Maxtrek MAXIMUS M1245/40 R17 95W Tyre £54 @ Oponeo
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Maxtrek MAXIMUS M1245/40 R17 95W Tyre £54 @ Oponeo

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Found 23rd Jun 2014
High Performance.
M1 is designed with excellent gripping ability, smooth water channeling and outstanding noise reduction for luxury passenger cars. The tyre carcass is made of two steel cord belts and two radial plies of ninon cord to enhance the anti-puncutre ability for safer running in high speed.

I am no expert but looks a good price for a tyre this size and with EU rating of C for roll resistence and B for wet grip.

Lets hear the verdict of experts on here.

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Cold. These won't fit my wheels.

Original Poster

nitro228

Cold. These won't fit my wheels.


so if its something you dont need you just vote it cold .....hmmmmm

After buying tyres recently I now know you should never get less than Grade C, or Bs if you can afford it. Budget grade tyres are budget safety, not budget price.

I got my tyres from Halfords too late to realise I could have got a better grade from the AA's website for not much more.

kamania

so if its something you dont need you just vote it cold .....hmmmmm



Yeah I need bigger ones.

Who?

to small for my standard car, good price though

Cheap Chinese crap.

drovid

Cheap Chinese crap.



These aren't iTyres...

Have a look at Blackcircles - I bought tyres from them 4 months ago - seemed to be same sort of price as AA website including anAA members discount, but they gave Tesco reward points - I think some tyres had triple points - so if you are going to use those, and use them for the things you can multiply your points - then that makes quite a good added bonus on the price of the tyres.

Blackcirles seems to be a web company that uses local garages ( i.e. not their own ) to fit the tyres you order - so you select a local garage near you, and then pay on line - then just turn up and get tyres fitted. Has been easy on the 2 occasions I've used them.

good deal

Crap tyres, but cheap price. I would recommend lovetyres.com, you'll be surprised how cheap mid range and premium tyres are on there and my experience is they're almost always better value than blackcircles.com. These budget tyres are for those who value a knock down price over quality. Remember that your tyres are the only things keeping you on the road and always by the best you can, rather than cheap tut. Rant over! :-)

The only thing that can stop you in a hurry are four small patches of rubber....definitely not an area for penny pinching with this sort of Chinese cr&p.

If you value the lives of you, your family in the car, or the poor child who runs out in front of you and you can't stop in time, then buy decent rubber

Minstadave

Who?



Ditto.

Good brand tyres aren't even much more expensive.

edit:

In this case they appear to be a lot more. Makes you wonder why these Chinese tyres are so cheap.
Edited by: "ghost101" 23rd Jun 2014

Northerndave

The only thing that can stop you in a hurry are four small patches of … The only thing that can stop you in a hurry are four small patches of rubber....definitely not an area for penny pinching with this sort of Chinese cr&p.If you value the lives of you, your family in the car, or the poor child who runs out in front of you and you can't stop in time, then buy decent rubber



do you know for a fact that these tyres are bad at the distance it takes to brake?

Sorry, has to be cold. Cheaper here, if by only a little.

tyreleader.co.uk/car…561

Tyre Leader is the only site that matters for Tyres (delivered).

You can get Toyo Proxes and Michelin Pilots for only 10 quid more same size there too.

All tyres have to comply to certain EU safety standards now so the days of crap tyres are long gone these might not be the best tyres but they have to meet the safety standards required by the EU.

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Foxy

Crap tyres, but cheap price. I would recommend lovetyres.com, you'll be … Crap tyres, but cheap price. I would recommend lovetyres.com, you'll be surprised how cheap mid range and premium tyres are on there and my experience is they're almost always better value than blackcircles.com. These budget tyres are for those who value a knock down price over quality. Remember that your tyres are the only things keeping you on the road and always by the best you can, rather than cheap tut. Rant over! :-)



I am no expert but went with DEX rating of 4 1/2 starts out of 5 for these tyres. I am sure no one would want to compromise on safety but not every one can afford the best tyres.... this is a budget tyre and for those who are looking to buy in that rice range... I went out to few garages and all they were recommending some tyre called infinity and Good ride or some other crap for 65£ per tyre and were E rated on EU Label for roll resistance.... so I thought this being rated C on roll resistance and B on wet grip has to be better and cheaper. So does that EU label rating means nothing then?
Edited by: "kamania" 24th Jun 2014

