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      09-03-2008, 10:16 AM   #1
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Vredestein Tyres - Anyone Heard Of Them???

Ive been told by a few people that Vredestein tyres are pretty good, come in the size/profile i need and are really bloody cheap in comparison to PS2's and Contact 3's etc. Im tempted to give them a go on my return from the Ring - but wondered if anyone on here had, ideally, tried them or had at least heard of them??
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Yes - most people rate them very highly.

I would have gone for them if I hadn't managed to get a cheap set of PS2's on ebay.

Someone on here uses them I think.........
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Ive heard of them i think. A similar type of name anyhow? I really aint sure..
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yeah these are what I'm getting.

Go for it, get the Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta it's supposed to be very good.

No actual feedback though other than from magazine reviews

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Mate, your in a 40k car not a 1k chavmobile. I would stick to quality rubber (no pun intended)... Tyres are so important especially if you drive the car hard (which you do). Personally I would only ever get Michelins PS2's - best on the market IMO. I would never compromise on the quality of my rubber
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Must admit I will never stray from PS2's now that I have them on my 330d..................
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Try Conti sport contact 3's I have them. I think there good.
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wow mine are better than PS2. That dracula make that bailey mentioned came 2nd awesome.
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I remember that Vredestein used to be fitted to Porsche's as standard back in the 80's. In the 90's I remember that they were also a top budget brand but wore quite quickly.

They do a lot of summer and winter tyres so check that you get all season tyres not Winter or Summer
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Place that was getting me the Vredesteins has just called me to say they cant get them in for friday now - fookers!! Can anyone recommend anywhere else i can try to see if they have any in stock?? Ive spoken to Elite, they are getting a delivery (supposedly) tomorrow but they are a bit more expensive than the place i was getting them from.
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What are the tyres? I know a supplier though they aren't always the greatest price but I can try if you like?
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I had them on my push bike when I was younger.
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From Tony's post - I have the Dunlops on.

The results:
1) Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric
2) Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta
3) Continental Contisport Contact 3
4) Bridgestone Potenza RE050-A
5) Michelin Pilot Sport PS2
6) Pirelli PZero Nero
7) Kumho Ecsta STP KU31
8) Dunlop Sport Maxx
9) Yokohama S.Driv
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The Goodyear F1 Asymmetric tyres seem to be the best according to both those reviews, and they don't seem terribly expensive.

Around 150 fronts and 165 rears each.
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I have Vredestien Ultrac Sessantas on mine. Swapped my RFTs for them about 4 months ago. I have to say they are on par with the top brands, no doubt about it. Grip, ride, comfort, noise, progression etc are excellent and are well worth considering alongside any of the top three performance tyre brands. I suspect that they will wear quite quickly, but so do most performance tyres becuase of their inherantly soft compound.

I shod all four of my 19" 225s for under 500 (from http://www.pneus-online.co.uk) - I just couldn't justify any other comparable tyre costing 300 more for the sake of brand loyalty.

Searching around the internet will find a lot of reviews for the Sessantas (on scoobynet for example) and they come very highly rated. I would fully recommend them - the difference compared to RFTs really is night and day.
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Im wanting to go up a size all round (Tonys recommendation) - Elite quoted me 610 fitted but my contact that let me down quoted me 580 - but as i say he let me down last minute. I may well go to the Ring with whats on my car now, and pray i have enough rear grip in the wet and that they get me home again before they become slicks!!
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Defo going for non-rft's. Question - when it comes to trade in time in a year or three, what happens if I have non RFT's on the car? will I have to get RFT's fitted again?

Maybe I should keep the part warn bridgestones in store until that time - is there a special way to store tyres?
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I have the Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta on my e90, and I really like them.
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Defo going for non-rft's. Question - when it comes to trade in time in a year or three, what happens if I have non RFT's on the car? will I have to get RFT's fitted again?

Maybe I should keep the part warn bridgestones in store until that time - is there a special way to store tyres?
I sold my part warn tyres to fund my new non RFTs. Get hold of a pukka m mobility pack and come resale most won't know the difference. This is how M cars and Alpinas come as standard (as well as Audi TTs and many other cars).

I don't personally think it will effect things come resale - I would expect that you would be more likely to sell it because prospective buyers are more likely to be impressed by the ride on a test drive.

If you are likely to trade in, this will be a different story of course - any dealer will look for an opportunity to screw you. In this case, most will advise you to return to stock before looking for a part-ex value.
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Thanks Yahoo

As per the EVO review I am torn between the

Conti's and the Eagle F1 Assym.... Votes?

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