

about 0.2 miles a gallon better economy.



I'd be interested to know how you measured that so accurately, and excluded all the other variables that could also affect the mpg?

bigdeal66

Been on my car for about 6k,really impressed (wish the same could be said … Been on my car for about 6k,really impressed (wish the same could be said for nationwides fitters),little signs of wear.Never thrown me into a ditch backwards in the rain,but I don't drive a nova with a cap back to front



A friend of mine drives a recovery truck...he tells me that his most common ditch recovery victim for as long as he can remember has always been BMW's....likely due to rear wheel drive shenanigans

Have these on the wife's a3 and very impressed -

M_z

I'd be interested to know how you measured that so accurately, and … I'd be interested to know how you measured that so accurately, and excluded all the other variables that could also affect the mpg?


i figured it was tongue in cheek and not meant to be taken literally

Had these on my previous car twice, really impressed.

ii recommend continental gatorskins. You can run them up to 120psi!! Great grip, very efficient too!!

M_z

I'd be interested to know how you measured that so accurately, and … I'd be interested to know how you measured that so accurately, and excluded all the other variables that could also affect the mpg?


I only drive the vehicle to work and back. Work shifts, so don't get stuck in traffic to any extent and monitored consumption religiously for about 4 years using an app to input distance and fuel. There could be some discrepancies with driving style admittedly but over the lifetime of the tyres, and the same journeys it worked out as a tiny difference. Then again even 0.2 miles a gallon adds up over 18,000 miles or so, I guess.
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