Original Poster

vulcanproject

Sorry, has to be cold. Cheaper here, if by only a … Sorry, has to be cold. Cheaper here, if by only a little.http://www.tyreleader.co.uk/car-tyres/maxtrek/maximus-m1/245-40-r17-95w-248561Tyre Leader is the only site that matters for Tyres (delivered).You can get Toyo Proxes and Michelin Pilots for only 10 quid more same size there too.

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Thanks for pointing out the cheapest price.. These tyres have EU rating of CBB comapre to Toyo Proxes FCB, so how come Toyo Proxes is better... I am confused :P

No use for my Bugatti Veyron. Sick of splashing out £23,500 for a set of new tyres for my Bug. Thanks anyway.

mrhackituk

All tyres have to comply to certain EU safety standards now so the days … All tyres have to comply to certain EU safety standards now so the days of crap tyres are long gone these might not be the best tyres but they have to meet the safety standards required by the EU.



Those tests are self certified.

blackcircles.com/gen…ing

Also you get a lot of gaming of the tests going on. Even the big brands do this, but they also have a brand to damage by lying unlike these Chinese companies that set up every year.

Edited by: "ghost101" 24th Jun 2014

Original Poster

ghost101

Those tests are self certified.Also you get a lot of gaming of the tests … Those tests are self certified.Also you get a lot of gaming of the tests going on. Even the big brands do this.



Thanks, So how does one decide which tyre to choose then ??unless splashing on a real top brand

kamania

Thanks, So how does one decide which tyre to choose then ??unless … Thanks, So how does one decide which tyre to choose then ??unless splashing on a real top brand



Big brands have more to lose by lying. You have got to ask yourself why these Chinese tyres are half price.

maxtrektyres.com/Eng…asp

Compare their logo with Michelin.

Tyees are difficult to judge by eye. However consider other knock off products produced in China. Is this a quality Huawei product or an iPhone knockoff?

Edited by: "ghost101" 24th Jun 2014

Original Poster

ghost101

Big brands have more to lose by lying. You have got to ask yourself why … Big brands have more to lose by lying. You have got to ask yourself why these Chinese tyres are half price.http://www.maxtrektyres.com/Eng/Index.asp



Ok, So what would you recommend then for a good budget tyre? The ones which does not break the bank

kamania

Ok, So what would you recommend then for a good budget tyre? The ones … Ok, So what would you recommend then for a good budget tyre? The ones which does not break the bank



If you can't afford essentials like tyres, then don't drive. Decent tyres cost more the £50 a corner at that size.

kamania

..Thanks for pointing out the cheapest price.. These tyres have EU rating … ..Thanks for pointing out the cheapest price.. These tyres have EU rating of CBB comapre to Toyo Proxes FCB, so how come Toyo Proxes is better... I am confused :P



What's to be confused about? The ratings are not particularly fantastic and do not represent everything important about the characteristic of a tyre.

I need some 225/40 18's soon and although the ratings claim the Goodyear Efficient Grip is better on fuel, in the wet and noise than the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2, the F1 is by far the better 'more appropriate' tyre to use for the hot hatch they would be going on because they are considerably superior in the dry when you are most likely to boot it and have fun. This is from first hand experience and fairly obvious looking at some of the more extreme dry weather tyres for sportier cars out there that would clearly be rubbish on the three metrics quoted, but be brilliant in the dry.

The choices are all there on Tyre leader anyways.

kamania

Ok, So what would you recommend then for a good budget tyre? The ones … Ok, So what would you recommend then for a good budget tyre? The ones which does not break the bank



lovetyres.com/tyr…-17

edit: only 1 in stock and so no good.

From a quick look you need to spend £90+ a corner.
Edited by: "ghost101" 24th Jun 2014

Original Poster

ghost101

If you can't afford essentials like tyres, then don't drive. Decent tyres … If you can't afford essentials like tyres, then don't drive. Decent tyres cost more the £50 a corner at that size.




