- Dry Grip 7
- Wet Grip 8
- Road Feedback 7
- Handling 7
- Wear 8
- Comfort 8
- Buy again 7
A Combination of Roads for 2,000 Spirited milesMitsubishi Outlander
First the pro's
1. cost. I saved a minimum of Â£50 per corner on getting these tyres over the OEM conti UHP ones. On a set of 4, a saving of Â£200 is significant money.
2. Noise - easily as good as the Conti ones
3. Comfort - probably slightly softer ride than the Contis they replaced. I first of all thought this may be teh compound, but after 2k miles, I am sure it is down to the sidewalls being softer than the conti UHP ones.
4. Wear? A bit early tosay definitively, but my Conti's were completely scrubbed by 18k miles (I had to cycle them 3 times at 4.5k, 9k, 13.5k to keep them even) - OK, so I've only done 2k so far, but the wear seems to be absolutely nil so far. (not measurable) - I will post an update when I have 4.5k on them, but thought it worth posting an "initial impression" on this mid range HP tyre.
4. wet grip is great - inches of standing water dispersed with no problem. Feel more sure footed than the conti's, but that could have been comparing a new deep tread with an outgoing scrubbed set
and the con's?
1. Not quite as stylish - tyre wall snobs may balk at the "Nankang Utility" etchings
2. This is the biggest con I have with them - where the car felt active and nimble through the corners, I can now definitely feel a bit more "give" and roll into corners. Although not dangerous, this feeling does make a large difference to how the car feel driving swiftly over A roads. However, just back off a smidge and you actually find that the corners can be taken nearly as quickly if you brake a bit earlier, not quite so hard and enjoy the ride. Another benefit f backing off a tad is that fuel consumption goes down. Hurrah!
So far, I have seen past the sidewall name and am enjoying the savings.