Tyre Recommendations

14 posts / 0 new
Last post
saundersian
saundersian's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 days 13 hours ago
Joined: 17/04/2014
Tyre Recommendations

I’m sure there has been much discussion regarding this, but I cannot get any past threads via the Search Function.

Anyway, I am looking for any recommendations for tyres for a live axle, 4speed crossflow. The car is mainly used for touring and local runs, no track use. I’m looking for an “all round” (no pun intended) tyre which will perform well in both the wet and dry, as such ultimate grip is not the main concern, just a general good performance. Tyres are 13”/14” dia x6”.

chrisr1718
chrisr1718's picture
Offline
Last seen: 12 hours 49 min ago
Joined: 27/03/2017

I run Uniroyal Rainexpert on 14". A good tyre in both the wet and dry Driving 

And reasonably priced as well so won't break the bank. 

 

rgrigsby
Offline
Last seen: 8 hours 53 min ago
Joined: 17/04/2014

The Yokohama 021r is still a good all round tyre, great in the wet, I'm sure there must be something newer than this though.

Is the Uniroyal suitable for light weight cars?

 

chrisr1718
chrisr1718's picture
Offline
Last seen: 12 hours 49 min ago
Joined: 27/03/2017

"suitable for light weight cars?"

All I can say is that I find that they work very well in all conditions and I know several other 7 owners that also run them.

saundersian
saundersian's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 days 13 hours ago
Joined: 17/04/2014

Thanks. I've heard positive things about the Rainexpert. Does anyone have any experience/comment on the Rainsport?

chrisr1718
chrisr1718's picture
Offline
Last seen: 12 hours 49 min ago
Joined: 27/03/2017

From what I've heard, Rainsport are for the larger high end sports cars and suv's. Also I don't think they're available in 13"/14" sizes.

rgrigsby
Offline
Last seen: 8 hours 53 min ago
Joined: 17/04/2014

Looks like there is a 185/70R13 Rainexpert tyre available, the load index is similar to the 021r so they may be OK for Caterham's

https://www.uniroyal.co.uk/car/tyres/rainexpert-3

Not tried these but certainly had good experiences with the 021r's in the past, FWIW they also work quite well in deep snow :) certainly better than CR500's as I discovered to my cost on a mountain pass in Cortina many years ago.

Jonathan Kay
Jonathan Kay's picture
Online
Last seen: 53 sec ago
Joined: 17/04/2014

I’m sure there has been much discussion regarding this, but I cannot get any past threads via the Search Function.

If you post the questions/ search terms here in English I'll run the searches. (Or try the second link in my Signature below.)

The Yokohama 021r is still a good all round tyre, great in the wet, I'm sure there must be something newer than this though.

"A021R to be discontinued!"

Jonathan

StevehS3
StevehS3's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 hours 8 min ago
Joined: 17/04/2014

I have a set of RainSports on a K series with 14" wheels. They have no where near the dry grip of a tyre like ZZS but always feel predictable and are v good in the wet. I have never felt the streering go light even in heavy rain. The side walls feel soft so they need a bit more pressure. They provide a very supple ride on my car making them a good choice for all weather touring, accepting the limitations of dry grip.

rgrigsby
Offline
Last seen: 8 hours 53 min ago
Joined: 17/04/2014

Strangely the 021r is still listed on the Yokohama site as a current tyre, it could be they just haven't updated it but they also seem to be available for sale on several tyres websites.

Jonathan Kay
Jonathan Kay's picture
Online
Last seen: 53 sec ago
Joined: 17/04/2014

https://www.yokohama.co.uk/Tyres/Motorsports-Tyres/Track-Sport-Tyres/ADVAN-A021R

Is that because it's under Motorsports, rather than for use on public roads?

Jonathan