Well I didnt say I was only gonna spend 50£ on a tyre as I mentioned before I just thought of the ratings on EU label were better than the ones for 100£ or more.... So I thought why pay more for a top Brand Name.

Shock

do you know for a fact that these tyres are bad at the distance it takes … do you know for a fact that these tyres are bad at the distance it takes to brake?



Look at their website : maxtrektyres.com/eng/ A dodgy michelin man tells you all you need to know..



Original Poster

vulcanproject

What's to be confused about? The ratings are not particularly fantastic … What's to be confused about? The ratings are not particularly fantastic and do not represent everything important about the characteristic of a tyre.I need some 225/40 18's soon and although the ratings claim the Goodyear Efficient Grip is better on fuel, in the wet and noise than the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2, the F1 is by far the better 'more appropriate' tyre to use for the hot hatch they would be going on because they are considerably superior in the dry when you are most likely to boot it and have fun. This is from first hand experience and fairly obvious looking at some of the more extreme dry weather tyres for sportier cars out there that would clearly be rubbish on the three metrics quoted, but be brilliant in the dry.The choices are all there on Tyre leader anyways.



You could tellby my messages that I do not have that first hand experience. Choices are there on Tyre leader but picking up the right choice is very tricky if you should not go by the ratings and don't have much experience in the field

Need to buy some tyres. I want good ones but these don't even fit on my wheels. Might get some though.

vulcanproject

What's to be confused about? The ratings are not particularly fantastic … What's to be confused about? The ratings are not particularly fantastic and do not represent everything important about the characteristic of a tyre.I need some 225/40 18's soon and although the ratings claim the Goodyear Efficient Grip is better on fuel, in the wet and noise than the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2, the F1 is by far the better 'more appropriate' tyre to use for the hot hatch they would be going on because they are considerably superior in the dry when you are most likely to boot it and have fun. This is from first hand experience and fairly obvious looking at some of the more extreme dry weather tyres for sportier cars out there that would clearly be rubbish on the three metrics quoted, but be brilliant in the dry.The choices are all there on Tyre leader anyways.


I picked up some of these about 6 months ago for my bmw 330 touring and they have been excellent - great value and the performance is top notch - a million times better than the run flats that it came with
tyreleader.co.uk/car…986

I bought four Atlas Sport Green tyres a few months ago based on the reviews from Auto Bild, they were £49 each delivered for a 225 45 17 W XL and were half the price of the big European brands. In the last few years on both my cars I've run Conti's, Barums, Marangonis, & Vredesteins, the Atlas Tyres are the best summer tyre I've tried and offer excellent all around performance whilst being almost silent on the motorways. The alternative was to be from Sailun based on some tyre tests from Canada but I put my faith in the tests conducted by Germans using a new 320i estate and a track.

tyrereviews.co.uk/Art…htm

tyrereviews.co.uk/Art…htm
Edited by: "mjr600" 24th Jun 2014

Some xenophobic comments. All tyres sold in UK are heavily regulated by UK and EU with severe penalties for non conformance.

Try Camskill for tyres. Cheapest on the net for big brands!

splender

Some xenophobic comments. All tyres sold in UK are heavily regulated by … Some xenophobic comments. All tyres sold in UK are heavily regulated by UK and EU with severe penalties for non conformance.


So much unsubstantiated "evidence" about brands and price of tyres - you could replace tyre with 'coffee' or 'road bike' and it's the same type of stuff being spouted as on those threads!

ghost101

If you can't afford essentials like tyres, then don't drive. Decent tyres … If you can't afford essentials like tyres, then don't drive. Decent tyres cost more the £50 a corner at that size.


Northerndave

If you value the lives of you, your family in the car, or the poor child … If you value the lives of you, your family in the car, or the poor child who runs out in front of you and you can't stop in time, then buy decent rubber


I've run budget/no name tyres, supplied and fitted by a local tyresmith for over 20 years, without any incident to my family in the car, or anyone else's out of it.

Granted, the more performance your car has, or rather the way you might choose to drive it, then more expensive, specialist tyres could be called for - even, then, would that be the case for most people on everyday roads (bit like the argument for/against carbon road bikes etc)?

To be clear, I'm not saying if these tyres are particularly good or not and I'm also not saying Michelin pilots etc are no better - rather they are not better just because they say Michelin on them.
Edited by: "Rickardo" 24th Jun 2014

mark37

I picked up some of these about 6 months ago for my bmw 330 touring and … I picked up some of these about 6 months ago for my bmw 330 touring and they have been excellent - great value and the performance is top notch - a million times better than the run flats that it came withhttp://www.tyreleader.co.uk/car-tyres/vredestein/ultrac-vorti/225-40-zr18-92y-403986

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They are good tyres from what I read but everytime the F1 gets tested it usually wins against everything as the best all round performance tyre calculated over about 10 different tests from cornering G wet and dry to water displacement and braking in different conditions etc.

Considering how much some rip off merchants want for an F1 fitted they are an absolute steal on tyre leader. I think kwik fit and Bush tyres want at least 130 a corner. For anyone that can't fit them by themselves no half decent independent should charge any more than 15 quid to fit and balance a tyre. I know a couple near me where it's a tenner.

splender

Some xenophobic comments. All tyres sold in UK are heavily regulated by … Some xenophobic comments. All tyres sold in UK are heavily regulated by UK and EU with severe penalties for non conformance.



They may meet the minimum standards but that doesn't mean they are good by comparison with other tyres. AutoExpress does comparative tyre tests from time to time and the scary result for emergency braking (from 70mph I think) was that the vehicle with the Chinese tyres took 40 feet longer to stop than one on premiums!

Maybe these are better but I'd want to see an objective test first.

The only budget tyres which performed as well as premium brands were Barum (Continental).


Edited by: "Besford" 24th Jun 2014

Original Poster

splender

Some xenophobic comments. All tyres sold in UK are heavily regulated by … Some xenophobic comments. All tyres sold in UK are heavily regulated by UK and EU with severe penalties for non conformance.

ghost101

If you can't afford essentials like tyres, then don't drive. Decent … If you can't afford essentials like tyres, then don't drive. Decent tyres cost more the £50 a corner at that size.

Northerndave

If you value the lives of you, your family in the car, or the poor child … If you value the lives of you, your family in the car, or the poor child who runs out in front of you and you can't stop in time, then buy decent rubber



Exactly what I was trying to ask, is it worth paying extra for a similar tyre because it says Michelin or Continental etc on it...

Besford

They may meet the minimum standards but that doesn't mean they are good … They may meet the minimum standards but that doesn't mean they are good by comparison with other tyres. AutoExpress does comparative tyre tests from time to time and the scary result for emergency braking (from 70mph I think) was that the vehicle with the Chinese tyres took 40 feet longer to stop than one on premiums!Maybe these are better but I'd want to see an objective test first.The only budget tyres which performed as well as premium brands were Barum (Continental).

Last year before I bought my Bridgestone Ecopia I did a lot of comparative research on different brands and same brand and type but different sizes (the three dimensions) using the new EU ratings and labelling... there is often about 50% difference even for same brand and type that differ in size dimensions. As for braking difference of 40 feet you would get that difference between premium brands and even for same tyre model but different sizes. I noticed this as we have two cars with small wheels and large wheels. One tyre model is excellent for one but bum for the other car!

Original Poster

mjr600

I bought four Atlas Sport Green tyres a few months ago based on the … I bought four Atlas Sport Green tyres a few months ago based on the reviews from Auto Bild, they were £49 each delivered for a 225 45 17 W XL and were half the price of the big European brands. In the last few years on both my cars I've run Conti's, Barums, Marangonis, & Vredesteins, the Atlas Tyres are the best summer tyre I've tried and offer excellent all around performance whilst being almost silent on the motorways. The alternative was to be from Sailun based on some tyre tests from Canada but I put my faith in the tests conducted by Germans using a new 320i estate and a track.http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Article/2014-Auto-Bild-Top-15-Summer-Tyre-Test.htmhttp://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Article/2014-Auto-Bild-50-Summer-Tyre-Shootout.htm



So no mention of Barum as Besford suggested them being best budget tyre oO
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